Student, 17, arrested for bomb threat at SCHS

Tue, 11/06/2007 - 5:54pm
By: John Munford

A 17-year-old Sandy Creek High School student was arrested Tuesday for threatening to bomb the school Thursday, sheriff’s deputies said.

Carl M. McGill is charged with terroristic treats and disrupting a public school, according to information from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.

Police said McGill sent a cell phone text message to several students that said: “Sandy Creek is going to get bombed on 11-8-07. It is going to blow up at exactly 11:00. Whoever at school will die.”

Students informed school officials about the text message, which started the investigation and led to McGill’s arrest, officials said.

In a letter sent to parents Tuesday, SCHS Principal Roy Rabold urged parents to speak with their kids about the seriousness of making threats and their responsibility to report threats to school administrators or law enforcement officials.

“We do not know whether or not the student planned to carry out the threat but the school and local law enforcement are taking his statement seriously,” Rabold wrote. “Providing a safe learning environment is a top priority at Sandy Creek. Students who make such threats will be handled appropriately as per our student code of conduct and in accordance with the law regarding such matters.”

McGill was a runner on the school’s track team last year.

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Submitted by shadowalker on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 1:12pm.

when the punishment is great enough and maybe when the punishment falls back on some of these i dont give a crap parents
this stuff will STOP

This is just stupid
its worse then stupid
punish the kids and parents jail time for both


Submitted by skyspy on Tue, 11/06/2007 - 8:01pm.

For most of you your parents aren't going to pay attention to you even when you do something this stupid. Snap out of it! Stop while you are ahead.

Submitted by Daniel Ross on Tue, 11/06/2007 - 6:10pm.

So weapon threats, drug problems and scandals have hit 4 of the 5 high schools in Fayette County. I wonder if Starr's Mill will catch on to the trend...

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Submitted by AF A-10 on Tue, 11/06/2007 - 6:23pm.

Let us continue to live in the bubble that, so far, has served us well. I'm not sure how long our lack of huge contraversy will last, but you know how adept teens are at getting attention when they desire it. There is bound to be at least one student at Starr's Mill debating whether or not to send that text or make that threat. As a parent of two Panthers, I hope these people have good friends that will talk them out of trouble before they are even in it.


Kevin "Hack" King

Submitted by Daniel Ross on Tue, 11/06/2007 - 6:35pm.

I sincerely hope Starr's Mill fails to follow the trend that's being followed by high schoolers right now. There seems to be a growing trend among the nation's teens to do violent things to their peers.

Submitted by wildcat on Tue, 11/06/2007 - 5:11pm.

I remember the numerous bomb scares (we didn't call them threats)that were called in to the school the year that I was in 1st grade (1968) in Wenonah, NJ. One time the "scare" occurred in the dead of winter and we had to stand outside in the snow until the fire department checked the building and said it was bomb-free. Back then girls weren't allowed to wear pants to school. Knee socks were all we had on our legs and short dresses were the style. Our legs were cold, very cold. It seemed like we were standing out there for hours and I can still remember the kids that were lucky enough to be lined-up by the fire truck; they got a little heat from the exhaust pipe. I think the call was traced to the one pay phone in town. I don't remember if anyone was ever caught. It's interesting how things change but still stay the same.

Submitted by WHS_student on Tue, 11/06/2007 - 4:42pm.

I remeber hearing about students wanting to do that.
America is on some **** calling everything Terrorism.


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