Thursday, September 25, 2014

A Study in Contrasts

  • (HILLSIDE) A west suburban high school was temporarily placed on lockdown Wednesday afternoon after a bullet was found on the floor of the cafeteria.

    Police initiated the precautionary lockdown at Proviso West High School at 4701 Harrison St. in Hillside about 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, according to an alert on the School District 209 website.

    A single bullet was found on the floor in the cafeteria during lunch, the alert said.

    The lockdown has been lifted as of about 4 p.m., and one juvenile is in custody for possessing ammunition, Hillside police said.

    School buses have arrived and students are being dismissed.

    The school district said during the lockdown that no students or staff members were in any danger.
Help Us!!! A single bullet was found! Won't someone think of the children??!?!?!!??

Scenario B - New Hampshire:
  • DURHAM β€” An upperclassman who forgot he had ammunition in his pocket caused quite a stir at Oyster River High School Thursday morning.

    According to Superintendent Dr. James Morse, the student was in a classroom when the bullets fell from his jacket pockets and onto the floor. He had been at a firing range practice shooting with his father Wednesday night, Morse said.

    The classroom teacher acted quickly and a school resource officer from the Police Department was called in, Deputy Chief Rene Kelley said.

    The resource officer worked with administrative staff from the school to determine there was no ill intent on the behalf of the student. Kelley said no charges will be brought against him.

    Morse said it is against school policy to bring ammunition onto the property, but given the nature of the case, the student will not face severe punishment.

    β€œIt was truly just an accident,” Morse said.
Golly. An appropriate measured mature response. In neither case was a weapon actually on school grounds. In the A scenario however, the words "lockdown," "alert," and "custody" appear prominently. The B scenario is marked by "worked with staff," "no ill intent," and "accident." The B scenario also involved "multiple" rounds, not just a single bullet, but the response was still calm and controlled.

Amazing, isn't it?



Anonymous Not Barney Fife said...

We need to have people in schools who are mature. I'm talking about the teachers and administration - not the students.

BIG DEAL. A bullet? Is everyone supposed to go cringe in the corner while the Bomb Squad is called?

ISIS better not hit Illinois. One incident and you'd have the whole state in a Chicken-Little panic for years.

So tired of people over-reacting to nothing and then, when something does happen, they wring their hands and don't know what to do.

Summing things up -- pathetic.

9/25/2014 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liberalism IS a mental disorder on steroids.

9/25/2014 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Plain nuts.

Hide behind a no tolerance policy too so you don't have to think and can justify your action by telling yourself I'm just doing my job.

Can't get much more programed than that.

9/25/2014 01:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"An appropriate measured mature response." -- SCC

No, no. "Bullet" = "cartridge" = "assault weapon" = "shooting."

Turn on the klaxon -- "Ah-OOO-ga! Ah-OOO-ga!" and call the helicopters and run around in circles.

Have you noticed that the prison term "lockdown" has entered general usage? Not a good sign.

Oh. Reporters?

* Table Of Conversion *

1 round = 100 bullets = 1000 cartridges

1000 cartridges = 1 clip = 10 magazines = 100 high-capacity magazines = 1/2 cup

Just trying to help.


9/25/2014 03:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey LOOK...

FBI Says No One Killed at Sandy Hook

Agency publishes crime report showing "0" murders occurred in Newtown in 2012

Recently released FBI crime statistics curiously show that no murders occurred in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012, despite reports that numerous schoolchildren and faculty members were slaughtered during a shooting rampage in December of that year.

9/25/2014 03:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Hide behind a no tolerance you don't have to think and can justify your action by telling yourself 'I'm just doing my job.'"

-- 9/25/2014 01:58:00 AM

Along these lines -- friend told me she saw ads for a new bank. We like you, everything will be easy, no overdraft fees, that kind of thing.

Goes in there and they want her addresses for the last fifteen years, just to start with!

Turns out they already HAD the addresses, even though she'd never done business with them. Just playing Detective Agency.

Trying to dredge all this crap up from memory -- she transposed one digit of an ancient address wrong.

"I'm sorry! [Translation -- "I'm thrilled!"] This has triggered a Security Alert! You will have to come back in 24 hours and start a new application."

Never went back...

"Plain nuts."


9/25/2014 05:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The resource officer worked with administrative staff..."

Translation --

"The cop talked to the people at the school."

9/25/2014 05:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Proviso West is certainly not New Hampshire and the term "Western Suburbs" includes Hinsdale and Cicero.

9/25/2014 06:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the topic of school security, I would like to tell all the people in Norwood Park/Jeff Park aka Copland that you have nothing to fear at Taft High School as Rahm has installed a new security manager there. Heads up to all the POs and CPD retirees (Topper) working there as there's going to be some heads rolling there soon.

The Taft LSC approved the opening of the Security Manager Position and the pay is $118,435 in August. (Meaning Rahm told them to.)

The position went to Katherine 'Kat' Hindmand. Hindmand most recently was employed by CPS as a Network Safety Manger and her 2013 salary was $78,700. So, Hindmand received a new position with a $39,735 increase in pay. This at a time when CPS teaching and staff positions are being cut.

9/25/2014 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neighboring town had two people shot just before this occurred. Bullet was found after a fight was broken up in the same area. More ammunition was later found on a student who was involved. The news doesn't always have all the facts that are in play.

9/25/2014 07:20:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Some people are afraid of their shadow---others are not.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

9/25/2014 07:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Different cultures, different concerns, different outcome.

Lawyers demand all students be treated the same. A hunter with an empty shell in his/her pocket will be expelled from school the same as a gang banger with an empty shell in Illinois.

The NEA and school boards are nothing but tools and slaves to the law. They wont fight for the student, they wont fight for what is right. They are afraid of being sued.

9/25/2014 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 gang related shootings in area just prior, fight between gang bangers in the area where bullet is found. A large percentage of shootings and homicides in area involve students of PEHS and PWHS. Compared to a student that had bullets left over from a gun range, who stayed on scene and cooperated with officials. Seems like a fair comparison.

9/25/2014 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

School administrators need to be watched, closely. Some of the things they do defy the imagination. They are a world onto themselves.

9/25/2014 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Administrators are politicians and salesmen, not leaders.

They are paid according to their political connections, which is usually inversely proportional to their judgment.

9/25/2014 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There really isn't any perfect protocol.
Who's to blame for all the shakey-jakes? (Democrats)
Was there any logic applied before yesterday's closing and lockdown of Ohare airport for an empty suitcase?
Or shutting down downtown streets for a McDonald's bag?
(We're losing money here!)
Any SWAT at airport, helicopter, citywide response?
Better safe than sorry...until it costs too much.

Rahm is going to cry poor mouth if this continues.

9/25/2014 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The difference is that in the second story, the school knew where the bullets came from. A student owned up to the bullets and explained what happened. The school knew there was no gun.

In the first case, the school had no clue where the bullet came from and had to act on the possibly that someone was armed in the school. The school responded correctly: find what where the bullet came from, gauge the level of danger, and then send everyone home.

This has nothing to do with fear of guns. It has a lot to do with fear of the unknown.

9/25/2014 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Went to high school in a small town downstate back in the 80s. Wasn't uncommon to see a teacher out in the parking lot checking out a students new rifle/shotgun that he just removed from an unlocked, window open, pickup truck. Never any problems.

9/25/2014 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hillside you used to be a nice town ack in the 60 70 n 80 started to go down hill in the late 1990s slowing turning into maywood west.

9/25/2014 01:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, I have a better one; last December. 015th Dist., two officers and a Sgt. go to a Charter School on a student being threatened by another student with a gun. The Radical/Liberal Principal makes the officer wait until the class breaks, at which point the officers and Sgt. approach the young scholar. The scholar runs, gets Tasered, and the officer falls chasing him, IOD for three months, and the scholar is found to have a loaded 9 mm pistol in his belt. NO NEWS COVERAGE, NO SCHOOL CLOSING; JUST BUSINESS AS USUAL IN DA HOOD. AND IT WAS COVERED UP BECAUSE RAHM WANTS NOTHING BUT GOOD NEWS ON HIS CHARTER SCHOOLS.

9/25/2014 02:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hillside. Where Tio Hardiman lives.
Big mouthed Tio " I run Chicago and beat my wife" Hardiman lives there.
Go hide in Hillside Tio. You suck as a politician and activist.
What did you do with the CeaseFire funds Tio?
Why isn't the feds and everyone else crawling up your ass over all the money you stole through CeaseFire ?

9/25/2014 02:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, it was New Hampshire, where the state motto is "Live Free or Die".

9/25/2014 03:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
hillside you used to be a nice town ack in the 60 70 n 80 started to go down hill in the late 1990s slowing turning into maywood west.

9/25/2014 01:39:00 PM

Did it smell like a lovely landfill back then too...or was that after its fall from grace?

9/25/2014 09:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Heartless Taxpayer said...

Anonymous said...

Administrators are politicians and salesmen, not leaders.

They are paid according to their political connections, which is usually inversely proportional to their judgment.

9/25/2014 09:46:00 AM

9/26/2014 05:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bullets have been known to spontaneously explode, spewing shrapnel in all directions for a 100-yard radius. That is unless it's a 10mm round, in which case the earth turns into a black hole.

9/26/2014 07:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Illinois suffers from "The Infection" of modern day dildoness.

Those in charge should not be.Political Patronage destroys the community.

We need educated adults in place to sort things out.

9/26/2014 08:23:00 AM  

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