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Prince George's County (MD) School in Lockdown (Per Fox News)
Fox News ^ | 11/7/2005 | n/a

Posted on 11/07/2005 9:45:06 AM PST by Pyro7480

Gunman reported inside school... police responding outside

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: highschool; maryland; princegeorgescounty; publicschool; school; schoolviolence; secularschool
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To: ConservativeWarrior

Public school is a middle class welfare scheme. Sometimes people pick on those who are on public assistance. It's unkind, but it happens, and I agree there is a superiority aspect to their mean-spiritedness.


51 posted on 11/07/2005 10:11:52 AM PST by demoRat watcher
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To: Calpernia

The officer should have shot the guy.


52 posted on 11/07/2005 10:11:56 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: ConservativeWarrior
That will be a good example, because no one that is homeschooled ever makes typographical errors.

Actually, it's "no one who is homeschooled..."

53 posted on 11/07/2005 10:12:29 AM PST by SlowBoat407 (The best stuff happens just before the thread snaps.)
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To: dmz
Hunters that use urine to bait do wear masks. Well, bandannas and such.
54 posted on 11/07/2005 10:13:05 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: COBOL2Java

Whatever religion he is he needs to die this day for trying to enter a school uninvited and armed.

But no doubt, a raghead is easily imagined as the perp.


55 posted on 11/07/2005 10:13:36 AM PST by No Blue States
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To: Calpernia
Hunters that use urine to bait do wear masks.

And they do seek refuge in school buildings to mask their scent.

56 posted on 11/07/2005 10:13:53 AM PST by SlowBoat407 (The best stuff happens just before the thread snaps.)
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To: ZGuy; Pyro7480

The gunman was heard to say "I Don't Like Mondays."


57 posted on 11/07/2005 10:13:59 AM PST by Clemenza (In League with the Freemasons, The Bilderbergers, and the Learned Elders of Zion)
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To: HeadOn

I hope they catch (kill) him.


58 posted on 11/07/2005 10:14:17 AM PST by No Blue States
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To: Pyro7480
I saw that awful 'Elephant' movie was on HBO again last night, a film that glorified two teens who shot dozens of kids in their school.

Hollyweird's perfect prelude for a new school rampage.
59 posted on 11/07/2005 10:15:59 AM PST by George W. Bush
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To: No Blue States

Can't say I disagree with you. Sometimes, I wonder why we put up with this crap. OH, I forgot - liberals.


60 posted on 11/07/2005 10:16:12 AM PST by HeadOn (Don't talk to me about global warming unless you don't own a car.)
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To: MortMan

Mortman,

Did I say "all" homeschoolers? No.

My children attend public school. The schools are excellent.

You homeschool, that's great for you.

I'm talking about the homeschoolers that can't comprehend that there exist many excellent public school systems, or the fact that parents who have their children in public school did not "turn their kids over to the state to be raised." If you're not in that category, don't worry about it.

If you're one of the handful of homeschoolers that can't resist saying "I told you so" anytime something happens in a public school, I have no use for you. If you're one of the homeschoolers that can appreciate that not everyone is able or inclined to homeschool their children, then we can have a civil discussion.

Nice use of big words, but it doesn't change the fact that I'm neither being Belligerent nor using Ad Hominem attacks in supporting my claims. If you really want to impress me, reign in the combative fringe element within your homeschooling community.


61 posted on 11/07/2005 10:16:17 AM PST by ConservativeWarrior (Your Tagline Here.)
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To: Velveeta

>>>The officer should have shot the guy.

And again....just to be sure.


62 posted on 11/07/2005 10:17:41 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: SlowBoat407

?


63 posted on 11/07/2005 10:18:31 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia
You are off topic.

So are the obligatory "Publik Skool, tisk, tisk" comments that have become common place in virtually all threads containing the word "school."
64 posted on 11/07/2005 10:18:50 AM PST by ConservativeWarrior (Your Tagline Here.)
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To: asp1

I rather think I would enjoy that post-event interview of a female teacher putting down a gun-wielding student. Middle-aged woman, long and prim dress, prescription glasses, hair in a ponytail, holding and lovingly stroking a smoking Ruger Super Blackhawk, talking to CBS...

"Well I told him that he was just going to have to go to detention but then he didn't listen, so I had to airhole him."


65 posted on 11/07/2005 10:19:49 AM PST by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: Calpernia

Sorry, Cal. Forgot the /sarcasm tag.


66 posted on 11/07/2005 10:20:08 AM PST by SlowBoat407 (The best stuff happens just before the thread snaps.)
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To: No Blue States
Photos from NBC chopper (source: NBC4.com):






67 posted on 11/07/2005 10:20:22 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Many Democrats are not weak Americans. But nearly all weak Americans are Democrats.)
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To: HeadOn

I have the same question as Velveeta above..why didnt the officer shoot him?

Look at what the liberals have done to France.
NIMBY.


68 posted on 11/07/2005 10:20:32 AM PST by No Blue States
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To: bonfire
Prayers for the kids and staff

Which would be struck down as unconstitutional, if offered by someone inside the schools.

69 posted on 11/07/2005 10:20:33 AM PST by Alex Murphy (Psalm 73)
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To: ConservativeWarrior
Congratulations. You have taken a breaking news thread that some of us are interested in following and have made it all about you.
70 posted on 11/07/2005 10:20:34 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: SlowBoat407
:-)
71 posted on 11/07/2005 10:20:59 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Alex Murphy

Give it a rest.


72 posted on 11/07/2005 10:21:15 AM PST by bonfire (dwindler)
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To: angcat; ConservativeWarrior
Well, most public schools are mediocre to poor. I attended a "highly rated public school" that was AWFUL in terms of education. I learned more by reading my father's history books than anything else. I went to an outstanding private high school, however.

I can think of about 4 or 5 districts in NY/NJ/PA that I would consider "excellent." Of course, that is still better than Florida where ALL public schools are mediocre at best and prison-like at worst.

Homeschooling is a great option if you have an educated parent. Every homeschooler I know has a professional background (or in two cases, are college professors, and liberals to boot!). Private schooling is usually the most viable option, due to individualized attention and the fact that they don't "dumb down" lessons to the lowest common denominator. Additionally, private schools are usually the best option for boys (especially and all-boys school), as the average school is run by and for women.

Of course, if you don't have time to homeschool, and you can't afford private school, push your kids to get into honors and advanced placement classes at your public school. That will at least keep them from being "dumbed down."

73 posted on 11/07/2005 10:22:51 AM PST by Clemenza (In League with the Freemasons, The Bilderbergers, and the Learned Elders of Zion)
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To: COBOL2Java

Wow, big school. Thanks for the pics.


74 posted on 11/07/2005 10:23:09 AM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: COBOL2Java

He likely had an escape plan through those woods.
Hopefully there are choppers in the air and they have any escape route surrounded.

I see they have a dog, maybe it can sniff the perp out.

Ps: thanks for the pics.


75 posted on 11/07/2005 10:23:40 AM PST by No Blue States
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To: No Blue States

That puppy looks like he'd use the perp as a chew toy!
YUM!


76 posted on 11/07/2005 10:24:46 AM PST by duffthor (GO BIG RED!)
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To: ConservativeWarrior
You're out of line, CW. Re-read what you wrote (I'll provide script for you below) and then think about it. You are bashing the very ones that you *think* are bashing you...? Gee wiz.

***I'm beginning to think that ANY post containing the word "school" now serves as grounds for holier-than-though homeschoolers to bash the rest of us that have our kids in public schools. ***

77 posted on 11/07/2005 10:25:50 AM PST by homeschool mama
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To: ConservativeWarrior

Someone take a leak in your Corn Flakes this morning?


78 posted on 11/07/2005 10:25:56 AM PST by NRA1995 (When liberals speak I hear the Vonage music playing.....woo-hoo, woo-hoo-hoo....)
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To: demoRat watcher; ConservativeWarrior
Public school is a middle class welfare scheme. Sometimes people pick on those who are on public assistance. It's unkind, but it happens, and I agree there is a superiority aspect to their mean-spiritedness.

Interesting perspective.

79 posted on 11/07/2005 10:26:16 AM PST by TaxRelief ("Conservatives are cracking down!" -- Rush Limbaugh, October 13, 2005)
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To: duffthor

That dog needs his buddies on the scene so they can work as a pack to shred this nut.


80 posted on 11/07/2005 10:26:58 AM PST by No Blue States
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To: dmz; TaxRelief

There's no hunting in Prince George's County, it's quite a densely-populated area and there are no open wildlife spots to hunt in.


81 posted on 11/07/2005 10:27:12 AM PST by thoughtomator (Alito Akbar)
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To: ConservativeWarrior
From your original post:

I'm beginning to think that ANY post containing the word "school" now serves as grounds for holier-than-though homeschoolers to bash the rest of us that have our kids in public schools.

I read the above to be aimed at all homeschoolers. After your last reply, I can see that you meant "holier-than-thou" to be a modifier, not general adjective. That's why I was talking about the "broad brush".

From your last post:

Nice use of big words, but it doesn't change the fact that I'm neither being Belligerent nor using Ad Hominem attacks in supporting my claims. If you really want to impress me, reign in the combative fringe element within your homeschooling community.

I wasn't trying to impress you, honestly. I was simply writing the way I think.

My "homeschooling community" is my family. Do you hold yourself responsible for the worst that happens in your child's "school community", if your child is not involved? I don't - on either end.

I think we could have a genuine debate. I certainly don't have the answers - just my best guesses for my own little family. Have a good day.

82 posted on 11/07/2005 10:27:21 AM PST by MortMan (Eschew Obfuscation)
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To: duffthor
Some more photos:






83 posted on 11/07/2005 10:28:46 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Many Democrats are not weak Americans. But nearly all weak Americans are Democrats.)
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To: domenad
I like it! Or how about a senior, white-haired, retired sub who walks into a classroom slaps her delicate mother-of-pearl handled .22 on the desk and asks, "Any questions?"
84 posted on 11/07/2005 10:29:08 AM PST by asp1
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To: ConservativeWarrior

Actually it should be 'who' not "...that is homeschooled..." but it isn't your fault as it appears English grammar is no longer taught in schools. :)


85 posted on 11/07/2005 10:29:48 AM PST by GoldwaterChick
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To: thoughtomator

Wrong...Guess again...


86 posted on 11/07/2005 10:29:53 AM PST by dakine
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To: COBOL2Java

Thanks for all the pics!


87 posted on 11/07/2005 10:30:37 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: COBOL2Java

Someone at the school had the foresight to keep the doors locked once all the pupils were in, as a basic precaution?

That would make a good law in light of Columbine.

Put intercoms and cameras at the front door for after hr visitors.


88 posted on 11/07/2005 10:30:59 AM PST by No Blue States
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To: milford421
Guy had black ski mask. Confronted by an officer on patrol. Gunman tried to enter school, but door was locked.

Did anyone but the officer actually see the perp?

89 posted on 11/07/2005 10:31:45 AM PST by Physicist
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To: No Blue States

Most schools have intercoms and locked doors now. Even our little school out here in the country.


90 posted on 11/07/2005 10:32:21 AM PST by bonfire (dwindler)
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To: thoughtomator

Dear thoughtomator,

I don't know if there is any hunting permitted in any part of Prince George's County, but a lot of the southern part of the county outside the Beltway is still pretty rural. In fact, where this school is located, in Upper Marlboro, there are still working farms.

The farmland and wilderness is disappearing fast as developers gobble up the land and build $800K McMansions (not a criticism, just an observation), but there's still a fair bit below and to the east of Bowie and beyond.

I know that where I live, in my part of Anne Arundel County (my house is perhaps five miles from the county line, due east of Bowie, a little more northerly than Upper Marlboro) there is hunting.


sitetest


91 posted on 11/07/2005 10:33:03 AM PST by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: Pyro7480

How can you miss the "Government school is child abuse" crowd?

I fully support homeschooling, and under different circumstances, I might BE homeschooling. A good percentage of people around here are maniacal about this issue, though.


92 posted on 11/07/2005 10:33:24 AM PST by Politicalmom (Must I use a sarcasm tag?)
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To: Physicist

Doesn't Gun + Mask + Attempted Entry = Probable Cause in the first place?

I have to assume the "Officer" is not a real cop or is not armed.


93 posted on 11/07/2005 10:34:13 AM PST by duffthor (GO BIG RED!)
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To: bonfire

Thats good to hear. Im going to check my schools here and request it be done if it isnt.


94 posted on 11/07/2005 10:34:15 AM PST by No Blue States
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To: FourtySeven

I believe he was responding to the keywords.


95 posted on 11/07/2005 10:34:53 AM PST by Politicalmom (Must I use a sarcasm tag?)
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To: ConservativeWarrior
As long as we're taking the time to correct your grammar...

and whom must post their belief

Should be "who must post their belief..."

96 posted on 11/07/2005 10:35:50 AM PST by Dr. Eckleburg ('Deserves' got nothing to do with it.)
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To: Clemenza

In my day Yonkers had some good schools. Of course that was all shot to hell when the bussing started.


97 posted on 11/07/2005 10:36:21 AM PST by angcat
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To: No Blue States
Someone at the school had the foresight to keep the doors locked once all the pupils were in, as a basic precaution?

It's my understanding that in PG County schools, all entrances other than the main entrance (near the school office) are outside locked. Same in my county (Fairfax VA). Visitors are required to take main entrance. It also wouldn't surprise me that there are security cameras everywhere.

98 posted on 11/07/2005 10:37:08 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Many Democrats are not weak Americans. But nearly all weak Americans are Democrats.)
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To: Politicalmom

Reading the Keywords at the time of this post, I do not see the word "homeschool" in them.

KEYWORDS: HIGHSCHOOL; MARYLAND; PRINCEGEORGESCOUNTY; PUBLICSCHOOL; SCHOOL; SECULARSCHOOL; Click to Add Keyword


99 posted on 11/07/2005 10:38:01 AM PST by FourtySeven (47)
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To: ConservativeWarrior

You are the only one so far to bring up home schooling.


100 posted on 11/07/2005 10:39:16 AM PST by MamaB (mom to an Angel)
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