MWHS locked down this morning

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  1. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020

    bennetsaysargh

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    http://www.recordonline.com/archive/2003/12/12/bshighsc.htm

    first, so people understand, i want to say that there are 4 floors, A,B,C, and D. A is the main entrance because the school was built on a hill, and D is all the way on the bottom.

    this morning i was in school (MWHS) and it was a half day for parent teacher conferences. last week, we got let out early for a half day because that's when parent teacher conferences were supposed to be originally, but the snow caused the whole district to go home early. there was a threat of a weapon being in the school. i was locked down in my math classroom like the rest of the school. we were told that we couldn't go out in the halls and were to stay in our classrooms calmly until the situation was resolved. they told us that they would go and dismiss floor by floor, room by room, and we would be escorted by police and our teacher. we were to follow them to the main entrance and go straight to the busses. we were supposed to get out at 10:24, and were not even told about that there was a threat until about 11 am. no one was able to leave the room no matter what. no bathroom, or lockers. everyone was scared. since i was the last classroom on D, i thought we would be last out, but they did D floor first, so i got out earlier than C, B, and A. we were the second group on D floor to be released, but we had had to stay in a straight line, not look at any direction but ahead, and stay silent until we were outside. at that point, there were all sorts of rumors flying around about a bomb threat. i was set to go with my friend julia to pine tree, (the elementary school) where her father teaches and my little brother is his student because we would help him out with a lesson. i went over to the bus that went nearest by pine tree, and there was about 4 or 5 other people on the bus besides me because they were all on D. we were there until about 11:15 until people from C started showing up, and then B and then A .

    the people who were talking about the weapons were "detained" and no one was hurt. i am still kind of shaken up by this because a few years ago the school was cleared out because of a bomb threat.. not to mention the school left us in out classrooms, in the dark about any details until they told us that there was a threat. i went to pine tree all right, and actually relayed all the info i knew to a few former teachers and some secretaries, and one of my little brother's other teachers.

    the parent teacher conferences were obviously cancelled, and they might be rescheduled for next friday. hopefully, that happens because that will give my school a half day to kick off the winter recess:)

    i am really glad that no one got hurt.
     
  2. hvfsl macrumors 68000

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    I am glad I dont live in the US, students were shot in schools only 3 times in the 20th century, in the UK.
     
  3. evoluzione macrumors 68010

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    i remember going to middle school, in Bedford, England, and we'd get a bomb threat about twice a year. we'd have to go out onto the athletics track about 150 yards away until given the all clear. kind of worrying although all we thought about at the time was the rest of the day off school...
     
  4. the_mole1314 macrumors 6502a

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    And it's also a lot smaller, and there the parents don't rely on video games, computers, internet, and school to act as babysitters...
     
  5. tazo macrumors 68040

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    Our school has gotten a few bomb threats in the 2 years I have been there -- it is pretty incovenient when you have to spend 2hrs during finals week, outside in the rain :(
     
  6. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    and everyone is happy and nobody is poor and there are daisies, large puffy marshmallows, and pleasant, quixotic dwarves who go carousing with you across the merry fields and grassy knolls.

    (;) )
     
  7. Awimoway macrumors 65816

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    :D Funniest post I've read in a while. I mean, what the hell? Have TV's not been introduced in the UK? Does the BBC actually come from an offshore rig? Is the legendary British navy blockading its own shores against the gravest of threats to national security--those insidious video games?

    Or maybe the_mole thinks everyone in Britain lives in a stately manor with butlers and maids, where their parents don't have to work for their money, and every afternoon there is tea and croquet, if it doesn't rain, which of course it always does, in which case there is only a lovely cuppa and maybe a nice biscuit or two.


    Whaaaat? :confused:
     
  8. hvfsl macrumors 68000

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    Yes they do. The only difference is guns are illegal in the UK, so less gun crime.
     
  9. jefhatfield Retired

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    i think when he said the uk was smaller, he didn't realize that the uk still is way bigger than virginia in terms of population, and virginia, or any us state alone, has far more handgun deaths in schools than the whole of the uk

    drug use and drug dealers protecting their school turf where they sell drugs and make money makes schools or the areas in the vicinity a hotbed for gang violence, drug violence...and the fact that drugs are illegal and thus expensive, makes the dealers that much more willing to use guns to protect their turf

    i always am saddened when i hear a story about another child walking home from school who gets shot because of a gunfight between rival drug dealers or cops shooting dealers or vice versa and a bullet going astray and hitting someone

    it's a sad state of affairs in the usa and at a certain point i didn't just want to sit there and let it happen so that's when i became a volunteer social worker for heroin addicts and we have actively helped many get off the streets and drugs...some who were gun wielding themselves and some who have shot others for one reason or another

    actually, one of the volunteers was an ex druggie who turned to being a social worker and his stories of drugs, money, gun fights, and killing were chilling and pretty much a reality check for the rest of us
     
  10. Steradian macrumors 6502

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    I think we should all now go out and rent that wonderful movie,bowling for columbine :p
     
  11. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    And try to understand why we're so goddamned afraid of every stupid little thing.
     
  12. Awimoway macrumors 65816

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    I think maybe I should rethink my decision to become a high school teacher.

    But really I don't care. I don't want to live to be old and debilitated, anyway. :p
     

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