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Old 01-10-2015, 07:18 PM
 
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When I was in 6th or 7th grade me & my classmates made random asides about kidnapping our band director. It was after I read the book "Killing Mr Griffin" which was actually on our schools accelerated reader list. We were going to tie him up and blow c sharp in his ear until his eardrums burst.

Then we read Lord of the Flies and started talking about which of our classmates wouldn't make it on the island.

I don't know if that would have been considering "plotting". It's hard to say how far the kids went without hearing the actual conversation.
young kids can be pretty evil.

In 9th grade I had a teacher who was a burn victim. She was a very sweet older lady, but she looked very plasticky and smelled like plastic- her skin, hair, everything. She wore a wig with long voluptuous hair, lots of make-up and was also fashionable, so she resembled an older version of a Barbie. Because of this, the kids would make fun of her SO MUCH.

I remember some trouble kids always stressing her out- they would hide her things, take them, and plotted to light some of her hair on fire to 'prove' it was fake. One asked a question while the other pulled out a lighter and started burning her hair. She didn't notice it was her hair, but started freaking out when she smelled the burning and escorted us out of the classroom.

Those of us who were girls were always trying to stop them, but they were just so bad, wanting to torture her all of the time. Poor lady dealt with alot in that classroom!
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Old 01-10-2015, 09:13 PM
 
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I hated my 4th grade teacher too.

But never in a million years would I have thought of killing her.

My problem was resolved daily when the 3 o'clock bell rang
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Old 01-10-2015, 11:46 PM
 
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This is a non-story blown out of proportion by the news media. The two girls did nothing to hurt their teacher. They giggled and whispered between themselves at the thoughts of poisoning a teacher they hated. Who among us never did something similar when we were young? It's typical adolescent at work. Someone overheard them and turned them in.

Don't even whisper to your friends today. You never know who might be listening. God, what a world we're living in.
I never did that. Yeah its one thing to say you dont like someone, but to plot someones death is downright evil. At the very least, they should be put in jail. Personally, i want more, but i know it will neber happen, because if they are like this now at age 9, then how will they be at age 18?.
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Old 01-11-2015, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I never did that. Yeah its one thing to say you dont like someone, but to plot someones death is downright evil. At the very least, they should be put in jail. Personally, i want more, but i know it will neber happen, because if they are like this now at age 9, then how will they be at age 18?.
Here's one at 16. And while this was happening the other students stood there and recorded it on their cell phones. What did that 16 year old get for the beating up the teacher ? 5 day suspension and no charges. And even with the video the sub has been suspended while they "investigate".
All because the teacher said he couldn't go to the bathroom.

Video shows Gorton high school student 'punching teacher and putting him in head lock' | Daily Mail Online

Student at Gorton High School in Yonkers accused of beating up a substitute teacher | 7online.com
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Old 01-11-2015, 07:49 AM
 
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unfortunately- we have absent parents- some are legit examples- but most?
gotta work 2 jobs to feed the kids- pappy left 2 years ago-.new boyfreind well he don't like the kids' noise- gee do I look pretty enough for my selfie--- dang must challenge cyborg on this video game - mamasita I know I'm married but can we make a baby - go to the movie and at the mall- Ill pick you up when it closes at 10PM- im going out with the girls,,, just cause I have kids don't say I am in lock up at home- hey hey wake up take care of your bros n sisters- I'm going out of town for the weekend (she is 13)

I live in a decent neighborhood-cookie cutter HOA type of place... Lord have mercy- have parents gone completely MAD???- it is all about themselves and not the kids - I feel sorry for the KIDS- no wonder they all turning into prostitutes druggies and bullies -- there is NO guidance nor personal care for them
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Old 01-11-2015, 08:24 AM
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Do you think children that age are not capable of following through with such an action?
As with most things like this, it is so rare that you would have to compare it to getting struck by lightning. The media loves the most extreme stories and they make it out like it is somewhat normal. It isn't. Look at how many deaths are on our roadways each year and compare that to a 4th grade student killing a teacher for some perspective. We drive daily, or many people do, but we are fine with over 30,000 deaths a year driving.

I think people need to get a grip! The media is for entertainment, not for facts. It is sort of one big joke really.
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Old 01-11-2015, 08:35 AM
 
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GG I agree with your assessment of the media but this is not one big joke. Perhaps years ago in a more innocent world I would agree with you but not now. Now, with social media we are both more connected and in many ways, much more isolated. Parental supervision seems to be waning. Today's world is very complicated. Sometimes allowing a cut to go untreated results in an infection. I hate trite expressions but - better safe than sorry.
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Old 01-11-2015, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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As with most things like this, it is so rare that you would have to compare it to getting struck by lightning. The media loves the most extreme stories and they make it out like it is somewhat normal. It isn't. Look at how many deaths are on our roadways each year and compare that to a 4th grade student killing a teacher for some perspective. We drive daily, or many people do, but we are fine with over 30,000 deaths a year driving.

I think people need to get a grip! The media is for entertainment, not for facts. It is sort of one big joke really.
Plots to kill their teacher IS becoming more prevalent.
Just go google this subject and it's not just in the US.

Use to be they'd plot to trash the teacher's classroom or vehicle.
Now it's talk of killing them. Isn't that shock enough for you ?
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Old 01-11-2015, 09:19 AM
 
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This is a non-story blown out of proportion by the news media. The two girls did nothing to hurt their teacher. They giggled and whispered between themselves at the thoughts of poisoning a teacher they hated. Who among us never did something similar when we were young? It's typical adolescent at work. Someone overheard them and turned them in.

Don't even whisper to your friends today. You never know who might be listening. God, what a world we're living in.
I had a feeling it was something like this as soon as I saw the thread title.

People are BSC today about anything you say. Its a scary and crappy world sometimes.
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Old 01-11-2015, 09:21 AM
 
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Me, neither.



I did not see anything about "giggling and whispering" in the link in the OP. Do you have another source?

Do you think children that age are not capable of following through with such an action?

I assure you that schools take threats seriously, no matter the age of the child making the threat.

Third-Graders Charged in Plot to Kill Teacher

Fifth Graders Suspended for Putting Rat Poison in Teacherís Coffee - ABC News

Kid a bit older:

Visine in coffee sickens teacher; student may be charged | Reuters

NEA - Assessing the Threat
Having children in elementary school, I know for a fact that things get overblown big time. Kids get sent to the office for making gun gestures with their hands, for drawing monsters, writing less than happy, peachy keen stories etc.

Its beyond absurd.
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