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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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micky62

Bronx, NY

#45 Mar 16, 2008
. Lock downs.....A.D.D......Medicatio n....Special Ed.......Metal Detectors......Coaches Fist Fighting.....Columbine.....Wha t happened?
Mepham Mom

Bronx, NY

#46 Mar 17, 2008
Thank God that the threat, was just that, a threat. I was never told it was a bomb threat. I think if it was a bomb threat, the entire school would have been evacuated. Many rumors were swirling about the school that day during the lockdown. We don't know everything for sure.

As for the posters on this site who are referring back to the incident 5 years ago, you should be ashamed of yourselves. The students who took part in that were despicable people. I will not even call them human beings, since they did not behave in any human way. That being said, not all the students back then were involved. Certainly, the students today had nothing to do with it.

Unfortunately, there are threats like the one on Friday all over the country every day. We must thank God that no one was physically harmed on Friday.
MadMom

Hempstead, NY

#47 Mar 17, 2008
the day before this happened in Bellmore, Wantagh HS had a threat. we're still waiting for the school to notify parents about what exactly happened. the kids were sent outside - like a fire drill - then a few minutes later, allowed to return to get their things. The Middle School which is attached to the HS, was never evacuated. I want to know exactly who assessed this situation and decided it was safe to keep the MS students in class, and to allow the HS students back in a few minutes later.

I guess the administration doesn't believe keeping parents in the loop. If you are a Wantagh parent, I urge you to attend the next Board of Ed meeting and let's demand answers!
ANOTHER MEPHAM MOM

Brooklyn, NY

#48 Mar 17, 2008
I AM GLAD MY CHILD WAS SAFE I THINK THE SCHOOL DID A GREAT JOB WITH THE KIDS AND INFORMING THE PARENTS I GOT 3 PHONE CALLS THAT DAY AND ONE ON SATURDAY TO LET US KNOW THE KID WAS ARRESTED I FEEL THE KID NEEDS TO KNOW WHAT HE DID WAS SO VERY WRONG. AND HIS PARENTS SHOULD GET A FINE FOR WHAT HE DID
Student

Hempstead, NY

#50 Mar 17, 2008
i think what the right way to look at this is, What did we do as a society that made this kid want to do this. If we could just be nice to each other then no one would ever want to hurt anyone. I will forgive anyone, and if he was bullied or made fun of, well the people who made fun of him, harassed him, etc are who we should be mad at. I know that because I got bullied and teased in the past, and i know how that feels. Think about it.
Student

Hempstead, NY

#51 Mar 17, 2008
Gray T wrote:
I used to go to mepham but know im getting homeschool due to this thing....
yea ok my ass kid.

Since: Jan 07

Wantagh, NY

#52 Mar 17, 2008
Student wrote:
i think what the right way to look at this is, What did we do as a society that made this kid want to do this. If we could just be nice to each other then no one would ever want to hurt anyone. I will forgive anyone, and if he was bullied or made fun of, well the people who made fun of him, harassed him, etc are who we should be mad at. I know that because I got bullied and teased in the past, and i know how that feels. Think about it.
No one was mean to the kid. He's just a tard.

HOOAH!
Student

Hempstead, NY

#53 Mar 17, 2008
Grey wrote:
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No one was mean to the kid. He's just a tard.
HOOAH!
man theres something wrong with YOU hoohah man, you sound @#$&'ing weird.

Since: Jan 07

Wantagh, NY

#54 Mar 18, 2008
Student wrote:
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man theres something wrong with YOU hoohah man, you sound @#$&'ing weird.
there's something wrong with me because i said no one was mean to the kid and he's a tard?

one of my statements is a fact, actually, after what he did, he proved my second statement is a fact as well.

you don't go to my school. you don't know the details, i do.

oh, and "HOOAH!" is a saying in the U.S. Army.

HOOAH!
Student

Hempstead, NY

#56 Mar 18, 2008
I do go to your school. I am a sophmore. And you are a ----'ing idiot.
Student

Hempstead, NY

#57 Mar 18, 2008
AMY FISHER wrote:
I hear this kid was middle eastern and his parents were towel heads is that true ?( kids never did the cra* when I was a kid, I blame the parents.)
you're a racist.

Since: Jan 07

Wantagh, NY

#58 Mar 19, 2008
Student wrote:
I do go to your school. I am a sophmore. And you are a ----'ing idiot.
you go to mepham? how's the commute from oster bay? can you prove you go here.

Since: Jan 07

Wantagh, NY

#59 Mar 19, 2008
Student wrote:
I do go to your school. I am a sophmore. And you are a ----'ing idiot.
haha you're a sophmore, that sucks!

HOOAH!
so sorry

Brooklyn, NY

#60 Mar 19, 2008
Dead wrote:
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Safe?
Think again!
your kids are on drugs.
NO MY KID IS NOT ON DRUGS BUT MAYBE YOU ARE MY KID HAS A 95 OVERALL AVERAGE DACES AND WORKS AND I HAVE A GREAT RELATIONSHIP WITH HER SO YOUR WRONG
so sorry

Brooklyn, NY

#61 Mar 19, 2008
AMY FISHER wrote:
I hear this kid was middle eastern and his parents were towel heads is that true ?( kids never did the cra* when I was a kid, I blame the parents.)
THATS WHAT MY DAUGHTER HEAR ALSO BUT SHE SAID ITS JUST HERE SAY SO SHE IS NOT SURE
Student

Hempstead, NY

#62 Mar 19, 2008
Grey wrote:
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haha you're a sophmore, that sucks!
HOOAH!
I don't know why is says that, and i'm that kid from facebook loser.
abc

Brooklyn, NY

#63 Mar 19, 2008
Honestly you all need to growup.. who cares who did it, it happened and it's over with and not a big deal.

Since: Jan 07

Wantagh, NY

#64 Mar 25, 2008
Student wrote:
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I don't know why is says that, and i'm that kid from facebook loser.
"That kid from facebook" Very descriptive... hey you could work for newsday as a writer, you've already got the skill of giving very vague details... HOOAH!
mepham student

Bellmore, NY

#65 Oct 13, 2009
tom wrote:
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yea its the home of the dirtbags id say atleast 90 perecent of the kids and parents in this area are pure DIRT
wantagh is a bunch of kids who think there hot shit and cant pass a buget vote cause there parents dont care about there kids

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