Police stand-off with teenager on Rishton school roof

Blackburn Citizen: Police stand-off with teenager on Rishton school roof Police stand-off with teenager on Rishton school roof

A TEENAGER wanted on suspicion of assault has climbed on top of a Rishton school to avoid arrest.

The 16-year-old was spotted near Rishton High School in Stourton Street and staff at the school called police.

The boy climbed on to the roof and a stand-off has developed with the boy refusing to come down.

Police cordoned off Stourton Street and a police helicopter monitored the scene from the sky.

A crowd of about 50 people had gathered at the scene.

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5:51pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Akkybro says...

'A crowd of about 50 people had gathered at the scene.'


Reminds me of the time when a guy climbed to the top of a tall building and stood on the edge just to have a look at the view. A small time later a large crowd had gathered at the bottom and began collectively chanting "Don't Jump, Don't Jump", Now because he was so high up, all he could see and hear was a large crowd at the bottom faintly chanting ''JUMP... JUMP... JUMP!'' and so he did, and naturally he died.

Let's hope it doesn't happen here.
'A crowd of about 50 people had gathered at the scene.' Reminds me of the time when a guy climbed to the top of a tall building and stood on the edge just to have a look at the view. A small time later a large crowd had gathered at the bottom and began collectively chanting "Don't Jump, Don't Jump", Now because he was so high up, all he could see and hear was a large crowd at the bottom faintly chanting ''JUMP... JUMP... JUMP!'' and so he did, and naturally he died. Let's hope it doesn't happen here. Akkybro

6:41pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Darren1951 says...

A good dousing with a fire hose will soon make him want to come down!
A good dousing with a fire hose will soon make him want to come down! Darren1951

6:56pm Tue 10 Dec 13

mavrick says...

I understand this little pratt is a dad. what sort of a life will any child of his have, he is just a child himself.
I understand this little pratt is a dad. what sort of a life will any child of his have, he is just a child himself. mavrick

6:59pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Laura Devaney says...

Akkybro wrote:
'A crowd of about 50 people had gathered at the scene.'


Reminds me of the time when a guy climbed to the top of a tall building and stood on the edge just to have a look at the view. A small time later a large crowd had gathered at the bottom and began collectively chanting "Don't Jump, Don't Jump", Now because he was so high up, all he could see and hear was a large crowd at the bottom faintly chanting ''JUMP... JUMP... JUMP!'' and so he did, and naturally he died.

Let's hope it doesn't happen here.
It's things like this that really upsets me as a student at the school. Publicity like this has a back firing effect on our name and I genuinely can't stress enough how much of an amazing school it really is. I beg you not to let an individual who has got caught up in his own problems influence your views on the place, I only have 5 months left at the school now and I couldn't begin to tell you how much I have enjoyed it there. The staff and the pupils are like family and I wouldn't have the confidence or self belief that I have today if it wasn't for everybody there and I certainly wouldn't be head girl without the support it has given me over the years. The fact that this has hit the news within hours of it happening is quite annoying as what we should be focussing on is the success of the school only a few weeks ago when we became runners up for the best school in Lancashire awarded as a apart of Rock.fm's education rocks awards 2013. We also have the runner up to the most outstanding teacher in Lancashire working at the school and we couldn't be any happier! So please, don't judge the school on somebody else's mistakes.
[quote][p][bold]Akkybro[/bold] wrote: 'A crowd of about 50 people had gathered at the scene.' Reminds me of the time when a guy climbed to the top of a tall building and stood on the edge just to have a look at the view. A small time later a large crowd had gathered at the bottom and began collectively chanting "Don't Jump, Don't Jump", Now because he was so high up, all he could see and hear was a large crowd at the bottom faintly chanting ''JUMP... JUMP... JUMP!'' and so he did, and naturally he died. Let's hope it doesn't happen here.[/p][/quote]It's things like this that really upsets me as a student at the school. Publicity like this has a back firing effect on our name and I genuinely can't stress enough how much of an amazing school it really is. I beg you not to let an individual who has got caught up in his own problems influence your views on the place, I only have 5 months left at the school now and I couldn't begin to tell you how much I have enjoyed it there. The staff and the pupils are like family and I wouldn't have the confidence or self belief that I have today if it wasn't for everybody there and I certainly wouldn't be head girl without the support it has given me over the years. The fact that this has hit the news within hours of it happening is quite annoying as what we should be focussing on is the success of the school only a few weeks ago when we became runners up for the best school in Lancashire awarded as a apart of Rock.fm's education rocks awards 2013. We also have the runner up to the most outstanding teacher in Lancashire working at the school and we couldn't be any happier! So please, don't judge the school on somebody else's mistakes. Laura Devaney

7:40pm Tue 10 Dec 13

useyourhead says...

Laura Devaney wrote:
Akkybro wrote:
'A crowd of about 50 people had gathered at the scene.'


Reminds me of the time when a guy climbed to the top of a tall building and stood on the edge just to have a look at the view. A small time later a large crowd had gathered at the bottom and began collectively chanting "Don't Jump, Don't Jump", Now because he was so high up, all he could see and hear was a large crowd at the bottom faintly chanting ''JUMP... JUMP... JUMP!'' and so he did, and naturally he died.

Let's hope it doesn't happen here.
It's things like this that really upsets me as a student at the school. Publicity like this has a back firing effect on our name and I genuinely can't stress enough how much of an amazing school it really is. I beg you not to let an individual who has got caught up in his own problems influence your views on the place, I only have 5 months left at the school now and I couldn't begin to tell you how much I have enjoyed it there. The staff and the pupils are like family and I wouldn't have the confidence or self belief that I have today if it wasn't for everybody there and I certainly wouldn't be head girl without the support it has given me over the years. The fact that this has hit the news within hours of it happening is quite annoying as what we should be focussing on is the success of the school only a few weeks ago when we became runners up for the best school in Lancashire awarded as a apart of Rock.fm's education rocks awards 2013. We also have the runner up to the most outstanding teacher in Lancashire working at the school and we couldn't be any happier! So please, don't judge the school on somebody else's mistakes.
Very eloquent post young lady, but I don't believe anyone has judged or commented upon either the school or it's standards, other than the fact that it happens to be the building this chap decided to take refuge on, but it is nice to see you feel so passionate and protective about it.
[quote][p][bold]Laura Devaney[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Akkybro[/bold] wrote: 'A crowd of about 50 people had gathered at the scene.' Reminds me of the time when a guy climbed to the top of a tall building and stood on the edge just to have a look at the view. A small time later a large crowd had gathered at the bottom and began collectively chanting "Don't Jump, Don't Jump", Now because he was so high up, all he could see and hear was a large crowd at the bottom faintly chanting ''JUMP... JUMP... JUMP!'' and so he did, and naturally he died. Let's hope it doesn't happen here.[/p][/quote]It's things like this that really upsets me as a student at the school. Publicity like this has a back firing effect on our name and I genuinely can't stress enough how much of an amazing school it really is. I beg you not to let an individual who has got caught up in his own problems influence your views on the place, I only have 5 months left at the school now and I couldn't begin to tell you how much I have enjoyed it there. The staff and the pupils are like family and I wouldn't have the confidence or self belief that I have today if it wasn't for everybody there and I certainly wouldn't be head girl without the support it has given me over the years. The fact that this has hit the news within hours of it happening is quite annoying as what we should be focussing on is the success of the school only a few weeks ago when we became runners up for the best school in Lancashire awarded as a apart of Rock.fm's education rocks awards 2013. We also have the runner up to the most outstanding teacher in Lancashire working at the school and we couldn't be any happier! So please, don't judge the school on somebody else's mistakes.[/p][/quote]Very eloquent post young lady, but I don't believe anyone has judged or commented upon either the school or it's standards, other than the fact that it happens to be the building this chap decided to take refuge on, but it is nice to see you feel so passionate and protective about it. useyourhead

8:38pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Laura Devaney says...

useyourhead wrote:
Laura Devaney wrote:
Akkybro wrote:
'A crowd of about 50 people had gathered at the scene.'


Reminds me of the time when a guy climbed to the top of a tall building and stood on the edge just to have a look at the view. A small time later a large crowd had gathered at the bottom and began collectively chanting "Don't Jump, Don't Jump", Now because he was so high up, all he could see and hear was a large crowd at the bottom faintly chanting ''JUMP... JUMP... JUMP!'' and so he did, and naturally he died.

Let's hope it doesn't happen here.
It's things like this that really upsets me as a student at the school. Publicity like this has a back firing effect on our name and I genuinely can't stress enough how much of an amazing school it really is. I beg you not to let an individual who has got caught up in his own problems influence your views on the place, I only have 5 months left at the school now and I couldn't begin to tell you how much I have enjoyed it there. The staff and the pupils are like family and I wouldn't have the confidence or self belief that I have today if it wasn't for everybody there and I certainly wouldn't be head girl without the support it has given me over the years. The fact that this has hit the news within hours of it happening is quite annoying as what we should be focussing on is the success of the school only a few weeks ago when we became runners up for the best school in Lancashire awarded as a apart of Rock.fm's education rocks awards 2013. We also have the runner up to the most outstanding teacher in Lancashire working at the school and we couldn't be any happier! So please, don't judge the school on somebody else's mistakes.
Very eloquent post young lady, but I don't believe anyone has judged or commented upon either the school or it's standards, other than the fact that it happens to be the building this chap decided to take refuge on, but it is nice to see you feel so passionate and protective about it.
Why thank you, its just all getting a bit manic over social media websites commenting on the area and the school itself
[quote][p][bold]useyourhead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Laura Devaney[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Akkybro[/bold] wrote: 'A crowd of about 50 people had gathered at the scene.' Reminds me of the time when a guy climbed to the top of a tall building and stood on the edge just to have a look at the view. A small time later a large crowd had gathered at the bottom and began collectively chanting "Don't Jump, Don't Jump", Now because he was so high up, all he could see and hear was a large crowd at the bottom faintly chanting ''JUMP... JUMP... JUMP!'' and so he did, and naturally he died. Let's hope it doesn't happen here.[/p][/quote]It's things like this that really upsets me as a student at the school. Publicity like this has a back firing effect on our name and I genuinely can't stress enough how much of an amazing school it really is. I beg you not to let an individual who has got caught up in his own problems influence your views on the place, I only have 5 months left at the school now and I couldn't begin to tell you how much I have enjoyed it there. The staff and the pupils are like family and I wouldn't have the confidence or self belief that I have today if it wasn't for everybody there and I certainly wouldn't be head girl without the support it has given me over the years. The fact that this has hit the news within hours of it happening is quite annoying as what we should be focussing on is the success of the school only a few weeks ago when we became runners up for the best school in Lancashire awarded as a apart of Rock.fm's education rocks awards 2013. We also have the runner up to the most outstanding teacher in Lancashire working at the school and we couldn't be any happier! So please, don't judge the school on somebody else's mistakes.[/p][/quote]Very eloquent post young lady, but I don't believe anyone has judged or commented upon either the school or it's standards, other than the fact that it happens to be the building this chap decided to take refuge on, but it is nice to see you feel so passionate and protective about it.[/p][/quote]Why thank you, its just all getting a bit manic over social media websites commenting on the area and the school itself Laura Devaney

11:53pm Tue 10 Dec 13

You're not mugging me off that easily says...

Darren1951 wrote:
A good dousing with a fire hose will soon make him want to come down!
Or gravity.
[quote][p][bold]Darren1951[/bold] wrote: A good dousing with a fire hose will soon make him want to come down![/p][/quote]Or gravity. You're not mugging me off that easily

11:57pm Tue 10 Dec 13

You're not mugging me off that easily says...

Laura Devaney wrote:
useyourhead wrote:
Laura Devaney wrote:
Akkybro wrote:
'A crowd of about 50 people had gathered at the scene.'


Reminds me of the time when a guy climbed to the top of a tall building and stood on the edge just to have a look at the view. A small time later a large crowd had gathered at the bottom and began collectively chanting "Don't Jump, Don't Jump", Now because he was so high up, all he could see and hear was a large crowd at the bottom faintly chanting ''JUMP... JUMP... JUMP!'' and so he did, and naturally he died.

Let's hope it doesn't happen here.
It's things like this that really upsets me as a student at the school. Publicity like this has a back firing effect on our name and I genuinely can't stress enough how much of an amazing school it really is. I beg you not to let an individual who has got caught up in his own problems influence your views on the place, I only have 5 months left at the school now and I couldn't begin to tell you how much I have enjoyed it there. The staff and the pupils are like family and I wouldn't have the confidence or self belief that I have today if it wasn't for everybody there and I certainly wouldn't be head girl without the support it has given me over the years. The fact that this has hit the news within hours of it happening is quite annoying as what we should be focussing on is the success of the school only a few weeks ago when we became runners up for the best school in Lancashire awarded as a apart of Rock.fm's education rocks awards 2013. We also have the runner up to the most outstanding teacher in Lancashire working at the school and we couldn't be any happier! So please, don't judge the school on somebody else's mistakes.
Very eloquent post young lady, but I don't believe anyone has judged or commented upon either the school or it's standards, other than the fact that it happens to be the building this chap decided to take refuge on, but it is nice to see you feel so passionate and protective about it.
Why thank you, its just all getting a bit manic over social media websites commenting on the area and the school itself
Don't worry Laura it's not the fault of your school if some bell smash tosspiece decides to make a spectacle of himself.

It certainly doesn't besmirch the good name of your school in any way.
[quote][p][bold]Laura Devaney[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]useyourhead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Laura Devaney[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Akkybro[/bold] wrote: 'A crowd of about 50 people had gathered at the scene.' Reminds me of the time when a guy climbed to the top of a tall building and stood on the edge just to have a look at the view. A small time later a large crowd had gathered at the bottom and began collectively chanting "Don't Jump, Don't Jump", Now because he was so high up, all he could see and hear was a large crowd at the bottom faintly chanting ''JUMP... JUMP... JUMP!'' and so he did, and naturally he died. Let's hope it doesn't happen here.[/p][/quote]It's things like this that really upsets me as a student at the school. Publicity like this has a back firing effect on our name and I genuinely can't stress enough how much of an amazing school it really is. I beg you not to let an individual who has got caught up in his own problems influence your views on the place, I only have 5 months left at the school now and I couldn't begin to tell you how much I have enjoyed it there. The staff and the pupils are like family and I wouldn't have the confidence or self belief that I have today if it wasn't for everybody there and I certainly wouldn't be head girl without the support it has given me over the years. The fact that this has hit the news within hours of it happening is quite annoying as what we should be focussing on is the success of the school only a few weeks ago when we became runners up for the best school in Lancashire awarded as a apart of Rock.fm's education rocks awards 2013. We also have the runner up to the most outstanding teacher in Lancashire working at the school and we couldn't be any happier! So please, don't judge the school on somebody else's mistakes.[/p][/quote]Very eloquent post young lady, but I don't believe anyone has judged or commented upon either the school or it's standards, other than the fact that it happens to be the building this chap decided to take refuge on, but it is nice to see you feel so passionate and protective about it.[/p][/quote]Why thank you, its just all getting a bit manic over social media websites commenting on the area and the school itself[/p][/quote]Don't worry Laura it's not the fault of your school if some bell smash tosspiece decides to make a spectacle of himself. It certainly doesn't besmirch the good name of your school in any way. You're not mugging me off that easily

8:34am Wed 11 Dec 13

GrumpyofClayton says...

A police helicopter to watch a 16 year old scally?
Outrageous waste of precious resources.
A police helicopter to watch a 16 year old scally? Outrageous waste of precious resources. GrumpyofClayton

9:21am Wed 11 Dec 13

Black Car Guy. says...

mavrick wrote:
I understand this little pratt is a dad. what sort of a life will any child of his have, he is just a child himself.
A social workers wet dream. They love this kind of screwed up people.
[quote][p][bold]mavrick[/bold] wrote: I understand this little pratt is a dad. what sort of a life will any child of his have, he is just a child himself.[/p][/quote]A social workers wet dream. They love this kind of screwed up people. Black Car Guy.

11:38am Wed 11 Dec 13

ricksh says...

Rishton high school doesnt exist its called NORDEN COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL
Rishton high school doesnt exist its called NORDEN COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL ricksh

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