Temporary lockdown, early dismissal at Mepham HS

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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

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

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Mar 14, 2008
 
It took snoozeday over 5 hours to put this on the web. Nice to go a little bit into detail.....
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Mar 14, 2008
 
Keep an eye on them...they have a history

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

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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

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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

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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

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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”

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#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

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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.
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#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.
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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

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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.
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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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