Student threats reported at Claggett,...

Student threats reported at Claggett, Cloverleaf middle schools

There are 5 comments on the The Medina Gazette story from Mar 2, 2012, titled Student threats reported at Claggett, Cloverleaf middle schools. In it, The Medina Gazette reports that:

Police arrested an 11-year-old Claggett Middle School student Wednesday who allegedly made a verbal threat in a classroom, according to police.

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john

Medina, OH

#1 Mar 4, 2012
they should arrest any of these children if they are going to make threats after what just happened.
Enough is enough coddling these juveniles. They are there to learn in school and feel safe and if it take arresting and charging the ones then so be it.
more paranoia

Medina, OH

#2 Mar 4, 2012
The one I see trying to induce panic is the school district. Got the mass email sent out because some kid in middle s up in class? To further our society's paranoia and fear of everything it has nowadays? The fear I have is that we're living in a police state. Granted, a student that age should know better than to act like that in class and the problem should be addressed but it also makes me afraid my elementary school kid, who's an otherwise good kid, is going to say something stupid and get arrested due to being impulsive and trying to be funny at times. How many times have we, as kids, or maybe even now as adults for some have said, "I'm gonna kill..." and not mean it literally? Well, my "talk" with my kid is that saying anything that's remotely threatening to anyone, joking or not, or any talk about weapons or some such (a favorite for boys) could lead to a suspension or expulsion. It would be to the equivalent of saying "bomb" or "terrorist" at an airport in accordance with the school district. My spouse went to the school later last week and a cruiser followed in and it seemed like the police officer ran our plates. This is at an elementary school. Tragedies that have occurred such as in Chardon are actually not as common as the media portrays. Bullying is common but a student snapping and going on a shooting rampage in a relatively safe town is not. I don't like being told by the school district my family should be afraid. The fear it has created in me is of the school district having zero thought with their zero tolerance policy and have lost the ability to judge the variances in a given situation. Zero tolerance = zero intelligence and I've seen that played out many times already in other news over the years. Some kid forgets to take his pocket knife out of his pocket before school, remembers, hands it to the teacher and still gets suspended or expelled or other such things I've read. This is what we have to live with now.

Here's a recent one. Granted, it's Canada, but not unlike many other like stories around the nation here in the U.S.

http://www.calgaryherald.com/Father+arrested+...
more paranoia

Medina, OH

#3 Mar 4, 2012
Yikes, I don't know what happened to the beginning of my paragraph. Got lopped off somewhere. "...kid in middle school acted up in class. What purpose did the email serve? To further our...."
john

Medina, OH

#4 Mar 7, 2012
I can see over-reacting to a point, so maybe arrest on something is too strong. A even additional idea besides say suspension is make the kids parents take a parenting class.

Usually the kids who pull this crap think they can do whatever they want. My kid is there to learn in school and if some other kid wants to make them uneasy because they think they are funny but pulling a stunt like this one, then I'm going to expect the school to take action.
Shannon

Brunswick, OH

#5 Apr 19, 2012
more paranoia wrote:
The one I see trying to induce panic is the school district. Got the mass email sent out because some kid in middle s up in class? To further our society's paranoia and fear of everything it has nowadays? The fear I have is that we're living in a police state. Granted, a student that age should know better than to act like that in class and the problem should be addressed but it also makes me afraid my elementary school kid, who's an otherwise good kid, is going to say something stupid and get arrested due to being impulsive and trying to be funny at times. How many times have we, as kids, or maybe even now as adults for some have said, "I'm gonna kill..." and not mean it literally? Well, my "talk" with my kid is that saying anything that's remotely threatening to anyone, joking or not, or any talk about weapons or some such (a favorite for boys) could lead to a suspension or expulsion. It would be to the equivalent of saying "bomb" or "terrorist" at an airport in accordance with the school district. My spouse went to the school later last week and a cruiser followed in and it seemed like the police officer ran our plates. This is at an elementary school. Tragedies that have occurred such as in Chardon are actually not as common as the media portrays. Bullying is common but a student snapping and going on a shooting rampage in a relatively safe town is not. I don't like being told by the school district my family should be afraid. The fear it has created in me is of the school district having zero thought with their zero tolerance policy and have lost the ability to judge the variances in a given situation. Zero tolerance = zero intelligence and I've seen that played out many times already in other news over the years. Some kid forgets to take his pocket knife out of his pocket before school, remembers, hands it to the teacher and still gets suspended or expelled or other such things I've read. This is what we have to live with now.
Here's a recent one. Granted, it's Canada, but not unlike many other like stories around the nation here in the U.S.
http://www.calgaryherald.com/Father+arrested+...
I for sure disagree with all of this. I know for a fact that there is issues with gangs and beating kids up so badly they are taken to the hospital. We have called the police four times due to threats made to my son. Thank god the schools and the police pay as close attention as they do. I think there should be more. I agree to the fact that these kids need pulled out of this school. What does it take a shooting or serious injury? So no it is not to induce panic, it is to make those parents aware of a situation that they may not be aware of!!!!!

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