Fights at Stamford High leave one stu...

Fights at Stamford High leave one student hospitalized, another...

There are 249 comments on the Stamford Advocate story from Jan 31, 2009, titled Fights at Stamford High leave one student hospitalized, another.... In it, Stamford Advocate reports that:

Two Stamford High School students were seriously injured after two related fights erupted Friday afternoon at the school's rear parking lot, police said Saturday.

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Meggd

Piscataway, NJ

#44 Feb 2, 2009
This was my bestfriend who got sent to the ICU.
This was my friend who sent Malcolm to the ICU.
Stay strong malcolm. stay strong autsin.
kim

Westport, CT

#45 Feb 2, 2009
How is this all Stamford Highs fault? This happened after hours in a parking lot? Two of the students were from Westhill, another from Darien, they didn't belong there. And they obviously have no regard for human life beating other people like that? I wonder if they learned this violent behavior in their own homes?
The typical day at Stamford High for most students would be going about their day going from class to class. Perhaps they are be involved in after school activities, clubs or sports. On Friday SHS students had a bake sale in support of a sick fellow classmate. The staff and students are not to blame! These predators who did this, did not belong there in the first place and could have done this at any school or parking lot in any town.
Meggd

Piscataway, NJ

#46 Feb 2, 2009
DimeBagMalloy wrote:
If the police cared,it would not happen.
This is Stamford.
Live with it.
Consider it your tax dollars at work!
Good job Rodney Bass.
Rodney Bass has absolutely nothing to do with this.
I GO to SHS. THE PERSON THAT WAS HURT was MY BEST FRIEND.
The person who hurt him was a GREAT friend of mine as well.
ALL OF YOU SO CALLED ADULTS ARE RETARDED. You don't know what goes down in Stamford High. Honestly. Everyday you walk into that school of 185 years of it standing there wondering what will happen today. Mr. Bass's daughter was bullied in hs, and he sent her to sacred heart. He has a very low tolerance for bully/fights. I'm not going to lie, the fights there are terrible. The drama there is terrible. The school isn't. Especially the administrators. It's the KIDS that make it bad. So watch what you say. Austin (one who beat up malcolm), was honestly trying to defend him self. I was there. I saw the fight. MALCOLM STARTED IT. What I don't get now, is how you ALL think you know SO MUCH about stamford high. You all can see the negative, but never the positive right? What's worst is, that kids who weren't even involved (like myself) have everything tapped by the police. It's a fricken high school fight! What do u expect? What about the Virginia tech case where he killed all those innocent people. You can't tell me this is worst. Honestly non of you have the right to say anything about stamford high, unless you ACTUALLY experienced it there in the past 5 years. Some adults. You all are pathetic to me.
Go knights! I love the school. What happened was terrible. There is nothing u can do about it. So just stop talking about it.
Meggd

Piscataway, NJ

#47 Feb 2, 2009
Your wrong wrote:
<quoted text> Maybe you should have been there to see who was really there. I saw 2 security guards running to the parking lot right before the fight. You make yourself sound rediculous.
WHAT R U TALKING ABOUT "MY CHILID"
there IS ALWAYS ADULTS IN THE BACK OF THE SCHOOL DURING DISMISSLE
Meggd

Piscataway, NJ

#48 Feb 2, 2009
mychildsadvocate wrote:
I do realize how big SHS is BUT there was NO security or administrators at the back exit of the school DURING dismissal....I don't think that it is alot to ask to have adults present at dismissal. That is the busiest time of the day and how many adults work in that school?? Enough to supervise dismissal!! Bus drivers passing without doing a single thing to stop that fight. Disgusting! That child was clearly outnumbered and had an adult been present,it would have been stopped long before that final blow to the head.
The kids are to blame as well, thei values are clearly not good ones if they could go that far. We also have to ask how were 3 students fro another school able to gain access. Again, MORE ADULT SUPERVISION is obviously required!!!! Ultimately the school is responsible for their lack of supervision. THIS WAS NO LITTLE FIGHT.
That could have been your child!!! Need I say more.
what r u talking about? I GO TO THIS SCHOOL!
there is always supervision in the back during the end of the day. Shut up! U sound so stupid right now, honestly! U have no idea what ur talking about. Try going there, then saying something.
Vox Pop

Amston, CT

#49 Feb 2, 2009
They are still teaching English at SHS, aren't they?
Core

Bronx, NY

#50 Feb 2, 2009
Judge Roy Bean wrote:
<quoted text>
Start charging them all as adults. No more getting off the hook for being a minor or juvenile. And throw the book at them.
Couldn't have said it better. There are always going to be HS fights, but someone going to the hospital??
cards

United States

#51 Feb 2, 2009
Why would 3 kids that don't go to the school go to another school's lot if they were not looking for trouble? ALso, I highly doubt the victim started it. It sounds like like someone started a fight that can't fight when he started to get his but kicked his friends helped out. what happened to the old days where it was one on one and fair fight? No matter what these 2 victims said I doubt they deserved to be put near death. one anyway. All attackers should be tried as adults and sent away.
Concerned citizen

Madison, NJ

#52 Feb 2, 2009
My past experience with SHS at dismissal includes
a few security guards, principal, a few other administrators hanging out in front of the school watching the traffic in the one way driveway.
I'm sure that a few others are also monitoring the bus departures in the back of the school. I have stood in both areas and did not have a clear view of the student parking lot. What's wrong with that picture. Most afterschool disturbances will occur in the student parking lot afterschool.
In past situations that I am aware of at SHS the victim usually has a history of poor behavior at school. Although the school seems to overlook these incidents to protect thier reputation, maybe these students should have been held accountable for his/her actions in the first place and future incidents may not have to occur.
I am not familiar with Mr.Bass's policies all of my experience has been with previous administrations.
Mr. Bass has his hands full at SHS, he was handed a mess from the previous administrator, MS. Korashetz,
and some of his administrators and other employees
also leave alot to be desired.
I am very grateful that my children survived SHS with only emotional damage and not physical....
CtMC

Boston, MA

#53 Feb 2, 2009
Life will prove that high school kids that are bullies or fighters will be losers later in life. All the fighters from my high school past have the ugliest wives, smallest paychecks and quite frankly the lamest lives. Enjoy the fact that you think you are cool now because you will inevitably be the biggest losers for the rest of your lives.
info

United States

#54 Feb 2, 2009
Anyone know the names of the 2 victims or the 3 attackers besides that 18 year old Darien kid the paper printed?
Stamford Grad 85

United States

#55 Feb 2, 2009
Renee wrote:
Does anyone ever truly have factual information?
Nah, no one ever does, they just keep thinking they have the correct answers but don't know anything.
Stamford Grad 85

United States

#56 Feb 2, 2009
Grant wrote:
I think it would be instructive to know the ethnic background of the miscreants. Perhaps this was a racial mixup?
High school aged kids usually have reached an age level where the use of fisticuffs or force is behind them.
But of course, its a racial mixup...... white americans don't do this. according to your comment. I guess it's only the minorities who do.
Get really white americans did this and they didn't even go to SHS. And some people are trying to find an excuse. There is no excuse for them to be at a different school during dismisle. It was all plan, it's sad how the racial thing quickly comes up as a mix up.....
SHS grad

United States

#57 Feb 2, 2009
Concerned citizen wrote:
My past experience with SHS at dismissal includes
a few security guards, principal, a few other administrators hanging out in front of the school watching the traffic in the one way driveway.
I'm sure that a few others are also monitoring the bus departures in the back of the school. I have stood in both areas and did not have a clear view of the student parking lot. What's wrong with that picture. Most afterschool disturbances will occur in the student parking lot afterschool.
In past situations that I am aware of at SHS the victim usually has a history of poor behavior at school. Although the school seems to overlook these incidents to protect thier reputation, maybe these students should have been held accountable for his/her actions in the first place and future incidents may not have to occur.
I am not familiar with Mr.Bass's policies all of my experience has been with previous administrations.
Mr. Bass has his hands full at SHS, he was handed a mess from the previous administrator, MS. Korashetz,
and some of his administrators and other employees
also leave alot to be desired.
I am very grateful that my children survived SHS with only emotional damage and not physical....
Things happen no matter what school you go to, it all come back to what is going on in the home. I Graduated from SHS, I had 1 child that graduated from there with no problems what so ever. We keep an open relationship at home about everthing. I have 2 kids there now and we still have that open relationship at home. They do sports and work part-time. As a parent I always keep an open door with my kids. Both my husband and I work, but we make sure that our kids come first. If Mom is not there, dad will be.
It's sad that this happened, and especially that those 3 kids not for SHS were there with a horrible purpose. they need to stay locked up and please lose the damn key....
fed up

Madison, NJ

#58 Feb 2, 2009
With all the gag violence and teenage drug problems in Stamford why aren't there police cars at the entrance and exits of the 2 larger public high schools at dismissal time.
There are hundreds of police officers on ditch jobs all over town, arent our children worth the protecting!!
fed up

Madison, NJ

#59 Feb 2, 2009
SHS grad wrote:
<quoted text>
Things happen no matter what school you go to, it all come back to what is going on in the home. I Graduated from SHS, I had 1 child that graduated from there with no problems what so ever. We keep an open relationship at home about everthing. I have 2 kids there now and we still have that open relationship at home. They do sports and work part-time. As a parent I always keep an open door with my kids. Both my husband and I work, but we make sure that our kids come first. If Mom is not there, dad will be.
It's sad that this happened, and especially that those 3 kids not for SHS were there with a horrible purpose. they need to stay locked up and please lose the damn key....
I also have an open policy with my children, I am a stay at home mom, they were also very bright honor roll students at SHS and held resonsible part time jobs. They were bullied to the point of having to be home schooled because they were not safe at SHS. To no avail numerous request were made to administration for assistance in this matter .
We finally gave up.
I agree with you that some parents are not thier for thier children, but I know for a fact that some of these boys have very good parents.
SICKENED

Newtown, CT

#61 Feb 2, 2009
This is absolutely disgusting. I think it is pretty well known that some of these kids have been in trouble before. And once again their parents will come to their defense and try to place blame with the injured kids. They will once again make excuses for the terrible acts of their kids. These kids should be incarcerated and treated as adults. Their parents should be sent to parenting classes because they are doing a LOUSY job and have created monsters who think it is ok to beat people almost to death.
shs grad 07

Orono, ME

#62 Feb 2, 2009
This is crazy! I cant believe how some people are talking about my high school. Once again the Advocate is blowing up things which happen at Stamford High, like nothing like this has ever happened at Greenwich High or any of the other surrounding high schools. If you have never attended Stamford High then please dont talk you have nothing to say and your opinions mean nothing to me! Yes there are problems at Stamford High but dont put it on the security guards how are 6 or 7 people suppose to keep over 1000 people in order? Come on now!
Dont be hasty

North Brunswick, NJ

#63 Feb 2, 2009
There are a lot of comments here, placing blame on everybody and every thing, with little to no blame on the individuals involved.
These types of things have always happened and will continue. You can't change human nature, violence is always present.
The problem I see is the passing of the buck. Most of this forum is guilty of it.
How about, these kids are to blame and need to be held responsible, ITS THEIR FAULT! It's ingrained in younger peoples head that they can do whatever they want. After all, it's not really their fault...
Just re-read most of the "blame" posts.
Grant

North Brunswick, NJ

#64 Feb 2, 2009
Stamford Grad 85 wrote:
<quoted text>
But of course, its a racial mixup...... white americans don't do this. according to your comment. I guess it's only the minorities who do.
Get really white americans did this and they didn't even go to SHS. And some people are trying to find an excuse. There is no excuse for them to be at a different school during dismisle. It was all plan, it's sad how the racial thing quickly comes up as a mix up.....
Your interpretation of my question is in fact racial - a likely reason for an altercation would be that of differentials such as white on black or black on hispanic. While the most likely reason for an altercation might be ethnic differentials a differential could be say intelligence. Example - a black boy in the Bronx (US Army father) who had been to school in Germany and was the smartest kid by a mile in his high school was beaten up by other black kids. The reason: he didnt have the dumb dropout mindset of the others.

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