Shots fired on Lane College campus, n...

Shots fired on Lane College campus, no injuries

There are 19 comments on the SFGate story from Sep 17, 2013, titled Shots fired on Lane College campus, no injuries. In it, SFGate reports that:

Police in Jackson are searching for a man who opened fire on the Lane College campus and the person who drove him away from the school.

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really

Jackson, TN

#1 Sep 17, 2013
This isn't surprising! The whole college has went to crap. That's why the enrollment declines every year. You allow thugs and thieves, and this is what happens. Heck the police are looking for two females that stole from JC Penney too!
guest

Jackson, TN

#2 Sep 17, 2013
Shocker.
true

Memphis, TN

#3 Sep 17, 2013
really wrote:
This isn't surprising! The whole college has went to crap. That's why the enrollment declines every year. You allow thugs and thieves, and this is what happens. Heck the police are looking for two females that stole from JC Penney too!
IT ALSO HAS IDIOTS LIKE YOU THAT DOWN THE SCHOOL HOPING AND WISHING BAD THINGS WOULD HAPPEN. Thugs and thieves do NOT HAVE S... TO DO WITH THAT .IT WHERE THE SCHOOL WAS BUILT THAT'S THE PROBLEM. IT WAS BUILT IN THE MIDDLE OF OPPOSING GANG MEMBERS neighbor ,AND RITE ON TOP OF THE PROJECTS .YOUR JUST AND OUTSIDE TALKER HAVE YOU EVER ENROLLED.
guest

Savannah, TN

#4 Sep 17, 2013
Who wants to enroll when their students are killers
well

Schaumburg, IL

#5 Sep 17, 2013
There are no gangs in Jackson. What are you talking bout?
guest

Savannah, TN

#6 Sep 17, 2013
Your right i forgot
guest

Jackson, TN

#7 Sep 17, 2013
Was the school ever put on lockdoen today? Were students & faculty ever advised to stay inside while the campus was being secured? I want to know what was done to protect those on campus at the time.
really

Jackson, TN

#8 Sep 18, 2013
true wrote:
<quoted text>IT ALSO HAS IDIOTS LIKE YOU THAT DOWN THE SCHOOL HOPING AND WISHING BAD THINGS WOULD HAPPEN. Thugs and thieves do NOT HAVE S... TO DO WITH THAT .IT WHERE THE SCHOOL WAS BUILT THAT'S THE PROBLEM. IT WAS BUILT IN THE MIDDLE OF OPPOSING GANG MEMBERS neighbor ,AND RITE ON TOP OF THE PROJECTS .YOUR JUST AND OUTSIDE TALKER HAVE YOU EVER ENROLLED.
Obviously you're the idiot! When the school was built, there wasn't "opposing gangs" an the area wasn't considered "the projects"! So try again!
McClure is to blame for the decline of Lane college! He is so money hungry that he lets "things" slide to get people enrolled, who should never had a chance. He lets straight up "Thugs" enroll there. Just so he can get federal money for " disadvantaged students".
Lane college has turned into a cesspool of thugs and thieves! The majority of the students arrested say their major is Criminal Justice....REALLY!!!???
well

Schaumburg, IL

#9 Sep 18, 2013
"true" - So Lane college is in the middle of opposing gang member neighborhood? What gang is Lane college with? the crips or bloods?
True

Henderson, TN

#10 Sep 18, 2013
true wrote:
<quoted text>
IT ALSO HAS IDIOTS LIKE YOU THAT DOWN THE SCHOOL HOPING AND WISHING BAD THINGS WOULD HAPPEN. Thugs and thieves do NOT HAVE S... TO DO WITH THAT .IT WHERE THE SCHOOL WAS BUILT THAT'S THE PROBLEM. IT WAS BUILT IN THE MIDDLE OF OPPOSING GANG MEMBERS neighbor ,AND RITE ON TOP OF THE PROJECTS .YOUR JUST AND OUTSIDE TALKER HAVE YOU EVER ENROLLED.
Way to show that you're well educated. I don't see why you people go to school to start with, I wasn't aware selling weed and racking up welfare took a degree.
Guest

Jackson, TN

#11 Sep 18, 2013
The school is a nuisance !!!!!
Football Mom

Jackson, TN

#13 Sep 18, 2013
When I was a child there were not gangs in that neighborhood. It was a quite middle class neighborhood and we used to love to sit on the front porch and listen to the music coming from Lane on a Football night.

The gangs came many years after Lane was was established.

The decline of Lane happened in the past 10 to 15 years. Its a shame.
What is going on

United States

#14 Sep 18, 2013
The college needs to be closed... I give it 5 years.
Ellie

Collierville, TN

#16 Sep 18, 2013
well wrote:
"true" - So Lane college is in the middle of opposing gang member neighborhood? What gang is Lane college with? the crips or bloods?
lol
Anonymous

Jackson, TN

#17 Sep 19, 2013
true wrote:
<quoted text>
IT ALSO HAS IDIOTS LIKE YOU THAT DOWN THE SCHOOL HOPING AND WISHING BAD THINGS WOULD HAPPEN. Thugs and thieves do NOT HAVE S... TO DO WITH THAT .IT WHERE THE SCHOOL WAS BUILT THAT'S THE PROBLEM. IT WAS BUILT IN THE MIDDLE OF OPPOSING GANG MEMBERS neighbor ,AND RITE ON TOP OF THE PROJECTS .YOUR JUST AND OUTSIDE TALKER HAVE YOU EVER ENROLLED.
Obviously you go to lame, I mean lane. They dont teach you guys to spell and form sentences correctly? Shut it down.
Current Lane Student

Jackson, TN

#18 Sep 25, 2013
Greetings! I am so ready for this semester to end,(December 9). I am from Michigan, and I hate this school. I am a minister, and the reason why I came here was because it was a "Christian" college! So much for it being a christian school. I feel that I've worked extremely hard in High School, graduating with a 3.8, and ACT score of 23, to be going here. This school has poor safety, and you're right.. THUGS! Now, I do agree that everyone should have a fair and equal chance, but if I was the president of the school, I would also ask to include disciplinary reports of your entire High School career.

Everyone always say "Lane is what YOU make it." Please! That statement is for the ducks! The one's that walk around Lane College.
Recent Graduate

Overland Park, KS

#19 Sep 25, 2013
As a recent graduate of Lane, I must agree, yet disagree with many of the statements made. Are there problems on the campus? Yes. Are the changes necessary to improve the once glorified college? Yes. Are all the problems the cause of Lane College? No.
As a student that lived both on and off campus I was able to see the good and bad of both the campus and the surrounding area. I was also a leader on campus that was able to see and learn things that were not always public knowledge or even available to the general student body. Some of those things were disheartening, while others were encouraging.
As every one stated before the quality of the student body needs to improve. There are students currently enrolled that are taking advantage of the opportunity to receive an education that may not have been afforded to them elsewhere. Then we have the "thugs". Those "students" give the school a bad name, however it is not just the students causing the disturbances in the area. These thugs, reunite with thug like people in the area that do not attend the school, but are some how always on campus or at parties. Issues from these pretend students and area locals (the younger generations) have caused many of the shootings and incidents that have presented on the campus.
Dr. McClure has tried to improve security with the help of city hall and the police department and was denied by both, however, there were other steps to take that he did not. Lane dropped the ball on that one.
Currently, I am working on my Masters in higher education administration because I intend to return to my alma mater and return it to it's intended purposes of educating the less fortunate instead of babysitting the folks that don't want the education
get over yourself

Gadsden, TN

#20 Sep 25, 2013
I have heard Lane is a "last chance" school, meaning they take students that have been kicked out of other colleges for bad and/or criminal behavior. I was also told, that is how the gangs were introduced to Jackson and have spread so bad. These thugs from Memphis come to Jackson using the excuse of "going to college". Then, once they get here, they network and recruit local youth to join the gang. Is this true? A couple years ago, they had like 3 female students held a gunpoint on campus and I think, at least, one of them was raped, as well. I may be a little off on that, it has been a while back. I remember Lane's president saying, on the news, that he was not going to increase security at all. He said that crime happens every where, so deal with it.(Or something to that affect) I could not believe he actually said that on TV! I think he must have gotten a lot of negative feedback from it because, I, personally, have not seen him give a news interview since!! I feel for the students who are really trying to earn a degree, and are having to deal with the crime on the campus. I also feel for the parents, of the out of state students, who have no clue what the campus has become! Lane needs new administration, for sure! SMDH
guest

Jackson, TN

#21 Sep 26, 2013
And now a professor arrested for trying to have sex with a 15 year old! Definetly time for a new administration.

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