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Thread: Stabbing death at Lincoln/Sudbury HS

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    Default Stabbing death at Lincoln/Sudbury HS

    does anyone know how that student got ahold of a knife on campus?

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    Default Another question: what was he doing at L-S High School?

    I'm curious how a kid who lives in Princeton with two parents, neither of whom work for Lincoln or Sudbury schools, ends up at L-S.

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    Default How He Got there

    He is Special needs student and most likely got to lincoln sudbury through the
    educational collaborative (TEC) they place sped students in other school systems.Yes it is tragic what happened Is Wayland Ready for this type of incident?
    Richard P Turner

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    Default Anyone can sneak controband into schools if it is not checked

    Something should have been checked that was not Just his actions would have told me something is a miss with this kid.the trench coat similar to collembine students who did all those killings Students are free to come and go and are not screened for weapons and from just listening and reading he had this planned to kill that boy
    Richard P Turner

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    Default Great Opportunities program

    I found my answer in today's Globe:

    Odgren, who lives in Princeton, attends Lincoln-Sudbury because he is enrolled in a special education program called Great Opportunities, or GO for short. At Odgren's arraignment Friday, his attorney, Jonathan Shapiro , said the teenager had been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, a mild form of autism, and a hyperactivity disorder, and had been taking several medications.

    Shapiro yesterday declined to identify the medications. Odgren's parents, Paul and Dorothy, could not be reached for comment.

    Shapiro said Odgren is being held in a Department of Youth Services facility in Plymouth.

    Great Opportunities "provides a welcoming place for students whose significant emotional and/or psychiatric disabilities have interfered with their ability to access public education without the intensive support provided at GO," according to the group's website.

    Any violent behavior would have triggered an immediate response by program staff, including meetings, discussions about the student, evaluation by a clinical team, and potential removal from the school, said an official who works with the program and an official who works with the school.

    Great Opportunities has a full-time coordinator, two counseling assistants, and a clinical psychologist who frequently visits the school, according to the website. The officials said the specialists are well trained in emotional disorders and closely monitor students. The officials asked to remain anonymous because they were not authorized to speak about the case.

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    Default tragedy at L.S.

    I was a school counselor for many years in Weston. I know that this kind of tragedy can cause us to be so fearful that in our effort to understand we sometimes place blame. I want us to be careful. The school can not devulge information which might help us all to feel better and better understand how this could happen. They simply can't betray their obligations to the confidentiality of these kids and families. So, we have to go on the faith at this point that this program is well supervised, that we stilll choose not to have metal detectors as our kids enter our schools and that if there are lessons to learn here they will be on the minds of every parent, student and educator in our communities in the weeks and months ahead. For me, the question is: How do we make it seamless and easy for students to report conversations which they know in their guts' to be alarming? I think this is where the work needs to happen in all of our high schools. Maybe one of our towns has a program to emulate. Maybe a select group from the local towns should form a discussion group to develop a plan. This is not rocket science and I know it can be done. But over time, and thoughtfully and carefully. Now, we need time to grieve and do what we can for the families' in pain.

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