A juvenile arrested in an Ironton sch...

A juvenile arrested in an Ironton schools threatening calls case

There are 35 comments on the WAMX-FM Huntington story from Sep 7, 2011, titled A juvenile arrested in an Ironton schools threatening calls case. In it, WAMX-FM Huntington reports that:

Lawrence County, Ohio Sheriff Jeff Lawless says a 12 year old boy attending Ironton Middle School faces multiple charges for allegedly phoning in a threat Tuesday morning which led to the early dismissal of Ironton City Schools.

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#1 Sep 7, 2011
I hope that the child hasn't ruined his life with this stunt. Children, that is what he is, don't always think about consequences and do things that are stupid. This time the stunt involved HOMELAND security. These guys like to fry people without any cause. Hope they give the child another chance to be a child and not make him into a criminal for life. Parents, I am praying for you and your child.
its pitiful

United States

#2 Sep 7, 2011
no theyll create a criminal by putting him in jail till hes 18. homeland security will see to it yet they still let arabs on planes in this country. i mean all he wanted was out of school. homeland security should investigate the school to why this child went to such extreme to do so.
opinion

Flatwoods, KY

#3 Sep 7, 2011
I agree, he is only a child, however, IF he is a child that is constantly in trouble then something needs to be done. Sadly, this day and age, these things can't be taken lightly. Kids these days come in and shoot up the schools! There were a lot of scared kids there yesterday. I can see giving another chance if it was a child that wasn't always getting in fights and in trouble (which it could have been), but if a child repeatedly gets in trouble, maybe this will straighten them up.
parent

United States

#4 Sep 7, 2011
My kindergarten child was released early yesterday - not only was she scared but so was I. The kids see it as a fun way to get out of school but the parents - especially when you're new to the school atmosphere - were thinking "What if it's real this time?" With teens carrying guns and getting killed with them, with so many drug abusers, so many people in bad, desperate situations, this is not a simple prank, it's terrifying. He deserves severe punishment and maybe if his parents had done that early on Homeland Security wouldn't be doing it now.
5 star

Lebanon, KY

#5 Sep 7, 2011
So sad that this kid had to do this to get out of school. Couldn't he come up to put his fingers down his throat to puke, fake stomach cramps No he or she choice to call a bomb threat in. Punishment is a must but hopefully therapy will be there too.
its pitiful

United States

#6 Sep 8, 2011
first thing that needs done is bring back the board in schools. i dont remember anyone going to a detention center. or anyone bringing a gun to school when they got their ass busted for it there. saved alot tax dollars and bullshit.
all4it

United States

#7 Sep 8, 2011
Put paddle and prayer back in schools pledge of allegance teach your children well
too harsh

Dublin, OH

#8 Sep 8, 2011
I know a lot of the things I did as a kid might land me in jail if done today. Toilet papering,tic-tac ing, and riding car fenders on the ice. The crime needs to fit the punishment. And honestly, the person taking the call could not decipher the seriousness of the call?
I know it is a different world today, but a little common sense goes a long way. This kid will probably be punished harder than a lot of adults who do much more harm to their own children.
too harsh

United States

#9 Sep 8, 2011
p.s. If the threat was creditable why did they keep the kids at school for so long? The bomb would have exploded 3 hours later.
its pitiful

United States

#10 Sep 8, 2011
all4it wrote:
Put paddle and prayer back in schools pledge of allegance teach your children well
the paddle? yes but prayer does not need to be forced on anyone.
its pitiful

United States

#11 Sep 8, 2011
too harsh wrote:
p.s. If the threat was creditable why did they keep the kids at school for so long? The bomb would have exploded 3 hours later.
what are the odds of a 12 year having access to demolitions? and that should tell you everything you need to know about our homeland security.
its pitiful

United States

#12 Sep 8, 2011
too harsh wrote:
I know a lot of the things I did as a kid might land me in jail if done today. Toilet papering,tic-tac ing, and riding car fenders on the ice. The crime needs to fit the punishment. And honestly, the person taking the call could not decipher the seriousness of the call?
I know it is a different world today, but a little common sense goes a long way. This kid will probably be punished harder than a lot of adults who do much more harm to their own children.
child services funding needs cut in this country. no one is aloud to discipline their kids. if they were around when i was a i kid my parents and alot of others would be on deathrow right now.
angry birds

Morehead, KY

#13 Sep 8, 2011
I saw dont ruin the kids life via Jail or Juvenille correction. Expell him from the school system, allowing him to go to a neighboring school, not to put the child off on another school just to develop some since of normalcy for the child. I say give him a very high amount of community service hours and have him fulfill them in various ways. Psych help, and evenb house arrest on weekends and during all breaks this school year, and even over christmas break. Make his immediate life hell, but dont screw the kid up for life.
Karma

Ashland, KY

#14 Sep 8, 2011
too harsh wrote:
p.s. If the threat was creditable why did they keep the kids at school for so long? The bomb would have exploded 3 hours later.
I agree they said the call was made at 7:49 and they didnt start letting kids out until 11, my child wasnt let out untill 11:30. If it would have been a real threat it could have turned out bad.
homer

Elyria, OH

#15 Sep 8, 2011
Needed to be in school long enough to count for a day of school
Karma

Ashland, KY

#16 Sep 8, 2011
homer wrote:
Needed to be in school long enough to count for a day of school
If thats the case then that is a poor reason, if this was a REAL threat what would happen if it happened before it could be counted as a school day?
Amen

New York, NY

#17 Sep 8, 2011
all4it wrote:
Put paddle and prayer back in schools pledge of allegance teach your children well
well said!!!!! Sad we have to pay for private schools so our children can pray!!! But thank God for those schools!!
know your facts

Bellefontaine, OH

#18 Sep 8, 2011
For your information, we did not receive the call that way...it was left on an answering machine...we have a zero tolerance for bomb threats...we have specific procedures we have to follow and over 1000 students to get home..we were on lock down first and then the police determined the rest....I can't stand it when idiots get on here and act like they know everything....
its pitiful

United States

#19 Sep 8, 2011
know your facts wrote:
For your information, we did not receive the call that way...it was left on an answering machine...we have a zero tolerance for bomb threats...we have specific procedures we have to follow and over 1000 students to get home..we were on lock down first and then the police determined the rest....I can't stand it when idiots get on here and act like they know everything....
i hope you lose your job and then starve to death over this you god damned parasite.
pack

Columbus, OH

#20 Sep 8, 2011
its pitiful wrote:
<quoted text>i hope you lose your job and then starve to death over this you god damned parasite.
Really? First, you defend the kid who threatend the school and then you blamed claim that bringing back the paddles in school will cure all. Finally, you talk down to somebody who was evidently directly in the school.

How about this: We as parents take responsible for our own children and stop looking to the school and the rest of society to take care of our own kids. AS for paddling in school......HELL NO! Nobody will touch one of my kids. the kid wanted to pull a stupid stunt like that and he should be punished. He will no go to a group home until he is 18, but he very well could for a couple of years.

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