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    high school student saves teachers life after being attacked by another teacher

    http://www.wpix.com/news/wpix-teache...,2255944.story

    few random snips from the article

    Dozens of teens and teachers froze as they say 40-year-old Ronette Ricketts(a teacher) began viciously stabbing fellow English teacher Cynthia Glozier. 3 wounds to the head, 2 puncture wounds to the neck, a dozen more to her back and body.

    6 foot, 220 pound Poughkeepsie Senior Justin Richardson saw the attack from the end of the hallway. A Championship linebacker, he said all his coach's training just kicked in.

    "I saw Ms. Ricketts just hammering her in the side of head. I saw a lot of blood. It was shocking. I just jammed her really hard to get the screwdriver fly out of her hand. If I didn't step in she would have killed her."

    Many here say it looked like 40-year-old Ronette Ricketts was intent on killing 54-year-old Cynthia Glozier. The attack was captured on surveillance video, now in police possession.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lil_freak_66 View Post
    http://www.wpix.com/news/wpix-teache...,2255944.story

    few random snips from the article

    Dozens of teens and teachers froze as they say 40-year-old Ronette Ricketts(a teacher) began viciously stabbing fellow English teacher Cynthia Glozier. 3 wounds to the head, 2 puncture wounds to the neck, a dozen more to her back and body.

    6 foot, 220 pound Poughkeepsie Senior Justin Richardson saw the attack from the end of the hallway. A Championship linebacker, he said all his coach's training just kicked in.

    "I saw Ms. Ricketts just hammering her in the side of head. I saw a lot of blood. It was shocking. I just jammed her really hard to get the screwdriver fly out of her hand. If I didn't step in she would have killed her."

    Many here say it looked like 40-year-old Ronette Ricketts was intent on killing 54-year-old Cynthia Glozier. The attack was captured on surveillance video, now in police possession.
    Screwdrivers need to only be in the hands of licensed professionals at schools. And registered.
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    The attacker is free on bail according to the linked report. A question or two...

    Will she face the same "ZERO TOLERANCE" penalty that so many STUDENTS face with "weapons" at school? or will her Teacher's Union seek to have her treated for the "PTSD" like the OHIO police officer's union is doing for the OPO MR. Harless (I will not refer to him as a "Law Enforcement Officer" as he is per the videos an OPINION ENFORCEMENT OFFICER).
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    I bet it was it a full-auto screwdriver. There should be a law!
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    Proof that prohibiting gun use does nothing to keep the crazies away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger Johnson View Post
    I bet it was it a full-auto screwdriver. There should be a law!
    But was it a high-capacity screwdriver with a magazine for multiple bits?

    Probably Eric Holder was in on walking screwdrivers into our classrooms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen View Post
    But was it a high-capacity screwdriver with a magazine for multiple bits?

    Probably Eric Holder was in on walking screwdrivers into our classrooms.
    don't you mean clip?
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    Not attempted Murder?

    I do not understand why the attacker is free on bond? This was a heinous crime.

    They also did not charge her with attempted murder.

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    Here is another take on the story.

    http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/a...sault-kill-her

    What is 1st degree attempted assault? Doesn't appear she attempted anything, she succeeded.

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    Students packed the courthouse to show support for her? Unbelievable!!!

    And why weren't they in school?

    Young Mr. Richardson deserves a medal. And it's a rare student who can legally tackle a teacher. Wow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paramedic70002 View Post
    Students packed the courthouse to show support for her? Unbelievable!!!

    And why weren't they in school?

    Young Mr. Richardson deserves a medal. And it's a rare student who can legally tackle a teacher. Wow.
    Yeah, really. He's not on suspension for assault and battery or some other breech of school rules?
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    Very proud of that boy.
    He should get an award & the attacker should be charged w/ attempted murder, as well as possession of a weapon in a school zone.

    In the student handbook @ a college I attended they forbade any fighting, even self-defense.
    They said that by admitting you struck someone in self-defense you were admitting to fighting, but that might be taken into account when deciding your punishment for fighting.
    Abso-blippin-lute asinine idiocy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xmanhockey7 View Post
    Screwdrivers need to only be in the hands of licensed professionals at schools. And registered.
    That's off the map, but not nearly enough. We need to ensure all screwdrivers, knives, ice-picks, tire irons, broken bottles, and sharp sticks have their own unique serial number. Constitution will be suspended as police raid every residence in the U.S. to search for and confiscate these dangerous tools. Anyone wishing to continue using these dangerous tools must attend a mandatory, $250, 3-day weapons orientation course designed primarily to brainwash you into registering everything including that lava lamp Aunt Gertrude gave you in 1973, as well as to teach you how to rapidly and accurately snitch on everyone you know.

    No purchase of these or many other dangerous tools can be made without a valid, current dangerous tools license (DTL), and the use or possession of dangerous tools without a license (UPDTWAL i.e. "up the wall") will be punishable by a fine and/or imprisonment not to exceed $10,000 and/or or five years.

    Because shoelaces falls into this category, all shoes sold to minors must use velcro closures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by since9 View Post
    That's off the map, but not nearly enough. We need to ensure all screwdrivers, knives, ice-picks, tire irons, broken bottles, and sharp sticks have their own unique serial number. Constitution will be suspended as police raid every residence in the U.S. to search for and confiscate these dangerous tools. Anyone wishing to continue using these dangerous tools must attend a mandatory, $250, 3-day weapons orientation course designed primarily to brainwash you into registering everything including that lava lamp Aunt Gertrude gave you in 1973, as well as to teach you how to rapidly and accurately snitch on everyone you know.

    No purchase of these or many other dangerous tools can be made without a valid, current dangerous tools license (DTL), and the use or possession of dangerous tools without a license (UPDTWAL i.e. "up the wall") will be punishable by a fine and/or imprisonment not to exceed $10,000 and/or or five years.

    Because shoelaces falls into this category, all shoes sold to minors must use velcro closures.
    THIS post was amazing. The lulz have flowed like a river today...

    Anyone wishing to use a screw driver shorter than 16 inches in length can apply for a short screw driver tax stamp at the cost of $200 USD payable to the BATF
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    What was the student thinking? He should have just called the police instead of tackling in such close proximity to the victim or other bystanders. What if he tackled into someone else?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shastadude17 View Post
    What was the student thinking? He should have just called the police instead of tackling in such close proximity to the victim or other bystanders. What if he tackled into someone else?!
    Let's just be thankful he didn't draw his own screw driver and possibly screw drive a bystander.
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    They need to propose a bill banning assault hardware. The Police are there to "Serve & Protect". It's what they're trained and paid to do. It's just unnecessary risk getting involved. It's better to be a good witness than to risk anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shastadude17 View Post
    They need to propose a bill banning assault hardware. The Police are there to "Serve & Protect". It's what they're trained and paid to do. It's just unnecessary risk getting involved. It's better to be a good witness than to risk anything else.
    With a total post count of 4, I don't see enough of a pattern to determine if this quoted post is SARCASM or not. Assuming a positive intent I THINK it is Sarcasm especially since some of my own posts haven't been recognized as the intended humor they were or as sarcasm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeSparky View Post
    With a total post count of 4, I don't see enough of a pattern to determine if this quoted post is SARCASM or not. Assuming a positive intent I THINK it is Sarcasm especially since some of my own posts haven't been recognized as the intended humor they were or as sarcasm.

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    he was just kidding
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    This couldn't have happened in the great state of Florida because our school zones are "weapons free". She probably just didn't know that assault was illegal. Obviously this school needs to post more appropriate signs, such as "assault free zone". Shame on the school board for making such a costly error!

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    I thought only guns killed and hurt people?? this changes everything
    The worst weapon is the human mind, its created and done things far worse than a gun can, has, or ever will. Its the human mind that tells the gun what to do and animates the inanimate object.

    With all these gun control laws in place I have yet to find a single one that has saved someones life, but I can find hundreds of stories where a gun has.

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    Check out this "assault screw driver"... you can tell because it's black and there's some writing on the side....





    Also, the price... it sold for $2,990.00 (wtf?!?!)


    http://rmauctions.com/CarDetails.cfm...r331&Currency=



    http://rmauctions.com/AuctionResults...y=Memorabilia#
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    Phillips head or standard? Either way, this is really screwed up.

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    aww too soon...those jokes may be seen as a stab at someone.
    The worst weapon is the human mind, its created and done things far worse than a gun can, has, or ever will. Its the human mind that tells the gun what to do and animates the inanimate object.

    With all these gun control laws in place I have yet to find a single one that has saved someones life, but I can find hundreds of stories where a gun has.

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    Yeah, joking about the weapon may be seen as a tad insensitive by some but it does serve to point out the absurdity that there are so many things that can kill/maim people yet we trust people to have these items, unless it is a firearm.

    When it comes to a firearm, oh my, it is just too much of a risk to let anyone (except the chosen) have one according to the anti's.

    Hurt is hurt, dead is dead, it does not matter what tool was used to commit the damage.

    It is the person committing the crime with the tool that is the problem.

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