Student Hospitalized for Psych Evaluation

Glen Cove Police: 12-year-old had no access to weapons.

The 12-year-old Finley Middle School student suspended Thursday for making a was released without charge and sent to receive a psychological evaluation, according to Glen Cove Police.

The seventh-grader was writing the list in class Thursday morning when a fellow student noticed it and took it, then handed it to the teacher, police said. The teacher notified school security and principal Nelson Iocolano, who contacted police.

The student and his mother were taken to police headquarters for questioning. The boy was sent to North Shore University Hospital to be evaluated.

Det. Lt. John Nagle said police visited the family's home and "it does not appear that he had access to any type of weapons." Family members were also interviewed.

The student faces a superintendent's hearing to review the incident and suspension.

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liz vignali February 22, 2013 at 12:38 PM
Sad for everyone involved. Hoping the child gets the right kind of care. Glad the school acted quickly!
Art February 22, 2013 at 02:10 PM
The 7th grader who recognized the threat and took action should be congratulated.
Janice LaRocca February 22, 2013 at 02:21 PM
This is nothing new, kids have been making lists since I was young. We sang "Deck the School with Gasoline, light a match and watch it gleam" It wasn't real back then, now it is. A 12 year old does something which 25 years ago would've been mildly scolded and now it's a real threat. You're right Liz, it was a tough night last night. Fine line between wanting to protect our kids from the wicked world we live in and not being parents with our heads in the sand. Glad he is getting help, glad no one was hurt and hoping that help is being offered to the kids and families who were targeted on the list. It's also becoming apparent that counseling is needed for all the kids who are being bombarded with the scary situations of today. They simply can't make sense of what is happening around them and somehow continue their normal routine where they are still supposed to go to school (or to the movies, or mall, or church) and feel safe. We need to address this issue or we're going to have an entire generation of agoraphobics. .
Tim larocca February 22, 2013 at 08:44 PM
This boy was my friend and made a stupid choice. I wish he told someone and that way he could get help. Leave him alone so he can solve this troubling issue with his family. Give him privacy. This goes for u news12 leave glen cove alone cuz we r not happy bout this or proud and leave him alone
JM February 22, 2013 at 10:23 PM
SECOND time in as many months this has happened in GC School district. First time was at the HS right before Xmas break. Tons of parents showed up after hearing a recorded phone message. That was buried and little was said about it. Kid was back in school a few days after break was over.
liz vignali February 23, 2013 at 12:11 AM
Yes there was something at the h.s I do remember. I think the district is learning how to deal with these situations. Its a sad society that our children are living in. Hoping that the child gets the help thats needed and we the parents speak to our children and help them cope.
Joan A February 23, 2013 at 12:51 AM
The incident at the HS was a bullying situation. The accused student was innocent. Classmates lied about the alleged threat.
i want to be proud of my town February 23, 2013 at 01:07 AM
It is unfortunate for this boy that this happened. It is obvious that this young man is crying out for help. Hopefully he will get the help and not be made a specticle of. This is certainly hard for his family also. It is necessary that as a community, we are supportive to those who need comforting. There are always opportunities to be critical of others but this should not be the time. Good luck to this young man.
John Doe February 23, 2013 at 02:07 PM
I am glad he is getting help also. I also think the GC school district should consider armed police officers at all the schools to protect our children.
tj February 23, 2013 at 03:46 PM
How does Glen Cove schools pay its bills when 7 children in a classroom of 25 have parents who contribute to school tax?? See the problem,,,Can it be anymore simple of a math equation???
Warren Haynes February 23, 2013 at 08:56 PM
TJ, What are you talking about? Why are you bringing up about the school tax in this article?
tj February 24, 2013 at 07:53 PM
Because its an expensive investigation and remedy for this boy....And the few who contribute can no longer take care of the many that use the resources....
Warren Haynes February 24, 2013 at 10:24 PM
We have to either accept the community in which we live or move if we can't TJ. I don't know if the tax statistics you reference are accurate or not. However, if there are children in our schools who need help, we must get them help. If we do not, our children and community will surely suffer the consequences.
tj February 27, 2013 at 12:11 PM
Accept or move....Yikes...How about just follow the laws already put in place....You want lower taxes...a better way of living...jobs for every american student, senior citizen, and what not.....Stop aiding and abetting the same group that work all the jobs and keep the western unions busy sending money off the island and out of the country.....And when things are completely ruined, they have the luxury of getting up and going back home where they have been sending all that U.S. tender..And its people like you Brad who cater and provide for your enemies and scratch your head they stab you in the front....
Dylan February 27, 2013 at 06:08 PM
Brad is in his own world with his "love it or leave it attitude" - very irritating - tj is being realistic and stating what a lot of people are thinking based on observation & facts
Warren Haynes February 27, 2013 at 10:24 PM
Yikes right back to the posts from TJ and Dylan? I am not in my own world, I am in a world where I coexist with others, from all different countries. You and TJ are in a very different world. One in which many of us do not want to be. To be human is to help others when they are in need. By the way, the student involved isn't even from the group to which you refer.
tj February 28, 2013 at 04:29 PM
Your world that coexist with different countries is detrimental to your health and instead of fixing the problem and stop these people from cooking and serving your food or put into classrooms with children...You rather get pumped full of new Swine flu vaccines..there was a reason the Gov issued massive nation wide swine flu vaccines at every pharmacy possible...Your way of living has been around for 30 years and its already a bankrupting and dirty system...the real way of living and prospering and inventing was the last couple thousand....


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