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Vandals glue doors shut at (Jacksonville) high school
First Coast News - WJXX/WTLV Jacksonville ^ | 4.22.03

Posted on 04/23/2003 9:35:35 AM PDT by mhking

Vandals glue doors shut at high school


Vandals sealed the doors at First Coast High

The vandals sealed 120 doors

Locksmiths are working to replace the locks

 

JACKSONVILLE, FL - Students at First Coast High found themselves attending classes in the schools auditorium Tuesday after the doors to their classrooms were found super-glued shut.

School officials discovered the sealed locks at around 6am and also found more damage including walls covered in graffiti. Locksmiths are now at the school working to replace the glued locks with new ones. Officials say that thousands of dollars will have to be spent to repair the locks and repaint walls at the school.

Authorities say that the school was empty from 6pm to 6am when the vandalism was discovered. According to one official, "More than 120 doors were glued. They [the vandals] not only did the classroom doors, of which there are at least 85, but they did every door in the building."

School officials say they hope that whoever is responsible for the damage will brag to their friends with word eventually getting to them so they can apprehend the vandals.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Florida
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1 posted on 04/23/2003 9:35:35 AM PDT by mhking
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...
"Hold muh beer 'n watch this!" PING....

If you want on or off this list, please let me know!

2 posted on 04/23/2003 9:36:00 AM PDT by mhking
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To: mhking
Ah, to be 16 years old and stupid again.

Well, 1 out of 2 ain't bad :o)
3 posted on 04/23/2003 9:38:15 AM PDT by Poohbah (Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of their women!)
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To: mhking
remember when it used to be cherry bombs in the toilets?
4 posted on 04/23/2003 9:39:57 AM PDT by WellsFargo94
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To: mhking
120 doors? Sounds like more than a prank to me. Was some one trying to create a fire trap?
5 posted on 04/23/2003 9:40:05 AM PDT by Search4Truth (When a man lies, he murders part of the world.)
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To: mhking
I grew up in Mass. Only a few weeks ago the high school there had some vandalism. Seems the little "scamps" mixed and poured concrete in front of the doors to prevent opening them. BUt they were caught and confessed to that and some other things, while abhorrently denying other acts.
And they're irritated that they'll have to pay to fix everything.
6 posted on 04/23/2003 9:40:42 AM PDT by theDentist (So..... This is Virginia..... where are all the virgins?)
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To: mhking
I know this is really wrong....but this makes me laugh so hard!!!!!!!!
7 posted on 04/23/2003 9:41:12 AM PDT by seams2me
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To: mhking; Poohbah
Unless the partners in the posse ain't telling off crap, to paraphrase a line from a Geto Boys song.
8 posted on 04/23/2003 9:43:19 AM PDT by hchutch (America came, America saw, America liberated; as for those who hate us, Oderint dum Metuant)
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To: Search4Truth
We had a case several years ago in Florida where some teens stole a stop sign, causing a fatal car crash at that corner. They did serious jail time, and the state tried to put them away for murder. I don't remember how that all panned out.
9 posted on 04/23/2003 9:43:23 AM PDT by I still care (America is great because it is good. When it ceases to be good, it will cease to be great.)
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To: WellsFargo94
A few years ago, when my son was in high school, the vandalism of choice was to super glue your enemy's hall locker shut in just this manner.
10 posted on 04/23/2003 9:43:57 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Bumperootus!)
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To: mhking
Who says that today's youth doesn't have innitiative and perseverence?
11 posted on 04/23/2003 9:45:02 AM PDT by trebb
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To: WellsFargo94
Yup.

I remember when someone flushed a seal bomb (a cherry bomb-like device used by lifeguards to scare seals off of beaches) down the toilet in the nurse's office.

It went high-order right next to the principal's private toilet, while he was sitting on it.

Made the toilet into a half-a$$ed bidet :o)
12 posted on 04/23/2003 9:45:17 AM PDT by Poohbah (Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of their women!)
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To: mhking
We would just jam a wooden pencil into the lock and then snap the tip off.
13 posted on 04/23/2003 9:47:46 AM PDT by Hacksaw
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To: mhking
Wonder if the graffiti happened to be "anti-America"?
14 posted on 04/23/2003 9:47:54 AM PDT by Illbay
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To: seams2me
You wouldn't laugh if you were paying the bill.
15 posted on 04/23/2003 9:48:38 AM PDT by Illbay
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To: mhking
This was done again today at another HS here in JAX- Terry Parker High.
16 posted on 04/23/2003 9:48:46 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: I still care
We had a case several years ago in Florida where some teens stole a stop sign, causing a fatal car crash at that corner. They did serious jail time, and the state tried to put them away for murder. I don't remember how that all panned out

They got 6 year jail sentances. It was on court TV.(Real funny now Huh)

17 posted on 04/23/2003 9:49:11 AM PDT by Newbomb Turk
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To: Poohbah
I bet its the same group of pranksters that stole all the "W" keys at that big white house a few years back..
18 posted on 04/23/2003 9:50:07 AM PDT by ratzoe
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To: WellsFargo94
Kids today....amatateurs! A good prank does not have to be destructive (although some of those can be fun!). My freshman year in high school, my class made sport out of tormenting our german teacher. I think she even required medication by the end of that year. We just did little things, like lowering her desk one notch every few days. She just couldn't understand why she seemed to be getting bigger!
When the musical greeting cards came out in the 1980's, we made good use of them. I cut one open, took out the tiny music circuit, and hid it in the ceiling air intake. She said "Whoever has the music maker, turn it off." We all just looked at her deadpan and said "What music?" She went to get another teacher but while she was gone we turned it off. They both left and when she came back in alone, it was playing again. SHe went through the entire period with "happy birthday" echoing around the room.

Kids today kind of disappoint me.
19 posted on 04/23/2003 9:53:55 AM PDT by Orangedog (Soccer-Moms are the biggest threat to your freedoms and the republic !)
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To: mhking
We had a particular teacher who was a jerk and a perv. His planning period was before my class with him, and me and 3 of my buddies used to break our leads off in the keyhole, go to another class, sharpen the pencils and do it again. Ultimately, the graphite in the #2 pencil lead made that lock one finely tuned machine, even tho it was a pain in the ass for the teacher at the time...:-)...JFK
20 posted on 04/23/2003 9:54:38 AM PDT by BADROTOFINGER (Life sucks. Get a helmet.)
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To: mhking; OXENinFLA; Search4Truth; seams2me
Given the influence of public schools on our nation, it sounds to me more like a public service than vandalism.
21 posted on 04/23/2003 9:54:54 AM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: mhking
A few doors, maybe, with pencil lead, but this seems over the top. This is WAY beyond just a prank!
22 posted on 04/23/2003 9:55:07 AM PDT by timestax
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To: Orangedog
One of the best pranks I saw at our fraternity was covering every square inch of floorspace in someones room with cups of water filled to the rim.
23 posted on 04/23/2003 9:56:52 AM PDT by finnman69 (!)
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To: ErnBatavia
A few years ago, when my son was in high school, the vandalism of choice was to super glue your enemy's hall locker shut in just this manner.

My favorite for lockers was to use clear caulk arounf the door edges and vents, then siphon 5 gallons of water into it from the top vent.

24 posted on 04/23/2003 9:57:04 AM PDT by Orangedog (Soccer-Moms are the biggest threat to your freedoms and the republic !)
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To: GovernmentShrinker
Given the influence of public schools on our nation, it sounds to me more like a public service than vandalism.

Amen. Unless it was the work of the leftist NEA/AFT "educrats" attempting to keep the students trapped inside...

25 posted on 04/23/2003 9:57:33 AM PDT by quark
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To: Illbay
Bull! It's funny, period. They'll catch the little delinquents and they'll pay for the prank, lighten up. It could have been a 1000 times worse. Go drink your Geritol.
26 posted on 04/23/2003 9:58:10 AM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: mhking
A practical joker deserves applause for his wit according to its quality. Bastinado is about right. For exceptional wit one might grant keelhauling. But staking out on an anthill should be reserved for the very wittiest.

Heinlein
27 posted on 04/23/2003 9:59:01 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ( Taxes are not levied for the benefit of the taxed.)
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To: quark
Nah, the classrooms were all empty when they were sealed. This was the work of The Forces of Good. And see OXEN's post -- the practice is spreading!
28 posted on 04/23/2003 9:59:50 AM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: finnman69
Good one. One that was always good for a laugh was to put window film (the type that shrinks when you take a hair dryer to it) over a guys toilet. Sometimes we either had to remove one of the light bulbs or replace it with a very dim wattage so there wouldn't be an obvious glare from the film.
29 posted on 04/23/2003 10:03:06 AM PDT by Orangedog (Soccer-Moms are the biggest threat to your freedoms and the republic !)
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To: I still care
Looks like the following:

In May 1997, A jury found Nissa Baillie, 21, her boyfriend Christopher Cole, 20, and their friend Thomas Miller, 20, guilty of grand theft and manslaughter. The three admited they went out on a crime spree, steeling 19 street signs in eastern Hillsborough County, but denied uprooting the stop sign in question. With a case based entirely on circumstantial evidence, prosecutors convinced the jury that the three pulled up the stop sign and left it on the ground.

On February 28, 2001 a Florida appellate court overturned the convictions of Baillie, Cole, and Miller. On March 9, 2001, two of the defendants were granted bail pending the decision by the prosecutor to proceed with a new trial. Only one remains incarcerated on an unrelated drug charge.

The defendants won the appeal on the grounds that, among other things, the jury was tainted by the prosecutions disparaging characterizations of the defandants, incorrect characterization of one witness’ expertise and misquoted testimony.

In May 2001, the case came to an abrupt end when State Attorney Mark Ober dropped manslaughter charges against Baillie, Cole and Miller, rather than take the case to trial a second time.

"Given the opinion of the 2nd District Court of Appeal, and evidence and testimony as it now exists, we are certain we cannot proceed to trial," said Pam Bondi, Ober's spokeswoman.

[SOURCE: Various Internet Websites Found Through GOOGLE]
30 posted on 04/23/2003 10:06:57 AM PDT by Illbay
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To: trebb
The ones who are losers do **** like this.

The winners join the U.S. Marines, Air Force, Navy or Army.
31 posted on 04/23/2003 10:07:56 AM PDT by Illbay
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To: Poohbah
Ah, to be 16 years old and stupid again.

Well, 1 out of 2 ain't bad :o)

Well, are you going to tell us which you are? ;^)

32 posted on 04/23/2003 10:08:35 AM PDT by Just another Joe (FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Newbomb Turk
See No. 30.
33 posted on 04/23/2003 10:08:45 AM PDT by Illbay
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
One year a friend of ours "borrowed" his dad's work truck (utility truck with a bucket lift on it). We took 4 old tires and used the bucket to drop them over the flag pole in the high school courtyard. The pole was cemented to the ground to keep kids from taking it down. You should have seen the maintenance guys trying to cut through steel-belted radials!
34 posted on 04/23/2003 10:09:13 AM PDT by Orangedog (Soccer-Moms are the biggest threat to your freedoms and the republic !)
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To: bigfootbob
No. Malicious injury or destruction of property are never "funny," except to an adolescent mind.

How old are you?
35 posted on 04/23/2003 10:09:32 AM PDT by Illbay
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To: Orangedog
That was awfully irritating, and inconvenient, but at least it wasn't destructive.
36 posted on 04/23/2003 10:11:24 AM PDT by Illbay
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To: Illbay
I'm sure one of us here has the phone number of a good proctologist who can remove that corn-cob for you. Geeees, Bill, lighten up a little ;). Life's too short to be so ridged all the time.
37 posted on 04/23/2003 10:13:02 AM PDT by Orangedog (Soccer-Moms are the biggest threat to your freedoms and the republic !)
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To: Illbay
then I probably shouldn't tell you about the incident with the exploding portable toilet!

38 posted on 04/23/2003 10:14:39 AM PDT by Orangedog (Soccer-Moms are the biggest threat to your freedoms and the republic !)
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To: Illbay
"No. Malicious injury or destruction of property are never "funny," except to an adolescent mind. How old are you?"

Super-Glued doors malicious. Give me a break. I'm 49.

39 posted on 04/23/2003 10:16:43 AM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: ErnBatavia
When I was in HS, we did a variation on the "mess with somebody's locker" prank. One time, we broke into the guy's locker, and put a carton with week-old really ripe urine in it, sealed with plastic wrap, and a string tied to the door. Very carefully close the door shut, and when the guy yanked open the door, he got a surprise. :-)
40 posted on 04/23/2003 10:16:45 AM PDT by adx (Will produce tag lines for beer)
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To: Illbay
What's really unfunny is the malicious injury and destruction of young minds that goes on in public school classrooms. I wouldn't mind if they glued them shut all across the country.
41 posted on 04/23/2003 10:16:48 AM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Search4Truth
120 doors? Sounds like more than a prank to me. Was some one trying to create a fire trap?

How do you create a fire trap if you can't get IN the room? Not being able to escape a room, I can see, but being locked out is just, well.....

42 posted on 04/23/2003 10:18:37 AM PDT by Trust but Verify
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To: mhking
I remember when I was in high school some kid saw the chemistry teacher give a demonstration how potassium would react/ignite/spark if a small sliver was dropped in water. Well the "genius" snuck in during lunch and took several pounds of potassium out of the chem lab intending to flush it down the toilet. What he failed to realize is that the potassium would explode as soon as it hit the water and he wouldn't have time to flush it. He managed to blow the toilet up and was taken to the hospital with minor injuries from the "shrapnel".
43 posted on 04/23/2003 10:18:48 AM PDT by apillar
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To: mhking
I guarantee you that I know where the vandals got this idea. Not a week ago, MTV showed a program about ultimate pranks. The prank was superglueing the doors, then releasing a couple million bees.

These idiots didn't get the bees, but I bet my next paycheck that these idiots saw that on MTV, and said, "hold my cool-aid and watch this".

P.S. My girlfriend is still in high school, so she watches MTV all the time. I WAS NOT WATCHING THE CRAP! I was writing a paper for my POLSCI instructor! I didn't have sex with that woman! What is the definition of is?
44 posted on 04/23/2003 10:22:32 AM PDT by The Black Knight
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To: mhking
Topping the list of suspects: locksmiths.
45 posted on 04/23/2003 10:25:06 AM PDT by Petronski (I'm not always cranky.)
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To: Trust but Verify
"How do you create a fire trap if you can't get IN the room? Not being able to escape a room, I can see, but being locked out is just, well..... "

That occured to me. But why sabotage the locks on 120 doors? I can understand a few, like Social Studies class :).
46 posted on 04/23/2003 10:25:15 AM PDT by Search4Truth (When a man lies, he murders part of the world.)
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To: Orangedog
then I probably shouldn't tell you about the incident with the exploding portable toilet!

I went to a small airshow near Dallas years ago. A great, big Huey came in for a demonstration. A Port-a-potty caught the backwash and tumbled end over end across the field. Poor fellow inside......

(Not actually a prank, but same level of humor.)

47 posted on 04/23/2003 10:28:51 AM PDT by myprecious
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To: Search4Truth
Was some one trying to create a fire trap?

I guess I shouldn't mention what can be done with half a dozen penneys to a dormatory door having a dead-bolt lock, or that four people can do it to a whole floor in twenty minutes.

48 posted on 04/23/2003 10:32:20 AM PDT by js1138
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To: mhking
I just saw this prank on MTV this past weekend. Only those kids put 80,000 live bees in the hallways and caulked the hives to the floor and also super glued over 100 doors shut. They turned themselves in when one of the kids’ mother realized her bees were missing. I’m guessing these kids are just copying the MTV stunt.
49 posted on 04/23/2003 10:32:21 AM PDT by photogirl (Support Our Troops!)
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To: mhking
I just saw this prank on MTV this past weekend. Only those kids put 80,000 live bees in the hallways and caulked the hives to the floor and also super glued over 100 doors shut. They turned themselves in when one of the kids’ mother realized her bees were missing. I’m guessing these kids are just copying the MTV stunt.
50 posted on 04/23/2003 10:32:21 AM PDT by photogirl (Support Our Troops!)
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