Explosion foiled at fairgrounds

Thu, 02/22/2007 - 3:21pm
By: John Munford

Four teenagers were arrested early Tuesday morning after a sheriff’s deputy spotted them trying to set off an explosion at the old Kiwanis Fairgrounds, police said.

The deputy pulled into the fairgrounds around 4 a.m. after noticing a gold colored car that wasn’t parked there earlier in his shift, McCastle said. When he approached the youths ran away, and the deputy found flames on the ground near a building with a propane tank and a tank of gasoline, she said.

The suspects later reappeared, coming back to the area, essentially ‘fessing up, McCastle added.

The teens were charged with one count of criminal trespassing and possession of a manufactured explosive device, said Lt. Belinda McCastle of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

Arrested were Kristopher Jon Osterhage, 17, of Old Greenville Road, Fayetteville, Jacob Charles Madkiff, 19, of Holly Springs Road, Sharpsburg and two juveniles of Fayetteville, police said.

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Submitted by Falsely Accused on Sat, 12/22/2007 - 2:55pm.

Then & Now | What a Difference 51 Years Make!

Scenario A: Jack pulls into school parking lot with rifle in his truck's gun rack.

1956 - The vice principal comes over to admire Jack's rifle, he then goes to his truck and gets his rifle to show Jack.

2007 - The school goes into lock down. School administrators call the FBI and Jack is taken to jail never to see his truck or gun again. Counselors arrive to help students and teachers cope with the traumatizing events.


Scenario B: Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school.

1956 - An excited crowd quickly gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up good friends. Nobody goes to jail, nobody is arrested, and nobody is expelled.

2007 - School administrators call police and the SWAT team soon arrives and arrests Johnny and Mark. Both boys are charged with assault and both are expelled...even though it was Johnny who started it.


Scenario C: Jeffrey won't sit still in class and disrupts other students.

1956 - Teacher sends Jeffrey to principal's office and to get a good paddling. Jeffery sits still in class.

2007 - School administrators see to it that Jeffrey receives huge doses of Ritalin. He becomes a zombie. The state allocates additional funds to Jeffery's school because Jeffrey has a disability.


Scenario D: Bobby breaks a window in his father's car with a baseball and his Dad gives him a whipping.

1956 - Bobby is more careful next time. Bobby grows up to be well-adjusted, goes to college, and becomes a successful business leader.

2007 - Bobby's Dad is arrested for child abuse. The state removes Bobby to foster care and he eventually joins a gang. Bobby's sister is told by the state psychologist that she remembers being abused as well and their father goes to prison. Bobby's mother has an affair with state psychologist.


Scenario E: Mark gets a headache and takes over-the-counter analgesic with him to school.

1956 - Mark shares analgesic with principal, who also has a headache that day.

2007 - School administrators call police and Mark is expelled from school for drug policy violations. The police search Mark's car for drugs and weapons.


Scenario F: Pedro fails high school English.

1956 - Pedro goes to summer school, passes English, and goes to college.

2007 - Pedro's cause is taken up by state Democratic party. Newspaper articles appear nationally arguing that retaining proficiency in the English language as a graduation requirement is racist. The ACLU files a class action lawsuit against the state school system and Pedro's English teacher. English is banned from the school's core curriculum. The school gives Pedro a diploma anyway but he ends up working a string of menial jobs because he is not fluent in English.


Scenario G: Billy takes apart firecrackers, fills a small glass paint bottle with gunpowder, and blows up a bed of red ants.

1956 - Ants die.

2007 - The neighbors call the ATF, Department of Homeland Security, and the FBI. The state charges Billy with domestic terrorism and the FBI investigates parents. The FBI removes Billy and his siblings from their home and confiscate the family's computers. The DHS places Billy's father on the terrorist watch list. He will never fly as a passenger on a commercial airline again.


Scenario H: Jimmy falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee. He is found crying by his teacher, Mary. Mary hugs him to comfort him.

1956 - In a short time Jimmy feels better and goes back to playing with his friends.

2007 - The authorities accuses Mary of child molestation and she loses her job. Mary now faces three years in state prison.

This is just another example of the government trying to do a parent's job and the media feeding off it like flies on rotting flesh. Also, this article features enough sensational embezzlement that anyone reading it still has no idea what actually happened.

Submitted by Bonkers on Sat, 12/22/2007 - 3:11pm.

1. A few teachers used to be idiots and "beat" kids. Parents then "beat" them again due to the embarrassment. He or she quits school ASAP (16 usually). Problem solved.
2. No one is thrown out now for any reason. Sent to alternative school.
Everyone dumbed down.
3. The thrown out kids used to learn a trade and made a middle class living. There are no trades anymore for Americans. No one in IT will hire a drop-out and train him or her. Military gets some of these folks.
4. Lawyers didn't sue people when a kid got scratched in 1956. They do now.
5. Guns. I don't ever remember anyone ever bringing one to school! Some big pocket knives, maybe.
6. 300 million people now---120 million then.
7. Both parents now work, not then.

Submitted by skyspy on Fri, 02/23/2007 - 9:59am.

This is the way kids turn out when they aren't spanked.

Submitted by Keebler on Fri, 02/23/2007 - 9:37am.

That is just Good Police Work. Keep up the Good Job.

Submitted by sackett on Sat, 02/24/2007 - 5:49pm.

This is exactly why police patrol!

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