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  1. Florida High school shooting today

    This man is so right. He said you can't get on an airplane with a bottle of water, you can't carry a weapon into a concert or a sports game, how can you carry a gun into a school? "It's not about gun laws right now...lets fix the schools".
  2. Florida High school shooting today

    This happened because the school district and police did nothing to protect the other students: "Absent Cruz’s school records, it is hard to say precisely when Cruz’s behavior became an acute problem for teachers and administrators. Disciplinary reports obtained by the Herald show that at Westglades Middle School, which he attended in 2013, he’d been cited numerous times for disrupting class, unruly behavior, insulting or profane language, profanity toward staff, disobedience and other rules violations. Records show the behaviors continued at Marjory Stoneman Douglas [High School], which he attended in 2016 and 2017 before being transferred, with discipline being dispensed for fighting, profanity, and an “assault.” It appears the Jan. 19, 2017 assault resulted in a referral for a “threat assessment.” A few months later, Cruz landed at an Off Campus Learning Center, where he remained for only about five months. “Nikolas was a very odd child and we never really pushed him academically at Cross Creek to where he would face frustration or kids were belittling him,” Carrier said. That may have changed when Cruz got to Stoneman Douglas, where former classmates said he was bullied. While students at Cross Creek receive regular counseling and the school is prepared to handle emotional outbursts, Carrier added, the lack of support at a regular school can be difficult for children with behavioral issues. It’s unfortunate that we couldn’t have looked at this child a little more closely before transitioning him to Stoneman Douglas,” Carrier added. At Douglas High, Cruz’s outbursts and penchant for weapons were well-known among students and staff. Several students have confirmed they reported his stalking and violent threats to school staff, but it was never enough to get him arrested."
  3. Very interesting...

    Why not just pay the kid who invented it? Schools waste much more than that.
  4. Florida High school shooting today

    Did anyone watch the round table in the White House with the families of victims of school shootings? The most powerful thing I heard was a father whose daughter had been killed at Columbine. He runs an organization who speaks to students and works with schools. He said the reason we are having these school shootings, and the rise in student suicides, is because students have been separated by identities. He said you can't expect everyone to be as one, but they can collectively learn to accept and respect each other. That made a lot of sense to me. The staff and administration of schools treat students differently based on academics, athletisicm, talent, etc. On top of that, students today are also made to feel separated by race, religion, and sexuality.
  5. Florida High school shooting today

    I don't know but that should not have happened. I have been there during the day several times and I have always had to be buzzed in after saying who I am and why I am there. I've then been met by one of the police officers, and they made me go through the metal detector.
  6. Florida High school shooting today

    You claim we can't lock up people with mental issues. Yet you want the 2nd amendement rights of law abiding people to be taken away to protect everyone from people with issues, correct?
  7. Florida High school shooting today

    Really? I have never been there during the school day without the door being locked and having to be buzzed in.
  8. another shooting today

    Only if Conservatives allow Progressives to take us there.
  9. another shooting today

    One observation I've made. There are an awful lot of students attempting and committing suicide.We see stories posted here all the time. The news is also full of such stories. There was a story in Ohio just last month that said there was a suicide contagion. Four students have actually killed themselves in one Ohio district since last fall. That this boy attempted to do this in his middle school can't be ignored, just as mass shootings can't be ignored. Banning guns isn't going to stop it. There seems to be something going on within the schools themselves, which is then exacerbated by social media. I don't think schools are actually dealiing with this. Youth suicide rates are rising. School and the Internet may be to blame. USA TODAY NETWORKLara Korte, The Cincinnati EnquirerPublished 6:16 p.m. ET May 30, 2017 A new study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in May found that the number of children and teens admitted to children's hospitals for thoughts of suicide or self-harm have more than doubled during the last decade. The lead author on the study, Dr. Gregory Plemmons, is an associate professor at The Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. (Photo: Provided) Stressful environments and unfettered access to information may have boosted the number of teens and children hospitalized for suicidal thoughts or actions. A new study found that children’s hospital admissions of patients 5 to 17 years old for such thoughts or actions more than doubled from 2008 to 2015. The study looked at 32 hospitals using data from the Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS) When patients are hospitalized, doctors consider family history, worldview, and social environments. School systems are becoming “more and more challenging,” said Dr. Dan Nelson of the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Nelson, medical director of the center's child psychiatry unit, noted concerns about weapons and bullying. News about the increased in suicide-related hospitalizations of children and teens comes amid an ongoing outbreak of youth suicide in Hamilton County, where Cincinnati is located. In 2014, the county saw four suicides of people 18 and under. In 2015, there were five. In 2016, there were 13. So far this year, seven. The most shocking was the January death of 8-year-old Gabriel Taye, who killed himself two days after peers knocked him unconscious in a restroom at Cincinnati's Carson Elementary School. A security camera video shows other students touched and kicked Gabriel until an administrator arrived and roused him. A Cincinnati homicide detective described it as bullying that bordered on criminal assault. The study on hospitalizations from Vanderbilt University comes in the wake of a national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report from November. The CDC found the suicide rate for children age 10 to 14 doubled from 2007 to 2014. Suicide overtook motor vehicle accidents as a cause of death in that age group, the report showed. 'A seasonality to suicide' The Vanderbilt study found that children’s hospitals saw higher rates of suicidal patients during the fall and the spring, but not during the summer. “There is a seasonality to suicide,” said Dr. Gregory Plemmons, the lead author on the study. “If you look at adult data, most adults tend to commit suicide in summer and the spring, we noticed that our biggest time (for children) was in the fall.” Plemmons, an associate professor at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, said he’s seen the increase of young suicidal patients first-hand. “We’re definitely seeing it in our hospital,” he said. “We’ve actually had to hire extra people to support this population.” In addition to a rise in suicidal thoughts, Plemmons has seen young people engaging in “more dramatic ways” of harming themselves. “Hanging and suffocation seem to be around in a way they weren’t before,” he said. Kids' media getting 'more and more graphic' Nelson, the doctor at Cincinnati Children’s, said he’s amazed at how much information youth has access to — some of which can be traumatizing. In addition to things like cyberbullying, he said, kids can now easily access information about how to hurt themselves. “The media that children are exposed to gets more and more sophisticated and more and more graphic and so kids get exposed to more and more things,” he said. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters has said his office wants to examine a computer that Gabriel owned for any clues to his suicide. Although the CDC says that the majority of young people report little to no involvement in electronic aggression, it is still an emerging public health problem. Any form of bullying, whether face-to-face or online, is known to be connected to depression and suicidal behaviors in young people. The CDC found youth who observe bullying behavior without participating in it report feeling more helpless and less connected to parents and schools than those who have not witnessed bullying. On May 12, Cincinnati Public Schools released the video footage of the incident involving Gabriel along with a timeline of events. The statement on CPS’s website said staffers were not aware that he had been knocked down until a student notified them that “a boy is laying on the ground outside of the bathroom.” Gabriel's mother said school officials initially told her that her son had fainted. CPS said they are now reviewing procedures regarding adult supervision in the restrooms with faculty and staff. “We are committed to student safety and ensuring that all CPS schools foster a positive, learning environment,” the statement said. When a young patient is hospitalized for suicidal thoughts or behaviors, physicians at Cincinnati Children work on developing coping skills and a safety plan. That means working with parents —and schools to ensure the child gets the help they need after they leave the hospital. “Education is really important,” Vanderbilt's Plemmons said. “Schools play a role, parents play a role.” Warning signs of suicide People who are wrestling with thoughts of suicide give off indicators. Here are a few things to watch for, and if you see them, ask if help is needed immediately. Talking to others or posting on social media about suicide, about wanting to die or about feeling hopeless or trapped or a burden to others. Looking for ways to die by suicide — gathering medication, sharp objects, firearms, or looking online for methods. Expressing unbearable emotional pain. Visiting or calling people to "say good-bye." Giving away prized possessions. Suddenly becoming calm or cheerful after a long period of depression More: Video: Footage shows incident with 8-year-old two days before suicide
  10. Florida High school shooting today

    Yet you expect everyone else to give up their rights because someone has an issue. Why?
  11. Florida High school shooting today

    How many of them are getting arrested or committed now?
  12. Florida High school shooting today

    Here you go, this explains a lot of things. DuBois is listed. Note the date is November 2013: Beyond Zero Tolerance. Discipline and Policing in Pennsylvania Public Schools
  13. Florida High school shooting today

    Obviously the students have no right to be safe, so you can't say they have more rights. We keep reading stories about kids bullied and the school knows. Did you read that story I posted about weaponizing kids for ideological purposes?
  14. It wasn't her dad, it was a friend. Fox News is running very fake news: "A 17-year-old Texas girl was arrested last week after authorities say she planned for a friend to be robbed and then pretended to be a victim during his carjacking. Susan Maria Mize (Montgomery County Sheriff's Office) Deputies were called around 11:30 p.m. Friday after 20-year-old Preston Barry reported that he and friend Susan Mize, 17, had been robbed at gunpoint in Montgomery County. Barry told deputies that Mize had told him he could make $150 by driving some of her friends to Houston. The two then drove to a park and picked up a 16-year-old boy. As they waited, a 15-year-old boy in a mask walked up to the driver's side of the car with a handgun, Barry told authorities. He told Barry to get into the backseat, where the 16-year-old pulled out a knife and tied him up with Mize's shoelaces. The pair beat Barry while taking money from his wallet and threatening him with the gun and knife, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office. The teens then drove Barry's car to a nearby H-E-B, where the 16-year-old got out of the car and made Barry, who had been untied, withdraw cash from an ATM. Barry said that he was tied up again and that his attackers next dropped Mize off at her home — where authorities say she failed to call 911 to report what had happened. Barry offered to give the teens more money at his house if they drove him there, but instead ran inside, locked the door and had his family contact the authorities. Deputies in neighboring Harris County came across Barry's car in a park a short time later and detained the 16-year-old. The 15-year-old ran off into a wooded area, deputies said. Authorities found a kitchen knife in the car, as well as a black and silver BB gun. Montgomery County deputies who questioned Mize about the incident said she eventually admitted that she had been lying and that she had helped set up the robbery. She "believed Preston was an easy target," deputies reported, but said she only planned for the teens to take money from Barry's wallet. Mize, a Spring resident, was arrested on one count of aggravated robbery and booked into the Montgomery County jail. She was released over the weekend after posting $75,000 bond. The 16-year-old, whose name was not released because of his age, was taken into juvenile detention and also faces a charge of aggravated robbery. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says it has identified the 15-year-old suspect and is filing for a warrant for his arrest.
  15. Florida High school shooting today

    Being committed in Florida stops you from buying a gun... “Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense?” -- Patrick Henry “We should not forget that the spark which ignited the American Revolution was caused by the British attempt to confiscate the firearms of the colonists.” -- Patrick Henry