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Teacher leaves gun threat to class on blackboard

Posted by on Mar. 5, 2013 at 8:15 AM
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Teacher leaves gun threat to class on blackboard

Threats WBBM-TV reports a Lake Station, Ind. high school teacher admits leaving are seen on blackboard. Teacher has been removed from class pending results of investigation.

Threats WBBM-TV reports a Lake Station, Ind. high school teacher admits leaving are seen on blackboard. Teacher has been removed from class pending results of investigation. / WBBM-tv/cbs

LAKE STATION, Ind. A high school business teacher has been removed from the school after admitting he posted a threatening message to some of his students on a chalk board last week, reports CBS Chicago station WBBM-TV.

 

The message, written on Friday to a group sophomores and juniors taking a personal finance class at Edison Junior-Senior High School in Lake Station, Ind., read:

 

"Period 6: (only)

(a) You are idiots!!!

(b) The guns are loaded!!!

(c) Care to try me?????"

 

The teacher was told to leave the school Friday morning, Lake Station Supt. Dan DeHaven told the station.

 

"He had been absent two days prior, and he was reacting to some comments that were made by the substitute teacher," DeHaven said.

 

The 28-year veteran teacher, who is the son-in-law of a school board member, won't be back in school Tuesday or Wednesday, and his future at the school is uncertain pending an investigation, DeHaven said.

 

Leaving the message may be a felony, police tell WBBM.

 

The message came to the school's attention after a student snapped a cell phone picture of it and posted it to Facebook, DeHaven said.

 

District leaders took the apparent threat seriously and immediately ordered the business teacher off school property.

 

"We're not saying in fact that there is a threat. That's what we're determining by interviewing the students, the staff," police chief Kevin Garber stressed.

 

A district-wide phone call went out to parents Monday, three days after the incident, saying in part, "Your student was never in danger" and "The staff member is currently not in school."

 

But one parent interviewed by WBBM said it was too little, too late.

 

"He could have had (a gun) with him," said the parent, who asked not to be identified. "It could have been in his suitcase it could have been in his car. It could have been on him."

 

The feelings of frustration spilled over at a packed community meeting held Monday night at City Hall.

 

"My daughter is scared to go to class," one parent said.

 

A school field trip that the teacher was supposed to lead in Indianapolis this past weekend was canceled.

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IhaveHisjoy
by Silver Member on Mar. 5, 2013 at 8:28 AM

 Whoa!

lizmarie1975
by Gold Member on Mar. 5, 2013 at 9:14 AM

What is wrong with people?

Billiejeens
by Gold Member on Mar. 5, 2013 at 9:19 AM

Pretty sure "lake station" Indiana is the former East Gary Indiana.

The "kids" in that class are more than likely absolute animals.

Probably smart to be carrying.

terpmama
by Silver Member on Mar. 5, 2013 at 9:21 AM
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He gets an investigation.... While a gun shaped pastry gets automatically suspended?

maciymommieof3
by Silver Member on Mar. 5, 2013 at 9:22 AM
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 yeah right....what's wrong with that scene?

Quoting terpmama:

He gets an investigation.... While a gun shaped pastry gets automatically suspended?

 

Sekirei
by Nari Trickster on Mar. 5, 2013 at 9:23 AM

o.O damn

SuperChicken
by on Mar. 5, 2013 at 9:24 AM

Yikes!   So not good.

But I am wondering just how bad the period 6 kids are.

colins_mom
by Silver Member on Mar. 5, 2013 at 9:27 AM
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yeah makes no sense to me either

Quoting terpmama:

He gets an investigation.... While a gun shaped pastry gets automatically suspended?

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briellesmomma
by Bronze Member on Mar. 5, 2013 at 9:30 AM
Wow
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AdrianneHill
by Platinum Member on Mar. 5, 2013 at 9:35 AM
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Buncha whiny little bitches in period six. Gonna torment a teacher and then when he cracks, run to the principal's office and to the media. Bet none of them mentioned to their parents why the teacher was hostile when the kids damn well know. I used to hate kids like this when I was young and I hate them even more now that I'm an adult. Push push push and then advt shocked when someone decides to wit being pushed. Met a bully like that in WV and he thought because he was a poor black kid, no white female could be brave enough to stand up for him. He got a life lesson and a limp from me
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