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April Fool's joke on school shooting sends Upstate woman to jail
The State ^ | April 1, 2014 | Chris Winston

Posted on 04/02/2014 5:05:21 AM PDT by Gamecock

An Upstate woman's April Fool's joke landed her in jail on Tuesday.

A report of a shooting at Virginia College in Spartanburg County sent deputies racing to the scene. Within minutes, however, they found no shooting had taken place.

Instead, they found a 54-year-old employee of the college, Angela Timmons, had sent a text message to a family member telling them "she was hearing gunshots inside the college and that she was hiding for her own safety," according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office.

When the family member got no response to a follow-up text, the family member called 911 to report a possible shooting in progress at Virginia College.

When questioned by investigators, Timmons admitted it was an April Fool's prank, according to deputies.

She was charged with one count of disturbing schools.


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1 posted on 04/02/2014 5:05:21 AM PDT by Gamecock
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To: All

Sorry, this is SC.


2 posted on 04/02/2014 5:06:02 AM PDT by Gamecock (If the cross is not foolishness to the lost world then we have misrepresented the cross." S.L.)
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To: upchuck

SC Ping?


3 posted on 04/02/2014 5:07:27 AM PDT by Gamecock (If the cross is not foolishness to the lost world then we have misrepresented the cross." S.L.)
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To: Gamecock
The April Fool:


4 posted on 04/02/2014 5:08:28 AM PDT by Gamecock (If the cross is not foolishness to the lost world then we have misrepresented the cross." S.L.)
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To: Gamecock

Thats a fairly stupid thing to do.


5 posted on 04/02/2014 5:08:45 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Gamecock

EXTREMELY, IRREDEEMABLY, UNMITIGATEDLY, IRRETRIEVABLY, GUILTY!!!!


6 posted on 04/02/2014 5:11:11 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: Gamecock

Bwahahahaha! Soooo funny! NOT! Doesn’t get anymore stupid than this. “Mean humorless humor” as I call it. She probably also thinks it’s funny to lift puppies by the tail.


8 posted on 04/02/2014 5:16:49 AM PDT by albie
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To: Gamecock

what is wrong with people


9 posted on 04/02/2014 5:19:18 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: KoRn

Even jokes can be pushed too far. There’s such a thing as being mean.


11 posted on 04/02/2014 5:19:44 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: albie
She probably also thinks it’s funny to lift puppies by the tail.

One of the signs of a healthy Lakeland Terrier is that they can be picked up by the tail. They were breed that way so that if stuck in hole they could be pulled out by the tail.

Not counting rare exceptions, your point is well taken.

13 posted on 04/02/2014 5:20:29 AM PDT by Gamecock (If the cross is not foolishness to the lost world then we have misrepresented the cross." S.L.)
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To: Lazamataz

April Fools Day was yeterday.


14 posted on 04/02/2014 5:21:01 AM PDT by Gamecock (If the cross is not foolishness to the lost world then we have misrepresented the cross." S.L.)
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To: albie
lift puppies by the tail.

You mean that's not how you weigh them ?

15 posted on 04/02/2014 5:22:36 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: Gamecock
She's got that "Debbie Downer" look down pat.

I remember a time when just about anything went on April Fool's Day. Nowadays, people are so uptight and litigious about everything that you can't even do a harmless joke in the workplace without putting your job in jeopardy.

I don't get the "school shooting" joke however. That's not even remotely funny. Back in the day, the pranks were intended to be fun.


16 posted on 04/02/2014 5:26:25 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Gamecock

This had to be a bummer voter. No one sane would do anything so stupid.


17 posted on 04/02/2014 5:27:57 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: All

Suspicions confirmed.


18 posted on 04/02/2014 5:28:39 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Gamecock

I hate April Fools Day. Some juvenile humor gets laid upon unsuspecting people because someone thinks it’s “funny”. Same goes for practical jokers.


19 posted on 04/02/2014 5:29:41 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: caver

What is even dumber is Hallmark has cards for it just like the other faux holidays.


20 posted on 04/02/2014 5:35:23 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Gamecock

oh.....she’ll get a pass. Holder will handle the release himself.


21 posted on 04/02/2014 5:35:26 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Gamecock
She was charged with one count of disturbing schools.

... and one count of weapons grade stupidity.

22 posted on 04/02/2014 5:35:55 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: Gamecock
No doubt another product of academia affirmative action. She should have been fired on the spot, but I'll bet she still has (and holds) her guaranteed-for-a-life-time job.

Leni

23 posted on 04/02/2014 5:43:05 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Gamecock

Man, there’s a whole lot of stupid out there.


24 posted on 04/02/2014 5:45:46 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: Resolute Conservative

” Hallmark has cards for it just like the other faux holidays.”

You’ve got to be kidding! “you’re a fool so I’m thinking of you today.”


25 posted on 04/02/2014 5:50:10 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: SamAdams76
LOL! Debbie Downer! "One time I sent a text saying there was a shooting but I got arrested instead"

Waaaaaah waaaaaaah....


26 posted on 04/02/2014 5:51:13 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Republican has "I can" at the end. Democrat has "rat". Any questions?)
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To: left that other site
Morally, ethically, spiritually, physically, positively, absolutely, undeniably and reliably guilty!
27 posted on 04/02/2014 5:52:08 AM PDT by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: MinuteGal

She’ll hold on to the job and they’ll blame guns instead.


28 posted on 04/02/2014 5:52:51 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Republican has "I can" at the end. Democrat has "rat". Any questions?)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Always fun working in an IT department on April Fools day. You can get EXTREMELY creative with the jokes, and no one gets hurt or killed; usually. One of my favorites was placing several layers of clear tape cut into very small squares over the little holes on the handset of someone’s office phone. Usually covering either the listening end, or the talking end. When the phone rings, or they call someone, it creates a one way conversation. They never notice the tape either, being clear and cut so small.

Another good one was creating a little executable that shows a Windows Explorer folder transfer box that Displays Text above the status bar reading: “Payload Deployment - Windows Will Uninstall In 30 Seconds. Please Close Any Running Applications”. Below the status bar, I had a button labeled ‘OK’, but when they clicked it, nothing would happen. Usually they just freak out and manually turn their computers off. To make sure it would happen, I’d place it in startup. If I decide to leave the place, I’ll put it in our network Login Script on my last day. LOL


29 posted on 04/02/2014 5:52:58 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Gamecock

And it also won’t injure small puppies because they are too lightweight.


30 posted on 04/02/2014 5:58:26 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Ken H

Amen! ;-)


31 posted on 04/02/2014 6:02:52 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: KoRn
My Sergeant Major looked over on day and said, “Hey Sir, watch this.”

I just sat back and watched.

SGM:”SPC SMITH!!”
Smith: “Yes SGM.”
SGM: “My mouse isn't working. Call over to the 6 shop and get me some trackball grease.”
Smith: “Yes SGM!”

Five minutes later a Sergent from the S6 shop pops in.

SGT: “SGM, I came to fix your mouse. You know SGM, there is no such thing as trackball grease.”
SGM looks up and his neck veins start popping out: “Do you think I'm stupid SGT!?! I know there is no such thing as track ball grease. Hell, my mouse doesn't even have a trackball! What kind of crap are you trying to pull? Get the $%@# out of my office!!
SGT; “Yes SGM!”

The SGT does an about face and moves out into the hall. 30 seconds later he is screaming for SPC Smith.

32 posted on 04/02/2014 6:07:16 AM PDT by Gamecock (If the cross is not foolishness to the lost world then we have misrepresented the cross." S.L.)
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To: Gamecock
Isn't she CUTE??

Sarcasm. She deserves some time in the pokey.

33 posted on 04/02/2014 6:18:59 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Gamecock

What did I write that got pulled? I don’t even remember!


34 posted on 04/02/2014 6:21:09 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Gamecock; Admin Moderator; Sidebar Moderator

OH MY WORD!

My signature post: “I’d hit it.” .... WAS REMOVED!!!!!

This is PROOF THAT THE END IS NEAR!


35 posted on 04/02/2014 6:22:28 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: mabarker1; albie

Everyone knows that you are supposed to lift puppies by the ears.


36 posted on 04/02/2014 6:23:33 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: KoRn

There is, of course, the old “black tape over the mouse laser” trick.


37 posted on 04/02/2014 6:24:01 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

Yeah, that one is a classic. Most folks have gotten wise to it over the years though. We’ve stopped doing it, because it’s one of the first things people look for if their mouse isn’t working right.


38 posted on 04/02/2014 6:28:27 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: KoRn

My newest one is to strip the keyboard wires, and spray a very thin coat of PAM cooking oil on the keys, then put the keyboard wires into the electrical outlet.

They do NOT need coffee after a 120 volt jolt!!!

aaaaAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


39 posted on 04/02/2014 6:32:20 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

Please return the call:

Mr. Jay Raffe
of Arm & Dillo LLC

513.555.1212


40 posted on 04/02/2014 6:39:00 AM PDT by Bartholomew Roberts
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To: Lazamataz

lol!!


41 posted on 04/02/2014 6:41:20 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Gamecock
I wonder: Does she have a tattoo like this?


42 posted on 04/02/2014 6:58:54 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Republican has "I can" at the end. Democrat has "rat". Any questions?)
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To: Gamecock

Intentional Inflictions of Emotional Distress is a tortious action. I’m always amazed that the Jack-ass style shows don’t get sued constantly. It is their express intent to cause that emotional distress, for the amusement of others (and their own profit).


43 posted on 04/02/2014 7:01:45 AM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: Gamecock

If she wasn’t the one who called 911, then what did she do that merits arrest?


44 posted on 04/02/2014 7:11:04 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statemeCLunkes for clunkersnt of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Lazamataz; Arrowhead1952

A harmless “I’d hit it” gets yanked but a truly offensive “suspicions confirmed” doesn’t.

Must be backwards day.


45 posted on 04/02/2014 7:27:08 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin; Lazamataz

Harmless? Did you see her pic? Take special note of those Marty Feldman eyes. I’m afraid Laz would be irreparably damaged. Harmless indeed!


46 posted on 04/02/2014 8:25:39 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb
I'd [Removed by Admin Moderator] it.
47 posted on 04/02/2014 8:29:56 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: KoRn
Have you ever seen the British comedy series "The IT Crowd" -- it is just hilarious! Saw it via Netflix.


48 posted on 04/02/2014 9:11:22 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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