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Police questioning Country Day students and parents (about homemade bomb at school)
Savannah Morning News ^ | 11/21/2006 | Megan Matteucci

Posted on 11/21/2006 8:19:53 AM PST by Amelia

Savannah Country Day students could face up to 20 years in prison for manufacturing an explosive device, police said.

At least three students, ages 14-15, are the target of an investigation into why the bomb was made and why it ended up at the southside private school last week, Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police spokesman Sgt. Mike Wilson said.

In addition to the students, investigators are also questioning several parents and school officials.

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Investigators are also probing why police were not called until Saturday afternoon.

....more at link....

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
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This is the most exclusive and expensive private school in Savannah....
1 posted on 11/21/2006 8:19:54 AM PST by Amelia
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To: mcvey; Republicanprofessor

One for the education ping list.


2 posted on 11/21/2006 8:20:50 AM PST by Amelia (If we hire them, they will come...)
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To: Amelia

When my son was in ninth grade in the local public high school, a Russian kid in the school made several pipe bombs with directions he got from the Terrorist Handbook. The kid told other kids at school that he was going to use one to blow up the school library and the other one to blow up our house because we lived in a gated community. I called the principal's office and waited for him to return my call. When I had waited over an hour, I called the police. Nothing happened except the kid was called into the principal's office and the bombs were confiscated.

My son graduated from a private Christian school.


3 posted on 11/21/2006 8:26:59 AM PST by Eva
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To: Amelia

I live in Savannah, and know quite a few folks who send their kids to Country Day. Just because they have $$$ doesn't mean they are smart, does it? I wonder where the parents were, and why are they not looking out for their children. By the way, this was a very poorly written story by this reporter.


4 posted on 11/21/2006 8:30:12 AM PST by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: Amelia
This is the most exclusive and expensive private school in Savannah....

And......?

At least two of the Weathermen (underground radical group of the 1960's) were spoiled, arrogant rich kids trying to save/change the world. Bill Ayers and Diana Oughton come to mind.

5 posted on 11/21/2006 8:36:28 AM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: geezerwheezer

See my post above. GMTA.


6 posted on 11/21/2006 8:37:03 AM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: Eva

When was your son in ninth grade?


7 posted on 11/21/2006 8:55:31 AM PST by B4Ranch (Illegal immigration Control and US Border Security - The jobs George W. Bush refuses to do.)
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To: B4Ranch

1995-96, ninth grade at Blaine H.S., Blaine, WA.


8 posted on 11/21/2006 8:58:22 AM PST by Eva
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To: Eva

Who was the Russian kid? Son of an Ambassador?


9 posted on 11/21/2006 9:29:05 AM PST by B4Ranch (Illegal immigration Control and US Border Security - The jobs George W. Bush refuses to do.)
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To: Eva

Pre-Columbine, too....


10 posted on 11/21/2006 9:31:31 AM PST by Amelia (If we hire them, they will come...)
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To: B4Ranch

No, just a Russian immigrant. We have a lot of them here in Whatcom County. It's a big problem, the Russians don't seem to understand the concept of freedom. They think that it means they can do whatever they want and that laws don't apply to them. They do understand the welfare system, though, and make very good use of it.


11 posted on 11/21/2006 9:34:50 AM PST by Eva
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To: Amelia

Yeah, and then the kid bragged that he still had a few more bombs at home. He never used them, though, at least as far as I know.


12 posted on 11/21/2006 9:42:17 AM PST by Eva
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To: geezerwheezer
Just because they have $$$ doesn't mean they are smart, does it?

Or maybe too smart for their own good. ;-)

I wonder where the parents were, and why are they not looking out for their children.

I thought it was interesting that the principal waited to contact the parents before contacting police...you'll notice he apparently couldn't find them for a day or so, so maybe they aren't around for the kids very much...

By the way, this was a very poorly written story by this reporter.

Well, hey, it's the Savannah Morning News. :-)

13 posted on 11/21/2006 9:44:34 AM PST by Amelia (If we hire them, they will come...)
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To: NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
And......?

Just pointing out that not having your children in public school doesn't necessarily insulate you from the world...

14 posted on 11/21/2006 9:46:03 AM PST by Amelia (If we hire them, they will come...)
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To: Eva
Yeah, and then the kid bragged that he still had a few more bombs at home. He never used them, though, at least as far as I know.

And the local police just ignored all that? It sounds as if they had some basis to believe the laws didn't apply to them?

15 posted on 11/21/2006 9:47:08 AM PST by Amelia (If we hire them, they will come...)
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To: Amelia

Blaine is a unique town, it's the far northwest corner of the country, where the frontier mentality still persists. The drug problem at the school is so bad, that it includes the the teachers and the administration. A man that used to work with my husband, once stood up at a PTA meeting and told everyone that they weren't going to solve the drug problem with the kids as long as the teachers and the parents were using drugs.
He had attended parties where the teachers and parents did drugs together.


16 posted on 11/21/2006 10:00:06 AM PST by Eva
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To: Eva
Nothing happened except the kid was called into the principal's office and the bombs were confiscated.

That's the way I remember school. Ah, memories.

17 posted on 11/21/2006 10:02:08 AM PST by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: Amelia

The Morning News is one of the worst papers in the USA. Darn near as bad as the Atlanta Urinal Constipation, but not quite. I get no national news in depth from the Savannah paper, but lots of dumb stuff like local bake sales for some cause or another. Yuk!


18 posted on 11/21/2006 11:06:32 AM PST by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: Eva

Ah, small towns! I've been in a similar place before....


19 posted on 11/21/2006 1:17:48 PM PST by Amelia (If we hire them, they will come...)
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To: geezerwheezer
The Morning News is one of the worst papers in the USA.

I can't argue with that...and about the only thing worse than the paper is their website. Although, come to think of it, maybe the website is better because it doesn't create clutter...

20 posted on 11/21/2006 1:19:03 PM PST by Amelia (If we hire them, they will come...)
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To: Born Conservative; kenth; CatoRenasci; Marie; PureSolace; Congressman Billybob; P.O.E.; cupcakes; ..

Education ping. Let McVey, JamesP81, or me know if you want on or off this education ping list.


21 posted on 11/21/2006 2:06:12 PM PST by Republicanprofessor
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To: Republicanprofessor

Well, in my youth scientifically inclined boys [can't remember anything about the ladies of similar predilections, though. What did Larry Summers say about women in science?]- so, scientifically inclined boys used to go through "pyrotechnic phase". That included pyrotechnics, rocketry, and homemade high explosives. Maybe these energies could be usefully channeled into something like Junior special forces [akin to Junior ROTC], to better serve the national interest.


22 posted on 11/21/2006 2:14:57 PM PST by GSlob
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To: GSlob
scientifically inclined boys used to go through "pyrotechnic phase"

Still true, I think...the most frequently asked question from boys in physical science is "When are we going to blow something up??" ;-)

23 posted on 11/21/2006 3:16:51 PM PST by Amelia (If we hire them, they will come...)
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To: Amelia

So, there would be no story here other than rules put in place following 9-11 and the youngsters attending an exclusive, private school. Let's bash rich kids and their parents, seems to me in this case.

Years ago my children attended this school. Teachers and staff were excellent. Kids do stuff. Doesn't warrant anything other than a good talking to by parents and school staff IMO. Much ado about prejudice, looks like.


24 posted on 11/21/2006 5:16:15 PM PST by toddst
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To: toddst
So, there would be no story here other than rules put in place following 9-11 and the youngsters attending an exclusive, private school. Let's bash rich kids and their parents, seems to me in this case.

Actually, if I were to *bash* anyone, it would be the principal for storing the bomb for a day, then calling the police.

I suspect you'd see some different responses from many FReepers had it been a public school, however.

25 posted on 11/21/2006 6:54:59 PM PST by Amelia (If we hire them, they will come...)
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To: Amelia

10-4. My guess is the principal wanted to deal with the situation internally and through the parents. The school's attorney was likely consulted and insisted the incident be reported to police.

Youngster's lives are sometimes derailed by silly, thoughtless incidents. Hope this doesn't happen to these boys.


26 posted on 11/22/2006 3:52:29 AM PST by toddst
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To: toddst
Youngster's lives are sometimes derailed by silly, thoughtless incidents. Hope this doesn't happen to these boys.

Yes, and I hope it was just a childish prank.

27 posted on 11/22/2006 4:24:43 PM PST by Amelia (If we hire them, they will come...)
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