School Threats Prompt Lockdowns Tuesday

School Threats Prompt Lockdowns Tuesday

There are 69 comments on the NBC Channel 5 story from May 3, 2008, titled School Threats Prompt Lockdowns Tuesday. In it, NBC Channel 5 reports that:

“Unfortunately, with all the campus shootings, we have gone over our emergency protocols a lot”

A west suburban high school is on lockdown Tuesday afternoon as police and school officials investigate a threat of violence received by several students, the second received in two days. via NBC Channel 5

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pug

Berwyn, IL

#63 Oct 1, 2008
w9bed wrote:
I grew up in Cicero 1960 through 1993, I went to Burnham, then Morton East 74-78. I went to school with a constant influx of gang members. I walked to school daily, through and by groups of Noble Knights, Twelveth Street Players, and Arch Dukes. With all these groups, the schools and tne neighborhood didn't suffer from rampant violence. Things are much more random now, everyone is a possible target within a war zone like atmosphere.
In the 60's amd 70's much of the activity was aimed at and focused toward the Black communities that bordered the town. As the racial divide eased and the influx of more minorities to the area the violence became integral to the neighborhood. I left in 1993 when the two flat at the end of my block became the target of drive bys on a regular basis. in 93 my home value had doubled from when I bought it in 1985... just my two cents....-b
Your point of view is limited as it come from one persons experiences. The interaction with the "gangs" mentioned had little effect upon your life eg, you grew up and became a home owner, even profitting on the sale of the same, right.
Congratulations on your success. The police did nothing about the drive by "shootings" at the two Flat you mentioned??

Since: Sep 08

Cicero, IL

#64 Oct 1, 2008
pug wrote:
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Your point of view is limited as it come from one persons experiences. The interaction with the "gangs" mentioned had little effect upon your life eg, you grew up and became a home owner, even profitting on the sale of the same, right.
Congratulations on your success. The police did nothing about the drive by "shootings" at the two Flat you mentioned??
Of course my point of view is limited as everyone's ... on the shootings, the police did very little, we used to listen on the scanner and you would hear the police chuckle with comments like " maybe they hit the target tonight" or " we'll be right there (laugh laugh). That's when it became time to leave..... Anyway my point was and is that it was a different time and a different battle, that has evolved much over 40 years.
pug

Berwyn, IL

#65 Oct 2, 2008
Aztek wrote:
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Believe me it's not just Mexicans, it's everyone! I used to work in the educational system and I met a Puertorican woman with 8 kids in which each child had a dad, what do you say about that rico? And it's no BS! She even asked me if I was single, her daughter said she wasn't kidding. I've seen all parents of every color who was bad not only Mexican parents. The Puertoricans are moving in to Berwyn and I wonder how that would change the town?
You were a teacher??
pug

Berwyn, IL

#66 Oct 2, 2008
w9bed wrote:
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Of course my point of view is limited as everyone's ... on the shootings, the police did very little, we used to listen on the scanner and you would hear the police chuckle with comments like " maybe they hit the target tonight" or " we'll be right there (laugh laugh). That's when it became time to leave..... Anyway my point was and is that it was a different time and a different battle, that has evolved much over 40 years.
Like I stated you accepted lifes responsibilities, you became a home owner and your RealEstate taxes contributed to the community. You, were impowered and went to a better community. Congratulations. As for the police scanner radio chatter, they were doing a disservice to you as a taxpayer.
Aztek

Woodridge, IL

#67 Oct 2, 2008
pug wrote:
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You were a teacher??
No not a teacher but part of the Administration!
pug

Berwyn, IL

#68 Oct 2, 2008
Aztek wrote:
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No not a teacher but part of the Administration!
Janitor?
Aztek

Woodridge, IL

#69 Oct 2, 2008
pug wrote:
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Janitor?
I wish!!!
Aztek

Woodridge, IL

#70 Oct 2, 2008
pug wrote:
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Janitor?
So are you a maid?
UKnowItsTrue

AOL

#71 Dec 2, 2008
By the way Oaklawn is filled with black and hispanics and I don't hear anything bad about that town!

LOL LOL Where did you get that information from? OMG!Oak Lawn is NOT filled with blacks and Hispanics. I live there, I know. The population is 93% white, 5% Hispsanic and 1% black...which explains why you don't hear anything bad about the town.
BTW I went to Morton West. I grew up in Berwyn,..near 39th & Oak Park, It's changed a lot. I'm glad we decided to buy a house in OL although I loved Berwyn this was a wiser move.

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