This is UNBELIEVABLE!!!

United States
April 18, 2007 8:13am CST
Some JERK called into the local schools here yesterday and said "if you think what happened at Virgina Tech was bad, wait till you see what happens today!" So, of course, they locked the schools down, called parents, scared the heck out of EVERYONE! I guess it ended up being a mental patient that called it in, but I guess he's crazy enough that they actually thought he might do something! This scares the holy liven crap out of me! I don't even want to send my kids to school!!! How could someone do that?? Would you be afraid to send your kids to school? My husband thinks I'm over-reacting and paranoid. Hell yeah I'm paranoid!!! Those are my babies!!! This world is getting crazier and crazier by the second!!!
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@Myrrdin (3601)
• Canada
18 Apr 07
Look at it this way if you are over reacting and paranoid, then you look like a fool, if you are not and someone did do something at your local school then you put your child at risk. I don't blame you for not wanting to send your child to school, well until they catch the guy who placed the call anyways, or did they already, I was unsure about that from your post.
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• United States
18 Apr 07
I guess they did catch him, but it seemed to me like noone was really taking anything too seriously. Things are done so differently here. I just recently moved here, and it seems like everything is 'bass-ackwards'. Everyone was kind of laughing it off, like "yeah right". I don't know, I'm just terrified that something bad is going to happen. There are a LOT of crazy ones around here and I guess they don't have anything better to do...
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@soadnot (1606)
• Canada
18 Apr 07
over reacting, be thankful your not in iraq.
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• United States
19 Apr 07
I'm very thankful that I'm not in Iraq.
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@dlkuku (1936)
• United States
18 Apr 07
Every time something of this magnitude happens, all the sickos come out of the woodwork. After those poor Amish girls got killed in PA, they had several bomb threats and scares here and we live in a small town. I think the media puts too much hype on it, plays it up because it's big news, and of course we have the right to know, but every single detail? I think it gives people like that ideas.
• United States
19 Apr 07
I completely agree. I think they give out way too much info on the news about EVERYTHING. That's why kids try some of the crap they see on there and they die from it! They show the kids what to huff and what not to huff, shows basically what everything looks like and tells you how to use it...I just don't think that we need to know it ALL!
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@misheleen73 (6037)
• United States
18 Apr 07
Paranoid is every mother's right. And next time your husband says something, you tell him that. I would rather be paranoid, than put my child at risk. I live in a small town as well, but moved here from a very large city. I see parents letting their kids do stuff that no city person would ever allow. I still raise my children as if we were in the city. They are always where I can see them if playing outside, etc. This world is getting pretty bad, and you have every right to be concerned. I should know, I work in law enforcement, so I see these idiots day in and day out.
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@AnnaB87 (761)
• United States
19 Apr 07
This is one of the many reasons we chose to homeschool are children, I really do not believe my nerves could stand it if they were in school full time and then I heard a report of someone shooting into a school or something, I pray a lot for my kids everyday, and I really hope that nothing bad ever happens to them or that they do anything bad, (I am pretty sure no parent who has ever had a child commit some horrible act wanted their child remembered in that way) It is a scary world we live in at times and school shootings are just horrible, and no I personally do not think you are over reacting based on the way people are acting,. and then the ones that decide to copy what they have seen or heard on the news or tv, No keeping your kids home is not over reacting it is a lot easier than the stress of worrying about whether or not your child will get home okay or not. And there is a multitude of resources for the family that decides to homeschool even online schools now.
@mansha (6301)
• India
19 Apr 07
I know , I often regret giving birth to my kids in this crazy world when such things happen.Yesterday a speeding bus killed a ninteen year old on the strreets of delhi. I saw the mother went crazy hitting the bus with her bare hands, but I know I would have felt the same. I fer for their lives all the time. My greatest scre is loosing them in this crazy world. Life has to go on and we can do nothing except pray that everything works out fine. My hubby says this is the price of development that man has to pay. As we are progressing we are adding stress too in our lives. There is a huge gap between have and have nots and those who can not keep pace with us are getting frustrated and angry. As society develops this will increase and their is no other option to it.
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• United States
19 Apr 07
That would scare the hell out of me. You have every right to be scared and paranoid, I know I would be. After what happend at Virginia Tech I don't think people will see things the same way again. I'm really sorry this happend, but in a way you have to let them go to school, although it seems scary.
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• United States
19 Apr 07
I'm sorry you had to go through this. It's a horrible, scary thing and you are not paranoid. There was a shooting threat at the school my children used to attend. They tried to hide it from parents. We found out because someone alerted the local News Station and they were out in the parking lot. I believe it was the news that informed the police. I called the Sheriff's office and was told that the threat was being taken seriously. I called the school and no one in authority would come to the phone. The next day, I kept my kids home and called again. The secretary said it was "safe" and to send my kids to school. I didn't. I found out the administrators kept their kids home after telling me to send mine! I called the Sheriff's office again each day, keeping my kids home, until an arrest was made. My kids don't go to that school any more. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
@dbeast (1498)
• India
19 Apr 07
there is no way that i ll be sending my kids to school in a situation like that.the world is really getting badder,crazier and evil by the minute.violence and blood shed everywhere for nothing and innocent lives snatched away from them when they dont even know what hit them.i would not have rested till they had caught the person especially after this shock.people sometimes can be so crazy that they do not even know what they are doing.i am saddened by the thought of even what happened in Virginia tech.what happened should not have been the way it went.
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@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
18 Apr 07
some threats from someone who could not do anything right, huh? how i wish we could track those people and jail them so they will stop doing threats like that. it's not right to scare people especially kids and students. i understand you being paranoid about it. if i am a parent, i will be as paranoid as you are,too.
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@ThulsZ (784)
• India
18 Apr 07
If something like that happened where I live I dont think I'd send mine to school. Its just too dangerous.
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@sizzle3000 (3039)
• United States
18 Apr 07
I dont think you are overreacting. I worry every day till my daughter gets home from school. The schools have to lock down when there is a threat no matter how credible it is. They rather be safe than sorry. I live in Maryland and my daughters schools have been on lock down more than once. They try to protect the kids as much as they can. I had to call the school one day when my daughter was late from coming home from school. I found out that the school was on lock down and the kids were not being released just yet. I asked if I needed to come get her and the lady told me no that they would not let me take her til the area was secure. I then went up to the school. I don't like being told that they will not give me my kid. She was just being release when I got there. My daughter was 15 when this happened I can only immagine what would have happened if they did this when she was younger. I to am over protective of my kid. I am not the type of parent that leaves my kid unattended any where or lets them run the streets to all hours of the night. I know where my daughter is all the time. She hates it but I feel good about it. I also know she is safe.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
18 Apr 07
That is horrible. It is like I said before, sometimes I think the TV gives people the ideas. I do not feel like you are over-reacting. I would be afraid also.
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@Blazing15 (333)
• United States
18 Apr 07
It's horrible that it has come to this but I believe that we are going to be seeing a lot of this now. Yesterday on the news they were saying that this has happened in 6 states so far since this all happened in virgina. For some reason people think that it is cool to pull this kind of crap and scare the crap out of children and parents. My child is not in school yet but will be in 2 years and I'm even afaird to send her then because of all the school shootings. I hope this is something that I don't have to fear about when she starts school but who knows.
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@Marie2473 (8519)
• Sweden
18 Apr 07
I would probabl keep my kids at home for a week or so. You never know these days adn u have every right to be paranoid. imagine IF soemthing happened and you also had been warned about it. I sure hope that they catch the jerk and put him behind bars, even if he really didnĀ“t d anything. To joke about things like this are just plain sick,
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• United States
18 Apr 07
Unfortunately some distubed people think it's funny or something to do these things. Yes, I would be scared to send my kids to school. I AM scared to send my son to school! It's very scary. About 2 months ago, we had a fake call of a bomb threat in the middle school in my small town...they evacuated the school, had the police and bomb squad and everything there. It was crazy! VERY SCARY! For some reason, men just don't get it. Not that they don't care and love their children, but they just don't have that protective mama bear type thing that we do.
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
18 Apr 07
For the first time in the nearly 4 yrs we've lived here in NY...there have been more than one bomb threats called in to my kids school and its really scarey for me becuase #1 That never happened where we are from in Canada and #2 the villiage the kids school is in has a population of 800 ppl, the school they go to houses grades Kinder, gr 1 and gr 5-12 and its not a large school at all so it was really shocking for me..... I dont think you are being paranoid at all...they ARE your babies and the cold hard reality is this is a very common thing....ppl tend to forget that this is NOT a new occurance at all..wht makes it even worse is though ppl are initially shocked when it happens, the "novelty" of it will wear off in a matter of weeks and nothing will change in how the schools are run.....it'll all go back to normal until next time it happens.....sad but true..
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@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
20 Apr 07
Steph I am so glad that my Kids are not at School anymore as I know I would be petrified to send them I think your Husband needs to worry a bit more as you just do not know what is going to happen
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@janeyre (14)
• United States
19 Apr 07
I don't think you are overreacting at all!!! Hello! this is not the first time it has happened(sadly)! I can't believe anyone wouldn't take it seriously! I have an 8 month old and I am seriously considering homeschooling! I go crazy at the thought of sending my baby off by herself with people doing crap like this!! I so understand your position!! God help us all!!!
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• China
19 Apr 07
I'm whit u! that's just sick. unfortunately some distubed people think it's funny to do those!if i'm a father, i'd be very afarid to my lids to school!
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