6 girls arrested after inviting Facebook friends to “Attack a Teacher Day”

by Bradley Wint on January 10th 2011 at 1:08AM

Six teenage girls from 2 middle schools in Carson City, Nevada have been arrested on Wednesday after creating and inviting friends to a Facebook event targeted towards attacking certain teachers of their school.

The event entitles “Attack a Teacher Day” was created by one girl from Carson Middle School. She had invited 100 friends spread out amongst her school and the Eagle Valley Middle School. The other five girls (4 from Carson Middle High and 1 from Eagle Valley) responded to the event with threats towards certain teachers, even including the word “die” in front of the targets’ names. In total, 18 students accepted the invitation which was supposed to take place on Friday 7th January from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

A parent eventually reported the event to the local authorities and school heads, and arrests were later made of those who planned the events and those who accepted the invitation.

Even though the girls (ages 12 through 13) said that the event was just for fun and games, the authorities did not look at is as a laughing matter saying “school shootings really happen. That’s why we took it seriously. 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.”

“Even if the six girls meant it as a joke, there’s no way to know if the other students who accepted the invitation weren’t going to carry out the attacks in some fashion,” Deputy Jessica Rivera said. “The school shooting in Nebraska is just another thing that shows us you can’t take this kind of situation lightly.”

The children have been booked at juvenile hall on a misdemeanor charge of communicating threats. No other charges were laid since the girls had clean records at school, and one of their teachers mentioned that two of the girls were normal and showed no signs of being violent in class.

The obvious result of all this is because of a lack of proper parenting with regards to online monitoring. Kids at those young ages shouldn’t be allowed to roam the net freely. Unlike the old days when we just took a chance at looking at some porn, kids these days are giving away vital information about themselves, making threats, and participating in other dangerous activities.

Here’s a video of a guy getting punished for “e-thugging”. Might be harsh, but at least this guardian is making sure this kid doesn’t get away with crap online. (NSFW Language)

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