greenupstudent

United States

#21 Jan 18, 2013
And i agree that. I do feel bad for him, he was bullied a lot and of course, greenup doesn't take that seriously, they sweep it under the rug like a lot of other things. But i guess somethings will never change.
sugar coating people

Catlettsburg, KY

#22 Jan 18, 2013
amanda wrote:
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They seen cops all over the building and the cops had guns out all around the place. You small kids did not see any of this so no they was not upset.
how could the elementary school next door not see anything??? they are within view! Dont you think they heard sirens? And they know what a lockdown drill is for and they knew this one took way longer than most. They arent stupid. They saw the firetrucks or cop cars blocking their entry way, They heard some kind of a banging noise, prob shutting doors or something but they didnt know that. It scared them!The day before their school was flooded with high school students coming in when they were evacuated! You dont think they noticed that?
what

Portsmouth, OH

#23 Jan 18, 2013
sugar coating people wrote:
<quoted text>how could the elementary school next door not see anything??? they are within view! Dont you think they heard sirens? And they know what a lockdown drill is for and they knew this one took way longer than most. They arent stupid. They saw the firetrucks or cop cars blocking their entry way, They heard some kind of a banging noise, prob shutting doors or something but they didnt know that. It scared them!The day before their school was flooded with high school students coming in when they were evacuated! You dont think they noticed that?
Like I said we had a kindergartener and him and his whole class didn't cry or freak out in the slightest. Your kids, my kids, all the kids came home safe. I was at the elementary school and I can beyond assure you the children were fine, it was the hysterical parents that was the problem. These are scary situations and the last thing any kids need is their parents turning it into something it was not. No one was hurt, the staff was wonderful, and the kid who did this was apprehended.
Parent

Dublin, OH

#24 Jan 18, 2013
I believe that it was handled efficiently, professionally, and without creating mass hysteria. Our kids are only as tough as we teach them to be. Life is difficult at times and we have to teach them to work through fear and think smart, not curl up in a fetal position screaming.

I agree that it was handled wonderfully. I am glad it was handled with such concern. The fact that there were armed officers running in the halls and ambulances and fire trucks outside scared my child. Shook her to the core, It didn't cause her to become hysterical but, it did scare her. If this didn't bother your child at all then maybe your child is desensitized. Being afraid, and handling fear and adversity with a calm cool manner is what I teach my child. She did just that. Still shaken by it and still able to talk about it. Every child is different. Many of these kids have been scared by this.
Parent

Dublin, OH

#25 Jan 18, 2013
what wrote:
<quoted text>Like I said we had a kindergartener and him and his whole class didn't cry or freak out in the slightest. Your kids, my kids, all the kids came home safe. I was at the elementary school and I can beyond assure you the children were fine, it was the hysterical parents that was the problem. These are scary situations and the last thing any kids need is their parents turning it into something it was not. No one was hurt, the staff was wonderful, and the kid who did this was apprehended.
At the time it was happening at the high school the kids were unsure what was happening. All they knew were numerous officers with M16's were running through their halls yelling. And there were fire trucks and ambulances outside.They weren't clear at first if there was an intruder or just a threat. I am so thankful your young one didn't have to go through that.
huh

Dublin, OH

#26 Jan 18, 2013
Every single person responds differently to fear. Its not bad parenting it is human nature. You can be tough as nails and teach that to your child. However, when in fear you can be the one to curl up in a fetal position and scream or could your child. Until you are face to face with it you just don't know
Lynn

Portsmouth, OH

#27 Jan 18, 2013
huh wrote:
Every single person responds differently to fear. Its not bad parenting it is human nature. You can be tough as nails and teach that to your child. However, when in fear you can be the one to curl up in a fetal position and scream or could your child. Until you are face to face with it you just don't know
All we're saying is that many make the situation worse by dealing with it in extreme ways before they even know if there's an actual issue. Talk about the what ifs with your children to help them be better prepared. No different than how to deal with strangers...
huh

Dublin, OH

#28 Jan 18, 2013
Lynn wrote:
<quoted text>
All we're saying is that many make the situation worse by dealing with it in extreme ways before they even know if there's an actual issue. Talk about the what ifs with your children to help them be better prepared. No different than how to deal with strangers...
It seems to me from re-reading the posts that children should have no emotion until it is figured out what is actually going on. I am saying that no matter what you teach your child <even with strangers> may NOT be how they respond in a face to face scenerio. I am glad that some kids are able to stay calm to help soothe those that can't. All being said it seems that no matter how each child handled the situation THEY were the innocent victims and should never had tpo go through that. Now it is up to us as caring parents to pick up the pieces and help insure to all the children that we did not approve of what happened. No 17 year old has a right to put our children through that.
anothergreenupst udent

Ironton, OH

#29 Jan 18, 2013
sounds like this was a sad bullied kid who has lived a very tough life cry for help. we shouldn't give up on him.
Regular Guy

Ashland, KY

#30 Jan 18, 2013
A "sad bullied kid that has lived a tough life" or a "cry for help" are the excuses we hear all the time and it's time too stop all that garbage. A lot of people have been bullied and have lived a hard life but they don't call in bomb threats and threaten to shoot people. What this 17 year old did is a crime and he should be punished plain and simple.

Stop making excuses for this kind of behavior and hold them responsible for what they do.
concerned

Ashland, KY

#31 Jan 18, 2013
greenupstudent wrote:
And i agree that. I do feel bad for him, he was bullied a lot and of course, greenup doesn't take that seriously, they sweep it under the rug like a lot of other things. But i guess somethings will never change.
It always goes back to bullying! This will not stop until the schools stop the bullying!! A child needs an officer at the schools they can go talk to if someone is bullying them, And the officer needs to take care of it,ASAP (I have no kids in school, just concerned about everyone elses)

Since: Jan 13

wurtland Ky

#32 Jan 18, 2013
huh wrote:
<quoted text>It seems to me from re-reading the posts that children should have no emotion until it is figured out what is actually going on. I am saying that no matter what you teach your child <even with strangers> may NOT be how they respond in a face to face scenerio. I am glad that some kids are able to stay calm to help soothe those that can't. All being said it seems that no matter how each child handled the situation THEY were the innocent victims and should never had tpo go through that. Now it is up to us as caring parents to pick up the pieces and help insure to all the children that we did not approve of what happened. No 17 year old has a right to put our children through that.
no one at any age has the right to put are children through anything like that.
huh

Dublin, OH

#33 Jan 18, 2013
Jarfly74 wrote:
<quoted text>no one at any age has the right to put are children through anything like that.
So true
MAD

Ashland, KY

#34 Jan 18, 2013
what wrote:
<quoted text>Like I said we had a kindergartener and him and his whole class didn't cry or freak out in the slightest. Your kids, my kids, all the kids came home safe. I was at the elementary school and I can beyond assure you the children were fine, it was the hysterical parents that was the problem. These are scary situations and the last thing any kids need is their parents turning it into something it was not. No one was hurt, the staff was wonderful, and the kid who did this was apprehended.
Tell that to the parents and faculty at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut!!!!!!
Regular Guy

Ashland, KY

#35 Jan 18, 2013
Truth be known, while it was all going on and no one really knew what was happening, the students were all probably laughing about it. Any parent who thinks their teenage son/daughter acts the same way at school that they do around them is only fooling themselves. Sure, they may have called home and let on like they were all shook up or scared but I'd bet that once they were off the phone they were laughing at the whole situation. Even if they were concerned they'd never let their friends now about it ... got to keep their game up!
huh

Dublin, OH

#36 Jan 18, 2013
Regular Guy wrote:
Truth be known, while it was all going on and no one really knew what was happening, the students were all probably laughing about it. Any parent who thinks their teenage son/daughter acts the same way at school that they do around them is only fooling themselves. Sure, they may have called home and let on like they were all shook up or scared but I'd bet that once they were off the phone they were laughing at the whole situation. Even if they were concerned they'd never let their friends now about it ... got to keep their game up!
In this situation I think you are very wrong. These kids just witnessed via media Sandy Hook compound that with armed officers running and yelling to each other in the halls of their own school along with not knowing if there was an armed suspect in the school..... Many, I'm not saying all, but, manyof these students were scared. There was fear and terror for many of them for awhile. I do believe once they realized they were safe then the whole "I wasn't scared" game came into play.
Regular Guy

Broken Arrow, OK

#38 Jan 19, 2013
Just as your child no doubt plays games with you. I'm not saying that a child that does that is a bad child ... it's not that at all. It's just the nature of being a teenager, part of the process of growing up.

I could be very wrong in what I said about how the kids were reacting as the situation played itself out ... I wasn't there so I really don't know, I was just stating one of many possible reactions the kids could have had.
Plain Spoken

Broken Arrow, OK

#39 Jan 19, 2013
Teenagers today are idiots! They think they can do anything thay want and no one can do anything to them. The schools can't discipline them because of lame a$$ parents and society babies them and lets them get away with just about anything. All these problems are because no one has the balls or the backbone to be strict with their kids and bust their a$$es when they need it.

Since: Jan 13

wurtland Ky

#40 Jan 19, 2013
Plain Spoken wrote:
Teenagers today are idiots! They think they can do anything thay want and no one can do anything to them. The schools can't discipline them because of lame a$$ parents and society babies them and lets them get away with just about anything. All these problems are because no one has the balls or the backbone to be strict with their kids and bust their a$$es when they need it.
I have 3 teens and when they need it they get it!!
nopey

Flatwoods, KY

#41 Jan 19, 2013
Plain Spoken wrote:
Teenagers today are idiots! They think they can do anything thay want and no one can do anything to them. The schools can't discipline them because of lame a$$ parents and society babies them and lets them get away with just about anything. All these problems are because no one has the balls or the backbone to be strict with their kids and bust their a$$es when they need it.
There's already a fix for that.... buy em an iphone.

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