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NYC School Raided

Total haul: 404 cellphones, 69 iPods, 23 other electronic devices, two knives and one imitation gun.

An insider notes: Raids like the one that took place at MS 54 on Manhattan’s Upper West Side have become a routine part of the ongoing effort to control cell phone use in school. The police show up with metal detectors in the morning when the kids are first coming to classes and conduct a search, confiscating any banned items.

So, we have the armed police enforcing school policy? Well, it’s NY. Guess you gotta acclimate them to the nanny early.

8 Responses to “NYC School Raided”

  1. Jim W Says:

    When I went to school there in the early 90s, they began installing metal detectors. In my school they turned them off after the first week.

    There were probably a dozen schools with violence problems but they made it a city wide money-wasting scheme instead. I didn’t realize there were schools without them in the city.

  2. Brutal Hugger Says:

    Cops in schools is very controversial in NY.

    So… where do you stand on kids carrying knives to school?

  3. SayUncle Says:

    where do you stand on kids carrying knives to school?

    When I was in high school, we all did. Of course, we also had a smoking section.

  4. straightarrow Says:

    Hell, in grade school we used to play mumbly-peg and other knife games at recess.

  5. Unix-Jedi Says:

    where do you stand on kids carrying knives to school?

    If they carry it, they’d better know how to maintain it is my stance.

    I carried one daily, and that sucker you could shave with. Actually, my current pocketknife is incredibly dull by comparision. (In my own defense, when I was in HS, I had a LOT of spare time to sharpen knives and the like)..

  6. AughtSix Says:

    Me too… I had a pocket knife in my backpack every day from about 5th or 6th grade onward. (Usually a thing of advil, too. Football season caused a fair number of headaches) And I graduated in ’00–late enough that I’d have gotten expelled if I had gone to the public school in my neighborhood.

  7. Phelps Says:

    If everyone is so hysterically worried about school shootings, then why are they taking away the quickest way for authorities to be notified if one starts?

  8. straightarrow Says:

    Phelps, because they aren’t worried about our safety only our obedience.