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Help dob these idiots in

By Don Farmer

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Proof there are some thoughtless and brainless types among us has emerged yet again with a spate of bomb hoaxes aimed at our schools.

This week Masterton Primary School became the first target in Wairarapa but there has been a great number of others schools throughout the land that have had to shoulder so-called threats.

Apparently the bomb hoax calls are pre-recorded messages and that suggests they are coming from a common base, the handy work of the same crazed minds in all cases.

That they only achieve to interrupt the smooth running of schools, perhaps momentarily frighten small children and waste police time and taxpayers money has likely occurred to the brain dead perpetuators but I wonder whether the consequences on themselves has likewise penetrated their tiny minds.

Depending on what police charge them with when they are eventually caught, and with the help of modern technology I am certain they will be tracked down, they could face a hefty sentence, perhaps imprisonment.

To use an old maxim that would “take the flashness out of them.”

It is impossible to establish whether those making the empty threats are adult or youngsters without either having some sort of access to them or at least being able to hear the recordings.

If they are young and not already in an established criminal environment they would be best to quit their nonsense right now and not risk spoiling their future lives by acquiring a criminal record.

Should they already be “known to police” that will make their eventual identification much easier even if their reasons for picking soft targets like schools remains obscure and should the culprits be up until now clean skin adults then take my advice.

Seek help because you have an illness that needs urgent attention.

Schools should be a safe haven for children as they get on with the process of learning and socialising with their peers.

Threats to them are not any more acceptable in Wairarapa than they are in the other centres affected.

I am sure any right- thinking school community would be happy to see the book thrown at these cowardly yobs when the day comes for them to front up in the dock.

Emily Ireland
Emily Ireland
Emily Ireland is Wairarapa’s Local Democracy Reporter, a Public Interest Journalism role funded through NZ On Air. Emily has worked at the Wairarapa Times-Age for seven years and has a keen interest in council decision-making and transparency.

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