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Old 10-08-2010, 04:36 PM
 
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If you're referring to mine, thanks!

I really don't think this is a laughing matter. These kids are screaming for help.
You are right, the situation with the children is no laughing matter. Some of these posts though are sadly hilarious. So while the situation is serious, not all of the commentary is, and commentary of a situation is not the situation itself.
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Old 10-08-2010, 04:39 PM
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If by "sadly hilarious" you mean freakishly long-winded and devoid of anything useful, why, yes, I would have to agree wholeheartedly.
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Old 10-08-2010, 04:41 PM
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I "heard" a third kid did something to hurt themself but I don't have any details. I just overheard another conversation yesterday. This would have happened on Wednesday.
Did anyone hear anything??
I haven't heard anything. A friend of mine kept her kids home from Warren today for some reason. I didn't have time to ask her earlier what the reason was. There hasn't been anything on the news today, so hopefully it's dying down.
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:17 PM
 
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You are right, the situation with the children is no laughing matter. Some of these posts though are sadly hilarious. So while the situation is serious, not all of the commentary is, and commentary of a situation is not the situation itself.
Exactly. Me finding some of the commentary funny has nothing to do with my feelings on this topic.
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Old 10-10-2010, 07:04 PM
 
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I haven't really followed this thread closely, but I'm aware of this fad/trend ....sort of an extension of some of the other more diverse groups that crop up.
It makes no sense to me for a teen/child/young adult to need a tail, teeth and contacts to express themselves freely. It's more about fitting in and being part of "something", than being "individual". If they wanted to be an individual, they would work hard to be something NOT like everyone else. Nothing wrong with wanting to fit in somewhere, but lets get it straight. These parents seem confused about that.

Ironic timing...but maybe a red flag that this is a growing trend across the country...by chance did anyone see last weeks episode of CSI (Vegas)....it was a convention of Vamps and Wolves, which are highly opposed to each other. Obviously, it was super ramped up for TV, but I don't think it's that far from reality in some extremist groups. If anyone wants to see it, graphics and all, you can watch the full episode: CSI Video - Preview: 'Blood Moon' - CBS.com

If you have never seen CSI....warning disclaimer....Extremely graphic and not suitable for weak stomachs.

BTW - I'm not suggesting that these kids in town are anything like this depiction on TV.....but it only takes one to escalate anything.
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Old 10-13-2010, 11:34 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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There was an article about this on KENS5, key points were...
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NISD Communications Director Pascual Gonzalez says the malicious rumors of voilence are just not true. He says the district is communicating directly with parents and students, asking them to stop them from spreading.

Gonzalez says that as of Thursday students' who stay home from school will begin accruing unexcused absences. These absences are costly, but not only in terms of missed classes. The district is losing $33 per day that students miss classes. That tally grew to $33,000 as of Tuesday.

Taxpayers will end up paying that cost. (full article)
And yes, they did misspell 'violence.'

Cheers! M2
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Old 10-13-2010, 11:37 PM
 
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The 12th and 13th have passed with no incidents. I already knew that the rumors had to be coming from one side or the other and that nothing would probably happen. I wonder if some of these kids were just looking for an excuse to stay home.
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