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Spare the Rod…. Spoil the Child…..

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tf05idiot1The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department in partnership with the San Bernardino County Probation Department, and the Morongo Basin Unified School District have been investigating several incidents involving students and rumored violence at schools in the Morongo Basin Unified School District. During the last few days several rumors of school violence have circulated via social media networks amongst students and parents in the Morongo Basin.

 

Only one potential threat has been deemed credible and is actively being investigated by the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station. The threat was posted via a social networking site and included photographs of students at Yucca Valley High School. This case is currently being investigated and there does not appear to be a credible threat to any schools in the district. For precautionary measures, deputies have been conducting additional patrols in and around all schools in the Morongo Basin and will continue to do so. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department would like to assure county residents that any threat of violence will be taken seriously, investigated thoroughly, and potentially prosecuted to the full extent.

On Tuesday, January 8, 2013, the Yucca Valley Juvenile Officer, Deputy Cathy Wagner, contacted the 14 year old juvenile responsible for the threat posted on December 20, 2012, via a social networking site. The juvenile was subsequently booked into Juvenile Hall in San Bernardino. A complete report regarding the criminal threats will be forwarded to the Juvenile District Attorney for review. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department would like to assure county residents that any threat of violence at a school will be taken seriously, investigated thoroughly, and potentially prosecuted to the full extent.  

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San Bernardino Sheriff's Public Affairs Division

The Public Affairs Division consists of specialized units, Media Liaison, Community Liaison, Labor/Industrial Relations, Operation CleanSWEEP, Crime-Free Multi-Housing, Juvenile Intervention Program and Special Projects. The division serves as a departmental representative by fostering relationships between the organization and the communities. Division staff works closely with media sources, citizen groups, labor units, residents, schools, apartment managers, property owners and the faith community to facilitate the flow of information between the Sheriff's Department and the citizens they serve. The relationship provides a key point of contact for community policing initiatives and problem solving. By working cooperatively with members of the community, the division is committed to making San Bernardino County a safer place to live and work. . Some of the folks we need to recognize at the Public Affairs Office that help get the stories out are, "Arden Wiltshire" (awiltshire(at)sbcsd.org), "Cynthia, Beavers" (cbeavers(at)sbcsd.org), and "Jodi Miller" (jmiller(at)sbcsd.org) Locally we might get stories written by Corporal Rick Millard, Captain Don Miller and others.

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  1. Dan OBrien Dan OBrien says:

    When I was in Jr. High, I think I was in the 7th or 8th grade, we used to pick on this Toe Headed kid. Not wanting to be the target of organized bullying myself, I was guilty of joining the bully crowd. We picked on him mercilessly. We would stuff him in his locker, mess up his stuff and generally make the poor guys life hell. It was cruel and unthinking stuff young teens do to each other.

    This went one for months until one day the Little toe headed fellow snapped. It was in 4th period PE. The last straw was the emptying of the contents of his Jade East Bottle on his clothes by the head bully.

    The little fellow blew a petcock he flew into such a rage it turned deadly. The toe headed kid broke the Jade East Bottle and approached the Head bully from behind and stuck the jagged edged cologne bottle in the bully’s neck.

    While it ended the bullying by our grade group upon the lower class, as we all got a lesson in what happen if you take it too far, it did not stop bullying.

    BTW… years later I was a telephone installer in a town not so far from here. Was at a house installing a phone… A guy rolled up in the driveway, lady of the house said her husband was home. He was a big red headed fellow. Had arms like tree trunks. We got to chatting… small talk… where you from? It turns out he was from my home town….. turns out he attended the same schools… turns out he spent some time in the Juvenile Justice System.. turns out he recognized me…. Turns out he was able to put it all in the rear and move forward…. It still bothers me even today.

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