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Heritage Middle School in lockdown - Thursday
Idaho Press Tribune ^ | Februrary 15, 2013 | Nick Groff

Posted on 02/16/2013 9:51:07 AM PST by Idaho_Cowboy

MERIDIAN — Heritage Middle School went into lockdown Thursday morning after a report of an armed suspect inside the school. A few hours later, police confirmed that the suspect did not have a weapon, but rather a military-style folding shovel. The report of an armed individual came in to the Ada County Sheriff’s Office around 9 a.m. The weapon was initially believed to be a type of ax. The lockdown at Heritage, in Joint School District No. 2, and surrounding schools, lasted almost two hours. There were no injuries. The shovel was brought into the school from a car in the parking lot, by an eighth-grade student at the request of his teacher. Neither are being criminally charged, a press release from the Meridian Police Department confirmed.

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Thank goodness they have decided not to prosecute. After all we all know how many lives have been taken by 'military' assault shovels. /sarc
1 posted on 02/16/2013 9:51:12 AM PST by Idaho_Cowboy
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To: Idaho_Cowboy

Time call a spade a spade!


2 posted on 02/16/2013 9:54:59 AM PST by Dr. Pritchett
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To: metmom

Thought you might be interested.


3 posted on 02/16/2013 9:55:13 AM PST by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: Idaho_Cowboy

****After all we all know how many lives have been taken by ‘military’ assault shovels. /sarc ****

I was taught in survival school (USAF) that the small shovel was a better weapon for close encounters than an axe.

I’ve read that the shovel was also a better arm for use in trench warfare if the enemy gets in your trench.

If you watch the old ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT you will see them defend an invasion of the trench with shovels.


4 posted on 02/16/2013 9:56:59 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar ( Too old to cut the mustard any more.)
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To: Idaho_Cowboy
"After all we all know how many lives have been taken by 'military' assault shovels. /sarc"

The military shovel (Entrenching Tool) makes an excellent weapon if you know how to use it.

The Russian Spetznaz use one that comes with sharpened edges and point for hacking and throwing.
5 posted on 02/16/2013 9:58:57 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Idaho_Cowboy
The shovel was brought into the school from a car in the parking lot, by an eighth-grade student at the request of his teacher. Neither are being criminally charged...

What the Hell is wrong with the principal, the PD, and the DA up there? Why aren't they being charged? It's a very serious allegation, carrying a "military-style" folding shovel. Who knows how this could have ended if they weren't caught. Book 'em, Danno!

6 posted on 02/16/2013 10:06:05 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: shibumi
We were bored on FTX in the hills of S Korea in '66 and we invented a "dart game" (jarts?) out of our entrenching tools.

Sort of a form of horseshoes.

7 posted on 02/16/2013 10:08:04 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Idaho_Cowboy
In there defense it probable was painted a camouflage green.

Camoflage makes anything look scary.

8 posted on 02/16/2013 10:20:50 AM PST by ThomasThomas (Normal isn't normal anymore.)
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To: knarf

WTH! Did you guys not read the article? It was a “folding” shovel for cryin’ out loud. Much deadlier than your standard fixed blade shovel. Thank goodness it didn’t have a grenade launcher, pistol grip, flash hider, barrel shroud or the ability to hold a “high-capacity” “”clip””. By the way, what was the response time for the LEO’s to get there?


9 posted on 02/16/2013 10:22:02 AM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Hmmm! Why did the teacher want a shovel???? Sounds suspicious to me. They should investigate the “indoctrinator” but thanks to the teachers union, nothing would happen anyway.


10 posted on 02/16/2013 10:23:51 AM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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To: ThomasThomas

Yeah they were in a tizzy at UofM the other day (the 14th) over someone spotted wearing camo and a gas mask and carrying a sign about love being in the air.


11 posted on 02/16/2013 10:26:40 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: rktman

Idaho = Potato(e)s + entrenching tool = ammo for potato(e) assault weapons!
Where is Nappy when you need a FED SWAT TEAM or maybe a “armed Drone”?
The (e) is because like Quayle, I was never sure. /sarc.


12 posted on 02/16/2013 10:35:47 AM PST by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: Idaho_Cowboy

This is beyond stupid. A folding shovel?!!

I’m grateful this didn’t happen in LA. Some students may have been shot.


13 posted on 02/16/2013 10:42:23 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Idaho_Cowboy

This is nothing to joke about.

It was a semi-automatic assault shovel with a folding stock, er, handle.

It could be easily reloaded simply by pushing it into the ground.

We need to pass a law making schools “Shovel-Free Zones”.

That’ll fix the problem.


14 posted on 02/16/2013 11:00:35 AM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: Idaho_Cowboy

” Neither are being criminally charged”
Kind of them for not ruining the lives of innocent people.

Overreacting is as stupid as underreacting.

The media loves to promote anxiety. They live for it.


15 posted on 02/16/2013 11:09:22 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: GOYAKLA

Did you mean Idaho(e)? I didn’t have a problem with Quayl(e). Misrepresenting an (e) is far worse than admitting that you smoked dope and did “some” cocaine. I guess!? Love me some tater guns. Boom Baby! I also luv me some skeet shootin’ with a black powder shotgun too............. Just sayin’.


16 posted on 02/16/2013 11:14:51 AM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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To: Idaho_Cowboy; All

Why isn’t the press reporting if the kid took a drink of water while carrying the assault shovel? That should at least double his prison term.


17 posted on 02/16/2013 11:22:17 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Idaho_Cowboy
Since the same nitwit school administrators who cannot tell the difference between an entrenching tool and an assault rifle are also designing these "lock down" policies, it causes me to wonder about how effective these lock downs really are in protecting students. From what reports I have seen about the Sandy Hook school shootings the shooter may have shot his way through a locked glass door to gain entry to the school. If that were the case there should have been time to initiate an emergency lock down and call 911. The lock down at Sandy Hook obviously failed as the shooter was able to gain access to classrooms.

Perhaps it would be better if law enforcement and security professionals were designing the school security and lock down policies rather than school bureaucrats and that these policies be realistically tested.

18 posted on 02/16/2013 11:45:25 AM PST by The Great RJ
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To: Idaho_Cowboy

At least the kid had his homework assignment shovel ready.


19 posted on 02/16/2013 12:54:48 PM PST by bgill
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To: Idaho_Cowboy; cripplecreek

One day me and pa were out and about. A badger run across the road and jumped into the adjacent ditch. It was late enough in the year and I told pa I wanted that hide. So he stopped and I got a fixed blade shovel out of the back , jumped in the ditch, and took off after that badger. Now anyone who has chased badgers before knows they will only run away until they have had enough. So I was a ready when he turned on me and I whanged him over the head with that shovel. Loaded him in the back and went on over to the place to skin ‘im. Got out of the pickup and stepped to the rear and Mr. Badger came a boiling out. He acted a little mad. Maybe more than a little. And dagnubit, he got away...


20 posted on 02/16/2013 1:03:16 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Idaho_Cowboy

The costs of this fiasco/snafu should be tabulated and presented to the genius that called in the hoax. Demand full repayment


21 posted on 02/16/2013 3:24:45 PM PST by Bravo six (Bravo six)
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To: Idaho_Cowboy

By the time you load a building full of seemingly-mature chicks purporting to “teach” young skulls full of mush and put yet another chick in charge, crap is bound to happen


22 posted on 02/16/2013 4:38:02 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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