Columbine principal met with Hoggan
Re: Archie1954 | 8:28 p.m. Jan. 28, 2012 "Honestly I find the subject
matter of this article to be beyond rational belief."If Eric
Harris and Dylan Klebold had been arrested in the early planning stages before
they killed 13 people and injured 21 others their defenders would have said the
police were over reacting.I am confident that if these two suspects
go to trial the jury will render a fair verdict. Too bad these suspects were
spending their time figuring out how to kill people instead of putting their
energy into studying math, reading ..... and writing.
Archie hits the nail on the head. So is charging this kid with "USE of
WMD" must be like the time the USA invaded IRAQ because they were
"using" WMD. Except they didn't have them either. This
kid probably needs allot of help, but WMD that's insane.
Honestly I find the subject matter of this article to be beyond rational belief.
There are no explosives, there are no tools for the manufacture of bombs and
there are most certainly no weapons of mass destruction. Here the authorities
are at it again watering down the definitions of important concerns. Weapons of
mass destruction are colloqially understood to be nuclear bombs. All of a sudden
they become a pipebomb in the hands of an 18 year old. It really is too, too
Nark is spelled narc. Short for a Narcotics Officer. To "narc"
someone out or be a "narc" originally meant to cooperate with the
police in a drug bust.
Anyone threatening a student for turning in this pot should be suspended,
expelled and arrested. I don't ever want to see another Columbine happen ever
again but it will due to stupidity of people who think it is fine for kids to be
making bomb plots.
You know how not to get arrested for a bomb plot? DON'T MAKE PLANS TO DO IT IN
THE FIRST PLACE.Post Columbine, all planned threats should be
prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Making bomb plots is not a protected
right. Anyone defending these kids as youthful indiscretion needs to have their
head checked.Prosecute the parents if they gave these kids money
toward any illegal activity.
What is wrong with teanagers? Would those who apparently are taunting the
student who reported the plot rather die (and have many more die with them)than
rat on someone? Perhaps they are close friends with the boys who are charged, or
perhaps they just think no one should tell authorities anything that might
incriminate another teen. Would adults do the same thing? It's like some of the
judges say on TV: the teenage brain is not fully formed. and can make some
pretty stupid decisions.
These plots never work because they will always tell somebody and they will rat
Wendy Leonard and the Des News staff have really dropped the ball on this one,
with regards to the safety of one brave kid. It is simply not necessary to name
names of those who report. Many, if not most, high school kids are too self
involved, immature and lacking in identity to understand the difference between
a kid who just knows how to do the right thing--and a nark. It's so easy, when
you feel you are young and indestructible, to throw around terms like that. If
this had been an actual attack, those who are threatening and calling this girl
anything other than a hero, would be singing a different tune.
I think that what the family of one of the accused that their family member
couldn't to anything like that is maybe they need to wait till the investagation
is over and take a hard look at the possiablity that he could be invouled in
this matter. I also believe that the young lady that came forward did the right
thing, and if the other student can't understand she did right, then maybe they
need some help. Better to error than play it the other way and maybe have lost
of life. I guess people haven't learned anything from all the past trouble at
schools were life was lost and at some of the colleges too. I furture believe
that the parents need to take a more active role in their children life and
montior their accounts on the internet.
I feel for the girl in question. It must have been tough to come forward.
I wonder how this will play out as he didn't have any explosives. Morbid
curiosity makes me wonder how prosecution will play out conspiracy charges when
the kids had no way to make their play work (ie no explosives or plane).I'm not saying anything one way or the other. The charges are serious, are the
Re: aceroinoxRemind us to not put you on the jury.
If people would actually read the article they would find out one posted bail.
Probably the older one. Why is D-News printing the name of the 16 year old? I
thought it was against the law to print names of juveniles charged in crimes.
The girl that informed did the right thing. I agree her name should not have
been printed. Parents who are crticizing the school should stop and think about
it. It appears the situation was dealt with correctly.
I too am bothered by the publishing of names of anyone who could become a target
of retaliation or taunting. My suggestion is (1)don't interview students whose
safety could be jeopardized (2) make comments by "an anonymous
student"Other thought I have is for the girl and her
mother--I'm concerned you are talking to the press. Words in print last forever
in our archived electronic data. I think, for your long-term well-being, maybe
just talk to authorities investigating the case, crisis counselors, and a few
supportive people who can be trusted to talk to no one else. I
admire your courage to speak up and care for others!
This is the stuff that happens in Suburbia because no one ever expects it and
that is what these guys count on. The old adage of boys will be boys is no
excuse to let your kids grow up thinking it is ok to deal with their feeling by
This article is so very sad to hear.School and education Teens are so
importantNow what can anyone do to help them?Still this is a
very serious crime unkind unstable manner.Cant even Imagine how much hurt
that has caused in thier own parents life??
This is why you look up from facebook from time to time and ask your kids what
they are doing.
How can they be charged with "USE" of WMD if they didn't have any?This is like minorty report. Maybe they were writing comic books! If they are guilty fine, throw the book at them, but the pre-crime thingIs getting a little scary.
WMD??? Let's invade Iraq.
What if it was your Kids,children or teens there to harm them?Thats
not a great Idea to Harm anyone.Furthermore Its a really sick story
that has become very sensitive!
DNews, PLEASE don't print names of fellow students who expressed fear, who had
inside information, or who reported this. You put them in danger of
Follow up on the RoyUtah newsNo one is safe any more!school
teens are the heros to alert law officers(A very Serious Crime)charges against the two young teens?torment others on school campus high
school in northern utahThey Had a plot to harm in a terriost way if it was
ever to be completed!
Excuse me if I ask a dumb question, but with the charges against them, why are
not these two still in custody. They have plotted this mass murder over a period
of months, if not longer, are obviously sociopaths, and are certainly capable of
wreaking revenge on those who ratted them out, and possibly against the entire
school. I don't understand why they should be on the loose! Am I missing
I would hope that these two are in custody rather than just being suspended from