Teens charged in vandalism at teacher...

Teens charged in vandalism at teacher 's home

There are 38 comments on the The Morning Call story from Jun 16, 2008, titled Teens charged in vandalism at teacher 's home. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

A North Penn High School student has been accused of getting a group of friends together to spray-paint obscenities on a math teacher's home and car, Hilltown Township police said.

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James

Bethlehem, PA

#21 Jun 16, 2008
That's what you get for trying to help educate our youth. Burn 'em at the stake in front of the school.
A B C

United States

#22 Jun 16, 2008
I bet the parents of these kids must really be proud. Way to go teaching the golden rule! I guess they don't teach the difference between right and wrong anymore.
ELT452

Dublin, PA

#23 Jun 16, 2008
I think they should be made to scrape, scrub and re paint everything to get it back to original. What a bunch of losers!!

“You call THIS civilization??”

Since: Mar 07

Orefield, PA

#25 Jun 16, 2008
Bunch of LOSERS is right.

At 18 they are supposed to be adults. Of course, I know some adults who are real jerks too, now that I think about it...

But they should be made to make FULL RESTITUTION before any college or whatever.
correction

Allentown, PA

#26 Jun 16, 2008
The last thing any teacher would want is these same kids anywhere close to their home, cleaning up or not!

I wonder what they did get as far as charges.

They should be made to read this thread so they know what people really think of them. LOL
guest man

AOL

#27 Jun 16, 2008
Ok ok, stupid kids. But I admit I had done a thing or two to a teacher back in the school days. This kind of stuff happens all the time.
But wow, 16g's in damage, what happened to just slashing a tire?
How did they get caught, did I miss that?
Will

Bethlehem, PA

#28 Jun 16, 2008
Simple solution...the parents of these CRIMINALS MUST make restitution IMMEDIATELY or face jail time themselves! The teens MUST spend time in a juvenile facility to prepare them for what will be a CERTAINTY in their future! Make sure EVERYONE knows this punishment, and see if the other parents don't toughen up on their own children!
no excuse

Philadelphia, PA

#29 Jun 16, 2008
guest man wrote:
Ok ok, stupid kids. But I admit I had done a thing or two to a teacher back in the school days. This kind of stuff happens all the time.
But wow, 16g's in damage, what happened to just slashing a tire?
How did they get caught, did I miss that?
Just because you did criminal acts doesn't make it right! I am so sick of teenagers finding bigger and bigger pranks to pull that hurt more people and cost more money. I am even more tired of adults who defend them.
Hello

Allentown, PA

#30 Jun 16, 2008
Where are all the teacher-bashers? You know, "summers off, politically-connected, union-loving" teachers?
Those who bash teachers ought to try it for a week...This happened at North Penn which is one of the better school districts around.
If you think it's an easy job, then go get your teaching certificate and get a job in a school.
Im a good one

AOL

#31 Jun 16, 2008
A gringo did it.....What a bad gringo........booooooooooooo
Hmmm

Maxatawny, PA

#32 Jun 16, 2008
Hello wrote:
Where are all the teacher-bashers? You know, "summers off, politically-connected, union-loving" teachers?
Those who bash teachers ought to try it for a week...This happened at North Penn which is one of the better school districts around.
If you think it's an easy job, then go get your teaching certificate and get a job in a school.
Defensive are we? Nobody was bashing teachers here! I work at a local high school and one of the reasons that I don't want to live in the district I work in is because of potential incidents such as this. I really hope they come down on these kids hard. Teenagers have zero accountability anymore.
THE ANSWER MAN

AOL

#33 Jun 16, 2008
The small minded boys should pay every cent it takes to repair this house, and do about 100 hours of community service. T he parents should be fined also for raising these idiots! They taught them nothing.
dis-enchanted teacher

Whitehall, PA

#34 Jun 17, 2008
First point: Don't blame the parents; the "adult" perps are 18. People make mistakes(sometimes big ones) and they should pay the consequences. Kids get away with so much crap in schools, many kids probably have acquired the "attitude" from the education system.

Second point: It used to be that teachers were intimidating. It is now the reverse... more so in the city schools, Allentown, Beth., Easton

“You call THIS civilization??”

Since: Mar 07

Orefield, PA

#35 Jun 17, 2008
no excuse wrote:
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Just because you did criminal acts doesn't make it right! I am so sick of teenagers finding bigger and bigger pranks to pull that hurt more people and cost more money. I am even more tired of adults who defend them.
Exactly right!! Slashing a tire?? For crying out loud, he should have gotten his butt beat into next week AND arrested.

These young men should be held ACCOUNTABLE for what they did, FULLY, TO THE FULL EXTENT OF THE LAW.
Hmmmm Back

Allentown, PA

#36 Jun 17, 2008
Hmmm wrote:
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Defensive are we? Nobody was bashing teachers here! I work at a local high school and one of the reasons that I don't want to live in the district I work in is because of potential incidents such as this. I really hope they come down on these kids hard. Teenagers have zero accountability anymore.
Not defensive at all. But every time you read a story about a teacher doing something idiotic the teacher-bashers come out of the woodwork. Here's a story about what teachers have to deal with. People who rip teachers never think about the other side of the coin.
Mill

Lansdale, PA

#37 Jun 20, 2008
The kids DID walk at graduation after serving a 10 day out of school suspension. Amazing that the school felt that was appropriate. Same kids also vandalized a fellow students house on May 17 which was reported in the Reporter doing $2,700 damage. That incident is what led them to catch these kids.
Jims Steaks

Wayne, PA

#38 Jun 20, 2008
no excuse wrote:
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Just because you did criminal acts doesn't make it right! I am so sick of teenagers finding bigger and bigger pranks to pull that hurt more people and cost more money. I am even more tired of adults who defend them.
I heard that one of the boys involved is no longer able to attend the Air Force Academy. I would say that, aside from restitution, that is punishment.
Nick

Lansdale, PA

#39 Jul 6, 2008
argh wrote:
I wonder how they caught them.
They bought spray paint at Wal Mart, and left a Wal Mart shopping bag at the scene of the crime.
Police found the bag, and tracked secuirty cameras at the near by Wal Marts, and found the boys buying the paint at the store.

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