View Poll Results: Who, if anyone, needs counseling in this situation?

Voters
16. You may not vote on this poll
  • The boy and his parents who were violated and traumatized by authorities

    0 0%
  • The boy and his parents, who are obviously unbalanced and troubled people

    0 0%
  • The school officials who sound emotional and mentally unstable

    7 43.75%
  • The entire student population and faculty of the school, who were traumatized

    0 0%
  • The counselors need counseling for their delusions of grandeur

    3 18.75%
  • Nobody needs counseling here.

    2 12.50%
  • Other

    4 25.00%
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: Science project prompts SD school evacuation (Who should get counseling?)

  1. #1
    Banned
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Last Seen
    11-23-11 @ 10:06 PM
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    3,827

    Science project prompts SD school evacuation (Who should get counseling?)

    Out of San Diego, CA...

    The authorities are recommending this student and his parents receive 'counseling' because the boy made a motion detector out of a gatorade bottle that triggered a massive response from the school system and civil authorities. Who, if anyone, needs counseling in this situation?

    Science project prompts SD school evacuation - SignOnSanDiego.com

    SAN DIEGO Students were evacuated from Millennial Tech Magnet Middle School in the Chollas View neighborhood Friday afternoon after an 11-year-old student brought a personal science project that he had been making at home to school, authorities said.

    Maurice Luque, spokesman for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, said the student had been making the device in his home garage. A vice principal saw the student showing it to other students at school about 11:40 a.m. Friday and was concerned that it might be harmful, and San Diego police were notified.

    The school, which has about 440 students in grades 6 to 8 and emphasizes technology skills, was initially put on lockdown while authorities responded.

    Luque said the project was made of an empty half-liter Gatorade bottle with some wires and other electrical components attached. There was no substance inside.

    When police and the Metro Arson Strike Team responded, they also found electrical components in the student's backpack, Luque said. After talking to the student, it was decided about 1 p.m. to evacuate the school as a precaution while the item was examined. Students were escorted to a nearby playing field, and parents were called and told they could come pick up their children.

    A MAST robot took pictures of the device and X-rays were evaluated. About 3 p.m., the device was determined to be harmless, Luque said.

    Luque said the project was intended to be a type of motion-detector device.

    Both the student and his parents were "very cooperative" with authorities, Luque said. He said fire officials also went to the student's home and checked the garage to make sure items there were neither harmful nor explosive.

    "There was nothing hazardous at the house," Luque said.

    The student will not be prosecuted, but authorities were recommending that he and his parents get counseling, the spokesman said. The student violated school policies, but there was no criminal intent, Luque said.

  2. #2
    Global Moderator
    The Hammer of Chaos
    Goshin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Dixie
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:21 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    44,157

    Re: Science project prompts SD school evacuation (Who should get counseling?)

    I'm having a hard time understanding why a 12 or 13yo boy, at a school that emphasizes technology, needs counceling for bringing his homemade motion-detector to class... and I'm not coming up with anything.


    Would the counceling go something like this? "Kid, we live in a hyper-paranoid culture. We expel kids for drawing pictures of weapons. We panic if we see anything we don't understand. The very sight of an empty bottle with wires and electronics makes us think you must have built a homemade nuke or something, so you can't do stuff like that."


    Fiddling While Rome Burns
    ISIS: Carthago Delenda Est
    "I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."

  3. #3
    Girthless
    RightinNYC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    New York, NY
    Last Seen
    01-23-11 @ 11:56 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    25,894

    Re: Science project prompts SD school evacuation (Who should get counseling?)

    Sounds like they ****ed up and look stupid, so they're going to frantically shove whatever blame they can on the parents.
    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

  4. #4
    Sage
    jamesrage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    A place where common sense exists
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 09:23 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    31,067

    Re: Science project prompts SD school evacuation (Who should get counseling?)

    Since this is not a multiple choice poll I selected "other" for -


    The school officials who sound emotional and mentally unstable

    The counselors need counseling for their delusions of grandeur

    And if the authorities(law enforcement/fire department) recommended the counseling then the authorities as well.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

    Cicero Marcus Tullius

  5. #5
    Banned
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Last Seen
    11-23-11 @ 10:06 PM
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    3,827

    Re: Science project prompts SD school evacuation (Who should get counseling?)

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Sounds like they ****ed up and look stupid, so they're going to frantically shove whatever blame they can on the parents.
    Pretty much my exact thoughts.

  6. #6
    Sage
    Ikari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Colorado
    Last Seen
    12-08-17 @ 01:05 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    54,124

    Re: Science project prompts SD school evacuation (Who should get counseling?)

    Who the **** are the retards in charge over there? Could no one have figured out what this thing was? Is this how dumb we are over terrorism and **** these days? God damned it people, we have to engage our brains from time to time. And counseling? For what? Boy did nothing wrong. The one's who need to go to "counseling" are the administrators and people who called the cops.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

    Quote Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
    "I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it."

  7. #7
    Professor
    CrusaderRabbit08's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Last Seen
    05-13-10 @ 02:41 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    2,022

    Re: Science project prompts SD school evacuation (Who should get counseling?)

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Since this is not a multiple choice poll I selected "other" for -


    The school officials who sound emotional and mentally unstable

    The counselors need counseling for their delusions of grandeur

    And if the authorities(law enforcement/fire department) recommended the counseling then the authorities as well.
    Definitely agree with that assessment.

  8. #8
    pirate lover
    liblady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    St Thomas, VI
    Last Seen
    03-14-16 @ 03:55 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    16,165
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Science project prompts SD school evacuation (Who should get counseling?)

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Out of San Diego, CA...

    The authorities are recommending this student and his parents receive 'counseling' because the boy made a motion detector out of a gatorade bottle that triggered a massive response from the school system and civil authorities. Who, if anyone, needs counseling in this situation?

    Science project prompts SD school evacuation - SignOnSanDiego.com
    need more details, i think. it seems this was a personal project and should have been left at home.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


  9. #9
    King Of The Dog Pound
    Black Dog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    South Florida
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    34,496

    Re: Science project prompts SD school evacuation (Who should get counseling?)

    More overreaction to nothing by a school system gone berserk.

    Jallamn summed it up pretty well.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
    Quote Originally Posted by Absentglare View Post
    You can successfully wipe your ass with toilet paper, that doesn't mean that you should.

  10. #10
    pirate lover
    liblady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    St Thomas, VI
    Last Seen
    03-14-16 @ 03:55 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    16,165
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Science project prompts SD school evacuation (Who should get counseling?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    More overreaction to nothing by a school system gone berserk.

    Jallamn summed it up pretty well.
    i didn't see his post.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •