Police: Sayville girl charged after texting threat -

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With students under increased scrutiny in the wake of the Virginia Tech massacre and a violent plot at Connetquot High School in Bohemia, a 12-year-old Sayville girl was arrested yesterday after she sent an ...

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Bob0

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Sep 12, 2007
 
Who cares?????
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Sep 12, 2007
 
The trouble is that our society has become so "tolerant" of bad behavour that we allow disturbed individuals to walk free amoung us. Many of these people present a physical threat at any given moment. Those that do not present a physical threat certainly diminish the quality of life for the rest of us. It is time to draw a tighter, firmer line in the sand. If you exhibit a mental disorder you must be treated for it. The treatments are no longer archaic, frightening, surgery and shock treatments. For the most part they require talk therapy and possibly treating chemical imbalances of the brain. Criminalizing mental illness is not the solution. Mandatory treatment is the solution.
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#4
Sep 12, 2007
 
Sad world. Stupidity that used to land you in the principal's office now gets you arrested and in Newsday. Oh, the power of computers and sickness of school violence.
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Sep 12, 2007
 
I recall that when I was in high school I had threatened to "kill" someone on more than one occassion. I never did kill anyone, it was a figure of speech. Although i think threats at the very least should be checked out. This is not news. Every child in that school is going to know the identity of the 12 year old girl by 9:15 am. We are talking about a twelve year old child going through very difficult changes in their life. Now this child is the center of attention, making their trip into puberty even that much harder. Lets not blow everything out of proportion, because of other incidents.
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Sep 12, 2007
 
guest wrote:
I recall that when I was in high school I had threatened to "kill" someone on more than one occassion. I never did kill anyone, it was a figure of speech. Although i think threats at the very least should be checked out. This is not news. Every child in that school is going to know the identity of the 12 year old girl by 9:15 am. We are talking about a twelve year old child going through very difficult changes in their life. Now this child is the center of attention, making their trip into puberty even that much harder. Lets not blow everything out of proportion, because of other incidents.
I agree. I played football and people in the audience made signs and such that said "Kill the Bulldogs". We didn't actually kill anybody and we didn't think those students were making threats. Pretty soon students will only be able to cheer "Plense engage in athletic contest".
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Sep 12, 2007
 
My child goes to this middle school and I am sure knows this girl. The school has to take every threat reported seriously for legal reasons. When we went to high school there were not specific laws and policies regarding this type of behavior as there are now. So, from a legal standpoint the district must act on it.
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Sep 12, 2007
 
As if we need further evidence that we are living in a police state.
This is very sad for a 12 yr old to be charged for what used to be considered "mischief". Maybe she's troubled, maybe she's been bullied, but she's a child. A good talking-to and a chore like washing the blackboards in school used to be the remedy for this kind of infraction.
My friends and I made prank phone calls when we were kids, sometimes with threats. We never hurt anyone and there was no intention of violence. Just kids trying to act like big-shots...

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Sep 12, 2007
 
It is getting a little over the top with this zero tolerance. The problem is situations like Columbine and Virginia Tech remind us of what happens when we ignore things like this. Should this 12 yo been arrested? Probably not. She should have been talked to and evaluated by a professional to determine if this is a serious threat or just joking. She had to take this as a lesson learned.
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Sep 12, 2007
 
Really getting tired of the hype surrounding adolescent nonsense.

Couldn't we be using these resources a bit more wisely?

The paranoia shown by Long Islanders is astounding. Too much pot in your youth, aye!
Spare Me

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Sep 12, 2007
 
NewYC wrote:
It is getting a little over the top with this zero tolerance. The problem is situations like Columbine and Virginia Tech remind us of what happens when we ignore things like this. Should this 12 yo been arrested? Probably not. She should have been talked to and evaluated by a professional to determine if this is a serious threat or just joking. She had to take this as a lesson learned.
Columbine and Virginia Tech are meant to remind us that we need to "love our neighbor". When people forget, tragedy happens.

Stop wasting time with all the paranoid action. You're turning our kids into neurotic little morons.
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Sep 12, 2007
 
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We do! And so would you if this was your child's school.
Meds making you panic? My kids do go to these schools. Nothing to worry about here. Try relaxing and teaching your child to take care of themselves then you won't need to be so self absorbed and paranoid.
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Sep 12, 2007
 
Pendulum wrote:
The trouble is that our society has become so "tolerant" of bad behavour that we allow disturbed individuals to walk free amoung us. Many of these people present a physical threat at any given moment. Those that do not present a physical threat certainly diminish the quality of life for the rest of us. It is time to draw a tighter, firmer line in the sand. If you exhibit a mental disorder you must be treated for it. The treatments are no longer archaic, frightening, surgery and shock treatments. For the most part they require talk therapy and possibly treating chemical imbalances of the brain. Criminalizing mental illness is not the solution. Mandatory treatment is the solution.
You first. If you're so frightened of everything, you have the problem.
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Sep 12, 2007
 
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I don't think you ever played football or any other sport. Kids will be kids but in this day and age we must be careful. Playing football 50 yrs ago has nothing to do with the
arachibutyrophobia that has over taken our society. Do us all a favor STAY OFF THIS POST, NOBODY CARES WHAT YOU THINK, JUST LISTEN TO ME!
WELL AINT YOU THE BULLY!!!!!
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Sep 12, 2007
 
Maybe it wasn’t a threat and the girls clairvoyant and it was a foretell
WOODY FROM ST JAMES

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Sep 12, 2007
 
I'M NOT STICKING UP FOR THIS CHILD....BUT.... A LOW QUALITY LAWYER WILL GET THIS CHARGE BOUNCED OUT SO FAST,& SIMPLE, IT WILL NOT BE FUNNY!!!! IF A PERSON SAYS TO ANOTHER ''SOMEONE IS GOING TO DIE TOMARROW'' THAT IS NOT A THREAT!!!! BECAUSE....SOMEONE DOES DIE EVERY DAY!!! IT'S A FIGURE OF SPEECH...... AS FOR KIDS WITH CELL PHONES, & TEXT MESSAGES.....IT'S WAY OUT OF CONTROL.....AND..... WITH ALL OF MY KNOW IT ALL IDEAS.....I'M AT A LOSS FOR A SOLUTION FOR THIS ONE.....MAYBE PARENTS NEED TO BE PARENTS AGAIN!!!!
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#19
Sep 12, 2007
 
is it just me or is there anyone else getting pi$$ed off at our police-state? Am I the only one so pi$$ed off that I want to lash out and do something horrible to people? Oh wait I should not have said that, now the government is going to send agents to my house, confiscate my stuff, treat me as a terrorist and make me an example. Good bye everyone. See you all back here in 20 years. Also how much longer will it be until name calling is a crime since we are headed that way?
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Sep 12, 2007
 
There is indeed a need for restructuring the Child as a whole while he/she was in the age of 4 to 12. a Proper Guidance is required, some time Parents tend to loss their Cool to Child and b/w themselves... These are very important areas
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Sep 12, 2007
 
WOODY FROM ST JAMES wrote:
MAYBE PARENTS NEED TO BE PARENTS AGAIN!!!!
We cant. We are working 2 jobs so that we can have a house for us and our children to live in.
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Sep 12, 2007
 
It's unfortunate we have to take precautions like this....but it is better to be safe than sorry. However, I still believe in the wooden spoon!!!!
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Sep 12, 2007
 
Backdoor wrote:
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I don't think you ever played football or any other sport. Kids will be kids but in this day and age we must be careful. Playing football 50 yrs ago has nothing to do with the
arachibutyrophobia that has over taken our society. Do us all a favor STAY OFF THIS POST, NOBODY CARES WHAT YOU THINK, JUST LISTEN TO ME!
Yeah ok we will all listen to you lol

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