Middle school evacuated in bomb scare...

Middle school evacuated in bomb scare hoax

There are 23 comments on the Grayson News Gazette story from Oct 20, 2010, titled Middle school evacuated in bomb scare hoax. In it, Grayson News Gazette reports that:

As students were being released from school for the day on Monday, October 18, Grayson County Middle School officials received a call from the E-911 Center stating that a bomb threat was reported.

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stupid punks

Chesapeake, VA

#1 Oct 20, 2010
who was the person who started the bomb threat?
ssshhhh

Greensburg, KY

#3 Oct 20, 2010
thats real safe... the teachers, staff searching the building. what a load of B.S., SINCE WHEN IS ANYBODY IN THE STAFF TRAINED TO SEARCH FOR BOMBS???? for that matter, is any county, city official trained, on finding, disarming a bomb???jesus!!!!You can make a bomb out of just about anything, people!!!
these crackerjacks, need to be trained, or call a trained person that deals with this type of situation.cause one day, you never really know these days, that hoax, might be the real thing.
hrm

Elizabethtown, KY

#5 Oct 21, 2010
you know I found it a little strange for them to say that teachers and staff searched the school because back in the day when there was a bomb threat after they evacuated all the students an actual BOMB squad came to the school and searched every inch of the school...So i'm not sure what happened. Obviously I wasn't there, but I did find it to be a little peculiar that staff and teachers searched..99% of the time it's usually a hoax, but what would happen if that 1% happened? this day and age you can never tell.. it's actually pretty scary.

But anyhow, I really hope they find the person who was behind this and they are taught a lesson..definitely NOT something to joke about.
agreed

Scottsville, KY

#6 Oct 21, 2010
hrm wrote:
you know I found it a little strange for them to say that teachers and staff searched the school because back in the day when there was a bomb threat after they evacuated all the students an actual BOMB squad came to the school and searched every inch of the school...So i'm not sure what happened. Obviously I wasn't there, but I did find it to be a little peculiar that staff and teachers searched..99% of the time it's usually a hoax, but what would happen if that 1% happened? this day and age you can never tell.. it's actually pretty scary.
But anyhow, I really hope they find the person who was behind this and they are taught a lesson..definitely NOT something to joke about.
I was laughing when I read the article that the cops and the emergency management guy stood outside while the teachers searched? what the hel-? are they wussies or what an since when is it the teachers responsibility to look for a bomb?? When i was in schoool the school was evacuated and the bomb squad and cops with dogs looked through the school. If I had been a teacher there, I would have stood outside and told the guy who is in charge of emergency disaster to go in and check it himself or get the appropriate people to. My god I guess if one had went off tehy would have run and hid. I guess grayson county disaster management folks need to do some work on their bomb threat procedures!!! I know for a fact the county where I'm from does not have the teachers look for anything!!
wait a minute

Leitchfield, KY

#7 Oct 21, 2010
OK, There are a few who made comment about this, but, it should be expressed by all!!! Why, with all the Emergency Responders on site, Why did the teachers and staff do the search of the school!!!
This is a serious situation. If the school was on fire and someone trapped on the second floor, fire dept on scene, would you allow a teacher to go in and do the rescue???
Our Emergency responders are trained to do the job. The teachers are trained to teach...
The things that could have gone wrong are exponential.
Who would have been held responsible if it had? This is the person who should comment next.
citizen

Lexington, KY

#8 Oct 21, 2010
agreed wrote:
<quoted text> I was laughing when I read the article that the cops and the emergency management guy stood outside while the teachers searched? what the hel-? are they wussies or what an since when is it the teachers responsibility to look for a bomb?? When i was in schoool the school was evacuated and the bomb squad and cops with dogs looked through the school. If I had been a teacher there, I would have stood outside and told the guy who is in charge of emergency disaster to go in and check it himself or get the appropriate people to. My god I guess if one had went off tehy would have run and hid. I guess grayson county disaster management folks need to do some work on their bomb threat procedures!!! I know for a fact the county where I'm from does not have the teachers look for anything!!
That is kind of scary that they did not take this serious enough to send professionals in to check for a bomb, Gosh and my kids go to these schools..very scary
Tips

Germany

#9 Oct 21, 2010
wait a minute wrote:
OK, There are a few who made comment about this, but, it should be expressed by all!!! Why, with all the Emergency Responders on site, Why did the teachers and staff do the search of the school!!!
This is a serious situation. If the school was on fire and someone trapped on the second floor, fire dept on scene, would you allow a teacher to go in and do the rescue???
Our Emergency responders are trained to do the job. The teachers are trained to teach...
The things that could have gone wrong are exponential.
Who would have been held responsible if it had? This is the person who should comment next.
My thoughts exactly!
what

Scottsville, KY

#10 Oct 21, 2010
Tips wrote:
<quoted text>
My thoughts exactly!
What would have happened?? I think we all know the answer to that!! We would have had a school with no teachers, they all would be deceased and there wouldn't be a school for the kids to attend, then would come the law suits on the county state or whatever for the idiotic decision to let teachers look for a bomb!! blows my mind for sure!! We would have still had the cops and the bomb squad and the guy over emergency management though, guess that would account for something!! LOL
ummm

Athens, OH

#11 Oct 21, 2010
I'm pretty sure Leitchfield does not have a bomb squad. Just sayin.
I think

Elizabethtown, KY

#12 Oct 21, 2010
I'm pretty sure the Kentucky State Police have one.
well

Bedias, TX

#13 Oct 21, 2010
The reason the staff searched is because they were looking for anything unusual. A few years ago the protocol was changed from police coming and searching to the people who were actually there every day and knew what was ordinary and what was not.
The principal was site commander until he felt it was necessary for the police to take over. They were there to assist the principal anyway they could. He made the call to let the teacher and staff search and then when he felt comfortable there was nothing there he advised there was no need for further searching.
SHEESH everyone wants to make a huge deal out of nothing. WHat did we do before Topix was here to set the world straight
Grandma

Cub Run, KY

#14 Oct 21, 2010
This is a HUGE DEAL.I have 2 grandchildren that go to this school and God forbid something happen to one of them.This county needs a better plan where children are concerned.
Haunted

Elizabethtown, KY

#15 Oct 21, 2010
The principal is not qualified to be site commander in this type scenario.
Parent

Cecilia, KY

#16 Oct 21, 2010
Mr. Blain and the middle school staff do a great job of keeping our children safe. I appreciate the way things were handled in evacuating the students quickly and then the staff who know the building doing the search. If anything had been found out of the ordinary, emergency crews would have taken over.
well

Bedias, TX

#17 Oct 22, 2010
Grandma wrote:
This is a HUGE DEAL.I have 2 grandchildren that go to this school and God forbid something happen to one of them.This county needs a better plan where children are concerned.
Your two grandchildren were taken to safety immediately and not in harms way AS SOON AS THE CALL CAME FROM THE 911 office ( EVEN before the police and fire department arrived) And the teachers and staff are trained in this protocol.
Instead of being so of the way things were handled maybe some time should be spent looking at who the kid was who cause this stir up to begin with and him.her as well as his/her parents should be arrested for the phone call
geez

Chesapeake, VA

#18 Oct 22, 2010
mr blain wouldnt let anyone go in there and search...i guess he was wanting the attention...trust me, we was ready to go in there and look around for anything but we couldnt due to the words from the principle...yeah its pretty stupid that he didnt let us but its his school...yano
Yeah right

Nashville, TN

#19 Oct 22, 2010
The leadership of the middle school did a bang-up job last year of keeping everybody safe when a man attending a choral concert was stabbed in the third row from the stage.

And the superintendent's response to changes in security measures at the school: "Isolated incident, nothing to worry about. Move along people....."
Dd jailer

Detroit, MI

#20 Oct 22, 2010
geez wrote:
mr blain wouldnt let anyone go in there and search...i guess he was wanting the attention...trust me, we was ready to go in there and look around for anything but we couldnt due to the words from the principle...yeah its pretty stupid that he didnt let us but its his school...yano
Don't know what emergency service you are with making a statement like this , but you better check the protocols from your dept. Before you start running that mouth.
ssshhh

Greensburg, KY

#21 Oct 23, 2010
well wrote:
The reason the staff searched is because they were looking for anything unusual. A few years ago the protocol was changed from police coming and searching to the people who were actually there every day and knew what was ordinary and what was not.
The principal was site commander until he felt it was necessary for the police to take over. They were there to assist the principal anyway they could. He made the call to let the teacher and staff search and then when he felt comfortable there was nothing there he advised there was no need for further searching.
SHEESH everyone wants to make a huge deal out of nothing. WHat did we do before Topix was here to set the world straight
since when does a person that works at a business or school tell the cops what to do in any situation like this what to do??? but being that NOBODY from any of the emergency services from this county are actually trained in handling bombs. or how to even look for one , it about the same thing as the cops looking.. it would take hrs. to actually comb that building. you can make a bomb out of just about anything, put in it anything. backpack, locker, briefcase, etc. depends what the explosives are, its not the blast that does the damage, its the concussion. glad there was'nt a actual bomb, if there was & it went off, killed people then , everybody would be blaming each other(school, cops, etc).
ssshhh

Greensburg, KY

#22 Oct 23, 2010
[trained??????? hell they can't even handle the kids without calling the cops, putting them into therapy, calling the parents and whining....geez. now they're trained to look for bombs?? what schooling, hands on experince they got?? what a film? read a manual? listened to a lecture ..from a manual? or was it a internet thing??? they are about as trained as a monkey is for this stuff .

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