Covina High School students accused o...

Covina High School students accused of planning campus shooting

There are 54 comments on the Whittier Daily News story from Apr 30, 2009, titled Covina High School students accused of planning campus shooting. In it, Whittier Daily News reports that:

Police arrested two teens Wednesday who were allegedly planning to indiscriminately open fire on fellow Covina High School students at an upcoming school assembly, authorities said.

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high school g

Los Angeles, CA

#42 May 1, 2009
this school is all screwed up people get in fights every day people are getting jacked gangsters walking on that campus im not suprised this happened
Ghetto Covina

Carson, CA

#43 May 1, 2009
WOW... I am sorry to hear that this mess is so close to home. Where are the parents and why would the parent of 1 kid have so many guns in their home. Parents are just as stupid as their kids. It make sense when these stupid kids make such a foolish mistake. LOOK AT THE PARENTS THEMSELVES...
And, I bet their parents have no words to say other than "I had no clue" BS everyone knows what kind of kid you have.
lalalo

United States

#44 May 1, 2009
It's so sad that your child isn't even safe at school.
step

Covina, CA

#45 May 1, 2009
this kind of stuff doesn't happen here...its also really sad that all the people who knew they had a gun didn't tell anyone they are pretty selfish
lalalo

United States

#46 May 1, 2009
George wrote:
All of this happened today in the afternoon off campus. Only one student was arrested at the school with no gun. What is the district supposed to tell you? No kids were in harm today at all and the school was not on lockdown. What exactly are you demanding answers to?
A notice or phone call would have done just fine.

Schools make sure they call the child's home to inform parents when students are late or absent so why couldn't they do that in this case.

Parents don't expect to hear about incidents like this through the news.

These parents are involved in their childrens lives and care to know what happens to them and around them. Maybe if these two boys had more parental involvement, they wouldn't have been having these thoughts in the first place.

Duh.
CHS BOOSTER PARENT

United States

#47 May 1, 2009
For instance last night I was attending a school function at Covina High School and all was great had a good time supporting the high school cheer squad, when the event ended at 8:30 I was lost for words when we walked out to see the news media filming the events that took place earlier in the day. You would think that at least there at the school function a school offical or law enforcement would have been present to advise the attending aprents what took place earlier in the day. There was a prefect opportunity the offical had to address the matter at hand. So what excuse is going to be given now.
peedsllab

Covina, CA

#48 May 1, 2009
West Covina Resident wrote:
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Props Covina????????? West Covina caught the little tirds, Covina was at Starbucks when west Covina was out working for their high salary that they deserve.
Do you really believe what you write? The only reason West Covina caught them is because the turds live in West Covina. How hard is it to catch a crook that lives where the guns were stolen from??? Maybe you should be a detective for West Covina PD you sound like your of their caliber!!!
MDC

United States

#50 May 1, 2009
WOW!!! A couple of comments...First, lalalo said it best, the CHS Parents should not have heard about this first through the news. CHS staff has a responsibility to notify the parents that a credible threat had been made against the school and that the threat is believed to be avoided. That's all. Details to follow.

2nd...There was not one mention of these two students' parents. The law needs to start holding parents responsible for the actions of their kids. The parents of the 15-year old who had the guns in the house are in violation of the law that says firearms must be kept out of the reach of children. At the very least, they have that.

Some people on here mentioned the fact that the parents are failing at their jobs. I hope they are referring to the parents of these two students, and the parents of those students who didn't report what they heard, saw, or whatever. On the flipside, the students who did speak up, and the parents of those students should be commended, because their actions most likely saved lives.

I don't know what's going on in the world, maybe I'm just paying more attention, but violent crime seems to be on the rise. What is going on, and what can we do?
JackSchitt

United States

#52 May 1, 2009
MDC wrote:
WOW!!! A couple of comments...First, lalalo said it best, the CHS Parents should not have heard about this first through the news. CHS staff has a responsibility to notify the parents that a credible threat had been made against the school and that the threat is believed to be avoided. That's all. Details to follow.
2nd...There was not one mention of these two students' parents. The law needs to start holding parents responsible for the actions of their kids. The parents of the 15-year old who had the guns in the house are in violation of the law that says firearms must be kept out of the reach of children. At the very least, they have that.
Some people on here mentioned the fact that the parents are failing at their jobs. I hope they are referring to the parents of these two students, and the parents of those students who didn't report what they heard, saw, or whatever. On the flipside, the students who did speak up, and the parents of those students should be commended, because their actions most likely saved lives.
I don't know what's going on in the world, maybe I'm just paying more attention, but violent crime seems to be on the rise. What is going on, and what can we do?
You are mostly correct about the parents being held responsible for their kids. Having said that, the parents of the 15yr old had no knowledge that their kid was storing 2 stolen guns under his bed-so, how could the parents have the stolen guns locked up? That doesn't make any sense.

You ask what's going on in the world? Parents plop their kids down in front of the TV as a babysitter and forget to monitor what they are watching or what video games they are playing. The kids today have no concept of what is real-they think they can hit 'restart' when they or others die.
CMA

Upland, CA

#53 May 1, 2009
i have one of them in my first period
idiots
samantha

Covina, CA

#54 May 1, 2009
thats pretty bad cause i live by there and this planning of the shooting just makes r city look bad
man bear pig

Altadena, CA

#55 May 4, 2009
uncle_vito wrote:
Good work in preventing a catastrophe. School principals ought to be allow to carry firearms to stop or deter potential student shooters.
Also strip searches in schools should be allowed.
Gun laws should also be enforced. You need to be 18 to own a gun in California. You also cannot carry concealed without a permit. If existing gun laws were enforced you would not see any guns in HS.
Vito
What's up--I agree with you!! Well, maybe teachers should also be allowed to carry. I would worry about some teacher being careless and setting it(gun) down...but if kids like this knew that they would be taken out quickly, then they would find a shopping mall or somewhere else to terrorize and schools might be safer.
man bear pig

Altadena, CA

#56 May 4, 2009
JackSchitt wrote:
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You are mostly correct about the parents being held responsible for their kids. Having said that, the parents of the 15yr old had no knowledge that their kid was storing 2 stolen guns under his bed-so, how could the parents have the stolen guns locked up? That doesn't make any sense.
You ask what's going on in the world? Parents plop their kids down in front of the TV as a babysitter and forget to monitor what they are watching or what video games they are playing. The kids today have no concept of what is real-they think they can hit 'restart' when they or otheurs die.
maybe the parents should have vaccuumed under the bed?
man bear pig

Altadena, CA

#57 May 4, 2009
lalalo wrote:
It's so sad that your child isn't even safe at school.
Statistics show your kid is safer at school than at home. No place is perfect.

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