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Old 04-15-2005, 07:47 AM   #1
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School hitlist being downplayed- I'm worried

I won't mention names, city or school for now, but I am afraid for my teenage nephew and his best friend. Apparently, they have become targets of a local 'militia' and are #'s 2 and 3 on a hit list!

This is how it started: a group of local yokels, including all ages, black and white, male and female, formed a secret 'militia' in a backwoods region of this area where many people live and the city does not maintain the roads. They seem to believe that George Bush is too left wing and peaceful or something, and started a plan to defend themselves against the government. Their plan was to join together with other small backwoods militias across the country and defend themselves against the government (sounds like boarderline treason right there) I have seen the flyer they were putting out, and it was indeed along these lines. My nephew, who is 18 and a senior, recieved one of them from a boy who had been a close friend in elementary school but they have since grown apart. Well, my nephew openly laughed and ridiculed the militia and its plans, and now the boy hates him. While this boy spread his propaganda all over the school to dozens of students and teachers in hopes of new recruits, for some reason he hates a certain 15 people and has put them on his hit list. The boy was caught after distributing the flyers, and kicked out- for 2 days! He's back now. (BTW, another boy, in the top 10 of the class and playing Daddy Warbucks in the school production of Annie was kicked out for the rest of the year for having an exacto knife on his keychain- they play is now cancelled. This was nothing near as bad as the militia, go figure! )

So anyway, this militia kid is back. The school had the militia's website removed by its host, however, several kids keep reporting there is a new site, they have seen it, and the 'hit list' is on it. Beside their names is the message 'kill the hippie poets' (they both are more into Jim Morrison than the military) Many kids have told my nephew and his friend their names have been seen, but no one will 'rat out' the new link to the new site which the group is hiding from the school. Because they can't find it, the school officials claim it doesn't exist and it's all a rumor. But, yesterday when my nephew and his friend entered their English class, they found unexploded bullets in their seats! If that is not a calling card, what is? They reported them to the principal, who still insists it's all a 'rumor' and 'blown out of proportion.' I don't think so. But even if it is, isn't it best to be safe than sorry? Last night on the news, I saw 2 reports of other school kids ARRESTED for making hit lists at other schools! If this happens anywhere, we get it on the national news. So why is this being brushed off? The assistant principal claims the cops are on it, but there is no evidence of this. I find it very scary. The boys at first laughed it off but are now afraid and didn't go to school today. The alleged 'hit' of these 15 kids is supposed to take place on this coming Wednesday.

Does anyone else think something is not right here?
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Has anyone notified the police? The police generally aren't so casual about death threats.
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Call the police, fuck the school admin. If they have any brains whatsoever, they'll get involved. We had one instance at my HS where someone found a note on the floor of the bathroom talking about how the writer wanted to kill people. I don't think it even mentioned names, but the police were called by the school admin. School was out for a day, the sniffing dogs called in, our security staff was increased, and for weeks all students had to enter the building through one door that was constantly monitored.
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Call the police and let the school administration know you have brought them into the loop.
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The school claims the police and the district attorney are involved, but they discourage all concerned parents from going to the cops themselves. I think they're more worried about bad publicity and embarrassment than the safety of the kids, but it will only be much worse if something happens.

I don't think I should be the one to do it, but someone should go to the media. They won't let go of this.
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CALL THE POLICE ... do not listen to the stupid school admins. jeez.
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CALL THE POLICE ... do not listen to the stupid school admins. jeez.
School administrators are not your friends. They are thinking about damage control for the school and are afraid of bad press. They are no different from the "Human Resources" departments of corporations, which exist for the same purpose: for the corporation, not the worker.

Elvis has it right. Call the police yourself and to hell with the school administrators. If they're telling the truth, the police will probably and politely say so. There's no harm in being repetitive here!

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ah! if that happened to me i'd definitely call the police! that's freakin scary!!!!!!!!! ah the joys of being a teenager.
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The school claims the police and the district attorney are involved, but they discourage all concerned parents from going to the cops themselves. I think they're more worried about bad publicity and embarrassment than the safety of the kids, but it will only be much worse if something happens.
If I were them, I'd be more worried about bad publicity when they sit on their asses doing nothing and a dozen kids have a few rounds from a semi-automatic emptied into them.
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call the police and call the closest large city media
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Call the police. This sounds dangerous.
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You're all right. I just don't know if I'm the right person to do this. I will try to get one of the parents. Surely someone will. And if the cops really do know and haven't arrested this kid, something is wrong.
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Yes, please call the police fuck the school admins.
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Elvis has it right. Call the police yourself and to hell with the school administrators. If they're telling the truth, the police will probably and politely say so. There's no harm in being repetitive here!

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I would actually be relieved to hear from the police themselves that they are already involved.

Call them, and make sure to tell them about the bullets on the seats
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