White Knoll High School Dismissed Aft...

White Knoll High School Dismissed After Threat

There are 60 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from Jan 31, 2008, titled White Knoll High School Dismissed After Threat. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

White Knoll High School has been dismissed early after a threat. The school let students leave at 10:45 a.m. The district admits the move is unusual, but they say they want to be cautious.

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dlt

Myrtle Beach, SC

#43 Jan 31, 2008
I would like to know why it took so long for the school to advise the teaching staff of the threat? Front office asked the teachers to check their email over the PA. My daughter's teacher could not open the email for almost 15 minutes.

If there was a real bomb, the school could have been blown away by the time my kids class was informed of the threat.

There needs to be a better way to send a message to the staff when there is an emergency. Poor planning by our district.
Katie 526

Myrtle Beach, SC

#44 Jan 31, 2008
i think this is all stupid and immature who really cares what school is better its all an opinion i wish some of yall act like your 5 and red bank and white knoll is white trash yea thats an opinion i don't agree with it but owell the bomb threat was stupid yes i agree but yea im glad we got a day out of school and nobody was hurt i wish people would just stop talking crap about it! i mean gosh get a life!
Grad of WK

North Myrtle Beach, SC

#45 Jan 31, 2008
Josh Martin wrote:
Um, just cause they dismissed us doesn't mean anything. they are taking safety precautions that are reasonable. they are not going to just wait around and keep us in class till they find a bomb then decided to dismiss us.
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Of all the bomb threats I have been to, none of them required us to leave. You couldn't leave if you tried, and parents couldn't pick students up. So there was something credible there.
cin

United States

#46 Jan 31, 2008
Somebody needs to PAY for that very costly day out of school!
WK Junior

Lexington, SC

#47 Feb 1, 2008
The threat posted on MySpace (I read it myself) stated that our school would be "blown up" at noon. I suppose that a student informed the administration of the MySpace threat, and that proper precautionary actions were taken as soon as possible.
The threat also stated that it was also written on a bathroom wall.
As for the e-mail situation, I feel that this was the best way to get the message across to the teachers without causing a school-wide hysteria.
I believe that my school handled the situation very well.

As for WKHS being better or worse than any other school, it mainly depends on the student. Some students need extra help, while others can just advance pretty much on their own.
If you or your son or daughter (etc.) need extra help, consider exploring different schools if WKHS has proven not to be effective.
I myself am doing extremely well at WKHS, but I like to think that I could do well at any of the other local high schools.

Every single school is at risk of being bombed. Each school has a system to keep the students safe.
Even so, there is always the risk of someone just doing it, and not warning the school with a threat.
Please understand that our school is trying its best to keep us safe.

“SUNDANCE ”

Since: Nov 07

CAPITAL CREW 1%er

#48 Feb 1, 2008
WK Junior wrote:
The threat posted on MySpace (I read it myself) stated that our school would be "blown up" at noon. I suppose that a student informed the administration of the MySpace threat, and that proper precautionary actions were taken as soon as possible.
The threat also stated that it was also written on a bathroom wall.
As for the e-mail situation, I feel that this was the best way to get the message across to the teachers without causing a school-wide hysteria.
I believe that my school handled the situation very well.
As for WKHS being better or worse than any other school, it mainly depends on the student. Some students need extra help, while others can just advance pretty much on their own.
If you or your son or daughter (etc.) need extra help, consider exploring different schools if WKHS has proven not to be effective.
I myself am doing extremely well at WKHS, but I like to think that I could do well at any of the other local high schools.
Every single school is at risk of being bombed. Each school has a system to keep the students safe.
Even so, there is always the risk of someone just doing it, and not warning the school with a threat.
Please understand that our school is trying its best to keep us safe.
You are a very well spoken student. It is students like you that are a credit to your school. Your commentary is outstanding. Have a great day kid.
WK Junior

Lexington, SC

#49 Feb 1, 2008
Thank you very much. Your comment is appreciated.
I informed staff

United States

#50 Feb 1, 2008
I feel that it was needed expecially since i was on the news last night at 6:05 and 11:00 pm because i feel that our school was threatened and also white knoll is an amazing school i go there everyday i would know so please dont talk crap about white knoll also i do think there was a bomb because the bomb squad came because i saw the writing on the walls, i saw the myspace message, and in conclusion saw something in the restroom at the school.
Thank you, for reading my opinion
WK parent

Columbia, SC

#52 Feb 1, 2008
White knoll is i great school with many teachers who genually care about the students.

Everyone wants to blame the school for some stupid kid who wants a day off. I hope they catch his butt. He (or she) should be made to pay enough to cover all the costs incurred to the city, the school and every single parent who had to leave work to pic up their kid.

A little jail time would be appropriate as well.
buzzrd

Lexington, SC

#53 Feb 1, 2008
melissa wrote:
oh & btw , they heard it over fxcking myspace ! who cares my god.
perhaps if you knew God, you would not use his name and profanity in the same sentence !
tired of this crap

Winnsboro, SC

#54 Feb 1, 2008
Its good they let there children out same thing happen in FAIRFIELD COUNTY SCHOOL and they didnt call parents or when parents heard about the threat and went to pick up there children they wouldnt let them out of the building
Jenn

Espanola, NM

#55 Feb 14, 2008
that's terrible.
Destiny

Sumter, SC

#56 Apr 7, 2008
You know, White Knoll is a very good school. I went there myself a couple years back and it was a great exspierence. All these people say that its a bad school, but how would you know if you didn't go there? The teachers are really great and highly educated. The school is very well kept and has lost of great activities. And for you people that say its in the "white trash" side of town, grow up, have you actually seen this school? Have you seen how horrible other schools are that are not in this district? I mean come on, "don't judge a book by its cover". It's not the school, maybe its the kids. Not all kids grow up the same, so some have problems and some don't. The bomb threat was most likely by some uneducated kid who decided he didn't want to go to school that day. I mean you never see anything good about White Knoll on the news because thats not what the public wants to see. But lots of great things happen at White Knoll than you think. The news just doesn't jump to the gun on the great things because its not as serious as a bomb threat. It really is a great school, maybe you should look into it before you speak about it, because that really does make you look like a fool.
Kayla eiram

Columbia, SC

#57 Aug 8, 2008
This Comment is to "DUH" Yeah White Trash..No More Like White Class Get it Right..Thanks..
Kevin Michael Kannaday

Lexington, SC

#58 Aug 22, 2008
Somebody needs to do away w/ WKHS because it suxs!:)
Sashay

Myrtle Beach, SC

#59 Aug 22, 2008
Nothing new here folks... Move long now...
I agree

Georgetown, SC

#60 Aug 25, 2008
White Knoll is a very good School. I know because I am a student there (Sophmore). They really do have ALOT of bad kids there that have issues, most are actually on probation. But, thats thier problem, thats thier life. I am doing very well.
When I had a bullying problem with a girl they expelled her and made sure I was safe. Some of the teachers and administrators are completely snowed, they don't see alot of things, but then again, sometimes they do. This school isn't bad. It's not perfection but what high school in a real world is? It's not television, it's real life.
ANb98

Lexington, SC

#61 Apr 22, 2013
Wkhs is a great school !!! I'm a proud student and we are no way in harm
Alana

Laurinburg, NC

#62 Apr 22, 2013
So are you better than everyone else. My mother in law lives near the school and my nephew goes to school there. They are not trash. She worked hard all her life and when retired decided to buy a double wide there. The neighbors are all friendly and watch out for each other.
duh wrote:
Not an alternative school. It's just in the white trash area of Red Bank.
Current Student from WKHS

Lexington, SC

#63 May 3, 2013
Wow... So much competitivity is in this forum. Besides, all schools are stupid in their own special way. And I am loving the smoothwall that WKHS is using now! Because now I can't even access White Knoll related sites...SERIOUSLY. I remember when iPads were actually really helpful. Now it's a burden. I would rather have a laptop than an iPad because iPads are horrible at durability and you have to have them on the charger all day long if you decide to use the iPad. It REALLY sucks.
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