3rd graders plot to attack teacher!

@fpd1955 (2074)
United States
April 2, 2008 10:35am CST
You have to read this story, but only if you want to! Even those these children are "special", I find it difficult to digest. If this plot hadn't been discovered, this teacher could have lost her life. If this were my child, I would be devastated that they would attempt something like this. I think I would take away every privilege they have for quite awhile! What would you do if your child was involved in something like this? http://yahoo.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-04-01-students-plot_N.htm?csp=1 PEACE
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@gxnfly (1147)
• China
2 Apr 08
That's too bad!You can't attact a teacher ,that's committing a crime.I will reason my child that this kind of things can't happen and keep an eye on him in case he doesn't listen to me.If he doesn't listen,he will be grounded for for some time,I just can't him involved in something like this.Oh,kids,what's going on with them?Attacking a teacher?That's horrible!
@fpd1955 (2074)
• United States
3 Apr 08
Apparently, only three of them have been "arrested". I don't know what criminal law can do to them, as they are only 8 and 9. Something needs to be done to change this type of behavior though. PEACE
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
3 Apr 08
They will probably be expelled from school, and they do need counseling and some sort of reform school! It may not be called the same thing today, but there is some kind of school they can attend where they can learn to become civilized!
@olivemai (4738)
• United States
2 Apr 08
What a shame! It probably is due to those children watching too many cartoons! Or they are watching movies and television shows that are R rated! It is good that the one student told someone, that is all it takes to turn the tide! One person can really make the difference in life! What is alarming is that this seems to be the problem, kids are turning to violence more and more often!
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@fpd1955 (2074)
• United States
3 Apr 08
Yes, the children can see so much violence on Tv, in movies, video games and even cartoons. But, I watched cartoons when I was a child and the thought never crossed my mind to follow what I saw in them or use it to hurt another person or animal. Scary times we are living. PEACE
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@polachicago (18718)
• United States
3 Apr 08
Those kids are watching too many movies and are playing too many computer games. Isn't it sign of schooling failed in general? I would say that our school system is sick to begin with and new program is needed to bring it back to normal.
@fpd1955 (2074)
• United States
3 Apr 08
pola, those kids got these ideas elsewhere, perhaps from tv, movies, video games and even cartoons. I am not going to blame this one on the school system. The parents, yes, but not the school. PEACE
@eden32 (3973)
• United States
2 Apr 08
I saw that article just a little bit ago. In my opinion, that age group (8-10) is difficult to judge if they truly knew what they were doing. I have four children, and there's a huge gap between emotional development at that age. My eldest son at 8 was very mature, bright, thought things through etc; my daughter at 8 was still very immature, impulsive, and didn't yet know the difference between real-life and make believe. If most of the kids involved thought this was some sort of game, or that they were just talking about what they'd like to do; it's hard to have an opinion about what should be done to punish them. I do think they should be disciplined, but how is what I am not sure about. I'm with you, if this were my child I would be crushed, mortified and devastated.
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@fpd1955 (2074)
• United States
2 Apr 08
Apparently, some of them thought it was just a game. Even so, it could have turned out badly. Thanks. PEACE
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• Philippines
3 Apr 08
This news is very alarming. I can never alarming kids as young as they are to plot a crime like this. I am so glad that this has been exposed before anything serious happened. I think that this is one bad effect of kids being exposed to violence in the media, even violence in the news.
@fpd1955 (2074)
• United States
3 Apr 08
You Think??!! You are absolutely right!! PEACE
• United States
3 Apr 08
I seen this on the news. I was shocked, even more shocked when they said how old these children are. I couldnt believe it. I dont know what I would do if I were their parent. In the article saying the children may have thought it a cartoon or something is bull I think. I think these kids should be held responsible at the highest level. Makes me want to home school my son.
@fpd1955 (2074)
• United States
3 Apr 08
Just thinking about the trauma this would have caused the children not involved scares me, not to mention the trauma the teacher may have. Hopefully, the teacher is more adept to get through this. I feel for her. PEACE
@Lindalinda (4111)
• Canada
3 Apr 08
Where did those children get their ideas? Could it be that they were allowed to watch violent TV shows and play violent video games. I know a father who lets his 8 year old boy watch adult violent DVDs. This boy does not really understand the difference between reality and fiction. It is apparent when I talk to him. Another poster made the point to ask where the parents were in all this. Don't they monitor their bags before the kids go to school?. The whole story is so sad and shocking.
@sid556 (30960)
• United States
3 Apr 08
this was the worst news...little 3rd graders! they should be so innocent.........why are they not? If my girl were involved....oh i'd be devastated....Im not sure just what i would do. I can't even imagine being in the spot to think of that. 3rd grade....that is just horrible.
• United States
3 Apr 08
My friend was actually telling me about this earlier. They had so many things covered, planned out. It's scary to think that such young kids came up with such an idea. Thank goodness it was discovered what these kids were planning to do. That poor teacher must me so terrorified everytime she stands in front of the class now, not knowing if something may happen to her
@fpd1955 (2074)
• United States
3 Apr 08
You are right, they seemed to be very organized. If I were that teacher I would be very hesitant in going back to that particular class. I think I would ask for another adult in the room with me for awhile. PEACE
• Greece
3 Apr 08
If my child was involved ar something like this propably the charge was mine! because i learn things to him, i make his personality!
@fpd1955 (2074)
• United States
3 Apr 08
Yes, I think to a degree, the parents should be held responsible, also. After all, these children learned this behavior somewhere. I certainly hope the parents are as devastated as I would be and take the steps themselves to make sure their children do not ever repeat this type of behavior. PEACE