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04/30/09

  10:19:38 am, by admin, 186 words  
Categories: Ethiopia, Crime

Ethiopia - Teens Charged in Alleged Plan to Attack Md. School

18-year-old Yonata Getachew Photo Montgomery County Police

Editor's Note: Based on one of the suspect's name, this website assumes suspect Yonatan Getachew is of Ethiopian descent".

Police: Students Plotted School Attack
Teens Charged in Alleged Plan to Attack Md. School

FOX News

* By PAUL WAGNER AND WILL THOMAS/myfoxdc

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SILVER SPRING, Md. - Two Montgomery County teenagers are facing conspiracy to commit murder charges after police say they unraveled a plot to bomb their high school.

Police say 17-year-old Anthony Torrence and 18-year-old Yonata Getachew— both 11th graders-- planned to kill the principal of Springbrook High School using chemical reaction bombs. Police say the pair had a hit list that also included a school guidance counselor Camille Bosoco.

The plot was revealed Tuesday afternoon when a school resource officer began questioning Torrence outside the school. Police say Torrence told Officer Rodney Barnes about the plot and pointed a finger at Getachew.

When police searched the pair's homes, they say officers found flammable liquids, a carbon dioxide cartridge, nails, balloons, homemade wicks and fireworks.


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Comment from: Truth b told [Visitor]  
Truth b told

:crazy:

04/30/09 @ 10:27
Comment from: hemaa [Visitor]
hemaa

“belew man amsh alew~!” ale ye hagere sew.:-/

04/30/09 @ 10:33
Comment from: SK [Visitor]
SK

How very sad for their families? What is this rage and out of control behavior all about? Presently their life is derailed. SK

04/30/09 @ 10:42
Comment from: aster [Visitor]
aster

where is the other White student picture? Leboch. Discrimination is not over yet.

04/30/09 @ 11:02
Comment from: Bliss [Visitor]
Bliss

I bet the family is going to say they are Ethiopians when they get caught not Eritreans

04/30/09 @ 11:14
Comment from: a.t. [Visitor]
a.t.

‘..planned to kill the principal,school guidance counselor&destroy the school building with chemical reaction BOMB.. ‘??????? This is just PREPOSTEROUS!!! How dare You? You are simply a “Wechit Sebari” Thanks to the quick response of the police.The unimaginable would have happned.I’m so saddened to hear&wath such act of TERROR allegedly to be committed by INJERA FELAGI.Any way you’l learn your lesson the HARD way.

04/30/09 @ 11:14
Comment from: Cubaya [Visitor]
Cubaya

We detach Zkzikeh , Berberey Maten . to both of them.

04/30/09 @ 11:38
Comment from: Burt [Visitor]
Burt

How can a media such as nazret.com be so harsh on it’s own citizens?
Where is the picture of the other teen? is a minor right? Haven’t you seen many other cases though when some pictures and names are not printed?

Yejib chikul kend yineksal endilu zenachihu maturity biniribet yiblt tewedaj yaregachihual.

Ye-hager lijin masnekes gin ene aywatilignim.

Hope we Ethiopians progress and in the right direction.

Tesasiche kehone yikirtachihun.

04/30/09 @ 12:04
Comment from: samso [Visitor]  
samso

diabolical and megalomanics at all but first self last others…

04/30/09 @ 12:30
Comment from: Abdi [Visitor]
Abdi

You see how the n>:XX played the game, he pointed out to yonata. Im telling American kids know how to sneak out when things get series, My stupid habashan bro…will take the punishment. Stupid ass boy..get ur life straighn you habashan youngsters, especially the ppl who live in DC,MD,VA..Don’t be stupid..stay the head the game..PEACE

04/30/09 @ 12:41
Comment from: Tedros Hailu Balcha (THB) [Visitor]
Tedros Hailu Balcha (THB)

Hey SK, you are so naive! For all you know, the habesha guy may be setup. Instead of assuming and using others ini…, why don’t you get a life!!

As far as I’m concerned, the difference of any God fearing Ethiopian to commit such crimes and go crazy…is simple…it’s called FORGETTING YOUR “CULTURE” & “IDENTITY"!

…end of story, don’t complicate it plz!

04/30/09 @ 12:48
Comment from: Tazabi [Visitor]
Tazabi

Wey Tigab!! good eKo newu enanteye!! min Aynet meaat newu to his Family.

04/30/09 @ 12:49
Comment from: wedi mekele [Visitor]
wedi mekele

stupid

04/30/09 @ 12:52
Comment from: Masonic Habesha [Visitor]
Masonic Habesha

Men, these little kids will bring some serious fall out for the rest of us Descent ethiopians in that area.

04/30/09 @ 13:12
Comment from: omo [Visitor]
omo

The problem of adapting a foreign culture in a society that is completely different from ours is not an easy business, especially for our youngsters. We come from a third world country with a completely different culture and values and we find ourselves in the middle of a completely different world. We think that everything we see around us belongs to us as it belongs to the indigenous people. We are overwhelmed and we try to act in the same way as the nationals of the country we live in, in other words, when we are in Rome we try to do what the Romans do, as the saying goes. The disappointment is great when we eventually discover that things are not as they look, and the reality is completely different.

Sometimes our people are forced to learn the hard way, that as foreigners we are outside the social and psychological makeup of the people we have adapted as our own people and the country we have chosen as our own country. Reacting to these realities, we might sometimes act irrationally, as this young Ethiopian most probably has done. The result as we see is ruining his life, his future and worst of all, his family.

The right thing I believe is to make the best of the chance given to us by the country and the people we live in and we live with. We have the obligation to love the country and the people and we have the responsibility to be law-abiding citizens.

Of course, some people have succeeded and will succeed in the future. However, these are the hardworking and the lucky ones. As foreigners, who we will always be, as long as we live outside our own country and our own roots, we should not have too many expectations to avoid big disappointments. This of course doesnot means that we should not do our best to succeed. Nevertheless, we should always try to be immune to disappointments and the difficulties of life in foreign lands.

If we do not reject the values of our ancestors and replace them with values that are skin-deep and foreign to us, I think that we will be able to stand firm on both legs, wherever we might be. Let us inherit to our children the God-fearing values of our ancestors. These Ethiopian values will be the shield that will protect all of us wherever we find ourselves. Let our young people be selective in what they will adapt from the culture and the way of life of the people they have to live with.

When we watch on you tube Ethiopian children and youngsters singing religious songs in the many Ethiopian churches all over the world and performing many other activities, I am sure that we all are proud of our young people and we are hopeful of our posterity.
Ethiopian families, Ethiopian communities and the leaders of Ethiopian Christians and Moslems in the diaspora, have a big responsibility. Our Ethiopian values and way of life are not backward as some might think. On the contrary, they are diachronically valuable and respectable. They will lead our young people and every Ethiopian alike through difficult times.

04/30/09 @ 13:22

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