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Old 02-19-2018, 11:56 AM
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It's not several, more like 1/2 dozen already.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...m_npd_nn_tw_ma

In the days following the mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school that killed 17, several teens who purportedly shared similar sentiments across the country have been arrested for threatening their schools.

On Thursday, Vermont State Police said they had arrested and charged Jack Sawyer, 18, for attempted aggravated murder, attempted 1st degree murder and attempted aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for expressing “his desire to cause mass casualties at the Fair Haven High School.”

During a press conference on Friday, police said Sawyer had been released from a mental institution a few days ago, and he soon after purchased a shotgun. According to police, Sawyer’s plans were not inspired by the Parkland shooting.

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott, a Republican, said “everything should be on the table” as legislation is considered, noting that the dialogue should not only center around gun control.

Then on Friday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said two schools in Upstate New York appeared to experience “copycat” threats from unidentified individuals.

“These two matters are under control,” Cuomo said in a statement. “The schools involved were the Chautauqua Lake School District and the Randolph Academy in Cattaraugus County. Both students are in police custody. State Police are on site, and the schools are functioning once again after a brief closure this morning.”

Cuomo said that in the days after a tragic incident like the one that occurred in Parkland, “we must take a firm stand against any ‘copycat’ actors.”

Also on Friday, in Port St. Lucie, Florida — little more than an hour north of Parkland — a 14-year-old was taken into custody after he allegedly threatened to “shoot up” a middle school.

NBC News is not naming the boy because police are not charging him as an adult.

While messaging on Instagram, the boy told a friend he had been suspended for 10 days from Southport Middle School in Port St. Lucie, and added that he might be expelled, police said.

“I hope I do [get expelled] so I can shoot up the school,” the boy wrote in the message, according to an arrest report.

A girl who saw the messages told her parents, who contacted police, the arrest report said. Police then charged the boy with a felony count of intimidation.

According to the arrest report, the mother told police that her son owned a BB gun.

In Middletown, Ohio, NBC News affiliate WLWT reported that police arrested a student after his threat led to Middletown High School to go on lockdown.

"People were confused and a lot of people were scared," ninth-grader Trey Angelini told WLWT. "There was a couple people crying in there, because they thought they were going to get shot or something."

Later on Friday, NBC News affiliate WMCA in Memphis reported that a 17-year-old had been arrested by Memphis Police after he threatened Northwest Prep Academy on Facebook.

According to WMCA, police said they charged the boy for the commission of an act of terrorism.
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Copy cats.

A 15 year old girl in Palatka was arrested on Friday for making Instagram posts which included threats to shoot up the high school.
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All that nurturing/coddling schools have been doing for last 20yrs sure made passive aggressive monsters whom do the extreme when they can't manage their feelings...

Miss the days when pissed off people jumped off bridges, nowadays they gotta make some statement like guy in Vegas did...
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Good. Arrest and whip their asses good.
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Originally Posted by wdlfbio View Post
Good. Arrest and whip their asses good.
Arrest and lock them offers up !!!! For a lonnngg time!
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Yeah, we have our share of copycats, New Bedford, Westport and my town of Dartmouth. Kid posted about wanting to have a Parkland-like shooting at our HS. Kids posted his snapchat post and he was picked up mid Friday. During his time being interviewed at the local hospital he managed to send another snapchat warning that whoever 'snitched' on him was 'gonna see smoke'. Needless to say many parents are freaked out...Can't imagine how some of these kids think these kind of things are not going to be taken seriously these days.
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They will take it seriously when some parent " smokes" their azz!
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Punishment should be harsh.
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Originally Posted by wdlfbio View Post
Good. Arrest and whip their asses good.
Right, beat the problems out of them!
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I don't know what is worse... people calling for the confiscation and banning of guns or these copy cats... I will reserve my right to defend myself either way.
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Originally Posted by wdlfbio View Post
Good. Arrest and whip their asses good.
That sounds like a good start !!
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When I saw the news on Washington State and Pennsylvania the next day the whack job in WS said "he just wanted to be the one with the highest body count."
That got me thinking that these whack jobs just might get somewhat organized and pull off a multi school somewhat simultaneous attack across the country as if it where some kind of video game to see who can kill the most people.
These video tards just may be migrating to the next level in their peanut brains.
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Originally Posted by rickboat View Post
It's not several, more like 1/2 dozen already.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...m_npd_nn_tw_ma

In the days following the mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school that killed 17, several teens who purportedly shared similar sentiments across the country have been arrested for threatening their schools.

On Thursday, Vermont State Police said they had arrested and charged Jack Sawyer, 18, for attempted aggravated murder, attempted 1st degree murder and attempted aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for expressing “his desire to cause mass casualties at the Fair Haven High School.”

During a press conference on Friday, police said Sawyer had been released from a mental institution a few days ago, and he soon after purchased a shotgun. According to police, Sawyer’s plans were not inspired by the Parkland shooting.

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott, a Republican, said “everything should be on the table” as legislation is considered, noting that the dialogue should not only center around gun control.

Then on Friday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said two schools in Upstate New York appeared to experience “copycat” threats from unidentified individuals.

“These two matters are under control,” Cuomo said in a statement. “The schools involved were the Chautauqua Lake School District and the Randolph Academy in Cattaraugus County. Both students are in police custody. State Police are on site, and the schools are functioning once again after a brief closure this morning.”

Cuomo said that in the days after a tragic incident like the one that occurred in Parkland, “we must take a firm stand against any ‘copycat’ actors.”

Also on Friday, in Port St. Lucie, Florida — little more than an hour north of Parkland — a 14-year-old was taken into custody after he allegedly threatened to “shoot up” a middle school.

NBC News is not naming the boy because police are not charging him as an adult.

While messaging on Instagram, the boy told a friend he had been suspended for 10 days from Southport Middle School in Port St. Lucie, and added that he might be expelled, police said.

“I hope I do [get expelled] so I can shoot up the school,” the boy wrote in the message, according to an arrest report.

A girl who saw the messages told her parents, who contacted police, the arrest report said. Police then charged the boy with a felony count of intimidation.

According to the arrest report, the mother told police that her son owned a BB gun.

In Middletown, Ohio, NBC News affiliate WLWT reported that police arrested a student after his threat led to Middletown High School to go on lockdown.

"People were confused and a lot of people were scared," ninth-grader Trey Angelini told WLWT. "There was a couple people crying in there, because they thought they were going to get shot or something."

Later on Friday, NBC News affiliate WMCA in Memphis reported that a 17-year-old had been arrested by Memphis Police after he threatened Northwest Prep Academy on Facebook.

According to WMCA, police said they charged the boy for the commission of an act of terrorism.
They have arrested 9 or 10 kids in EIGHT different instances of making threats in Alabama in the last week. The HS are East Limestone, Leeds, Bessemer, Springville, Dothan, Susan Moore, Shades Valley and Daphne.

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Originally Posted by Snoozin View Post
Punishment should be harsh.

Work camp. Like the old Russian gulags.
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Originally Posted by Skipperbuccaneer View Post
All that nurturing/coddling schools have been doing for last 20yrs sure made passive aggressive monsters whom do the extreme when they can't manage their feelings...

Miss the days when pissed off people jumped off bridges, nowadays they gotta make some statement like guy in Vegas did...
I don't get this statement, you blame the past 20 years of schools nurturing/coddling, yet some old guy was the one that did the shooting in Vegas. What turned him into a passive aggressive monster, did he receive too much nurturing and coddling 40 years ago?
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There was one here in my home town. Still trying to figure out how our local sheriffs department managed to grab him in a very short time, but the FBI couldn't even figure out who the FL dumbass was.

According to a bit I heard on the news this morning, the FL shooter had the same name (including spelling) as only 27 other people in the entire US, most of whom were either in a different place geographically, or a very different age. The FBI claims to not have been able to figure out who he was, despite numerous police reports with his name on them.
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The FBI ha sthe blood on their hands for this one I'm afraid. "Greatest law enforcement agency in the world my azz.
When the FBI got on the Hillary email case I told the wife " Now there will be some justice".
Boy was I wrong. I couldn't believe the list Comey read off and then said, "No prosecutor Blah Blah Blah. (That list would have put any of us UNDER the freaking jail house).
# FBI Bumbling POLITICAL fools.
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Kids hit, kick and threaten teachers daily without recourse. I'm stunned at what I hear from my sister who is a teacher. Its crazy and she teaches lower school.
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Right, beat the problems out of them!


And beat em' Damn good too.
That M effer ain't had 5 minutes of discipline in his life PERIOD.
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It's real easy to Monday Morning Quarterback this. Blame the FBI, but the Sheriff's office visited dozens of times. Blame the Sheriff's office but mental health professionals saw him. Blame the mental health professionals but the school expelled him and warned teachers to notify them if he had a backpack on.

Pretty clear except to the biggest idiots that this is a problem of SILOS and LAWS. Silos that keep info internal to themselves and laws that don't allow professionals to act when they should be allowed to act.

The key is that people are now speaking up even more, and that's resulting in potentially dangerous people being detained to see if there's valid reasons to take further steps with them. In the end, it's going to result in short-term safer environments for our kids, and that's what matters.

Long-term, change is coming. It will be forced on us by our kids who are tired of seeing their friends murdered. For those that want no change to anything, step aside, because it's coming. I'm not smart enough to know what has to change, but something has to. This cannot go on.

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