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(WTSP)   Apparently, the idea of threatening to blow up your school via Facebook hasn't gotten old for teens in Polk County   (wtsp.com) divider line 21
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2014-01-28 02:20:13 PM
lol
please charge him as an adult
zero tolerance is AWESOME!!!

/sigh
 
2014-01-28 03:08:24 PM
Back in my day we phoned in our bomb threats, and we liked it!
 
2014-01-28 03:47:06 PM
You can blow things up through facebook now?
 
2014-01-28 03:47:50 PM
Denison Middle School student sends school Facebook message threatening to blow it up

He's gonna blow up a message?
 
2014-01-28 03:52:49 PM

namatad: lol
please charge him as an adult
zero tolerance is AWESOME!!!

/sigh


FTFA: "Authorities also say another student that attends Denison told administrators on Jan. 27, he encountered the 14-year-old the day before and that the student chased him around with a large kitchen knife. The 14-year-old then told the student he would be back at Denison on Monday and was going to bring the knife with him."

In this case, I'm fine with Zero tolerance.  This kid sounds like a school shooting just waiting to happen.
 
2014-01-28 03:55:11 PM
Polk teens?

i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-28 03:56:59 PM
Thats what happens when you deny a football hero four touchdowns in one game,
 
2014-01-28 03:58:53 PM

moike: FTFA: "Authorities also say another student that attends Denison told administrators on Jan. 27, he encountered the 14-year-old the day before and that the student chased him around with a large kitchen knife. The 14-year-old then told the student he would be back at Denison on Monday and was going to bring the knife with him."

In this case, I'm fine with Zero tolerance.  This kid sounds like a school shooting just waiting to happen.


It MAY be a leap to think he's going to bring a gun to school and start shooting people, but it is absolutely not a stretch to fear that a school stabbing is in this kid's future.

Having terrible thoughts is not a crime, but it's just not reasonable to put all those other children at risk if this kid is stupid enough to verbalize threats of that nature.

Do they still have schools for discipline problems, rather than expulsion, like back in my day?
 
2014-01-28 04:00:04 PM

JesseL: You can blow things up through facebook now?

~

Gak! I'm chokin' on my own rage, here.

Came here to say something like that. "I prefer to blow up my schools via bombs."

//  m I n e   w a s   b e t t e r
 
2014-01-28 04:01:28 PM

moike: namatad: lol
please charge him as an adult
zero tolerance is AWESOME!!!

/sigh

FTFA: "Authorities also say another student that attends Denison told administrators on Jan. 27, he encountered the 14-year-old the day before and that the student chased him around with a large kitchen knife. The 14-year-old then told the student he would be back at Denison on Monday and was going to bring the knife with him."

In this case, I'm fine with Zero tolerance.  This kid sounds like a school shooting just waiting to happen.


FFS
I was originally KIND OF JOKING about charging him as an adult.
Now, not so much.

And yah, we need to figure out what to do.
TREATING everyone the same isnt really the best form of justice.

A mentally handicapped kid of diminished capacity calling in a bomb threat,
versus a stupid kid calling in a terrible prank because he got dared into it,
versus a wack job - columbine waiting to happen,
they should all be treated differently.

Alas, we have gone the zero tolerance treat all drugs the same, all threats the same, PANIC!!!

/sigh
 
2014-01-28 04:02:37 PM
d3rm69wky8vagu.cloudfront.net
 
2014-01-28 04:05:42 PM
the kids had a big sad when no one would blow up the school bus.
i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-28 04:07:21 PM
Teens are still on the facebooks?
 
2014-01-28 04:08:11 PM

Jaws_Victim: Thats what happens when you deny a football hero four touchdowns in one game,


www.coldhardfootballfacts.com
 
2014-01-28 04:13:59 PM

Pangea: moike: FTFA: "Authorities also say another student that attends Denison told administrators on Jan. 27, he encountered the 14-year-old the day before and that the student chased him around with a large kitchen knife. The 14-year-old then told the student he would be back at Denison on Monday and was going to bring the knife with him."

In this case, I'm fine with Zero tolerance.  This kid sounds like a school shooting just waiting to happen.

It MAY be a leap to think he's going to bring a gun to school and start shooting people, but it is absolutely not a stretch to fear that a school stabbing is in this kid's future.

Having terrible thoughts is not a crime, but it's just not reasonable to put all those other children at risk if this kid is stupid enough to verbalize threats of that nature.

Do they still have schools for discipline problems, rather than expulsion, like back in my day?


FTFA, he's at an "alternative school", which is typically code for that.
 
2014-01-28 04:19:29 PM
namatad:   And yah, we need to figure out what to do.
TREATING everyone the same isnt really the best form of justice.

A mentally handicapped kid of diminished capacity calling in a bomb threat,
versus a stupid kid calling in a terrible prank because he got dared into it,
versus a wack job - columbine waiting to happen,
they should all be treated differently.

Alas, we have gone the zero tolerance treat all drugs the same, all threats the same, PANIC!!!

/sigh


Oh, I agree with you there 100%.  Kids do stupid shiat and it should be handled on a case by case basis by someone in power within the school with a fully functional brain.

It's not all that difficult to assess if little Billy is an trollish asshat who gets a kick out of causing trouble just for the lulz and needs a few days in detention and possibly an asswhipping by his parent(s).  Or if little Billy needs to be sat down a couple times a week with a good shrink to figure out WTF is going on in his life that's percolating him into a psychopath.

But, again... as it is often said, common sense is a super power these days.

/I did stupid shiat in school
//I got punished for it accordingly
///and I turned out just fine
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-01-28 04:23:50 PM
Authorities also say another student that attends Denison told administrators on Jan. 27, he encountered the 14-year-old the day before and that the student chased him around with a large kitchen knife. The 14-year-old then told the student he would be back at Denison on Monday and was going to bring the knife with him.

What a well-adjusted sweetheart!

This one goes a bit farther than childhood shenanigans, methinks.
 
2014-01-28 04:32:08 PM

moike: But, again... as it is often said, common sense is a super power these days.

LOL

/I did stupid shiat in school
//I got punished for it accordingly
///and I turned out just fine


FFS, we all did stupid shiat.
We all do stupid shiat.

We have started to learn that we need to separate your stupid shiat from Adam Lanza's stupid shiat.
Alas, knowing that we have a problem isnt the same as dealing with the problem.

Instead we get the "computer games lead to violence" morans.
 
2014-01-28 04:50:06 PM

FrancoFile: Pangea: moike: FTFA: "Authorities also say another student that attends Denison told administrators on Jan. 27, he encountered the 14-year-old the day before and that the student chased him around with a large kitchen knife. The 14-year-old then told the student he would be back at Denison on Monday and was going to bring the knife with him."

In this case, I'm fine with Zero tolerance.  This kid sounds like a school shooting just waiting to happen.

It MAY be a leap to think he's going to bring a gun to school and start shooting people, but it is absolutely not a stretch to fear that a school stabbing is in this kid's future.

Having terrible thoughts is not a crime, but it's just not reasonable to put all those other children at risk if this kid is stupid enough to verbalize threats of that nature.

Do they still have schools for discipline problems, rather than expulsion, like back in my day?

FTFA, he's at an "alternative school", which is typically code for that.


No, man. He just prefers the Cure.
 
2014-01-28 05:17:52 PM
I'd be more worried about the knife chasing incident than the threat over him gaining the knowledge and accumulating the materials to attempt making a school explode.
And who am I to judge?  The kid who was chased with a knife may well have provoked him.  Poking a bees nest and such.
 
2014-01-28 05:18:24 PM

moike: Oh, I agree with you there 100%.  Kids do stupid shiat and it should be handled on a case by case basis by someone in power within the school with a fully functional brain.

It's not all that difficult to assess if little Billy is an trollish asshat who gets a kick out of causing trouble just for the lulz and needs a few days in detention and possibly an asswhipping by his parent(s).  Or if little Billy needs to be sat down a couple times a week with a good shrink to figure out WTF is going on in his life that's percolating him into a psychopath.

But, again... as it is often said, common sense is a super power these days.

/I did stupid shiat in school
//I got punished for it accordingly
///and I turned out just fine


Can't. One kid gets detention, the other gets therapy and both sets of parents sue.  Even better, they win because it's a policy not uniformly enforced.


/Stop railing against zero tolerance.

//Zero tolerance is a symptom of a broken legal system.

///Kill all the lawyers.

 
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