MEAN GIRLS: Today’s middle school teens learning reading, writing and Facebook threats … You’ve come a long way baby.
Six girls, ages 12 and 13, are under arrest for taking part in a Facebook threat against teachers for planning an “Attack a Teacher Day” at two middle schools in Nevada. Girls? Eighteen students accepted the invitation to participate in the attacks at the two schools. The teens stated that the Facebook threats were a joke. This is what they find funny? Really! According to all accounts, the teens involved were all good students, had high grades and held school leadership positions. However, one student used the word “die” before a teacher’s name, while others wrote that they would “attack” certain teachers.
So thee kids thought “Attack a Teacher Day” was funny, how will they feel about, “Actions have Consequences” day?
Six girls have been arrested after students were invited on Facebook to take part in “Attack a Teacher Day” at two middle schools.
One girl was accused of inviting about 100 students on the social networking website to participate in the event Friday, and the other five were accused of responding with online threats against specific teachers, Carson Middle School Principal Dan Sadler said.
The Nevada Appeal in Carson City reported the girls were booked Wednesday at juvenile hall on a misdemeanor charge of communicating threats. Their names were not released.
While the students insisted it was a joke, Sadler noted they were arrested on the same day a suspended 17-year-old student in Omaha, Neb., fatally shot an assistant principal and wounded his principal before fleeing the campus and taking his own life.
“School shootings really happen. That’s why we took it seriously,” Sadler told The Associated Press on Friday. “It’s not OK, and it’s not funny in this day and age if you’re going to make a threat against a teacher.”
Five of the students attend Sadler’s school and the other attends Eagle Valley Middle School. Both schools are in Carson City.
The six girls were released to the custody of their parents after their arrests. They were also suspended from school for between three and five days. Why do I get the feeling that their Facebook privileges will be permanently revoked.