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Upper Dublin HS locked down after umbrella mistaken for weapon
Pottstown Mercury ^
| Linda Finarelli
Posted on 12/18/2012 2:18:14 AM PST by dirtboy
UPPER DUBLIN Students videotaping a project at Upper Dublin High School sent the school into a lockdown a little before 9 a.m. Monday, with police rushing inside and closing off access to the building.
The incident began when surveillance video picked up a student in the hallway with what looked like a gun, according to Upper Dublin police Chief Terrance Thompson.
I saw the video; it looked like a big gun, Thompson said. We didnt know what we had; the activity was suspicious. Our units were over there as part of the rapid response, which police developed after Columbine, he noted. It was ill-advised on the part of the students.
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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
We need laws against assault umbrellas.
posted on 12/18/2012 2:18:17 AM PST
Guess some people watch too many movies, so many that they see them on their surveillance monitors.
posted on 12/18/2012 2:20:51 AM PST
What was ill advised on the part of the student - carrying an umbrella? The article needs to be more specific. Was there an attempt to make the umbrella look like a weapon? Was it the suspicious, ominous black color... The US needs to get more like Israel and end gun free victim zones and local jurisdictions need to offer training, certification and support for staff and teachers to carry weapons for an active armed response, when necessary.
posted on 12/18/2012 2:25:26 AM PST
I guess a garden parasol would have looked like a Carl Gustav.
posted on 12/18/2012 2:34:29 AM PST
posted on 12/18/2012 2:35:46 AM PST
by Oztrich Boy
(By doubting we come to inquiry, and through inquiry we perceive truth. -; Peter Abelard)
SWAT team for an honors student with an umbrella . . . we live in interesting times. Admin couldn’t risk ignoring a threat; Upper Dublin is well supplied with lawyers.
posted on 12/18/2012 3:04:17 AM PST
(Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
It was ill-advised on the part of the students.
Yeah, the part about attending public school.
And the part about a jackboot trying to shift the blame for incompetence.
posted on 12/18/2012 4:14:08 AM PST
by Navy Patriot
(Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
Full auto umbrellas are my choice of weapon!
posted on 12/18/2012 4:19:58 AM PST
by Jack Hydrazine
(It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
To: Jack Hydrazine
Issue full auto umbrellas to all the teachers!
posted on 12/18/2012 4:35:35 AM PST
(Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
Don’t laugh. The Penguin could have been stalking the school along with the Joker and Catwoman.
posted on 12/18/2012 5:08:57 AM PST
by Opinionated Blowhard
("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
Upper Dublin police Chief Terrance Thompson. I saw the video; it looked like a big gun, Thompson said.
So Chief Thompson has poor eyesight, is easily startled, incompetent and dumb enough to admit same.
Why is he a member of the police in any capacity?
We didnt know what we had; the activity was suspicious
Walking down the street with an umbrella is now classified as suspicious activity. Heaven forbid if the guy had sneezed.
posted on 12/18/2012 7:01:18 AM PST
(We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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