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CT Students Charged With Facebook Bomb Threats

NEW MILFORD, CT (AP) – Two New Milford middle school students have been arrested and suspended on allegations they threatened to kill an assistant principal and bomb their school in postings on their Facebook pages.

Police are not naming the two 13-year-old students at Schaghticoke Middle School because of juvenile offender laws. A boy was charged with disorderly conduct and threatening last week, and a girl was charged with breach of peace and threatening on Wednesday.

The News-Times of Danbury reports the boy’s Facebook posting said he was going to kill the assistant principal, and the girl wrote, “Let’s bomb the school together.”

Superintendent of Schools JeanAnn Paddyfote says she’s deciding whether to recommend that the students be expelled.

The boy’s mother told the newspaper that there was no actual plot to hurt anyone.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  • mask2697

    its a law that they have to be arrested, after Columbine if someone says there going to do something like this, the school has to react like its an actual threat. So the school did the right thing arresting them

  • Charles Leaf

    Those kids need a good spanking, and I’m the right man for the job!

  • CSI

    Hey i’m not saying they should be expelled but like i said its a matter of the safety and sanity of the children. If they don’t leave the school something will happen to them one way or another.

  • jtorres

    Years ago we all at one point or another would think or even say, I wish i could burn the school down or wish hateful thoughts on a teacher or official. No one ever really meant it or had any intention of doing it. After Columbine and all the other attacks at schools, this is no longer a joking matter. They need to be expelled. Maybe at their new school they’ll understand the dangers of making threats and gain some maturity to censor what they say and especially what they post.

  • fern

    I mistakenly bought nails on e-bay, if anybody’s got some planks, we could maybe get together and crucify them kids, the nails are straight and the planks should be politically correct.
    Will I be arrested for this comment?

  • Carol

    I think action should be taken….I have known others to make comments and actually commit the crime leaving hurt people behind…….They punish people on airlines making threating comments, might as well teach our youg the same.

  • Sean Hollywood

    CSi their civil rights will be violated

  • CSI

    Well you feel they can’t but it will happen. Plus lets look at it this way children are cruel. By now people know who they are and there time at school wont be pleasant from here on. So i think it will be a good idea for them to go to another school. Just an opinion. We all been to school and know how children can get. Have you ridden the subway with a pack of kids lately.

  • Sean Hollywood

    CSI you cant expell them,

  • anon4

    It all depends on their history in the school as to what punishment, if any, is warranted. If they are generally good kids, it was most likely a stupid prank comment. If, on the other hand, they have been in a lot of trouble, then throw the book at them. Let’s get over the politically correct version that suggests that equal treatment is fair treatment. Don’t call Homeland Security if a severe tongue lashing will do.

  • sean

    probably a joke

  • CSI

    Yes they should be expelled. But There names should not be leaked. This will have a big impact in there lives. It might end up going with them to their next school. Big lesson learned for them. In a world of school bombings and shootings. That is not something to joke around with.

  • Enough

    I don’t see why the decision to expel these students is a difficult one. They should be expelled just for think such evil thoughts.

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