Arrest made in Lake Grove school bomb...

Arrest made in Lake Grove school bomb threat case

There are 120 comments on the Newsday story from Jan 3, 2008, titled Arrest made in Lake Grove school bomb threat case. In it, Newsday reports that:

A high school student at the Lake Grove School was arrested Thursday after she made bomb threats to the school the previous day, Suffolk police said.

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Concerned Parent

Valley Stream, NY

#26 Jan 4, 2008
My child was at Lake Grove School for and sent there by the Suffolk County Family Court. THANK GOD FOR LAKE GROVE!!! "Truth is Out"...I'm sure you know NOTHING about what goes on there because I can tell you that they saved my kid. The penal system did nothing for him. They are a caring staff who work with kids who have emotional problems and MANY of them are from Suffolk Co. communities. I know they have issues but Lake Grove is far better equiped to deal with them than the public schools are. I have met with both the staff AND administration and did a terrific job with my son. Maybe if "Truth is out" went to the school to find out for themselves, they wouldn't be so misinformed...
Truth is Out

White Plains, NY

#27 Jan 4, 2008
Concerned Parent wrote:
My child was at Lake Grove School for and sent there by the Suffolk County Family Court. THANK GOD FOR LAKE GROVE!!! "Truth is Out"...I'm sure you know NOTHING about what goes on there because I can tell you that they saved my kid. The penal system did nothing for him. They are a caring staff who work with kids who have emotional problems and MANY of them are from Suffolk Co. communities. I know they have issues but Lake Grove is far better equiped to deal with them than the public schools are. I have met with both the staff AND administration and did a terrific job with my son. Maybe if "Truth is out" went to the school to find out for themselves, they wouldn't be so misinformed...
I'm not misinformed. I've been in the school many many times. Think you misunderstood what I wrote... I commended the staff for their hard jobs at that facility. My point was that the owner is in it for the money. He burned down the gym to free up the land and then built houses on the land. A lot of these kids are from NYC, I was there and saw the checks from NYC. My backyard touches the property. I have these kids running through my property all the time trying to escape. How about they move the school to your backyard?
Myron

Bay Shore, NY

#28 Jan 4, 2008
I too used to work there. One principal was fired for sexually abusing a student.(I use the word student loosely). One teacher I know was beaten up by a student. Another teacher has a student with AIDS spit in her coffee and she unknowingly drank it - this later became a court case. There are so many legal and criminal cases involving this "school" over the years. If only the community surrounding the mall and the school knew what goes on there, especially in the residential areas. This institution really is a place from another time and Long Island would benefit from re-zoning the land for another use, probably residential as it is surrounded by upper-middle class homes who shouldn't have to put up with this place. Yes, there are young adults there from the island, but most are placed there from the boroughs and are part of the criminal justice system, placed there in the hopes that this residential treatment will help them. I'd love to see statistics on what happens to them after they leave. Riker's Island, anyone?
Truth is Out

White Plains, NY

#29 Jan 4, 2008
Myron wrote:
I too used to work there. One principal was fired for sexually abusing a student.(I use the word student loosely). One teacher I know was beaten up by a student. Another teacher has a student with AIDS spit in her coffee and she unknowingly drank it - this later became a court case. There are so many legal and criminal cases involving this "school" over the years. If only the community surrounding the mall and the school knew what goes on there, especially in the residential areas. This institution really is a place from another time and Long Island would benefit from re-zoning the land for another use, probably residential as it is surrounded by upper-middle class homes who shouldn't have to put up with this place. Yes, there are young adults there from the island, but most are placed there from the boroughs and are part of the criminal justice system, placed there in the hopes that this residential treatment will help them. I'd love to see statistics on what happens to them after they leave. Riker's Island, anyone?
Thanks for telling the truth. Many of these posters don't believe that a lot of these are NYC kids. The place is a disgrace and not run properly. On one hand, I've seen students who escaped, being tackled and beaten. On the other hand, I've known neighbors whose houses were robbed by these kids. No matter how much we call the SCPD and Village, nothing gets done. The teachers and staff have their hands full. It should be shut down immediately before someone gets killed there.
Truth is Out

White Plains, NY

#30 Jan 4, 2008
oh yeah and I forgot...the owner was caught fake billing medicaid for students who were already discharged from the school or attending schools in other states.

http://oig.hhs.gov/oas/reports/region2/206010...
anonomyous

Beacon, NY

#31 Jan 4, 2008
former New Yoker wrote:
<quoted text>
I do because I used to work there! The public schools "can't" deal with them because they belong in jail! These kids don't respond to any program in the public system. That's what got them kicked out in the first place. Some of them have assaulted teachers, other citizens, robbed stores and houses, sexually assaulted their own siblings...among other things to get them to that school in the first place. Sometimes the police would bring them in handcuffs, unlock them and hand us their duffel bag and drive off. These are not poor, misunderstood kids. A lot of them used to come from the NYC school system and not Long Island. Maybe that has changed now with some of the other changes they have made. But, they would go AWOL, break into houses, shoplift at the mall which is on the corner, and wreak havoc. The neighbors are right! I was glad I didn't live near there! They have been talking about moving the school for years, but like the other writer mentioned, who would want them? The other towns all fight it. One thing I can say, though, is that the staff work hard and have to deal with a lot and are not properly compensated for it!! That is a dedicated staff!!
no, this particular girl is NOT from the city so where she's from has nothing to do with the situation because she IS from Long Island and I should know because I know her personally...but i am sure that you guys try your hardest to do your job as best as you can, but unfortunatly they get around all the regulations these schools make and things like this happen and I'm not at all surprised that she did something like this
Sabs

Central Islip, NY

#32 Jan 4, 2008
Thats true they really do look "unique", i went there a month ago exploring lake grove and i guess it was of the kids from the school, well he just kept staring at us and i talked to him and he ran away ... weird?
Truth be told

AOL

#33 Jan 4, 2008
Myron wrote:
I too used to work there. One principal was fired for sexually abusing a student.(I use the word student loosely). One teacher I know was beaten up by a student. Another teacher has a student with AIDS spit in her coffee and she unknowingly drank it - this later became a court case. There are so many legal and criminal cases involving this "school" over the years. If only the community surrounding the mall and the school knew what goes on there, especially in the residential areas. This institution really is a place from another time and Long Island would benefit from re-zoning the land for another use, probably residential as it is surrounded by upper-middle class homes who shouldn't have to put up with this place. Yes, there are young adults there from the island, but most are placed there from the boroughs and are part of the criminal justice system, placed there in the hopes that this residential treatment will help them. I'd love to see statistics on what happens to them after they leave. Riker's Island, anyone?
OMG, where do you people come up with these lies. I have worked at LGS for many years and I know that what you are posting are lies. A principal has never sexually abused a child in the school. Also, I have never heard of a court case involving a teacher and student with Aids.
It is bad enough that this happened but to use this forum to badmouth a school that tries to help the community and the children in it with problems is terrible. I am not saying the kids there are angels but they are a far cry from what you are making them out to be. Public schools all have problems with their students and you can read it in the newspapers all the time. Just recently a student in a Centereach HS stabbed another child in the eye with a syringe and it made the papers but it was dropped. Why can't you people do they same with this?
funnyman

Bronx, NY

#34 Jan 4, 2008
is this a school or a half way house for malicious kids?..this is my thing..if kids are going to fight, steal,abuse, use drugs ect..you dont send them to a school..you send them to jail..but the truth is none of those things work..the next best thing...bootcamp..in the hot desert..running all damn day..it works 80% of the time..the other 20..send them to iraq and leave them
Anonymous 2

Millbrook, NY

#35 Jan 4, 2008
I think it is interesting to see how a news report about a student breaking the law has unleashed a bashing of the school they attend.
concerned parent

Millbrook, NY

#36 Jan 4, 2008
I had a son go to the school and I have nothing but good things to say about my and my son's experience there. He had problems that we and our school district could not handle. Thankfully, the teachers and clinicians at the school could. He graduated from the school and now is attending college. If it were not for Lake Grove he might not be going as far as he is. The school is not perfect but what in this world is?
He who is without sin cast the first stone. Would it be you?
haha

Millbrook, NY

#37 Jan 4, 2008
Laura wrote:
I live near the school and it is a badly manager, dangerous place. Several administrators have been fired for cause, and teens roam the local streets and stores, causing problems and true city ugliness in this otherwise nice surburban area. It's time the school was rezoned for expensive houses, creating more money for local schools that do have programs for disturbed teens. Lake Grove, open your eyes to this blot on our lovely reputation. These kids need better than this school provides - a Victorian-like, dark and gloomy, place, a sad remnant from another time. They closed Kings Park and Pilgrim, similar dens of horror, now do the same for the Lake Grove School.
"I live near the school and it is a badly manager, dangerous place. Several administrators have been fired for cause"

Hmmmmmm....can you say that in correct English now?
Truth is Out

White Plains, NY

#38 Jan 4, 2008
Truth be told wrote:
<quoted text>
OMG, where do you people come up with these lies. I have worked at LGS for many years and I know that what you are posting are lies. A principal has never sexually abused a child in the school. Also, I have never heard of a court case involving a teacher and student with Aids.
It is bad enough that this happened but to use this forum to badmouth a school that tries to help the community and the children in it with problems is terrible. I am not saying the kids there are angels but they are a far cry from what you are making them out to be. Public schools all have problems with their students and you can read it in the newspapers all the time. Just recently a student in a Centereach HS stabbed another child in the eye with a syringe and it made the papers but it was dropped. Why can't you people do they same with this?
You should Talk about lies....In the Centereach HS incident, No student was stabbed in the EYE. One student poked another student in the side of his back. No skin was broken and the student & his parents didn't want to press charges..that is why it was dropped. The one student got suspended. As for Lake Grove Schol, those children are out of control. My children all take driver education at the Lake Grove School. They are constantly harassed and threatened by the students. The students run away on a daily basis. The cops are constantly there for assault incidents. Fire dept. is constantly there too.Please keep your lies to yourself. You can paint whatever picture you want, but the truth is out!
Question

Millbrook, NY

#39 Jan 4, 2008
Truth is Out wrote:
<quoted text>
You should Talk about lies....In the Centereach HS incident, No student was stabbed in the EYE. One student poked another student in the side of his back. No skin was broken and the student & his parents didn't want to press charges..that is why it was dropped. The one student got suspended. As for Lake Grove Schol, those children are out of control. My children all take driver education at the Lake Grove School. They are constantly harassed and threatened by the students. The students run away on a daily basis. The cops are constantly there for assault incidents. Fire dept. is constantly there too.Please keep your lies to yourself. You can paint whatever picture you want, but the truth is out!
If this is such a terrible place, why do you allow 'all your children' to go there for Driver's Ed?

I'm sure the place isn't perfect, no program is - including any local high school - but you are obviously biased.'Constantly' harrassed and threatened ....police 'constantly' called...fire department 'constantly' there..." Those are exaggerations. Your information doesn't appear to be 100% accurate either..

Would you prefer that the school not hold these kids accountable when they break the law?

Anyone could be writing all of these comments we're reading. For all you know, they might be disgruntled employees who were fired for misconduct or parents angry because their kid's behaviors weren't tolerated so they were sent elsewhere - far from home. We have to be cautious in what we believe and what we pass on. I'd bet the truth isn't out - only partial truths that support one's belief or bias.
Slappy White

Milford, CT

#40 Jan 4, 2008
Concerned Parent wrote:
My child was at Lake Grove School for and sent there by the Suffolk County Family Court. THANK GOD FOR LAKE GROVE!!! "Truth is Out"...I'm sure you know NOTHING about what goes on there because I can tell you that they saved my kid. The penal system did nothing for him. They are a caring staff who work with kids who have emotional problems and MANY of them are from Suffolk Co. communities. I know they have issues but Lake Grove is far better equiped to deal with them than the public schools are. I have met with both the staff AND administration and did a terrific job with my son. Maybe if "Truth is out" went to the school to find out for themselves, they wouldn't be so misinformed...
So, basically what you're saying is that you dropped the ball with your child, couldn't handle him, and dumped him at the craphole of a school so he could terrorize others? Emotional problems? Give me a break. How about raising your kids right so they don't have to be dumped somewhere where others can try to undo the harm you've done?
Albert Brayson II

White Plains, NY

#41 Jan 4, 2008
Check out my website

http://www.waypointrealty.com/specialpurpose....

That's my real estate company. It lists all the other Lake Grove Schools I ran into the ground and had closed down by the state.
Truth is Out

White Plains, NY

#42 Jan 4, 2008
Question wrote:
<quoted text>
If this is such a terrible place, why do you allow 'all your children' to go there for Driver's Ed?
I'm sure the place isn't perfect, no program is - including any local high school - but you are obviously biased.'Constantly' harrassed and threatened ....police 'constantly' called...fire department 'constantly' there..." Those are exaggerations. Your information doesn't appear to be 100% accurate either..
Would you prefer that the school not hold these kids accountable when they break the law?
Anyone could be writing all of these comments we're reading. For all you know, they might be disgruntled employees who were fired for misconduct or parents angry because their kid's behaviors weren't tolerated so they were sent elsewhere - far from home. We have to be cautious in what we believe and what we pass on. I'd bet the truth isn't out - only partial truths that support one's belief or bias.
My children took drivers education there because it isn't offered in the public high school anymore and this program was far cheaper than private driving schools. When you have twins taking it the same year, it adds up.

As for your claim that I'm exagerrating...I'm not. I have a relative in the fire dept. and one in the 4th pct. These are facts.
Myron

Bay Shore, NY

#43 Jan 4, 2008
Question said anyone could be writing these posts and they might be from former disgruntled employees, but my first thought was why does he (or she) defend this school? Could he (she) work there? Why so loathe to believe what others say? Why pull a Hillary and smear others to prove you are right? First, always two sides to a story. Second, as per Lee Harvey Oswald, there will become a range of truths and what really happened gets lost in a sea of minutae and urban myth. But everyone who is aware of the LGS knows it for what it is,and again, if the public knew what goes on there - they would be outraged.
Interesting

AOL

#44 Jan 5, 2008
Truth is Out wrote:
<quoted text>
My children took drivers education there because it isn't offered in the public high school anymore and this program was far cheaper than private driving schools. When you have twins taking it the same year, it adds up.
As for your claim that I'm exagerrating...I'm not. I have a relative in the fire dept. and one in the 4th pct. These are facts.
So what you are saying is that even though Lake Grove School is a dangerous and menacing place and your kids were harrassed you still sent them there and compromised their safety so you can save a few bucks? I am betting that what you have to say is a bit exagerated, to say the least.
Young Teachers Subject

Brooklyn, NY

#45 Jan 5, 2008
She merely said that sex with her teacher was "tha Bomb" not that their was a bomb at school.

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