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  • thepeopleschamp Jul 7, 2009

    delilahk2000, so the police in who knows where don't know who vandalized your sons house this weekend, so that means the Robeson Sheriff and the SBI don't know what they are doing in this case?

  • chris0628 Jul 7, 2009

    I pray they find the shooter. I just don't understand why someone would seek revenge from a stop the violence rally, at a middle school. That's just not making any sense to me. Just because you're religious, don't mean a thing. Religious people have skeletons too, believe it or not!!

  • panthers254 Jul 7, 2009

    religious or not, the guy needs help. why some of you feel the need to persecute others because of their beliefs is beyond me. i hope that one day you can move past your bitterness.

  • sssh.. whisper Jul 7, 2009

    This man is a customer at my store, and is such a nice guy. It's horrible how someone could be so heartless to shoot another person, much less to shoot a religious and family oriented man. I hope they find the perps fast and soon, and he/she or they deserve to get the max and should have to pay for this man's bills. He and his family are in my thoughts.

  • If the shoe fits.... Jul 7, 2009

    Everyone knows an asistant principal (had to leave the other "s" out of spelling to get this through the filter) is the chief disciplinarian at a school. I agree, don't underestimate a middle school kid. Some are older than you think and have done stints in reform school. This few can be hard sociopaths to the core. Gangs like them as potential leaders and cultivate them. On the surface, without knowing more about this case, I'd guess the perpetrator is a present or past kid he has disciplined and caused to "lose face" among his peers - the ultimate put down. It doesn't have to be gang related to be school related. I don't know how Workman's Comp law reads, but, if there is not another kink to this story, if I were the as't pricipal, I'd have me a lawyer who specializes in Workman's Comp law - if only to push for back pay when the shooting is proven to be work-related.

  • Piratefan Jul 7, 2009

    I know many people in this area and I have not heard anything along those lines. Everyone I know down there believe that it is gang related - 100%.

  • ksh33 Jul 7, 2009

    deathrow - I hear you but don't underestimated a teen. Robeson county is very rural and is a farming and hunting heaven. Kids are in fields with guns after they put the bottle down. By the time you they are 12 or 13 they could be pretty decent marksmen. And you know kids drive long before driver's ed.

  • reijiruo Jul 7, 2009

    hereandnow99, I did say he is a religious man, but that is not my only reason to why the school should help him. I also noted that he is a good man because he is trying to stop gang activity from taking place and try to make society for kids a lot better to live in. Being religious may have led him into being someone better. That's all.

  • ksh33 Jul 7, 2009

    Now I hope what the principal said is true. However, I know several teachers in that county who said it was not gang related but more along the lines of a fatal attraction/affair-gone-bad situation. I truly hope they are wrong and his story is right!

  • FoxtrotUniformCharlieKiloakaCALM Jul 7, 2009

    he's not the only one that suffers a tragedy that seems slow to solve. he needs to be patient, and realize that not all criminals are caught, especially gang-related violence. What we should all learn from this is recognize the signs of gangs or any crime for that matter and get police presence in neighborhoods without screaming "racial/cultural profiling". anyone that boo-hoos about police presence in their neighborhood has a screw loose.

  • ImaBee Jul 7, 2009

    hereandnow, how can I bash someone's faith if I don't know what they believe in?

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Jul 7, 2009

    I would believe the culprit is more likely a student's parent, than a student. Think about it. He is a Middle School Principal. Middle School children don't drive. Yes, it could have been someone in the 10th or 11th grade. But they would have had to have held onto a grudge for a few years after Middle School. And then the gun used was a Shotgun, which has a pretty stout kick when fired. Picture this.... a 10th or 11th Grader driving a pickup truck with one hand, staying beside his car while driving, and firing a powerful Shotgun with the other hand. Personally, sounds more like an adult with much more experience handling a Shotgun.

  • HSMOM Jul 7, 2009

    Mr. Hunt is brave and courageous. His story touched me and I pray for him and his family. I hope he continues to keep this story in the public eye so that he gets the justice he deserves. When I heard about the shooting my first thought was a student. I think his gut is correct and it probably is gang related. I hope the police are further along in their investigation then they are letting on and just firming up the evidence before making an arrest. Between gang intelligence, ballistics and a description of the vehicle they have to be getting closer. I know workers' compensation is not applicable, but does Robeson County have disability benefits (short or long-term)? How about churches throughout NC making donations for his medical bills and lost wages? Anybody that shoots another person is a coward. I hope the cowards that did this are caught and put away for life. Mr. Hunt was just trying to make a difference in children's lives; he did not deserve this.

  • ImaBee Jul 7, 2009

    "I am wondering why would God let this happen to begin with, especially to a man who is very religious?"

    You cannot question God's will it is far too deep for us to grasp. Bad things happen to good people all the time for reason we may not understand at first or may never understand. I think the greatest example of this is Jesus. He was perfect and didn't deserve to die on the cross but because he did, you and I are forgiven of our sins.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Jul 7, 2009

    So, reijiruo, since he’s a “religious man” he “deserve[s] something to make this difficult time for him and his family easier.” ?? How does belief in the supernatural automatically make someone worthy of charity? Please explain.

    UNCalum05, so you question Haggis’ “faith” and then you bash him for questioning another’s faith? The next thing you’ll tell us is that we should all pay taxes except churches... oops. Say...How ‘bout you guys evolve with the rest of us and give to those the rights that you claim for yourself? Is an equal playing field too much to ask from people who claim to be all about love and altruism?

  • ImaBee Jul 7, 2009

    dansted, I watched this interview on WRAL last night and it said on there that Mr. Hunt is offering $400 of his own money for any information that leads to an arrest. I think that it is sad that he has to put up his own money for a reward.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Jul 7, 2009

    No guaranteed healthcare...yet. And, how many more "give to little Johnny's kidney fund" jars do there have to be before we get a clue and guarantee folks healthcare like so many other countries.

  • ScoDan Jul 7, 2009

    I am wondering why would God let this happen to begin with, especially to a man who is very religious?

  • dansted Jul 7, 2009

    As a former administrator, I know, if it is related to the school, the kids will talk unless they are scared to death. Has a reward been offered by the school system? If one of my employees had been shot in the face on the way to school, I would offer a reward for information leading to an arrest. In these hard times, people will talk for money. Perhaps the local parents (PTA) in partnership with the school board and central office could start a fund to offer a reward. Their children are in danger too until these people are behind bars.

  • La_Grange_Dude Jul 7, 2009

    He is the principal at that school 24/7 whether he is at the school or not and obviously this was related to school so workmanscomp should have covered him. If he is a democrat, the Obama health plan should kick in and help him out.

  • sneeziegal Jul 7, 2009

    Everyone:
    After reading this story I was led to try and do something. I called the school and the district Central Office and no one is doing anything. I'm going to call some folks I know down in Lumberton and see if they can work with a local bank, probably the State Employees Credit Union since he probably banks there, to set up a fund. If anyone else has any luck before me, please post!

  • Chevelle Mackaroy Jul 7, 2009

    Robeson County is much different than the other counties in the state. It reminds me of a third world country or the wild, wild west.

  • Grace0107 Jul 7, 2009

    Thank God for miracles, and yes, I believe that his transmission kicking back up was divine intervention....

  • reijiruo Jul 7, 2009

    Deathrow, I understand that the area is poor. But even if it is a little money, that would still help the family in some way to pay for their expenses. This is about a religious man that is doing what he believe and trying to help build a better society. He should atleast deserve something to make this difficult time for him and his family easier.

  • delilahk2000 Jul 7, 2009

    OH, ONE MORE THING WHEN A FAMILY IS IN HIDING, WHY DID THE NEWS SAY THEY WERE IN A HOTEL IN DURHAM. WHY DID YOU NOT JUST GO AHEAD AND TELL THEM THE NAME OF THE HOTEL WHILE YOU WERE AT IT. SOMETIMES I THINK THE NEWS TELL MORE THAN THEY SHOULD, AND NOT ENOUGH WHEN THEY SHOULD.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Jul 7, 2009

    reijiruo: "I hope there is someway he can take care of the expenses that is costing him and his family. Worthless school, no help at all."

    Concerning the school families' helping out, this is a fairly poor area. That county has one of the lowest family incomes in the state. There won't be that much financial help from people within the county.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Jul 7, 2009

    I have been asking about this case since it happened. Was wondering how the investigation was coming along. Unfortunately, it sounds like they don't know much more than they knew the day it happened. That would be a horrible feeling knowing that your family could still be in danger, and not being able to do anything about it.

  • delilahk2000 Jul 7, 2009

    If this was gang related they should never see the light of day. As for police I have no faith in them, my sons house was vandalized this past weekend while he was away when he came home, he saw his home he had worked so hard for and the inside was destroyed, the cops said, oh it looked like some kids did this. The deputies acted like they could care less and could have taken more finger prints if they had wanted too. We know it was the neighbors teens that did this. SO I CAN UNDERSTAND MR. HUNTS FRUSTRATION, WHEN THEY DO FIND THESE THUGS, AND IF THEY ARE UNDER 18 HOLD THEIR POOR EXCUSE FOR PARENTS ACCOUNTABLE AND MAKE THEM PAY FOR THEIR KIDS BEHAVIOR AND MAYBE THIS WILL START MAKING THEM BE PARENTS AND NOT LET THEM RUN WILD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • reijiruo Jul 7, 2009

    I hope there is someway he can take care of the expenses that is costing him and his family. Worthless school, no help at all.

  • Timetogo Jul 7, 2009

    Thank you UNCalum! Totally agree and beside you all the way with that!... (Yikes, I'm a STATE fan, Did I actually say that??!!)lol

  • Daisygirlforever Jul 7, 2009

    Yes, I too would like to know if a fund has been set up. Please advise.

  • ImaBee Jul 7, 2009

    Haggis basher, I am truely sorry for you if you do not know God and I pray that one day you'll find Him. But as for Mr. Hunt, he is a religious man and I see his surviving getting shot in the face and driving himself to a hospital 15 miles away as a miracle. Please do not question another's faith especially when they came within inches of losing their life.

  • Hevans1012 Jul 7, 2009

    I was thinking that myself Glass. Suprised if one hasn't been started yet.

  • Glass Half Full Jul 7, 2009

    Has any kind of fund been established to help Mr. Hunt and his family? If so, please list details for those wanting to help him and his family.

  • haggis basher Jul 7, 2009

    I suspect there is more to this story than he is telling....and attributing kick down on a transmission to divine intervention???

  • ImaBee Jul 7, 2009

    I pray for Mr. Hunt's continued recovery and I hope they find the low lifes that did this. Fairmont is a very small rural area where everyone knows everyone. I am sure several people know who did this.

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