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I mean it's getting so I really don't want to drop my daughter off at school anymore....

This happened in Poway, an affluent community just north of my home in San Diego....

A Poway student sent a threatening E-mail over the weekend to a Twin Peaks middle school administrator stating he planned to shoot a teacher and 23 fellow students at school on monday morning.

 Detectives from the San Diego County Sheriffs office investigated the alleged threat saturday morning and found numerous rifles and handguns in the students home.

According to officials, the E-mail threat- which was sent to a school administrator friday night- mad reference to three thousand rounds of ammunition as well as numerous firearms in the planned shooting at the Poway middle school

The story got coverage here in San Diego but it wasn't  big headlines...I know we had the Dorner story grabbing all the attention, but I think we have become numb to this kind of story.....Ho Hum....another kid planning a mass shooting at his school.....

This was coverage on the Fox affiliate...

I know this speaks to the gun culture in this country but there is something else going on here...What the hell makes a 12 year-old boy make a threat like that?  Now, Twin Peaks middle school has a history of bullying...but you know what, we had bullies in grade school, junior high and high school back in the sixties.  I was not a big guy or a fighter...and yet I managed to get through school..  I had a few incidents, but I just stayed out of their way next time...

Are kids meaner, and more aggressive in school than they used to be?  I don't know...I have a daughter in pre-school...I guess I am going to find out...

A gun on school grounds in my day was simply unheard of....but now......Have we become more violent as a culture?  Are kids exposed to more violence earlier then they were 40 years ago?  

What the hell is wrong with kids these days??

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