Police: Boy brought knife to school, threatened girls

There are 20 comments on the Jan 8, 2010, The York Daily Record story titled Police: Boy brought knife to school, threatened girls. In it, The York Daily Record reports that:

Police have accused a 12-year-old Mountville, Lancaster County, boy of bringing a pocket knife to his elementary school and threatening to kill four female students.

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The way it was

Felton, PA

#1 Jan 8, 2010
I remember when we were kids in the late 50's and 60's many times my brothers and their friends had pocket knives. In fact at times a young boy's pocket knife was under the tree Christmas morning or given as a birthday present. And they weren't used for threatening others. And we were a family in the suburbs like "Leave it to Beaver", neighborhood in the Mountville, Columbia area. The knives could be puchased at any local sporting store or even through promotions in a magazine arriving in the mail. In fact it was cool to have a pocket knife..
GET TO THE POINT

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Jan 8, 2010
It should have been reported after the first incident and never happened a second time. These kinds of things have to be taken seriously from the start no matter the age of the persons involved and the size of the weapon.
Gee Wiz

Felton, PA

#3 Jan 8, 2010
I bet he was city transplant in a government supported apartment. With a Spanish accent.
The government has been taking our neighborhoods and turning them upside down with their public housing. And then they want to blame the kid when this is what he knows best. I bet i am right on all this.
Paco

Sykesville, MD

#4 Jan 8, 2010
Gee Wiz wrote:
I bet he was city transplant in a government supported apartment. With a Spanish accent.
The government has been taking our neighborhoods and turning them upside down with their public housing. And then they want to blame the kid when this is what he knows best. I bet i am right on all this.
Them mexicuns luv their blades!
drew pfafflin

Harrisburg, PA

#5 Jan 8, 2010
the minor perp is question is named:
Ja-quann Dacronn Shi-theed Markus Obodobbo.
he bein raised rite!!
common sense aint common

Marietta, GA

#6 Jan 8, 2010
what govt housing did the columbine kids come from? or all the other non-inner city school violence. silly crckers
B King

York, PA

#7 Jan 8, 2010
Oh come now, he just wanted to stick
something in them....and isn't that what they
are here for?
jamesdensby

York, PA

#8 Jan 8, 2010
what happen to the boy.
Jim

Philadelphia, PA

#9 Jan 8, 2010
It is no surprise that this took place. Turn on TV and what corrupt programs do you see. Lot's!

Parents need to be parents first and friends second. When I was young I did not worry what the teacher or principle said or done. I worried about what my parents would say or do. Respect your name and cherish it to the highest standings. The only thing that was given to you when you were born. Which you will carry for the rest of your life. It is your trade mark.

Kids hear all this garbage that goes on in our society and they do as they are taught. It is ok to talk back. It is ok to see sexual advertisements on TV. It is ok to see mom or dad smoke,drink, cuss or flip someone off. Language in our songs and air waves. People do not even care how they look going out in public. Last week a few kids came in Taco Bell. To my surprise one girl had her Pajama's on. I thought were in the world is the parents of this child. Tatoo's marking and degrading the beautiful body God gave us. Then there is piercing's. People are wanabe's. Like sheep in a pasture. One goes the other follows.

Be your own person. Be respectable to others and carry lots of pride. I feel sorry for some people because they must be so poor they can't afford a Mirror. If they had one and looked in it they would never go out in public the way they do. Their selfesteem has been flush long ago it is totally at the bottom.
Jim

Philadelphia, PA

#10 Jan 8, 2010
My Son would not do something like this. Why???

Because he knows the trouble he would be in when he arrived at home.

His little A** would be sore he would have a hard time sitting. No harm on warming the bottom. Just enough to get the message to them. Not abuse them.

My kids know the rules and I as well as them must abide by them. It is so easy. Be responsible for your own actions. Do your job, Parents!
bcuz I said it

Trenton, NJ

#11 Jan 8, 2010
Thought that shit happened only in the ghetto ..... guess not crazy ass kids and parents everywhere............
john f

West Orange, NJ

#12 Jan 8, 2010
The way it was wrote:
I remember when we were kids in the late 50's and 60's many times my brothers and their friends had pocket knives. In fact at times a young boy's pocket knife was under the tree Christmas morning or given as a birthday present. And they weren't used for threatening others. And we were a family in the suburbs like "Leave it to Beaver", neighborhood in the Mountville, Columbia area. The knives could be puchased at any local sporting store or even through promotions in a magazine arriving in the mail. In fact it was cool to have a pocket knife..
But you didn't threaten to kill people!
Shirley

Havertown, PA

#13 Jan 8, 2010
A few years ago my friends son saw a fake plastic gun on the playground and pretended he was going to pick it up. This was in the city the day after the RL principal was shot. A few students reported to the playground staff that this student not only picked it up and chased people with it, also he BROUGHT it to school. After futher investigation it turned out he never touched it nor was the one to bring it to school> non the less he was EXPELLED for previous behavior and had to go to a behavioral mental health place basically for being adhd. So it really disturbes me the punishment this child is getting for what he did. They are getting wayyyyy to lax and letting these out of control punks get away with everything including MURDER !!! What happened to the good ol day, when the crime fitted the punishment?
York

Fords, NJ

#14 Jan 8, 2010
What are you suburban people teaching your children...This kind of stuff doesnt happen in the city...hahaha
Skeptical

Toms River, NJ

#15 Jan 8, 2010
Its only news because it didn't happen in the ghetto. Based on the murder rates from last year your are 19 times as likely to get murdered if you live in York city versus living outside of the city. I would guess rates of other violent crimes are similar.
bcuz I said it wrote:
Thought that **** happened only in the ghetto ..... guess not crazy ass kids and parents everywhere..........
Mother What

Flushing, NY

#16 Jan 8, 2010
Jim wrote:
It is no surprise that this took place. Turn on TV and what corrupt programs do you see. Lot's!
Parents need to be parents first and friends second. When I was young I did not worry what the teacher or principle said or done. I worried about what my parents would say or do. Respect your name and cherish it to the highest standings. The only thing that was given to you when you were born. Which you will carry for the rest of your life. It is your trade mark.
Kids hear all this garbage that goes on in our society and they do as they are taught. It is ok to talk back. It is ok to see sexual advertisements on TV. It is ok to see mom or dad smoke,drink, cuss or flip someone off. Language in our songs and air waves. People do not even care how they look going out in public. Last week a few kids came in Taco Bell. To my surprise one girl had her Pajama's on. I thought were in the world is the parents of this child. Tatoo's marking and degrading the beautiful body God gave us. Then there is piercing's. People are wanabe's. Like sheep in a pasture. One goes the other follows.
Be your own person. Be respectable to others and carry lots of pride. I feel sorry for some people because they must be so poor they can't afford a Mirror. If they had one and looked in it they would never go out in public the way they do. Their selfesteem has been flush long ago it is totally at the bottom.
I tattooed the body I was given!!!! Get over it!!!!
SueBe

York, PA

#17 Jan 8, 2010
Most people who decorate themselves
with ugly tatoos do have some mental
issues, and are usually riff raff.
RKL

Lancaster, PA

#18 Jan 8, 2010
Great idea. Lets' take the weapon, punish the student and get on with our lives. Would anyone like to get off their behinds and look into WHY this happened? Oh yeah, we got some super parents here !
RKL

Lancaster, PA

#19 Jan 8, 2010
Jim wrote:
My Son would not do something like this. Why???
Because he knows the trouble he would be in when he arrived at home.
His little A** would be sore he would have a hard time sitting. No harm on warming the bottom. Just enough to get the message to them. Not abuse them.
My kids know the rules and I as well as them must abide by them. It is so easy. Be responsible for your own actions. Do your job, Parents!
...oohh, tough guy. How about trying to figure out WHY the child felt it necessary to pull a weapon instead of just punishing the boy?. Or would that cut into your TV time ?
Harold Knows

AOL

#20 Jan 9, 2010
Of course none of the morons posting here have even wondered what made this child...and he is a child think....that he needed a knife to threaten the girls. Was he bullied? Was he made the object of jokes and ridicule? Certainly, there is no excuse that justifies his actions to those of us who are adults, but his mind is not mature, and he needs to be questioned. After all, they can expell him, and/or put him on probation and/or send him to a juvenile facility, but eventually he will be released and could do more harm later. The authorities MUST find out why. If the girls or others were responsible for behavior towards him that caused him to do this, then they too need help. When I was a kid we played cowboys and indians and occasionally teased each other and the girls (as they did back), but, unfortunately it was a different world we did not know that those acts could cause some to later grow up to be violent towards others. No, I am not a "bleeding heart" liberal suggesting "psychrinking" instead of harder discipline, rather I am saying that we know NOW what we did not back THEN that "talking" to people can resolve problems before they start.

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