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babscash Dec 3, 3:50 p.m.
It doesn't matter what activities there are for kids to do...there is always going to be a select few that want to do the "bad" things. No parents, government, skate parks, naughty or nice list is going to change that. Don't blame the parents for this one. It's probably the first time (probably not the last) that some kids did this crazy thing and the parents trusted them (they were at the library). So how is this the parents fault? You don't have to be a bad parent to have "bad" kids. If my kids did something that extreme you can bet they would have a belt to their behinds but I'm not suffering the consequences of their actions. A parent can't be with a child 24/7 and anyone that says they are...they have issues. (I don't mean a baby or toddler.
As if .... Nov 26, 7:33 p.m.
Wake schools have no cameras on their buses ,do you think that they have cameras to monitor the school bus parking areas ....NO.!!
Unfair Moderators Stink Nov 26, 6:08 p.m.
Kids do stupid and malicious stuff. Maybe the parents in this case are lazy or unobservant but I wasn't and my son still did stupid stuff a couple of times. It never went unpunished. My point is that maybe some are quick to blame the parents which isn't totally fair 100% of the time. Kids have big mouths so hopefully some will brag and the delinquents responsible will be found and held accountable.
cmmsbft Nov 26, 5:07 p.m.
who said kids did this?
LordHelpUsAll Nov 26, 4:43 p.m.
The kids AND their parents should go clean it up. Raising children starts at home.
cleako Nov 26, 4:28 p.m.
The Town of Cary actually does offer a skate park. "Sk8-Cary Skate Park - 2040 N.W. Maynard Road in Godbold Park."
injameswetrust2003 Nov 26, 4:04 p.m.
I think the parents of these little hooligans should have to come supervise their darlings cleaning up. Yes it would be embarrassing for them, too bad. Then maybe (but probably not) the darlings can also be punished at home. This is a good chance for parents to talk with kids about this story and say" If I ever catch you doing this, this is what will happen to you."
bombayrunner Nov 26, 3:46 p.m.
hope they take their birthday's away
Its the who what Nov 26, 3:34 p.m.
Crime continues to be a real problem in Cary. Not only do the parents need to be held accountable, but the kids need some tough love and jail time. You cannot go easy on these types of kids. Vandalism today turns into assault tomorrow. I do not feel safe when you have this type of criminal element in Cary NC
storchheim Nov 26, 2:21 p.m.
Sounds like Kevin knows who did this. No one else mentioned skateboards.
storchheim Nov 26, 2:19 p.m.
"I agree,if they would come up with more things for teens to do their might be less vandalism. They can't even inline skate or skateboard in Cary without police stopping and giving them a hard time. If they would give them a place to do it maybe less stuff would happen." kevin
Yes, that's right. It's up to the GOVT to find something for your kids to do! It's the GOVTs fault!
I hope you were sarcastic.
HopingForABetterWorld Nov 26, 1:19 p.m.
Kevin...I believe there is a skate park in Cary. Is there not? I believe they DO have a place to do it. Instead, many choose to do it on other peoples' property, causing damage to their property at the same time.
lopo Nov 26, 12:58 p.m.
They can't even inline skate or skateboard in Cary without police stopping and giving them a hard time...kevinpgoddard
Great lets act like liberals and put the blame on everything and everyone but the individuals that did this. When will people be rsponsible for their actions and parents take responsibity for their children. Maybe if they find out who did this the children and their parents should do a little jail time and both clean buses for a week.
Malaki Nov 26, 12:20 p.m.
It's a shame that as a society people have lost respect for other people and their property. This is a cost to the taxpayers and the time and effort to clean or repaint.
Actually, the last thing the kids need are new video games. The junk in a lot of those games don't help.
kevinpgoddard Nov 26, 12:16 p.m.
I agree,if they would come up with more things for teens to do their might be less vandalism. They can't even inline skate or skateboard in Cary without police stopping and giving them a hard time. If they would give them a place to do it maybe less stuff would happen.
VickLo Nov 26, 11:26 a.m.
@kellypsnll - That won't work. Just like drugs and guns, these evildoers will just get their paint from clandestine sellers on the street.
BOOM. There goes the tax income!
kellypsnll Nov 26, 11:13 a.m.
That's why there are laws elsewhere that only allow spray paint to be purchased by people over the age of 18. In NY state, if the person didn't look that age, we would ask for their ID. No id, no paint. In California, all their paint is locked up in a cage. You want some, call an employee over to assist you.
mac240 Nov 26, 10:31 a.m.
Don't worry folks, our tax dollars will COVER this.
beachboater Nov 26, 9:59 a.m.
Parents - Please give your kids some new video games for Christmas. That might occupy their time enough to keep them from damaging government (taxpayer's) property. I really do hope they get caught and receive a punishment appropriate for their misdeeds.
They will get a big laugh out of school maintenance cleaning and removing the paint from the busses. They should be the ones with rubbing compound and wax to remove their spray paint. Somebody will tell their friendss and laugh about it. I just hope one of those friends has enough morals to tell on them, and then I hope school administration has the cahonas to punish them appropriately!
DangYankee Nov 26, 9:42 a.m.
Just as FYI, Green Hope HS serves as the bus "depot" for elementary and middle schools, as well as the high school itself. The location of the school is on a country road, or at least "country" compared to 55 or High House in terms of high traffic and visibility.
No doubt teens with nothing better to do than cause trouble. Maybe surveillance cameras will have caught something. Sad...
Rebelyell55 Nov 26, 9:38 a.m.
This should be easy to solve...Mom does your kid have spray paint on their fingernails???
November 26, 2012 8:08 a.m........Really don't think any Mom would turn their little Darlings in. Some Dads maybe, but if they know it will cost them money they won't.
Grandpeople Nov 26, 9:36 a.m.
Parents check on their children. What a concept. Nothing will happen to them. The schools are afraid they will have a mark against them so they let them so. My daughter is a teacher and her purse was stolen on school property. The student when into her classroom and took it - kept the cash, and cell phone and ditched the other items in the trash can in the mens room. Caught the little thief red handed. Did the school do anything NO. They discouraged my daughter from filling charges - so she didn't - needs the job. This stuff goes on all the time.
lwe1967 Nov 26, 8:14 a.m.
When they catch the sorry individual(s) who perpetrated this, they should have to pay for the re-painting and any other damages to the busses instead of the Schools and the tax payers having to pay for it. I despair of what people are doing today! They have no remorse and are not sorry for what they have done, only because they have been caught and punished. Some liberal judge will probably let them go with Community Service! The Lord help us!
LuvLivingInCary Nov 26, 8:08 a.m.
I think those kids are destined to the Expression Tunnel at NC State for college. This should be easy to solve...Mom does your kid have spray paint on their fingernails???
Published: 2008-01-11 14:37:00
Updated: 2010-06-21 13:53:03