Report on the news that matters to your community and don't let us miss a beat. Send in your stories and photos.
My Recent Comments
Here we go again - Mesa Public Schools and Mesa PD will sweep this one under the rug again and it will continue and continue. Hold the PARENTS accountable.Jan 19, 2012
Butters – your comment is ignorant and no, he doesn’t need to do 25 years to life, but his parents need to be held accountable – pure and simple. Being expelled is enough for him, but he is at an age of accountability and he does know right from wrong. He may not know what a firearm will do to a human but, he still knows taking that pistol was wrong.
Dale Whiting, Masterrogue666 & JMJ – Thank you.
The bottom line here is PARENT RESPONSIBILITY, Firearm Education & Safety especially if you are a firearm owner and you have children.
I thank God that this worked out like it did – yes this could have been much, much, worse and I’m very glad it wasn’t - but this will happen again here in Mesa and across the country – we as parents need to be more vigilant in making sure it doesn’t .
As far as Mesa PD and the School District – well . . .
Jan 11, 2012
No charges filed - Thank you Mesa PD - My daughter was on that bus and you're telling me that there wasn't any negligence. How about child endangerment? From what I can tell there were 50 other children on that bus and each one was endangered as well as a bus driver. As a parent I have unanswered questions, the first one is why the chamber wasn’t checked BEFORE it was put away? 2) Why wasn't the lock fix? 3) If the boy "clearly did not understand" the hazards and dangers that come along with a loaded gun then why hasn't the parents taught him this, especially if they have weapons in the house. As a parent of a child on this bus I'm not satisfied the way that this has been handled from the beginning. Auto phone calls from the district and the fact that the other children were placed on another bus and taken home? WHY weren't the parents of these children called immediately after the incident and asked what to do with the child/children? You people brush this off as a small incident yet there could have been worse consequences - the bullet could have struck the driver and then what . . .Jan 10, 2012