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Copland College Stabbing

By johnboy 8 February 2012 23

The ABC has a piece on a 15 year old student at Copland College in hospital after being stabbed and a 16 year old helping police with their investigation.

That’s the school year off to a cracking start in Melba then.

UPDATE 08/02/12 17:16: This in from ACT Policing:

ACT Policing is currently investigating a disturbance and stabbing at the Melba Copland Secondary School, formally known as Copland College.

Around 12pm today (Wednesday, 8 February) ACT Policing responded to reports that a disturbance was in progress at the school and that a student had been stabbed with a chisel.

Police attended the school and located a 15-year-old male with a stab wound to his back. The victim was taken to The Canberra Hospital for assessment and treatment.

A 16-year-old male was arrested and will be taken to the ACT Watch House where he will be charged.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident and is yet to speak with police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on Information can be provided anonymously.

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6090105 5:31 pm 21 Aug 12

I am a student at MCSS, and I’ve been to heaps of schools. Melba has by far been the best, it has real teachers that actually care about educating there students. It has people that constantly give up their time to see their students succeed in a variety of areas whether that be making Melba the first public school in many years to win the ACT wide Murray Debating Competition or just making sure that you understand what’s being taught in class. MCSS is a great school- it provides more opportunities for its students than most. One stabbing by one person doesn’t destroy a school, and it shouldn’t destroy its reputation. I just needed to say that for all those making out the school to be something that it’s not.

Grail 2:50 pm 09 Feb 12

HenryBG said :

Meanwhile, 43% of us will continue to send our children to non-public schools so we don’t have to deal with the inevitable results of broken leftie ideology.

I’m a victim of the private school system.

The lecturers at Uni told me that my academic career was limited due to the amount of hand-holding that goes on in private schools. Thankfully I managed to graduate with an Engineering degree despite those lecturers. The endless indoctrination of “help other people” and “be nice” has meant that I have had the competitive streak beaten out of me: if I see a flaw in some system such as negative gearing property, I want to fix it to be “fair” rather than exploiting it to my own advantage.

My private college’s focus was on football, with more attention paid to getting the football team through college than helping advanced students explore subjects that were more interesting than remedial spelling.

All schools have their problems.

HenryBG 1:23 pm 09 Feb 12

Gerry-Built said :

Daisy42 said :

…this school has a great rep of not doing what is needed for the kids.. from many, many parents & students points of view.. the dept needs to step in & provide the support & resourses needed !!!!

I’m truly interested in hearing more about what you mean by this…

She quite understandably wants the government to sufficiently fund the education system so that it turns out people who can spell, punctuate and use capitalisation in the usual places.

Meanwhile, 43% of us will continue to send our children to non-public schools so we don’t have to deal with the inevitable results of broken leftie ideology.

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