Schools Open After Threat

Schools Open After Threat

There are 18 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Jun 11, 2007, titled Schools Open After Threat. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Lt. J. Paul Vance, a state police spokesman, said police found no explosive devices but were continuing to investigate to determine who called in the threat early Sunday.

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High School Parent

South Windsor, CT

#1 Jun 11, 2007
I hope they do everything in their power to trace that call and throw that P.O.S. in jail.
Cynic

New London, CT

#2 Jun 11, 2007
I bet it was a high school kid who did not want to take exams!
Ann

Jamesville, NC

#3 Jun 11, 2007
I bet this kid had an 8 a.m. exam he didn't study for and just wanted to buy some extra time.
lisa

Southington, CT

#4 Jun 11, 2007
Hopefully, he used the 90 minutes wisely and passes!
Jill

Mount Kisco, NY

#5 Jun 11, 2007
The caller was an "older male", not a student apparently.

“What is this world coming too”

Since: Feb 07

Bridgeport, CT

#6 Jun 11, 2007
Who said the caller was an older male? I haven't read a story about this where they commented on it being an older male. It was probably a kid disguising his voice and trying to get out of classes. Well have him get caught and he permantly wont have classes.
Mike

Storrs Mansfield, CT

#7 Jun 11, 2007
I went to Terryville schools, and pre-Columbine, we used to have bomb threats periodically called in from the pay phone next to the office, because students knew they would get out of classes for the rest of the day.
Justin

Winsted, CT

#8 Jun 11, 2007
The caller is as much a terrorist as the Muslim terror cells. He or she should face the same consequences.
CITIZEN

Farmington, CT

#9 Jun 11, 2007
I agree with HSP; even if it is YOUR kid. (I hope you still agree...)
butane

Wethersfield, CT

#10 Jun 11, 2007
Bomb Threats are a lot more serious now than back in the old days.

If hes smart, he will keep his mouth shut, and would have used a pre-paid cell phone. I don't know how else he could get caught unless somebody recognizes his voice.
Mike

Morganville, NJ

#11 Jun 11, 2007
Ya have to be a real a**hole to do something like that.
High School Parent

South Windsor, CT

#12 Jun 11, 2007
CITIZEN wrote:
I agree with HSP; even if it is YOUR kid.(I hope you still agree...)
But it could never be my kid <smile>
Mom of 5

United States

#13 Jun 11, 2007
The media needs to stop giving these kinds of stories so much attention. All it does is gives these kids more motivation to keep doing it. There should be serious consequences for this kind of threat when and if it is found out who did it. People are scared enough to send kids to school these days. And this new generation of parents demands to know everything the minute something happens. ItÂ’s a wonder the youth of today have a chance to get an education!
CAteacherinCT

Georgetown, CT

#14 Jun 11, 2007
Used to teach high school in California. Bomb threats during exam week were par for the course. Someone above mentioned an "older voice."
The way this generation of parents does not parent should come as no surprise if indeed some overprotective/pal parent pulled this stunt.
Have to admit that this is the first time I have heard of a "bomb caller" giving so much advance notice.
Usually some idiot would go to a pay phone on campus, make the call, and 5 minutes before test time was the evacuation drill. Really makes a teacher mad to have to extend final exam schedule to accommodate these weasels.
The good news is that usually, like today, nobody has been physically harmed.
The cost to the taxpayers is yet another matter.
DJH

“Thinking critically since 1964”

Since: Mar 07

Winsted, CT

#15 Jun 11, 2007
Mom of 5 wrote:
The media needs to stop giving these kinds of stories so much attention. All it does is gives these kids more motivation to keep doing it.....
Absolutely! Moreover, the schools themselves are to blame for taking these things too seriously. There is such a thing as being rational about this.

People need to stop being so thin-skinned and juvenile about these things. A threat so vague that they don't even know what school is involved ... sorry, doesn't cut it.
OMG Not

United States

#16 Jun 11, 2007
DJH wrote:
<quoted text>
Absolutely! Moreover, the schools themselves are to blame for taking these things too seriously. There is such a thing as being rational about this.
People need to stop being so thin-skinned and juvenile about these things. A threat so vague that they don't even know what school is involved ... sorry, doesn't cut it.
Over reacting, thin skinned. You would not be saying that had a device been found or god forbide actually detonated. I would rather they take the threat seriously and no one get hurt, than to bury their heads in the sand and wish they had the opportunity to react differently.

We can no longer dismiss threats as vague and trivial. To many kids have died. WAKE UP!!!!
OKay

Prospect, CT

#17 Jun 11, 2007
I am sure it was some kid or his lazy parents who did this.

I worked for Connecticut National Bank in the corprate offices before they were sold to another bank. Years after the bank was gone I was having drinks with some of my former co-workers and former VPs, etc.

Many of us wondered where the officers and above would disappear to all at once, grabing jackets, briefcases and the like. I asked what was going on when this occured and was told that there were bomb threats and all officers and above were told to leave the premisis leaving the workers there without knowing what was going on.

Our lives meant nothing. We were just typical corporate chattle. So not everyone get evacuated. Nice company, yes?

But, the kid that called this in is most likely just tired of school and 100 pound backpacks stuffed with 16 hours of homework and snapped. All work and no play........! Remember to study hard because Starbucks and Borders want you!!!!!

I am glad that everyone is alright. The right move was made. Better safe than sorry.
DJH

“Thinking critically since 1964”

Since: Mar 07

Winsted, CT

#18 Jun 25, 2007
OMG Not wrote:
<quoted text>
Over reacting, thin skinned. You would not be saying that had a device been found or god forbide actually detonated. I would rather they take the threat seriously and no one get hurt, than to bury their heads in the sand and wish they had the opportunity to react differently.
We can no longer dismiss threats as vague and trivial. To many kids have died. WAKE UP!!!!
Wrong. As I explained (and apparently you missed), a threat so vague that no one can figure out what school is involved, is too vague to act on. Assuming that officials can prevent something based upon such a vague threat, is irrational.

BTW I am quite wide awake. Awake enough to be rational and realize that a vague threat is a vague threat.

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