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Thu Sep 20, 2012, 03:46 PM

Shooting threat closes Skyline HS, but some don't get message

Source: KING 5

Skyline High School in Sammamish was closed Thursday due to a Internet posting Wednesday from someone threatening to shoot and kill students, but some students, parents and even teachers never heard about it until they got to school.

The King County Sheriff's Office and Sammamish Police are investigating the threat, believed to have been posted by a student.

The threat stated students would be gunned down in the school's commons area. The student wrote about bringing his or her father's gun to school and shooting students until he or she ran out of ammunition.

The threat reads, in part:

"The people at that school use their wealth and social status to act superior to others and they think it makes them better. The biggest offender of that would definitely be the jocks, I am going to start killing them first because they deserve it the most..."

Read more: http://www.king5.com/news/Threat-forces-Skyline-High-School-to-close-170461996.html

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alp227 Sep 2012 OP
PatrynXX Sep 2012 #1
muriel_volestrangler Sep 2012 #6
nolabear Sep 2012 #2
gopiscrap Sep 2012 #3
nolabear Sep 2012 #4
alp227 Sep 2012 #5

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 04:06 PM

1. that post is confusing

made it seem like they were turned away wed night. Night classes?? think King5 needs an editor

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Response to PatrynXX (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 07:46 PM

6. Looks clear to me

The threat was first spotted, online, at 9:30pm ("The Sammamish Police Department said 911 received calls starting around 9:30 p.m. from across the country and Canada from people who read threat online"). The 'emergency notification' is timestamped 11:44pm, saying the school is "tomorrow, Thursday, September 20". It was nothing to do with night classes, but I can't see anything in the article that implies it was.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 04:30 PM

2. Jesus Christ I know that school! Many of my sons' friends went there a few years back.

God, that is terrifying. And, and I will say this carefully, not a total surprise. There is a very difficult relationship in that area between the well-to-do kids and the ones who aren't. I hope they find the source of the threat, and it would be just as good if the admins admitted that there are a whole lot of problems in this upper-middle-class suburban area and didn't just ignore things underlying this threat. The individual is troubled, but there's also systemic trouble.

It's just horrible that this doesn't shock me.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 04:37 PM

3. I agree, I've worked in that area and there are a lot

of rich fucking snobs who like to lord it over the poor and middle class..that said, hope everyone is safe.

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 04:59 PM

4. I actually took my kids out of Eastlake (near Skyline and very similar) because they hated it so.

And we really are closer to the upper income demographic for the area. But we don't THINK "entitled" and they utterly hated being inundated with both kids and admin who seemed to believe it was fine to be like that. That said there are a lot of fine people there and no one deserves to be hurt.

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 06:02 PM

5. The high school is in this cong. dist. that's always elects Republicans to Congress, Democrats to WH

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington%27s_8th_congressional_district

The district voted for Obama in 2008 but re-elected (R) rep. Dave Reichert continuously since '06. The Cook PVI is D+3, and Reichert won his elections usually in the low 50s in voting percentage. Could explain the snobbery.

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