Tuggeranong a hive of drugs and violent crime, apparently

Skidbladnir 19 February 2008 61

Three media releases, all to do with Tuggeranong and the favourite pasttime of its residents, unbridled criminal behaviour.

1) A 27yo Gordon-based male was caught trafficking ecstasy in at an unnamed nightclub.

2) An alleged assault on a student in class at Calwell High:

…the victim was sitting in class with about 30 other students when three other males, not part of the same class, entered.
The males told the class teacher the intended victim was wanted at the front office, but when asked, could not produce a note as proof.
Two of the alleged offenders then punched the 15-year-old victim repeatedly about the face and head… (the victim) was then taken to hospital for treatment.

3) Violent Sexual Assault in Chisholm: Between 3.15am and 3.45am Sunday, a 48-year-old Chisholm woman was attacked and sexually assaulted by a male offender while walking near the Norriss Street-side of Caroline Chisholm High School in Chisholm.
The victim suffered extensive facial injuries during the assault before fleeing to a nearby friend’s house and contacting police. She was later conveyed to The Canberra Hospital.

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61 Responses to Tuggeranong a hive of drugs and violent crime, apparently
Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 1:08 pm 25 Feb 08

Apparently I scooped the ABC by posting this at 10am, it took them till 1600hrs 19Feb08 to run a story on 666. To their credit, they did get a comment out of the AEU President to run with, but we already had commentary going on, and Nyssa showed up here at 1700hrs.

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 6:26 pm 21 Feb 08

“You young whipper snappers…I was all finished with school before the 90’s!”

I was too, but they made me stay 11 years more 🙁

Danman Danman 2:48 pm 21 Feb 08

Hi gramps 🙂

justbands justbands 2:28 pm 21 Feb 08

You young whipper snappers…I was all finished with school before the 90’s!

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 2:11 pm 21 Feb 08

I started school in 89, you pack of senile old hags.

I actually agree with Vy’s statement about the teachers having a right to defend the students using whatever means nessercary. I’m all for rehabilitation and alternatives to rpison once the offenders are going through the system, but at the actual time of the offence, the victim should be allowed to use any kind of force nessercary – even a punch in the head and a few kicks as they’re going down, just for the satisfaction.

Violent rhetoric aside, this sort of crap has been going on for years. In high school, students were frequently coming in from other schools to settle differences made on the weekends at parties. I remember one occasion where a girl from another school slapped the principal across the face as he was trying to break up a catfight on the oval. The cops came and the girl tried to bolt, leading to a rather amusing lunch-time show.

I hate to say it, but I think it’s vital that unforms are enforced the whole year round instead of just the first three weeks as I remember. That and maybe even security guards – as long as the security guards aren’t there to police the enrolled students like they do in the states.

la mente torbida la mente torbida 1:48 pm 21 Feb 08

First form in ’71 … I gotta get a life!

el ......TECortina 250 Deathtrap el ......TECortina 250 Deathtrap 9:45 pm 20 Feb 08


nyssa76 nyssa76 9:35 pm 20 Feb 08

Yr 7 in 1989. Crap.

Instead of punishing the REALLY bad kids, they would be given all kinds of rewards and “fun things” which would of course turn them
into little angels, whereas if you were “normal” and did something very minor you were punished pretty severely.
(very skewed according to race too, you know, PC and everything)
One of the worst kids in the school was *MADE* SRC representative. What the. (*He’s been in and out of jail since)

Welcome to what actually goes on in schools…..I say no more.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy 9:21 pm 20 Feb 08

Then I guess, by definition, your opinion is officially considered irrelevant.

green_frogs_go_pop green_frogs_go_pop 7:16 pm 20 Feb 08

I was born in 1990..wow i feel young now. owch.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy 7:09 pm 20 Feb 08

It’s interesting how close we all are age. Probably the reason we love hanging crap on each other!

neanderthalsis neanderthalsis 5:08 pm 20 Feb 08

I’ll align myself with the older generation as well: Yr 7 in 1990

Absent Diane Absent Diane 5:07 pm 20 Feb 08

year 7 in 91..lol we is old tnucs.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy 4:37 pm 20 Feb 08

Year 7 in ’88. Ouch.

Danman Danman 4:14 pm 20 Feb 08

lol year 07 in 2003 – Man I feel old… Yr 7 in 1990 here…..

green_frogs_go_pop green_frogs_go_pop 4:10 pm 20 Feb 08

the kids around calwell shops are all harmless??? ha, what on earth are you talking about!! I’ve seen fights going on outside there several times..

And i was in year 7 in 03..and i can kinda remember some older kids hanging around..but it wasnt THAT bad..

barney barney 4:00 pm 20 Feb 08

This is really boring. I’m bored.

Shannski Shannski 3:21 pm 20 Feb 08

I was in yr 7 in ’96, I dont remember older kids… I remember people bringing their families and extended families to school, cos 1 kid picked on them.

hax hax 2:45 pm 20 Feb 08

omg, i mean 1996

hax hax 2:43 pm 20 Feb 08

Just to clarify, my comments relate to 2006. Possibly that was just a bad/worst period.

worth noting there were certainly many excellent teachers and students, and I have mostly fond memories of my time at Calwell High.

Also I was speaking about the fencing from a students perspective, I understand first hand why the fences were placed to stop External people from entering. We were often hassled by 25-30yo losers trying to “make friends” with us 16-17yo’s.

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