Upstate NY teen plotted school attack

Upstate NY teen plotted school attack

There are 10 comments on the WHEC-TV Rochester, NY story from Oct 20, 2009, titled Upstate NY teen plotted school attack. In it, WHEC-TV Rochester, NY reports that:

Police say a 15-year-old boy is being held in a psychiatric hospital after he stockpiled gasoline, propane, fuses and a machete for a planned attack at an Orange County school on the anniversary of the Columbine High School killings.

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Proud Mama

Rochester, NY

#1 Oct 20, 2009
What are these children thinking? Some people need to learn how to take better care of their children and be there when they need someone. Can't these parents take some time out to try and be their for the children. If you didn't want them i'm sure some other family would love to raise the child.

Rochester, NY

#2 Oct 20, 2009
I fully agree about the lack of parenting, but I question some of the wording in this article. Stockpiling "gasoline and propane"?? That's awfully incendiary wording (get it? incendiary?) for pretty common fuels.

Basically the kid had fuses. That's the most exotic item on that list. If this is terrorism, this is some of the most BROKE DOWN terrorism I've ever heard. Plus the kid wasn't going to do anything for another 6 months. Wouldn't it be annoying tripping over all those gasoline canisters in your room for that long?
Sue in Wayne County

Williamson, NY

#3 Oct 21, 2009
"Monroe, 45 miles northwest of New York City"

That's "upstate?" Sounds more like an hour's drive from NYC to me.

Who writes these things????????
Leroy Jones

Rochester, NY

#4 Oct 21, 2009
How come it didn't say what color he was??

Rochester, NY

#5 Oct 21, 2009
Sue, that is considered "upstate" in NYC. Get out of the sticks once in a while and you would know that :-)
Giggle Me This

United States

#6 Oct 21, 2009
And this kid wasn't on anyones list already?

Falls Church, VA

#7 Oct 21, 2009
Leroy Jones wrote:
How come it didn't say what color he was??
I donno, but here’s my guess:

The kid is white. And the article was written by a white person. And it’s about an incident that occurred in white society. Otherwise, they point out the abnormalities (i.e. Black, MexiRican, retarded, space alien, etc.).

Just my guess… ;)

Rochester, NY

#8 Oct 21, 2009
Sue in Wayne County wrote:
"Monroe, 45 miles northwest of New York City"
That's "upstate?" Sounds more like an hour's drive from NYC to me.
Who writes these things????????
everything north west of new york city is upstate. I love how, even when you are wrong, you try to pick apart the writing...... you are a sad person with too much time on your hands.

Since: Sep 09

East Syracuse, NY

#9 Oct 21, 2009
The boundry between "upstate" and the rest of the state is just a matter of opinion, no official boundry or definition has ever been stated.
This is in fact the one accepted by the Internal Revenue Service ... traditionally residents of the upper 53 counties sent their tax returns to Andover, Massachusetts for processing; while downstate returns were handled in the Long Island hamlet of Holtsville

Brooklyn, NY

#10 Oct 22, 2009
I'm a parent at Monroe-Woodbury, this area is pretty safe to raise a family, evendough we can find lazy/crazy/problematic people everywhere, the community is very family oriented. A lot of extracurricular activities are offered in the school plus a handfull of sports ranging from soccer to lacrosse. It's awful that this incident happened, I'm glad they caught him on time, but now we have to pray that nobody else decide to harm our kids. Thank you Reality 01 for the explanation about the difference between upstate/adownstate NY. To me is sometimes just less than an hour drive to the belly buttom of the world, called NYC...Love the country feeling yet close to all the action that NYC has to offer.

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