Comments for: Brewer children caught with stolen school laptop

Posted March 25, 2012, at 11:59 a.m.
Last modified March 25, 2012, at 6:09 p.m.

BREWER | A couple of youngsters found an open door at the old Brewer Middle School on Saturday afternoon and decided to go inside. After exploring the open facility for a period of time, “A 7- and a 10-year-old walked out with a laptop,” Brewer police Sgt. David Lord …

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  • Anonymous

    “A firm talking to”…I bet that will steer them down the right path moving forward. 7 and 10 years old, wow. Let’s just hope they weren’t going to fence the thing so they can feed their rootbeer and Zagnut addiction.

    • Anonymous

       Comments like these just prove how out of touch you are.
      No one eats Zagnut anymore.

      • Anonymous

         I do!!

        • Anonymous

          That’s because you’re older. And mellow.
          :)

          • Anonymous

            LMAO! Thanks for the laugh already this morning! I even clicked “like” on your post!!

  • Kids will be Kids.  7 and 10 At that age they do not have thier frontal lobes developed enough to say this is not a good choice. Hope these kids learn a lesson. The problem with most criminals is the same one they never grew up. I believe they can track school laptops when the get they on line many things are built in the average criminal could not find a way around it. I do not think these kids were going to part it out for money.

    • Anonymous

      the police sure did scare the hell out of me when I was 10. Not as much as my parents though. Still, I hope that talking to is enough.

    • I would have to say at 7 I must have had some really advanced frontal lobes…. cause I new it was a bad idea to take what wasnt mine

      • I have an Idea let give every cop I lie detector and ask if they ever stole anything? I think that 90% of people have . Most will not take a laptop mine you but they are kids. Hope they learned a lesson.  I caught mine stealing gum when he was 4 . Now at 13 he refuses to cheat in school . I will tell you what more than half the kids cheat one way or another.

        • poormaniac

          Dosen’t make it right.

          • Not a perfect world at age 7 and 10 we hope the kids learned right from wrong. What should we do put them in jail? keep an eye on them point them in the right direction before it is too late.

    • Anonymous

      Bullshit and your frontal lobes.  Kids know better than to steal.  Cops did correct thing.  Hopefully parents followed up with backside lobes.

      • I agree cops did the right thing. I hope the parents do too. 

  • Anonymous

    The cops should be giving the p……head that left the door open a good talking to.

    That’s what ya get when ya hire union help.

    • Anonymous

      Looks like you wouldnt make the speller’s union. Thats what you get when you hire a scab.

      • poormaniac

        The punctuation is correct , not yours !

  • Anonymous

    Paging DHHS…..come in DHHS……

    • Anonymous

       Why?

  • Anonymous

    I’d be more inclined to think you are the one who is stupid.

    • With [the current] 21 likes, I really wish I could have read what you replied to!

  • Anonymous

    Thou shall not steal.

    • Anonymous

      You forgot…God is not allowed schools anymore…

  • Anonymous

    Why is there still stuff worth stealing in there?

    • Anonymous

      It’s a school numbnuts.

      • Anonymous

        former school.

  • Anonymous

    What bothers me is that there was a door left open. As far as I know, all schools in Maine have to have an operating security system in place for insurance and safety purposes. I remember being at a school board meeting at our local school and it was discussed that this is a requirement for all schools in Maine. The alarm system cannot be set unless all windows and doors are locked and secure. Obviously, that was not the case here. This should be a learning experience for all involved.

    • Anonymous

       It is a requirement. Good thing others didn’t find this door open and steal more than a laptop! Probably would not sit well with the insurance company.

    • Is it a requirement if the school is not being used? It says in the article that it was the “old” Brewer Middle School.

      • Anonymous

        One would think so. Obviously there is still property in there……that the tax payers paid for (probably not the laptops, since they are usually gotten through programs/grants). Since this is the old school, I would ask why there were laptops still there and haven’t been disposed of, or inquiries made as to what to do with them.

        Todd, I missed the “old” part. I would ask why this building wasn’t checked to make sure it was secure after it was closed.

        • “BREWER, Maine — A couple of youngsters found an open door at the old Brewer Middle School on Saturday afternoon and decided to go inside.”

          • Anonymous

            Yes, I think you’ve reiterated that a couple of times now. Let it go!

          • Um…you said you missed the “old” part so I was showing you the part of the article it was in, calm down.  Sheesh

    • Anonymous

      Yup, blame someone else.

      • Anonymous

        I’m stating the truth. If the school doors were locked and secure, then NO ONE would have been able to get in. The school was not secure and these boys DID steal something. Two wrongs don’t make a right.

  • Anonymous

    The cop I hope put the fear of christ into the little explorers.If he did they will not forget it. And mom and dad hopefully did a little more then a time out chair

  • Guest

    I’d give them both the benefit of being “first time offenders.”-especially the 7 year old. However, having been that age in the very early sixties -the roughest kid on the east side of Bangor knew that not only going in, but taking that computer was wrong.

    • Anonymous

       Everyone makes mistakes. Some learn from them and some don’t. Even as grownups, sometimes we make the wrong decision to do something. No one is perfect. Hopefully, these boys learn from what they did…….and don’t turn into the hardened criminals that some on here seem to think. :P

      • Guest

        I’m not very sure that as a society we’re doing a very good job at having kids understand consequences.The cool parents call this a “teachable” moment. My father was not cool. I’d have feared my Dad over the police any day of the week. That’s right, feared him and respected him and loved him. Times change I guess.

        • Anonymous

          You’re right, times have changed. I was grounded more times than I can count! But society didn’t teach us right from wrong. Our parents did. Let me rephrase…..Society DID, but our parents taught us so much more. SOME parents nowadays seem to think they should be their kids “friend” over being a parent and teaching them, molding them, letting them know there are consequences for their wrong choices. My mother was the one to fear when I was growing up……..after she was done with her lecture, she would send me to my room, “til your father gets home”! All I had to do was start crying and he would soften right up.  :P BUT, I learned from them and the one thing I learned very well was RESPECT……..something that some of todays kids don’t learn.

          • Guest

            Going in the school was not that big a deal. When Bangor High was under construction in the early sixties we used to lure the workman into chasing us from wing to wing in some of the underground plumbing corriders. The building materials saw there would heve been great additions to a seccret fort or tree house. We knew the line, nothing came home with us.

          • Anonymous

            I beg to differ with you on the “going in the school was not that big a deal.” Back in our day it wouldn’t have been. But today, with so many people “sue happy”, if one of those boys (or anyone who had snuck in) had gotten hurt, because a door had been unlocked, there would have been a lawsuit, I’m sure….especially if there aren’t any “No Tresspassing” signs.

          • Anonymous

            The “No Trespassing” sign wouldn’t help one single bit if someone were to get hurt.

          • Anonymous

            Then why are they made??? If someone were to ignore it and gets hurt, then they passed at their own risk and no one but THEM are responsible for their injuries.

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