20 Bolingbrook High School students expelled for fighting

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High School who were involved in a brawl at the school this month have been expelled and advised to attend an alternative high school in Joliet , the Valley View District 365U board decided Friday night.

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Feb 23, 2008
 
Bolingbrook, the new innercity.
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The comments here are unseemly but not surprising. Perhaps the Jack Nicholson line in the movie is appropriate here...is the Chicago Tribune telling its readers the whole story? Are the students involved black? Is there a racial angle to this story? If so, and the Trib is not printing this...I guess they are saying to its readers..."YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!"
As Pontius Pilate asked Jesus, "What is truth?" What does the race of the kids matter, unless it's to reinforce prejudice? Many kids were at many schools yesterday and there was a fight at one--big whoops.Sounds more like administration ignored problems until there was a dangerous escalation of rage.
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Feb 23, 2008
 
HELLO !!!!!
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Feb 23, 2008
 
what about the mom with three last names (something-something-butts)? is she behind bars? i'm guessing she is one of the adults arrested... does anyone know if she's out on bail or what she's been charged with?
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Feb 23, 2008
 
sounds like administration was AFRAID to address the situation. sounds like the "adults" who were arrested might be affiliated with a gang.
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Taht's nice.
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That's nice.

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Feb 23, 2008
 
Glad to see the school board took the proper action and kicked them out. Tax dollars should be spent on the best and the brightest, not on wastes of oxygen.

If any of them has an ounce of sense, they'll enroll in the alternative school...but I kind of doubt that. Hopefully, this will deter a thug or two from instigating brawls.
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The comments here are unseemly but not surprising. Perhaps the Jack Nicholson line in the movie is appropriate here...is the Chicago Tribune telling its readers the whole story? Are the students involved black? Is there a racial angle to this story? If so, and the Trib is not printing this...I guess they are saying to its readers..."YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!"
For many years, I have listened to blacks say that white people don't know how to deal with them, that they just don't understand the black culture. What's to understand? In American society, we do not accept violence in our schools, no matter what color you are. Are you suggesting that they get a pass because they are black? Oh, I know, here it comes. Do whites get the same punishment when they fight at this school? I don't know and neither do you. If they don't they should. This is about the safety of all students, not black and white. Racism against blacks still exists in our society. But that is no excuse not to hold blacks accountable for a certain level of civilized behavior. The Civil War and slavery were a long time ago. Move on.
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Feb 23, 2008
 
This is the first I'm hearing of this, and all the info I have to go off of is from this little article.

My first impression is that this reminds me of the sort of thing that used to happen on occasion 30+ years ago when I was in high school, minus the adults.

We as adults certainly are not happy when the kids have guns and shoot it out. They revert to what I'm perceiving from this article to a brawl, which in my opinion is not good, but better than slinging bullets, and we expell them.

I can't think of any of the guys I went to school with that weren't involved in some sort of fist fight, myself included. More than a few times this involved easly a couple dozen people. Nobody got expelled, we all for the most part went on to be normal, productive adults.

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Feb 23, 2008
 
LETS NOT PLAY THE RACE CARD AND LETS NOT FOR GET THE LAST SHOOTER WAS WHITE. ALONG WITH MANY OTHERS. PLEASE LETS NOT GO THERE.
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THANK YOU JOHN
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John A wrote:
This is the first I'm hearing of this, and all the info I have to go off of is from this little article.
My first impression is that this reminds me of the sort of thing that used to happen on occasion 30+ years ago when I was in high school, minus the adults.
We as adults certainly are not happy when the kids have guns and shoot it out. They revert to what I'm perceiving from this article to a brawl, which in my opinion is not good, but better than slinging bullets, and we expell them.
I can't think of any of the guys I went to school with that weren't involved in some sort of fist fight, myself included. More than a few times this involved easly a couple dozen people. Nobody got expelled, we all for the most part went on to be normal, productive adults.
Wow ,you and your friends participated in mass brawls involving 20 or more students AT THE HIGH SCHOOL and nobody was expelled.

Interesting school that you attended, I attended a public high school 25 years ago out here in the Western Burbs and there is no question that a mass brawl would have involved expulsions. I guess it all depends on where you grew up and went to school.
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THANK YOU PETER
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What was the race of the Virginia Tech shooter? The NIU Shooter? The Columbine shooters? The two snipers from a couple of years ago? My point? ALL human beings have the potential to carry out violent acts regardless of race, sex, etc. It's idiotic statements from idiots such as yourself that keep the cycle of hatred going. It's a lot easier for people like you to blow off such incidets as race related because to ackowledge that there's a problem beyond what YOU think means being responsible; and for people who think like YOU it's a lot easier to be ingnorant because with knowledge comes responsibility, something that you're not equipped to be because you're to0 closed minded and delusional to even fathom taking such a risk. You and others who think like you are truly a waste of skin.
I'm delusional because I think kids getting in a fight at Bolingbrook High School are black? Have you ever been to Bolingbrook High School? I'm just playing the odds here buddy. Now if the story was about a fight at Lake Forest High School, I would assume the kids involved were rich white kids. Or possibly Hispanics that the white kids hired to do the fighting for them.
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Stop being racist.
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John A wrote:
This is the first I'm hearing of this, and all the info I have to go off of is from this little article.
My first impression is that this reminds me of the sort of thing that used to happen on occasion 30+ years ago when I was in high school, minus the adults.
We as adults certainly are not happy when the kids have guns and shoot it out. They revert to what I'm perceiving from this article to a brawl, which in my opinion is not good, but better than slinging bullets, and we expell them.
I can't think of any of the guys I went to school with that weren't involved in some sort of fist fight, myself included. More than a few times this involved easly a couple dozen people. Nobody got expelled, we all for the most part went on to be normal, productive adults.
I went to a catholic school 30 years ago, and we beat the tar out of each other on a regular basis and also turned out OK. The difference was the adults acted like adults and made us cut out the crap--and there were severe "or elses". From the little this article reports, this started in August and has been brewing for six months? Some adults really had their heads buried up their butt cheeks.
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Wow wrote:
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For many years, I have listened to blacks say that white people don't know how to deal with them, that they just don't understand the black culture. What's to understand? In American society, we do not accept violence in our schools, no matter what color you are. Are you suggesting that they get a pass because they are black? Oh, I know, here it comes. Do whites get the same punishment when they fight at this school? I don't know and neither do you. If they don't they should. This is about the safety of all students, not black and white. Racism against blacks still exists in our society. But that is no excuse not to hold blacks accountable for a certain level of civilized behavior. The Civil War and slavery were a long time ago. Move on.
I know one thing about the media they are bias,just look around at the coverage take the tragic crime stories recently,Stebic,Peterson and the NIU,what the coverage of these stories got and for how long.All suspects were White.then came along the Tinley Park killings in the women;s clothing store it was swept under the rug after a couple of days the suspect a black male, now the top 3 suspects are known, one is dead the other two I;m sure are under the watchful eye of Law Enfc.The black suspect is still at large now to me this is the case that the media should be on everyday but their not.Now to the political side just look at the coverage of Clinton and obama,he can do no wrong but Hillary gets beat up everyday and now they are going after McCain , but obama osama is their White knight I can go on and on,the evil isn;t Geo. Bush but the righteous not us Media.You and I have;nt seen anything yet.
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USMC ALWAYS wrote:
get ready jesse and rev al are mounting the local welfare queens on a bus to come down and howl like getto mama's as they cry injustice and these kids need jobs and free bus passes and etc etc
Semper Fi brother! I'll see you at the counter protest.
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<quoted text> you my friend are the one here who is out of line, perhaps you were never white and made to go to school with Blacks who do not want an education and who it seems think that the only purpose they have in school is to disrupt class and start fights because they can not or will not learn. As mayor Daley said a couple years ago "if the white kids would teach the black kids to read and the black kids would teach the white kids to fight they would both be better off". He was close except that I do not think you can teach blacks anything except violence, nothing else matters to them.
As a black resident of Bolingbrook, I'm trying to figure out how to respond to a comment like this. I could call this person racist or narrow-minded, but I think I mostly feel sorry for him or her. On behalf of all the black people who have hindered your education, beat you up, or infringed on your rights as a white person, allow me to apologize. But, my friend, you need to be honest with yourself and deal with some of that bitterness in your heart or you're going to be a miserable person. Your attitude represents part of the problem, not the solution.

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