13-year-old black El Monte boy brings...

13-year-old black El Monte boy brings guns to school after raci...

There are 91 comments on the San Gabriel Valley Tribune story from Oct 9, 2009, titled 13-year-old black El Monte boy brings guns to school after raci.... In it, San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that:

A 13-year-old black child who was being harassed by Latino students was arrested after he brought loaded guns to school to defend himself, police said.

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WTF

San Dimas, CA

#1 Oct 9, 2009
HE TOOK TWO GUNS TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, AND HE IS 13? SHOULDN'T HE BE IN JUNIOR HIGH?
Concerned Parent

Waianae, HI

#2 Oct 9, 2009
So what is the school district going to do now? Clearly, this boy doesn't feel safe at school and doesn't feel the adults are going to help him. And in California, it is his constitutional right to be safe at school. This school district needs to take action.
Chuck Heston

United States

#3 Oct 9, 2009
Concerned Parent wrote:
So what is the school district going to do now? Clearly, this boy doesn't feel safe at school and doesn't feel the adults are going to help him. And in California, it is his constitutional right to be safe at school. This school district needs to take action.
YOU SAID IT. I PROPOSE WE ALLOW EVERY STUDENT, TEACHER, GUIDANCE COUNSELOR and POM POM TOTING CHEERLEADER TO PACK HEAT ON CAMPUS.

IT'S WHAT THE FOUNDING FATHERS FOUGHT AND DIED FOR.
logic and common sense

Monrovia, CA

#4 Oct 9, 2009
Concerned Parent wrote:
So what is the school district going to do now? Clearly, this boy doesn't feel safe at school and doesn't feel the adults are going to help him. And in California, it is his constitutional right to be safe at school. This school district needs to take action.
I agree with you 100%. He needs to be protected at school. But he did violate the school districts policy on weapons, so what is the school district going to do? In any other district he would be expelled for bringing a weapon. In most school districts, if a kid brings advil and gives it away they can be expelled. SO what is the district going to do? Looks to me, they have 2 major issues at hand... How to protect this kid, and if the next kid brings a gun and gets expelled, but they didnt do it to this kid, they will have a big lawsuit on thier hands.
Parents need to step in NOW... Personally I would take my kid out, but that is just me. My kids safety, sanity and best education is a priority..
BIG TIME

Santa Monica, CA

#5 Oct 9, 2009
If it was me I wouldnt move my kids into a situation like that. Poor or not you can move your kids into a poor area where they can fit in.
Sunny

Diamond Bar, CA

#6 Oct 9, 2009
logic and common sense wrote:
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I agree with you 100%. He needs to be protected at school. But he did violate the school districts policy on weapons, so what is the school district going to do? In any other district he would be expelled for bringing a weapon. In most school districts, if a kid brings advil and gives it away they can be expelled. SO what is the district going to do? Looks to me, they have 2 major issues at hand... How to protect this kid, and if the next kid brings a gun and gets expelled, but they didnt do it to this kid, they will have a big lawsuit on thier hands.
Parents need to step in NOW... Personally I would take my kid out, but that is just me. My kids safety, sanity and best education is a priority..
HE NEEDS TO BE PROTECTED?
I think ALL the other children need to be protected from the 13 year old and the father. Does the father who OWNS THE LOADED GUNS not see the seriousness of locking guns when children live in the home? Take the child out, fine and jail the father, and protect the school children and educate them about this issue. Schools and districts cannot control what happens in the home. That is the PARENTS JOB FIRST!
Tom

Covina, CA

#7 Oct 10, 2009
The Flores Gang is BAD I hope the El Monte police go after them. I feel for the boy and his family.
Racism kills

Kapolei, HI

#8 Oct 10, 2009
The boys father will probably be arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm and parole violation....the truth hurts.
1pissed0arent

Newbury Park, CA

#10 Oct 10, 2009
WTF wrote:
HE TOOK TWO GUNS TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, AND HE IS 13? SHOULDN'T HE BE IN JUNIOR HIGH?
Yea Durfee is a Middle School. its one of those K-8 schools. I attended Durfee YEEEAAARRSSS ago. As far as the boy, He shouldnt get charged with anything because EMF are a bunch of pu***** for messing with a 13 year old boy. How about they man up and start messin with guys there own age who are actually affiliated with a gang and will actually do something back. The kid just needs some counseling and the school needs to have police patrol just the perimeter of the school while the kids are on there way to school in the morning and when they get out in the afternoon. Gangs really piss me off. A bunch of low life pricks who probably couldnt make it out of 6th grade.
Tom Turkey

Glendale, CA

#11 Oct 10, 2009
Okay why did the Tribune have to mention he was black in the very first sentence of the article? This is why there is so much tension amongst racial groups because the media has to get involved.

I agree the school needs to do more to protect this child. Why didn't the child feel he could go to someone if he felt intimated at school??? This shows the lack interest of some school administrators have for their positions. Teachers and administrators need to stop worrying about teaching for the test and get in tune with their students!

Since: Sep 09

Location hidden

#13 Oct 10, 2009
Pus-- ass Flores pus---. A kid can't even walk to school without being threatened and have guns pointed at him. Where the f--- is the police? Where is the enforcement of these Flores pu---. Frickin scum Flores.El Monte is the crap hole of The San Gabriel Valley,full of feces and urine.
el chapo guzman

United States

#14 Oct 10, 2009
Chuck Heston wrote:
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YOU SAID IT. I PROPOSE WE ALLOW EVERY STUDENT, TEACHER, GUIDANCE COUNSELOR and POM POM TOTING CHEERLEADER TO PACK HEAT ON CAMPUS.
IT'S WHAT THE FOUNDING FATHERS FOUGHT AND DIED FOR.
screw the founding founders. they were all members of the illuminati. he packs heat and gets in trouble. the constitution is bullcrap. what did the founding father die and fought for???????
el chapo guzman

United States

#15 Oct 10, 2009
too many black folks are coming south to em from duarte and monrovia. if the crips or bloods come down here its going too be bloody. the latino gangs aint going to let blacks invade their neighborhood.
Ceecee

Whittier, CA

#17 Oct 10, 2009
the poor kid - can you blame him? those disgusting and pathetic gang-bangers should be sent to the front lines in Afghanistan, where REAL MEN FIGHT WITH BRAVERY - but they couldn't cut it because they would run and hide since their 'home boys' couldn't back them up -- they are all just a bunch of COWARDS who hide behind their name tag affiliation and group bravado -- where are your mommies??? what's the matter ... she didn't raise you right? I advise the child's family to move somewhere else since the school and the cops can't protect you from the moronic herds that have nothing to do except harass, threaten, and kill innocent people.
urmom

United States

#18 Oct 10, 2009
sunny,

let's get real and think about this kid's situation. he's not going to school, he's going to a war zone everyday. He's been harassing by gangs and has had guns pointed at him. He's been threatened to be killed and was called racial epithets. that's a life and death situation. it's either he brings gun to protect himself or be killed. It's parent job to not let their kids join gangs. you need put the blame on gangs. i personally feel bad for this kid and hope the parents will talk to the superintendent and principals. I personally would even sue the school for failing to kick out gangs and make schools safe.
Sunny wrote:
<quoted text>
HE NEEDS TO BE PROTECTED?
I think ALL the other children need to be protected from the 13 year old and the father. Does the father who OWNS THE LOADED GUNS not see the seriousness of locking guns when children live in the home? Take the child out, fine and jail the father, and protect the school children and educate them about this issue. Schools and districts cannot control what happens in the home. That is the PARENTS JOB FIRST!
Sandy

Glendora, CA

#19 Oct 10, 2009
Another reason we need to start rounding up illegals and deporting them along with their gang banging anchors!!!
Sandy

Glendora, CA

#20 Oct 10, 2009
Tom Turkey wrote:
Okay why did the Tribune have to mention he was black in the very first sentence of the article? This is why there is so much tension amongst racial groups because the media has to get involved.
I agree the school needs to do more to protect this child. Why didn't the child feel he could go to someone if he felt intimated at school??? This shows the lack interest of some school administrators have for their positions. Teachers and administrators need to stop worrying about teaching for the test and get in tune with their students!
The kid was being harassed because he was Black! you ignorant Turkey
Sandy

Glendora, CA

#21 Oct 10, 2009
Concerned Parent wrote:
So what is the school district going to do now? Clearly, this boy doesn't feel safe at school and doesn't feel the adults are going to help him. And in California, it is his constitutional right to be safe at school. This school district needs to take action.
Morons didn't anyone read the story???? He wasn't targeted AT school he was targeted on the WAY to school (gangbangers don't go to school)- I suppose the school should provide a private security guard to escort every student to school - I thought it was the parents job to see that there kids get to school safely!!!!!!!!!!
Tired of the Bull

Tustin, CA

#22 Oct 10, 2009
El Monte Flowers have to travel in packs. They can't take anyone on in a one to one confrontation. Their parents must be proud of the little wimps they have raised.
i am an american

United States

#23 Oct 10, 2009
In this hour, it is not our respective races which are at stake--it is our nation. Let those who care for their country come forward, white, mexican and Negro, to lead the way through this moment of challenge and decision. Until justice is blind to color, until education is unaware of race, until opportunity is unconcerned with the color of men's skins, we will continue to walk this path with our kids.The law cannot save those who deny it but neither can the law serve any who do not use it. The history of injustice and inequality is a history of disuse of the law. Law has not failed--and is not failing. We as a nation have failed ourselves by not trusting the law and by not using the law to gain sooner the ends of justice which law alone serves.

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