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Posted: 11 Oct 07, 12:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ok, granted it's been years, but someone's got to start spanking their children again or something:

Hug High School on Sutro Street in Reno was locked down shortly before 8 a.m. after threats that one juvenile had a gun and was going to bring it to school.

The Reno Police Department and Washoe County School District police were on scene and had the place locked down, RPD spokesman Steve Frady said.

“They’re up there sweeping the grounds and checking things,” Frady said.

School district spokesman Steve Mulvenon said one person called Reno police after hearing two juveniles talking and one of them, who had a weapon, said they “were going to head up to Hug High School and shoot up the place,” Mulvenon said.

Police have a description of two juveniles and were looking for them, Mulvenon said.


this just a day after

(CNN) -- Fellow students say they and school authorities didn't think Asa Coon's threats of violence were serious until the 14-year-old started shooting people at his Cleveland high school on Wednesday.


My question is who bears responsibility for this AFTER all is said and done? The kid kills himself, but what about the family or social group that provided him with the ways and means?


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Posted: 11 Oct 07, 15:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A tough question. Maybe a lot of unfortunate mistakes happen. Teachers, parents, doctors are obviously often unable to read the signs. It's still hard to imagine that a high school student shoots teachers, other students and himself. I think the lack of metal detectors is not the problem. The problem is the lack of understanding. We often do not have the time, patience and the knowledge to address the needs of our children.


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Posted: 11 Oct 07, 16:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The problem with "the signs" is that for every one child that will go violent, you probably have a hundred or so that won't do anything.


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Posted: 11 Oct 07, 16:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

wtf, today a kid (16) was stabbed at a school here in Holland. :( He died later in the hospital.


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Posted: 11 Oct 07, 16:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

YourValentine wrote:

The problem is the lack of understanding. We often do not have the time, patience and the knowledge to address the needs of our children.


We stopped beating our kids. I think a good parental ass kicking or two could prevent a lot of this. Stop the Ritalin. Stop the Therapy. You're frickin' grounded, no cell phone or internet. Here's your new TV: They're called books and you read them.


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Posted: 11 Oct 07, 19:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

... A year 2 kid built a bomb and took it to school... and his school is just down the road from me...


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Posted: 11 Oct 07, 22:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<Font color=Puce>Smudge<h6>Your Mascara? wrote:

... A year 2 kid built a bomb and took it to school... and his school is just down the road from me...

A two year-old capable of building a bomb?


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Posted: 13 Oct 07, 22:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Micrówave wrote:

YourValentine wrote:

The problem is the lack of understanding. We often do not have the time, patience and the knowledge to address the needs of our children.


We stopped beating our kids. I think a good parental ass kicking or two could prevent a lot of this. Stop the Ritalin. Stop the Therapy. You're frickin' grounded, no cell phone or internet. Here's your new TV: They're called books and you read them.


I can't agree to the beating (it's also a criminal offense in my country) but I agree with the rest: parents need to guide the kids and be a role model themselves. The 14 year old boy in Cleveland was in a mental hospital before the shooting and it's probably safe to say that he would have needed more therapy but in other cases of school shootings you have "normal" kids who act out what they see on TV and computer games. Maybe there is a substantial loss of reality when minors act like they live in a PC game.

I don't know about other countries but here society gets colder and more violent by the year. We have real slums in bigger cities with poor people from many cultural backgrounds - a shame. In these environments violence is an accepted means of responding to any kind of conflict. When a child does not at least graduate from high school there is virtually no chance of getting a job or further education. As a result kids give up on their future at the age of 14 or 15. They could not care less about anything or anyone - a very disturbing development.


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Posted: 14 Oct 07, 06:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

QueenMercury46 wrote:

<Font color=Puce>Smudge<h6>Your Mascara? wrote:

... A year 2 kid built a bomb and took it to school... and his school is just down the road from me...

A two year-old capable of building a bomb?


No a year 2 kid.


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