Temporary lockdown, early dismissal a...

Temporary lockdown, early dismissal at Mepham HS

There are 59 comments on the Newsday story from Mar 14, 2008, titled Temporary lockdown, early dismissal at Mepham HS. In it, Newsday reports that:

A lockdown was imposed today at Wellington C. Mepham High School in Bellmore, and its 1,200 students were sent home 45 minutes early, after school officials received an anonymous threatening letter.

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madmike32904

Orlando, FL

#2 Mar 14, 2008
WC Dirtbag... I went there! No lockdowns in the 70s...
Stix

Plainview, NY

#3 Mar 14, 2008
????????
madmike32904 wrote:
WC Dirtbag... I went there! No lockdowns in the 70s...
Stix

Plainview, NY

#4 Mar 14, 2008
It took snoozeday over 5 hours to put this on the web. Nice to go a little bit into detail.....
Football Team

Columbia, MD

#5 Mar 14, 2008
Keep an eye on them...they have a history

Since: Feb 08

Northvale, NJ

#7 Mar 14, 2008
who didnt want to take a test?
Matt 240

United States

#8 Mar 14, 2008
Off topic,Things I learned this week on the Topix

- A good number of people dont read the article before posting
- I never knew there are so many ways to call someone an idiot
- Little old ladies seem to write the nicest posts. But more then likely they was written by a drunken old man
- If youre going to kill someone with your car, it best if you’re a drunken cop
- Newsday should know that when people see ***** in the post, people get the idea
- Just because you the governor of NY, does not mean your the first client on the list
- Some people take this stuff real personally
- Its Bushes fault
- f your going to kill your kids, your not going to get much sympathy from may people
- If you’re going to kill you boyfriend, he most likely deserved it
- John Valenti is a man of few words
Annoyed

Hartsdale, NY

#9 Mar 14, 2008
Keep an eye on them...they have a history
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Maybe they should keep an eye on YOU.:/
One kid, or one football team, doesn't represent the entire school.

On a lighter note, I'd like to point out that the News Channel 12 truck is still sitting outside of the school as I type this when there's been nothing except "they're on lockdown" to broadcast since the incident began. Go figure.
At least Newsday reports and gets the hell out of the way.
*salutes Newsday*
Naz

Hartsdale, NY

#10 Mar 14, 2008
It was so boring doing nothing in the large gym. I sort of feel sorry for thouse who didn't have lunch yet...(I go to Mepham)

End of 4th: No student can leave the campus
Between 5th & 6th: Go to a specific room depending on which of the three floors you were on.
[During this time, many students, including me was very confused]
Later (Sometime before the start of 6th or after the 6th period bell): We had to go to the Large gym or the autorium, depending on what room number you were in.[Start of the Lockdown]
Middle of 7th-9th: Parents would come to school and the kids had to give the teacher his/her phone with that parent on the onther end & then the teacher would walk you out. We were also getting very reckless being stuck in there.[But this was mostly 8th and 9th]
9th: Finally the 2:15pm bell rang letting us rush like there was no tomorrow to run to your locker and get out of the school with in a certain amount of time.
I'm really sorry about how long this is...
Naz

Hartsdale, NY

#11 Mar 14, 2008
Annoyed wrote:
Keep an eye on them...they have a history
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Maybe they should keep an eye on YOU.:/
One kid, or one football team, doesn't represent the entire school.
On a lighter note, I'd like to point out that the News Channel 12 truck is still sitting outside of the school as I type this when there's been nothing except "they're on lockdown" to broadcast since the incident began. Go figure.
At least Newsday reports and gets the hell out of the way.
*salutes Newsday*
When I finally got out around 2:15pm all I can remember seeing as I passed in with a friend who gave me a lift, was a camera and a boy with one of thouse neck Id's on him and that it...

“My rottie wants belly rubs”

Since: Jun 07

A few blocks from the Ocean

#12 Mar 14, 2008
Wow we never had lockdowns when I went there. But that was in the 80's. Time has changed. This student if found, should be suspended and perform community service if the police were involved.
Naz

Hartsdale, NY

#13 Mar 14, 2008
Ok sorry...
Bad info about the time we got out it might have been around 1pm. I'm not really sure since I really wasn't paying attention.
student of lockdown

Bayside, NY

#14 Mar 14, 2008
Naz ur a liar we left at 1:30
Newsday Reporter

Pittsburgh, PA

#16 Mar 14, 2008
Stix wrote:
It took snoozeday over 5 hours to put this on the web. Nice to go a little bit into detail.....
If you a holes do nothing but complain about newsday why the hell do you read it, read a comic book your probably more on that level anyway.
Naz

Hartsdale, NY

#18 Mar 14, 2008
student of lockdown wrote:
Naz ur a liar we left at 1:30
I said it might have been around 1pm I wasn't really paying attention to the time... I was texting a friend who was in the other area...[If only I left my 5th period class earlier and got my stuff I could have been about off the grounds before the lockdown...]
I just looked it up @ my last few texts I got/sent when I was telling my friend to run it was around 1:30pm - 1:35pm
Hugh G Rection

Tampa, FL

#19 Mar 14, 2008
Newsday Reporter wrote:
<quoted text>If you a holes do nothing but complain about newsday why the hell do you read it, read a comic book your probably more on that level anyway.
your statement makes little sense.
If I don't like something, I am supposed to ignore it? I complain
about BUSH, but like Newsday, they are both the only choice we have in their respective places.

“My rottie wants belly rubs”

Since: Jun 07

A few blocks from the Ocean

#20 Mar 14, 2008
Newsday Reporter wrote:
<quoted text>If you a holes do nothing but complain about newsday why the hell do you read it, read a comic book your probably more on that level anyway.
LOL...That is true.
lee

Hewitt, NJ

#21 Mar 14, 2008
As a parent of a student that goes to that school is was quite disturbing to receive the phone message at work this morning.When my stepson got out at 1:30 both his girlfriend and himself were very stressed and anxious to get out of there.Whoever made this threat is a very disturbed human being.There is nothing funny at all about making threats to a High School full of faculty and students.Just plain stupid whoever did this.I am still uncertain on what this threat was.I have heard at least 3 different versions.My stepson was'nt sure on any of it.He just wanted to get out of the school....sorry if this is too long.
Annoyed

Hartsdale, NY

#22 Mar 14, 2008
When I finally got out around 2:15pm all I can remember seeing as I passed in with a friend who gave me a lift, was a camera and a boy with one of thouse neck Id's on him and that it...
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*1:30.:)
I ran to my locker and fled like hell.
I never saw any camera people.
Then again, I try avoiding News 12 because they're insane little stalkers.
Annoyed

Hartsdale, NY

#23 Mar 14, 2008
There is nothing funny at all about making threats to a High School full of faculty and students.Just plain stupid whoever did this.I am still uncertain on what this threat was.
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According to Didden, we received an anonymous phone call to the school, with a threat, as well as a mysterious package.
Rockville Centre was also on lockdown today, and I believe Wantagh High School received a threat yesterday. So clearly this is another bunch of stupid kids.
Good news? It's a felony, and if they find fingerprints on the package or can trace the phone number, any and all students linked to the incident will be in a lottttt of trouble.
George Milton

Milford, CT

#24 Mar 14, 2008
This school had one helluva wrestling team back in the 1950's and early 1960's--virtually unbeatable. Anyone know if they still have a good program there?

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