This is Chris' mom....
Whatuknow, you state:
Sorry for your nephew but sounds to my by your own account that this boy has made threats against other students and as such he has threatened them
indirectly with harm therefore the police are right about arresting him.
Exactly where did Kate say that Chris had threatened anyone?
If you read the articles, you will see that
- Chris has been searched 3 times in 2 years because someone told officials that he had a gun. NONE was found each time.
- It spread that he has a hit list, none was found.
So since neither of those angels worked...
- There are a couple statements from students who have supposedly seen the list as well as statements about some type of threat.
What I see is that one plan of attack (listed above) didn't work, so someone moved to the next level to give it a try. And that is where it stands
Now that that couldn't be used against him, the rumor starts about a hit list. That his younger brother (although not done correctly) got tired of
the BS and rumors said, sarcastically to another student who asked him if there was a list, "yeah, sure we have a list.... LOOK! We have NO LIST...
never have had one. He has no gun, nothing,"
Unfortunately, like I said, the comment, perhaps shouldn't have been made by the brother even though he immediately tried explaining that I do not
allow ANY type of gun in the house. He was sarcastically trying to show how outlandish the situation was. Unfortunately a student continued believing
there is a list.
The full article can be found here where the newspaper interviewed Chris:
Although Chris adamantly denies that there was never any hit list and that he has never wanted to hurt anyone, he does state that he understands that
the police and school officials were only doing their job in trying to find out what was going on.
Thankfully Chris, even as he sits in jail for this BS, is able to state the following:
As for those who’ve signed statements for police that landed him in jail, Underhill says, “God bless their souls. I forgive them. I may not
accept them, but I forgive them.
A full list of news articles so far on the situation:
Athens Daily Review 5/23/08
Tyler News 5/25/08
Cedar Creek Pilot 5/28/08
Monitor Newspaper 5/29/08
Cedar Creek Pilot (Interview with Chris) 6/4/08
Athens Daily Review 6/5/08