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Teen faces charges in bomb threat

Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2012 12:00 am

GUADALUPE COUNTY — A Lifegate Christian School student is finding out the repercussions of an alleged joke.

On Tuesday, authorities detained a 16-year-old boy on Tuesday who admitted to writing a bomb threat that was discovered in the hallway of the private school on Monday.

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  • puppypsychotic posted at 7:07 pm on Mon, Dec 3, 2012.

    puppypsychotic Posts: 2

    canine crazy i am happy to support you. it really sucks when people do such things to those they dont even know. and i feel so bad about what happened to this kid.
    Ive got your tail![beam]

     
  • puppypsychotic posted at 7:04 pm on Mon, Dec 3, 2012.

    puppypsychotic Posts: 2

    DavidLee
    Why are you saying such things about me? You dont even know who i am! ive never met you! you wouldnt just say that to someone you pass on the street. Or would you? i dont know. so quit talking about people you know nothing about!

     
  • Stone Salesman posted at 6:44 pm on Mon, Dec 3, 2012.

    Stone Salesman Posts: 3

    To DavidLee,
    I will take ASOLUTE care to make sure that YOU WILL NEVER LAY EYES ON ANY OF MY STONES IN YOUR LIFE!
    Thank you never.

     
  • Stone Salesman posted at 6:41 pm on Mon, Dec 3, 2012.

    Stone Salesman Posts: 3

    To thefinder...
    I have been impressed by your insight, your true courage, your campassion, and your knowledge. I hereby declare that thee may purchase the finest stones from me at any time, for free (even ones with faces).
    To darkhorse and sr1968, I hold the right to refuse service to any customer, and by your thoughtless condemnation of another commentor, I hereby shall take further action to prevent you from any and all purchases of my stones.
    Theank you.
    Stone Salesman

     
  • thefinder posted at 2:47 pm on Tue, Sep 25, 2012.

    thefinder Posts: 9

    Dear Darkhorse,
    Let the light shine through your blinds and see that it was an analogy for freedom of speech and consequences which are protected in the Bill of Rights. If all things said were taken literally I would sue you for slander telling others that I need professional help when in fact you have no basis of your statement because you have no idea of the person you speak ill of. If you would like to remove the freedom of speech and hold all accountable for every syllable please feel free to move to Asia where you will be quite content that you make no utterances.

    To the subject at hand which was a minor accused of things not done, let them know how calculating you are of words. Please feel free to call on the media to straighten out their crooked path of words that have condemned this minor with no judge or jury. Another right we hold thanks to our founding fathers, who had freedom of speech, that we are allowed due process by law. NOT MEDIA! I look forward to reading your "professional anaylsis" of this blog.

    thefinder

     
  • caninecrazy posted at 2:29 pm on Tue, Sep 25, 2012.

    caninecrazy Posts: 15

    If you would reread properly, you did say that the person would say it to their child/children, and I said that the person did not say it to their child/children. Again you are judging, because I myself have heard and said I just want to kill my child, did I mean it literal NO WAY, was I or the person I heard say it stressed with the child or actually another person, YES! Did we say it to a child, NO way, nor did the finder, they were simply stating that they have heard it or said it before, NOT to their child/children. If you would get off your soap box of you are so much more perfect than the rest of us, then you might be able to see us all at the real level you are at, NOT up on a throne. AS to your comment of "in any context", now are we not able as free people who can voice their own opinion, as long as it harms no one, not able to say these things, not meaning for them to happen of course, because for most of us, we have common sense and wits about us, that we WOULD NOT do such a thing. So now according to you we are not able to even say these things out loud because in YOUR opinion, its NOT normal, by the way what is normal to you, and you need to seek professional help?? REALLY!!!!!

     
  • caninecrazy posted at 10:35 am on Tue, Sep 25, 2012.

    caninecrazy Posts: 15

    Again, no one is wishing there children or child dead, please stop taking things like what the finder commented so literal. So you are telling me that you NEVER utter anything under your breath that you would not want said out loud? Again, this speaks to how good you are and how bad the rest of us must be. I am happy that you have found how to be perfect all the time, wish you would share that with us, so we can all partake in it. The finder I am sure would not ever want their child or children dead it is just a saying, one you do not agree with and that is your right, but you dont get to cast your judgement on someone else for having their ways, sayings, habits, quirks, unless of course they hurt someone else litterally. So because the finder says that under their breath about their child/children does not hurt anyone litterally, so therefore they are intitled to their opinion as are you.

     
  • caninecrazy posted at 3:20 pm on Mon, Sep 24, 2012.

    caninecrazy Posts: 15

    Are you serious darkhorse, that you think that the finder would actually say that for one to their child or children, and another that they would mean it!! Get real we speak things sometimes under our breath when we are in stressful situations, that of course we dont mean literally! I am glad you are such a good person all the time and never have slip ups or make mistakes, you are one lucky person to be so perfect. For the rest of us, we are all sinners, and make quite a few mistakes, or at least speaking for myself, I make lots of mistakes and I thank God for the grace he shows to me everyday. Please dont assume things like this are taken lightly, and that anyone would openly go on a site and make a comment that they wanted to literlly kill their child, that is just ignorance. Unfortanalty stress gets to us sometimes and we mutter stuff but for the most of us, I would like to believe it is just that under our breath, not meant for others or to be carried out.

     
  • thefinder posted at 10:39 am on Fri, Sep 21, 2012.

    thefinder Posts: 9

    Lifegate is a private Christian school. No place is immune to incidents but how things are handled are what will set a place apart from mediocrity. This is true of any school, public or private. Time will tell for Lifegate. Let the community gather in unison that events like these should not reoccur. Talk with the students of this community and educate them that todays times are different and not as "safe" as we thought our childhoods were.

    Kindness leads to a chain reaction. What kind act can you do for someone today?

     
  • thefinder posted at 10:08 am on Fri, Sep 21, 2012.

    thefinder Posts: 9

    I hope there a is a lesson here learned by all that facts are important and rumors are a hinderance to the process of justice. So are negative attributes or assumptions placed on the one with the issue at hand. Has anyone yet to consider the true feelings of this student. For one moment ASSUME he is loved by his family and not a kid that is angry, ASSUME that he is a good student and respected by his teachers and school, ASSUME that this was never the intention of the writer of the note (since it went through several hands before landing on the floor of a crowded locker filled hallway) to stop school, ASSUME that this kid is respectful and responsible enough to come forward and admit the action of writing such a note, ASSUME the parents will be responsible in ther response to this horrid situation. These types of assumptions have no adverse affect to justice, community, and humanity. This family never in their wildest thoughts believed they would be in this situation as would you and your family. Kindness first, it creates a chain reaction of kindness. Go ahead try it

     
  • deehaki posted at 9:13 am on Fri, Sep 21, 2012.

    deehaki Posts: 120

    LIFEGATE ? Is This a private school ?

     
  • caninecrazy posted at 9:10 am on Fri, Sep 21, 2012.

    caninecrazy Posts: 15

    As to your earlier comment about the child enlisting in the Marine Corps, I would think it would be wonderful if the child did, that would be an honor if the child decided to enlist to serve his country. I also hope that the child will vote and take part in what is to become the childs future and government and try to make a difference by voting and getting involved in what takes place in the world around the childs self to better others and themselves.

     
  • caninecrazy posted at 9:05 am on Fri, Sep 21, 2012.

    caninecrazy Posts: 15

    There is NO trivialization of this incident by myself AT ALL, again I dont know what happens to you inbetween you reading these comments or maybe you dont read them at all, not sure, maybe you just make idiototic comments, that are not based on any of the facts. But never the less if you do think you know me and who I am I would appreciate if you would phone me so we can meet in person and discuss this so maybe I can tell you the facts as I am very close to the situation, I would be glad to let you know the ENTIRE story not just what you have read in this article which has VERY little of the true whole story in it. So please if you know who I am contact me and we can discuss this like adults, not throwing insults at each other as you have done to me. I am a very open minded person, and believe all are entitled to their own opinion and to speak their own views without persecution, hence we live in AMERICA. But when someone speaks of things that they do not obvioulsy know all the facts about and then start saying things that are not true and unjustified I will stand up for what is right, no matter who it is. I beleive we have a duty as people to stand up for right and wrong, I take that very seriously. I am allowed to disagree with you as you are with me, thats a right we have in this country. I am not casting anything onto you I was simply wondering what and where your odd comments come from. Thats all plain and simple.

     
  • caninecrazy posted at 10:24 pm on Thu, Sep 20, 2012.

    caninecrazy Posts: 15

    Mr lee I am going to assume you r referring to me in your rude name calling. I have a question for you, do you partake in any extra curricular pharmacuticals? You write these odd replies and when questioned to clarify their meaning you vanish, only to return with rudeness. Since you have nothing of value to add to this conversation why don't you refrain from adding to this chain.

     
  • caninecrazy posted at 4:13 pm on Thu, Sep 20, 2012.

    caninecrazy Posts: 15

    Apologies to Hoot for assuming you would be saying it had to be a special ed child because of the act. I over reacted and retorted quickly and assumption got me in trouble. Hope you will accept the apology. Thank you actually for asking questions to try and find out the truth of the matter, you are actually doing more than others in official areas did.

     
  • Hoot posted at 3:59 pm on Thu, Sep 20, 2012.

    Hoot Posts: 144

    I was in line at HEB and overheard a conversation that the child was a special needs student. If he had diminished mental capacity I would think that would come into consideration. Just asking a question.

     
  • caninecrazy posted at 3:07 pm on Thu, Sep 20, 2012.

    caninecrazy Posts: 15

    Great points KForney!! IF you tell the truth no matter how hard it can be, it will be better in the end. Take your punishment for your wrong doing and go forward and learn from the mistake and DON'T repeat it. I think our society has gotten so used to being able to get out of or cover up our wrong doings that it is almost like why would you tell the truth when you can lie and not get in trouble for such things.

     
  • caninecrazy posted at 3:01 pm on Thu, Sep 20, 2012.

    caninecrazy Posts: 15

    No the child was NOT a special ed student and what does that matter? Are you saying something against the child if they were a special ed student?

     
  • caninecrazy posted at 3:00 pm on Thu, Sep 20, 2012.

    caninecrazy Posts: 15

    To Watchful 1, the parents and student has read the handbook and knows the consequences for the students action of writing the note. I will again stress that the child is being punished by authorities and parents as we speak. The point I have been making is that one sole child is taking the punishment for all the group that were involved in this horrible stupid action. The child that wrote the note is being held responsible but also so should the others that held the note, open the note, read the note, passed the note around. If the rules are to be followed by one why make the exception and not make all follow the rules??

     
  • KForney posted at 2:36 pm on Thu, Sep 20, 2012.

    KForney Posts: 2

    Why is everyone so quick to say, "Make this child or his parents pay for the costs of the agencies who responded?” Doesn’t everyone who says this wonder if this family could afford something like this? I know if one of my children did something like this (knowing they won’t), I wouldn’t be able to afford the costs of paying the agencies that responded. However, my child would be held accountable for their actions; and severely grounded for months. With that being said, I hope the school and the police department is investigating the possibility of other children being involved. If there were other children, then they need to be held accountable also. Some children are so afraid of getting in larger amounts of trouble if they admit to wrong doings; they will lie to stay out of trouble. They don’t realize if they just told the truth the first time, their consequences wouldn’t be as severe as they end up being for lying.

     
  • thefinder posted at 2:19 pm on Thu, Sep 20, 2012.

    thefinder Posts: 9

    That was rude, were you in special education? Here again no one bothers to seek information before speaking.

     
  • Watchful 1 posted at 1:56 pm on Thu, Sep 20, 2012.

    Watchful 1 Posts: 18

    Even the good kids do things they shouldn't. There are consequences for everything in life, he put himself in a spot he shouldn't have. In the end, he wrote the note, he will have to pay. For all of you who want to believe that the reaction was a bit too far. Go read school policies and consequences for actions. Every school has them and every parent signs a student parent handbook in regard to the rules. Learn them and you wont be so uninformed as to school rules when it comes to these incidents.

     
  • sorryfor judging posted at 1:25 pm on Thu, Sep 20, 2012.

    sorryfor judging Posts: 1

    I am guilty of judging without all the details. With details I have recently learned, I also wonder "what about the other kids?" I wept and prayed for the boy who wrote the note, and hope he and his family feel some support from the community, rather than just negative thoughts and comments. I offer my support and prayers, hopefully others will also.

     
  • thefinder posted at 12:20 pm on Thu, Sep 20, 2012.

    thefinder Posts: 9

    That is a very good point and I am curious if the school is investigating further who all handled the note before someone left it in the hall to be discovered. This removes the intent of the student that wrote the note from trying to disrupt school activities to just being guilty of writing it down. The others that would have handled the note or removed it from a locker or a trash can would have had intent to disrupt. Americans are blessed with the liberty to think and write anything they so desire and not have it meant to be heard or read without fear of consequences. Have you never heard or said "I just want to kill my child!" If you haven't then you are not a parents nor have you been near a parent of a screaming child in the seat of the grocery basket. Let us get realistic with the consequences of the actual action and not throw a generic accusation that does not fit the situation.

     
  • caninecrazy posted at 12:02 pm on Thu, Sep 20, 2012.

    caninecrazy Posts: 15

    The student that wrote the note was not actually thinking of it as a joke but more of a curiosity by the student and the other students that were there discussing what a note would look like that was a bomb threat. Obviously children are still maturing and dont know as much as adults although in this day and age you are right, they do know alot and the student that wrote it does know that it was the wrong thing to do and made a huge mistake even writing such a thing on a piece of paper. The student is accepting the consequences and remorseful and has learned a huge life lesson. It is the others involved that passed the note around for fun that I question. Why do they not have to be punished for playing with this note instead of handing it in? Why would they not get punished for placing it in the hallway since they had it in their possession and passed it around? That is wrong, that is teaching them nothing except that they were able to pass ALL blame onto the one person, so hence they got away with it. If we think that they wont do something similar or worse next time we need to rethink this. Those that found the note and read it should not be recognized except to be in trouble, the original students that had it passed it around at one time in one students locker, at one point in the trash only to be taken out again. So no I dont think that should be recognized for good. Who ever found it in the hall on the floor as the other irresponsible students left it should be commended for handing it in. Do not think that there is only one to blame in this issue, there is one writer with the encouragement of their peers, there are ones that found opened read passed around left in hallway ones. To blame this on one student is just flat out wrong, but then I guess the others would like that so they dont have to suffer the cost and consequences of their actions. Wow that teaches the right and wrong way to do something.

     
  • PeggyH posted at 10:43 am on Thu, Sep 20, 2012.

    PeggyH Posts: 408

    There is no right way to do the wrong thing. If the action was intended to be a joke it wasn't funny. Accepting the consequences of your actions regardless of the intent is part of growing up. Think before you speak or write notes. Not everyone shares the same sense of humor.

     
  • Dldmny posted at 10:36 am on Thu, Sep 20, 2012.

    Dldmny Posts: 213

    Was the content of the note that indicated that there was a bomb on the campus truly that explicit, or are we overreacting to something much less suggestive?

    Kids will be kids, and irresponsibility is the reason that they are not held as accountable as an adult. Though that is the case, I doubt that there are many students of any age in this country today that don’t understand that communicating a threat of this kind (seriously or as a joke) is a very bad idea.

    Those finding and reading the note should be recognized for bringing it to the attention of school officials.

     
  • thefinder posted at 9:56 am on Thu, Sep 20, 2012.

    thefinder Posts: 9

    Good gosh sr1968 that must be a good bubble you look at the world through, try to see some compassion and justice... not blind vengence. Do juries get to decide a case before going into the court room? Should they be allowed to? No one should be so hasty. "A trustworthy witness will not lie, but a false witness utters lies...a scoffer seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge is easy to one who has understanding...fools mock at sin, but among the upright there is good will."

     
  • caninecrazy posted at 9:21 am on Thu, Sep 20, 2012.

    caninecrazy Posts: 15

    It really disturbs me that the news can print such misleading and false information. When do we hold these media outlets up to truthful standards, that I hope we would all want?? The whole story never seems to be told by this newpaper and Im sure many others. This one child in particular did write the note but did not do any of the distributing of it. This child had no idea it had gotten away from their own personal belongings. Was it wrong to even write it with other friends to "see what a bomb note might look like", OF COURSE it was and this child knows that and is very sorry for the pain and hurt they have caused, but this child did not get this note out to the students, there were others that picked up the note, opened it, as it was still folded tightly into a small rectangle, read it and then proceeded to pass it around. At one point it was in another childs locker. What is happening to these children that actually got this note out to the students and hence placing it in a hallway??? Why are they not to be punished and suffer some consequences for doing there part in this matter? Why as the other child did and owned up to their writing of the note did they not own up to what they have done and be punished also. I guess we all get on the band wagon of it was one lone child and dont think any others could do such a thing. Nieve thinking will get you in trouble. Just cant understand why one child is held up to the punishment, AS THEY SHOULD BE, but the others, are passed on and they are let slide! Doesnt seem like true justice to me, seems as if all would like to rush to blame and tear this child apart and not worry about the others that actually did the act of distribution of the note, instead of doing the wright thing. We are quick to judge, and slow to appologize when we dont know the whole story at all and seems no one wants to know the whole story, becuase that would mean their child might actually get in trouble too for this terrible act that has happened. I know the child that wrote it is suffering consequences, but I also know the other children that did the act of placing the note in the hall are NOT. Fair?? I think NOT.

     

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