Was she serious? How many times have you made a threat that you didn’t mean? Parents do it all the time. Parents tell their children, “I will knock you into next week.” However, that is impossible. People yell out threats of shoving their foot up someones butt, but do they ever really do it? Teachers tell students that they have eyes in the back of their heads. However, that’s not true. So whats to be made of a teacher who makes these sort of threats?
Was it a slip of the tongue and a forgetfulness on the part of Milo? Did she forget that she was in a school setting? Well, in the minds of most people, it is whatever the witnesses claimed it to be. If you threaten someone saying, “I’m going to Kill you.” That person is left with trying to interpret whether you meant that statement or not. In this case, the coworkers must’ve felt they were in some sort of danger. That’s why they reported the teacher.
Her statements left little to the imagination. To speak specifically on Columbine was childish and would definitely place the school on high alert. What was she thinking? Her students speak highly of her, but what do kids know?
A Brooklyn teacher was arrested Friday after bragging about a Columbine-style plan to bring in a shotgun and “settle some scores,” sources said.
Art teacher Sabrina Milo, 34, was cuffed and hauled out of Fort Hamilton High School about 11:15 a.m. after fearful colleagues blabbed to school safety agents.
She was taken to the 68th Precinct stationhouse, where she got a lawyer and clammed up, police sources said.
Hours later, she was charged with making terroristic threats, a felony that carries up to five years in prison.
“This woman talked about pulling a Columbine and we take these threats very seriously,” a police source said, referring to the 1999 Colorado school massacre that left 13 dead.
“She made terroristic threats.”
Milo made the threats earlier in the week, telling at least two other teachers she intended to come to school armed and “settle some scores” and “do what needs doing,” a source said.
It was unknown if Milo owned any weapons, but police were seeking warrants to search her Staten Island home and her computer, sources said.
Teachers told cops Milo had a short fuse, a law enforcement source said.
“She would get angry and run off at the mouth. Whether that would translate into real action – no one was willing to take the chance,” the source said.
“Her husband was ex-military, so there was a concern that she had access to weapons.”
Police sources said it was not the first time Milo had been in trouble at the Bay Ridge school.
In May, she was yanked out of the classroom amid allegations she flipped out in the classroom and hit a student.
“She hit a kid with a ruler on her fingertips,” one Fort Hamilton teacher said. “She was taken out of school for a while.”
A Department of Education spokeswoman confirmed Milo was removed from the school and returned in September. She declined to discuss the details of the investigation.
Several students – who said Milo was quirky but well-liked – said the incident was blown out of proportion.
“Last year we made a sign that said ‘Free Milo’ after she hit a kid’s phone with a ruler,” said sophomore America Casallas, 15.
“The girl was over-exaggerating … the girl hated her and made a big deal out of it.”
Milo offered to pay for the girl to get a manicure when she saw the ruler broke the teen’s nail, Casallas said.
Milo – who makes $75,796 a year – has been at the school since she was hired in 2001, the DOE spokeswoman said.
She’s married to another teacher at the school, JROTC instructor Lee Anderson, and they live in a home in Tompkinsville with one of his three kids from an earlier marriage.
Neighbors said she kept to herself, but was always nice. Anderson, 64, is often seen around the neighborhood in military fatigues.
“I’m kind of shocked to be honest,” said a neighbor, who declined to give his name. “They’re very nice, quiet people. We just say good morning, good evening.”
One of Milo’s students said she was taking the threats as seriously as an April Fool’s prank.
“It can’t be true,” said Aly Bianco, 15. “If she did say it, she didn’t mean it. She jokes a lot.”
“She’s a great teacher,” the sophomore said. “But people are mean to her for no reason. She puts up with a lot.”
“She’s the best,” Casallas agreed.
“We do art explosions where we throw paint at canvasses. She’s so creative and really helps kids with their problems.”