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Two Senior Girls Are Charged with Felony because of a Prank
Posted 5/27/15 , edited 5/27/15
Did they actually mean to make it seem like a fake bomb or were they just putting alarm clocks in lockers?
Schools are so suspicious about bombs being in the school is ridiculous. I had a friend who's school evacuated all the students because a staff member saw a bag of chips taped on the wall in the boys bathroom.
Also, my school evacuated all the students because they found one of those old big ass-phones from the 80s-90s in the teachers lounge.
Schools need to chill. Honestly a white boy with serious anger problems is what they should be the most suspicious about. I get ready to run when one of them be yelling in class & get so nervous when they get reach into their bags.

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Posted 5/27/15 , edited 5/27/15
Slightly off-topic but...

When I was in school the way they handled any bomb threat was to immediately evacuate everyone to the stadium seats. If there was a legitimate threat likely armed with the knowledge of that predictable procedure wouldn't they plant explosives at the destination!?

Schools seem so oversensitive to bombs yet their own policies show an alarming lack of actual preparedness.
Posted 5/27/15

GreatLordBalzak wrote:

Slightly off-topic but...

When I was in school the way they handled any bomb threat was to immediately evacuate everyone to the stadium seats. If there was a legitimate threat likely armed with the knowledge of that predictable procedure wouldn't they plant explosives at the destination!?

Schools seem so oversensitive to bombs yet their own policies show an alarming lack of actual preparedness.


That's a really stupid. If someone was planning to bomb the school, they'd most likely plant bombs in several places. The auditorium is a place they would probably put at least 2 bombs in (depending on the size of course).
Posted 5/27/15
Yeah it's way too harsh, if nobody got hurt... like suspension would have suffice. :/ what was the judge thinking.

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Posted 5/27/15

anzn wrote:


GreatLordBalzak wrote:

Slightly off-topic but...

When I was in school the way they handled any bomb threat was to immediately evacuate everyone to the stadium seats. If there was a legitimate threat likely armed with the knowledge of that predictable procedure wouldn't they plant explosives at the destination!?

Schools seem so oversensitive to bombs yet their own policies show an alarming lack of actual preparedness.


That's a really stupid. If someone was planning to bomb the school, they'd most likely plant bombs in several places. The auditorium is a place they would probably put at least 2 bombs in (depending on the size of course).


seems erelevant, bombings are usually meant to kill as many victims as possible, not destruction of property
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Posted 5/27/15
well they have to deal with it now even though i think that 2 yrs of jail is kinda overboard :l
Posted 5/27/15 , edited 5/27/15

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anzn wrote:


GreatLordBalzak wrote:

Slightly off-topic but...

When I was in school the way they handled any bomb threat was to immediately evacuate everyone to the stadium seats. If there was a legitimate threat likely armed with the knowledge of that predictable procedure wouldn't they plant explosives at the destination!?

Schools seem so oversensitive to bombs yet their own policies show an alarming lack of actual preparedness.


That's a really stupid. If someone was planning to bomb the school, they'd most likely plant bombs in several places. The auditorium is a place they would probably put at least 2 bombs in (depending on the size of course).


seems erelevant, bombings are usually meant to kill as many victims as possible, not destruction of property


Well it's in a school & the bombs go off during school hours. Schools are typically pretty huge, so they need to plant several bombs around the whole school if they wanna kill as many victims as they can.
Destruction of property is also just a result, ya. But I doubt terrorists, especially if kids are doing this, would need only 1 or 2 bombs if they plan on bombing the school. If it's kids I bet it'd be over ten if they somehow manage to get them in every since place they feel like they would need to in the whole school.
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Posted 5/27/15 , edited 5/27/15
Stupidity of the highest caliber, how are our public schools not teaching kids that bomb threats aren't funny?

These girls were intent on creating a full-blown believable bomb-threat to anyone who didn't follow them on Twitter. Other seniors thought bringing their pets would be good, but senior pranks face a zero-tolerance policy and acting alone assures punishment, so that idea was just a fun idea.

If the student body had been more cohesive, option A would have panned out and nobody would have been arrested. But these girls made a really dumb decision and got persecuted to the highest degree, which makes option A less likely the next year.

I had to wear an ID badge to my school my senior year. I didn't participate in senior skip day because I had cleared all my required classes the previous year and enjoyed my senior year classes. I had prayed for a good prank, and during an outdoor pep rally somebody rolled up on a four-wheeler, pulled a wheelie, and cut out.

He was hounded down and not allowed to graduate. What a load. But a bomb threat still isn't a very smart prank, and I think it's just a desperation for a prank on a school system that for some reason can't say "ok, ok, you got us" that drove these girls. The girls tried to make it public to seniors, but it was a dumb and terrifying idea, and guess what nobody was into a bomb threat.

Arrest and jailtime for a false bomb threat, yes. Refuse to let graduate, nah, not if they had the grades.
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Posted 5/27/15 , edited 5/27/15
Doesn't sound like they meant it to be a fake bomb threat at all. Just a bunch of random alarms going off inside of lockers. It would have been a great prank 15 years ago. They will get probation at worst, but it sucks nonetheless.
Posted 5/27/15 , edited 5/27/15

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Stupidity of the highest caliber, how are our public schools not teaching kids that bomb threats aren't funny?

These girls were intent on creating a full-blown believable bomb-threat to anyone who didn't follow them on Twitter. Other seniors thought bringing their pets would be good, but senior pranks face a zero-tolerance policy and acting alone assures punishment, so that idea was just a fun idea.

If the student body had been more cohesive, option A would have panned out and nobody would have been arrested. But these girls made a really dumb decision and got persecuted to the highest degree, which makes option A less likely the next year.

I had to wear an ID badge to my school my senior year. I didn't participate in senior skip day because I had cleared all my required classes the previous year and enjoyed my senior year classes. I had prayed for a good prank, and during an outdoor pep rally somebody rolled up on a four-wheeler, pulled a wheelie, and cut out.

He was hounded down and not allowed to graduate. What a load. But a bomb threat still isn't a very smart prank, and I think it's just a desperation for a prank on a school system that for some reason can't say "ok, ok, you got us" that drove these girls. They tried to make it public to seniors, but it was a dumb and terrifying idea.

Arrest and jailtime for a false bomb threat, yes. Refuse to let graduate, nah, not if they had the grades.


Where did you hear that from?
They shouldn't have such a long jailtime (or any jailtime at all) especially if it wasn't even a real bomb. And like you said, schools almost never teach kids about the consequences of doing false-bomb threats.
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Posted 5/27/15

anzn wrote:


morechunch wrote:

Stupidity of the highest caliber, how are our public schools not teaching kids that bomb threats aren't funny?

These girls were intent on creating a full-blown believable bomb-threat to anyone who didn't follow them on Twitter. Other seniors thought bringing their pets would be good, but senior pranks face a zero-tolerance policy and acting alone assures punishment, so that idea was just a fun idea.

If the student body had been more cohesive, option A would have panned out and nobody would have been arrested. But these girls made a really dumb decision and got persecuted to the highest degree, which makes option A less likely the next year.

I had to wear an ID badge to my school my senior year. I didn't participate in senior skip day because I had cleared all my required classes the previous year and enjoyed my senior year classes. I had prayed for a good prank, and during an outdoor pep rally somebody rolled up on a four-wheeler, pulled a wheelie, and cut out.

He was hounded down and not allowed to graduate. What a load. But a bomb threat still isn't a very smart prank, and I think it's just a desperation for a prank on a school system that for some reason can't say "ok, ok, you got us" that drove these girls. They tried to make it public to seniors, but it was a dumb and terrifying idea.

Arrest and jailtime for a false bomb threat, yes. Refuse to let graduate, nah, not if they had the grades.


Where did you hear that from?
They shouldn't have such a long jailtime (or any jailtime at all) especially if it wasn't even a real bomb. And like you said, schools almost never teach kids about the consequences of doing false-bomb threats.


Ok, so it's being persecuted as a bomb threat, rather than being necessarily a bomb threat. I took the title of the article into consideration when I read it.

Still, societal concerns can be punished outside of the school, if the school staff called the police saying "bombs" then the girls can be prosecuted outside of that. And jail is not prison, jail is where you go when you've been caught committing an act before you can go to a trial.

I'm saying regardless, the school needs to step up and recognize that this wasn't a funny prank and let these girls continue schooling.

Sorry if I'm not so eloquent.
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Posted 5/27/15
Thats definitely a little bit much, but I do still think they deserved some punishment for a scare like that but it should have stayed within the school…. though don't understand how an alarm clock in any way sounds like a bomb
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Posted 5/28/15
They shouldn't have pulled a prank like that. At the same time, the punishment is pretty intense. The mixed feelings man...
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Posted 5/28/15
At a time like this, that was probably one of the stupidest ideas someone could have come up with.

A bomb? Really? Prank or not...seriously? Do you not watch the news?
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Closed because OP nuked
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