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Emmaus High School to be closed on Thursday due to a bomb threat, according to robo call from Principal Dave Piperato to students' homes.
9:49 pm on Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Interestingly enough, Penn State University, with over 40,000 students, has had no bomb threats this school year. Meanwhile Emmaus High School, with 2,500 students, has cancelled three days of classes due to bomb threats. I'm becoming a little concerned about the trajectory of my alma mater.
8:21 am on Thursday, March 7, 2013
Don't feel so bad, I used to attend northern lehigh and if you have read the news on that school, thats a little more concerning than a prank.
9:52 am on Thursday, March 7, 2013
Again, as an Emmaus resident, I'm tired of using my tax dollars to deal with the high school all the time. Daily!!! It's time that East Penn hires their own police and let all tax payers pay. Not just Emmaus residents.
And why is Emmaus Patch posting twitter comments with foul language?
10:48 am on Thursday, March 7, 2013
i agree i would rather pay if still an east penn resident to bus the little kids to elementary, not for this garbage.
10:49 am on Thursday, March 7, 2013
and let me guess the person will have some sort of attention disorder when found.
10:58 am on Thursday, March 7, 2013
For all the wasteful usage of tax money that I've observed in my years at East Penn, these bomb threats are especially frustrating. It seems so silly to investigate a bomb they know is not there, yet they can't ignore the threat. I also worry that the new, stricter policies EHS will implement, such as locking bathrooms, will only incite more rebellion. It's a shame that 99% of the students are good kids, but the school will receive a reputation based on a few troublemakers.
11:46 am on Thursday, March 7, 2013
Agree usually it is just one troublemaker, but unfortunatly instead of consequences being held against the person when caught it will get brushed off with some excuse they did it, or it will get ignored because of age. They need to go back like when I was in school, at 14 they could arrest you, then maybe kids would think before they act, and if you took a life you were charged as an adult.
1:01 pm on Thursday, March 7, 2013
In the 50's you were sent to Camphill PA Reform School. If you got caught.
1:54 pm on Thursday, March 7, 2013
I turned 18 in 96 and 21 in 99 when I was no longer considered a minor at all, so in just those 13 yrs since 21 they have become way to lenient for minors. Because we would have still had consequences yet.
1:56 pm on Thursday, March 7, 2013
Then you have my school northern lehigh where I graduated in 96 and when my class was still in doors never were locked and police have never been to the school that I can remember and now they have gangs there. Just amazing how it didn't take long for things to fall apart.
6:04 pm on Thursday, March 7, 2013
that is because we can't have any type of enforcement, might hurt someones feelings....ridiculous. ACLU thank you. sarcasm...
6:11 pm on Thursday, March 7, 2013
This is what happens when you have a bunch of undisciplined punks. I hope they find who did this and teach them a lesson since their parents can't!!
12:44 am on Friday, March 8, 2013
I think the East Penn School district(Emmaus High School) should now start lengthen ing the school year each time there is a bomb threat..Someone will get the message sooner or later
11:27 am on Friday, March 8, 2013
I wish Dr. Tom Seidenberger would have sent out another call stating the all clear, only High School students got that call. If you are going to send out a call telling all students/families about the threat, then you should send out a call saying there was an all clear! I don't understand why this was not done.
3:42 pm on Friday, March 8, 2013
tough decisions to make with recent public school shootings. Back in my day we would go outside for a little bit and then everyone back inside to continue the day. But today things are really different. Kids today really have problems. Whats going on? This may be more than one person. It is sad. Makes you not want to put your kids in school.
1:01 pm on Sunday, March 10, 2013
The students are capable of stopping the threats if they desire. Someone knows the person/s responsible. Stop it. Take action.
8:21 pm on Sunday, March 10, 2013
It may not be quite so simple. It's highly possible that a thoughtless students wrote the threat on a bathroom mirror without telling anyone, and didn't say anything when he or she realized the gravity of the prank and potential consequences. Very few, if any, other kids would know about it. All the Emmaus students I know are livid about the threats--it's completely demeaning to ask for a key to use the bathroom, and no one wants to make up "bomb threat days" in June. Hopefully someone will rat the culprit out, but most of the student body is powerless to stop it. It's a shame that so many good kids will be punished for one student's idiotic actions.
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