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Student with a bomb at Lanyon High?

By johnboy - 21 February 2012 23

Around 1.15pm today, police were called to Lanyon High School after reports of a 15-year-old student making threats against others.

The school followed procedure and the student was contained within a classroom while other students were relocated from that area into a nearby hall.

The student then ran from the classroom and dropped his school bag within the grounds. The bag appeared to contain a device of some sort.

The student then fled on foot into some storm water drains nearby. He was pursued on foot by police and a teacher and was finally apprehended some distance from the school.

He was taken into custody in Flegg Crescent, Gordon and conveyed to Tuggeranong Police Station where enquiries are ongoing.

The SRS Bomb Response Team attended the high school to examine the suspicious device within the bag. This is ongoing and will result in traffic issues within the area due to police cordons.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Student with a bomb at Lanyon High?
Tooks 8:36 am 22 Feb 12

HenryBG said :

nyssa1976 said :

Jethro, I couldn’t have said it better myself.

Henry do us all a favour and become a public high school teacher. That way you can deal with the reality that is our society and get to see first hand the EXCELLENT students in public school which you are slagging off with your patrician vs. plebian mindset……

Oh wait, you’d rather slag them all off on RA than actually do anything productive.

I’m not slagging off the “students in public school”, I’m slagging off a school system which refuses to enforce discipline, fails to support teachers who try to assert some authority, and lacks the will to protect innocent children’s learning from disruptive thugs. Decades of ideological pandering to the lowest common denominator have completely broken public education.

The chances of me taking a massive pay cut in order to subject myself to this leftie dystopia by becoming a public school teacher are nil.

I’d have to agree with most of that. I really feel sorry for the teachers who have a passion for their job and have to deal with a hell of a lot of crap. Same with the good students who are trying to get somewhere in life and have to deal with disruptive f-tards every day.

steveu 8:01 am 22 Feb 12

At the end of the day the govt needs to put in policies to help curb negative behaviour. Current policies are ineffective. Any finger pointing should be done toward the govt, not the school itself.

HenryBG 7:09 am 22 Feb 12

nyssa1976 said :

Jethro, I couldn’t have said it better myself.

Henry do us all a favour and become a public high school teacher. That way you can deal with the reality that is our society and get to see first hand the EXCELLENT students in public school which you are slagging off with your patrician vs. plebian mindset……

Oh wait, you’d rather slag them all off on RA than actually do anything productive.

I’m not slagging off the “students in public school”, I’m slagging off a school system which refuses to enforce discipline, fails to support teachers who try to assert some authority, and lacks the will to protect innocent children’s learning from disruptive thugs. Decades of ideological pandering to the lowest common denominator have completely broken public education.

The chances of me taking a massive pay cut in order to subject myself to this leftie dystopia by becoming a public school teacher are nil.

web_guy 10:47 pm 21 Feb 12

Duffbowl writes ‘Having witnessed drug exchanges between a group of students from what would be considered a prestigious private school in Canberra, and also having had my daughter the target of bullying at another well thought of private school, I’m happy for her to attend Lanyon.

Finally… some honest comment from someone who actually knows what happened! There must be about 600 kids at Lanyon HS and one has a bit of a meltdown and the private school supporters jump at the chance to be critical. I say the staff at the school did a fantastic job in ensuring everyones safety, including the young man at risk. My support is for Lanyon HS.

Thumper 10:06 pm 21 Feb 12

nyssa1976 said :

Jethro, I couldn’t have said it better myself.

Henry do us all a favour and become a public high school teacher. That way you can deal with the reality that is our society and get to see first hand the EXCELLENT students in public school which you are slagging off with your patrician vs. plebian mindset……

Oh wait, you’d rather slag them all off on RA than actually do anything productive.

+1

web_guy 10:03 pm 21 Feb 12

HenryBG writes ‘Ahh..pass. I’d prefer not to meet any of that scum thank you very much’.
Is this an acknowledgement of what private schools represent?

Duffbowl 9:52 pm 21 Feb 12

The bomb wasn’t a bomb. The student ran off just as the police were showing up; I was at the school at the time. The young man was sitting out the front, talking to a staff member, with another two looking on, keeping students, etc., away.

Having witnessed drug exchanges between a group of students from what would be considered a prestigious private school in Canberra, and also having had my daughter the target of bullying at another well thought of private school, I’m happy for her to attend Lanyon.

AnimosiTy 9:39 pm 21 Feb 12

wish I could afford to send my children to a private school. there will be trouble makers in any school!
public schools need all the support they can get!
so maby you should go donate some money to help troubled teens or the schools counseling services or something useful instead of opening your big mouth!
not everyone is fortunate enough to make the money to afford private schooling.

nyssa1976 8:28 pm 21 Feb 12

Jethro, I couldn’t have said it better myself.

Henry do us all a favour and become a public high school teacher. That way you can deal with the reality that is our society and get to see first hand the EXCELLENT students in public school which you are slagging off with your patrician vs. plebian mindset……

Oh wait, you’d rather slag them all off on RA than actually do anything productive.

HenryBG 8:16 pm 21 Feb 12

TheDancingDjinn said :

HenryBG said :

So…police called to school to respond to threatening, bomb-wielding hooligan.

Was this a *public* school, by any chance?

Now while i agree some public schools here need a whole bunch of fixing – you should meet all the heroin/ice/pill dealers, junkies, car thieves, prostitutes, i knew who were all part of your precious private sector. Or you should meet the young teachers who were customers of said dealers.

Ahh..pass. I’d prefer not to meet any of that scum thank you very much.

Jethro 8:13 pm 21 Feb 12

HenryBG said :

So…police called to school to respond to threatening, bomb-wielding hooligan.

Was this a *public* school, by any chance?

Lanyon High is a public school.

The difference between public schools and private schools is that private schools are exclusive (they can pick and choose who goes there), whereas public schools are inclusive (they must enrol any student from their catchment area).

So of course you are going to have difficult kids in public schools.

You’re mistake is to continually blame these incidents on a public school system that apparently promotes bad behaviour. As someone who worked in the system and saw how much effort was put in by all staff within the system to actually try and instill some sort of moral compass in kids coming from atrocious circumstances, I can tell you it is quite offensive when you attempt to claim that public schools are teaching kids these behaviours. They are not. They are doing the best they can to deal with kids from crappy backgrounds and who have brought these behaviours with them.

The issues that public schools deal with are society wide. If private schools were suddenly required by law to have more inclusive enrollment practices (say linking enrollment practices to continued funding) you would suddenly see stuff like this at these schools too.

So until you have a solution as to how society is supposed to educate kids from really troubled backgrounds, stop smearing the hard work of those in our public schools.

TheDancingDjinn 7:44 pm 21 Feb 12

HenryBG said :

So…police called to school to respond to threatening, bomb-wielding hooligan.

Was this a *public* school, by any chance?

Now while i agree some public schools here need a whole bunch of fixing – you should meet all the heroin/ice/pill dealers, junkies, car thieves, prostitutes, i knew who were all part of your precious private sector. Or you should meet the young teachers who were customers of said dealers.

HenryBG 7:26 pm 21 Feb 12

So…police called to school to respond to threatening, bomb-wielding hooligan.

Was this a *public* school, by any chance?

The Traineediplomat 6:51 pm 21 Feb 12

A Stormwater Drain? Who does he think he is, the leader of Libya?

gazket 5:37 pm 21 Feb 12

It was just a home made whoopee cushion.

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