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Sounds like the mom should be charged too, for failure to make sure that her child was safe. I don't know this family, but from what was reported here, it sounds like a whole bunch of people interacted with him and they should have realized that something more was wrong in this situation. This is a tragedy that should have and could have been avoided if more individuals had looked a little deeper. The mom does not seem to be blameless in this situation. A 7 year old that is never happy and never smiles? There is more to this story and I hope that it comes out and that all that are reponsible face justice in the end.
Good job keeping our county safer. Thank you.
manning, I am confused. Are you referring to the same child or a different child? If you are referring to a different child, why? There is a big differnce in a 9mm handgun and an unloaded BB gun that he instantly turned in when he realized his mistake. Quit using all of your exclamation points and calm down. It sounds to me as if he went somewhere with his BB gun, possibly his friends home or a relatives home and that he was supervised. You have no way of knowing if he was supervised or not so why are you jumping to conclusions? He probably used his backpack as his carrier for his toys and forgot it was in there. I think that a suspension is a little much.
My question is this: When did common sense go out the window? The zero tolerance policy is to severe. Yes, for pocket knives that are used in an aggressive stance and for handguns there should be zero tolerance, but for butter knives, chains on keychains and other items that are inadvertently brought to school, there needs to be a common sense clause. When a child does the right thing and you punish them for it, why will they ever do the right thing again? I thought school was supposed to teach our children. This should have been used as a starting off point for a school wide lesson on the dangers of weapons and remembering to put things where they go when you are done with them.
This just sounds like someone was being allowed to do whatever they wanted whenever and however they wanted to do it. The fact that it went on so long before someone did something about it speaks badly about the City of Covington. Why did the City not already have guidelines in place for how they wanted the cases handled? It seemed to me that they threw people on probation and then "hoped" that the company was doing what they were supposed to. Perhaps revenues will increase now that there is oversight and people will get credit for the fees/fines that they are actually paying. Maybe now when someone recommends an audit of an outsourced area, the City will listen the first time. This could have been caught years ago if they had done the audit when it was first recommended.
"An undetermined amount of cash"? I can tell you that in this economy, I know exactly how much cash I have in my wallet or I could figure it out in about two seconds.
I guess you missed the line where she knocked on the door and the staff had to let her in. This would lead one to think that no one else had entered the building. Just because they were on the grounds does not mean that they had access to the interior. Motive-?, means- yes, she was in the building and had access to the articles taken, opportunity- she was alone and had the time to take the items. Two out of three versus some random person that no one saw. I think that they are on the right track which is why there are investigators in this world and not just random people who get to try to pass judgement. The headline is not misleading as the police do think that this woman was responsible.
All that he was asking for was documentation that would have shown that anything he said was true- the best defense to slander and libel is to show that what was said or written was the truth. Now, the lawsuit has been dropped because they could see that they would lose. The problem now is turning the attention from the sensationalism and back to the students.
She was at the victim's house and she got in her car and was going to leave," said NCSO spokesman Lt. Keith Crum. "He was going to stop her and talk." If someone is upset at you and wants to leave, let them leave. If you think that they are a danger should they leave, let them leave and call the police. I had a 'friend' once who stopped me from leaving his home by putting his foot behind my tire so that I could not back up. I repeatedly told him to move so that I could leave. He would not so I backed up anyway- guess what, he jumped out of the way. Unfortunate that this man had no where to jump out of the way too. I am guessing that there is more to this story.
As to the drunk high schooler, sounds like he needs to be charged with underage possession and his parents need to look into alcohol treatment for him. For him to be that drunk at school, sounds like there is a problem that needs to be looked into.
A $900 deposit to get water turned on? Wow, I have been a home owner for so long, how can someone afford to rent if they have to pay first month's rent, a security deposit and then a $900 deposit to get water turned on? Is this only in the City of Porterdale or is this a Newton County issue?
SO, what are we as a community going to do about this? Quit complaining, get off your butts and volunteer.
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