Mad at Your Boyfriend's Eighth Grade Son? Why Not Plant a Gun in His Backpack and Send Him to School?

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Heather Hodges: Confessed, but only after confronted with video evidence.
A gun scare at a junior high school earlier this month apparently was not the brainstorm of a disturbed teen, but instead the twisted revenge scheme of his father's girlfriend.

According to the Montgomery County Police Reporter, on November 5, constables moonlighting as school security got a phone call tipping them off than a 13-year-old eighth grader had come to school with a pistol in his backpack. They were able to track down the kid and seize the unloaded gun.

The teen was hauled into an office for several hours' questioning, and ultimately, finally, the police believed him when he said he had no idea how the gun came to be in his backpack.

Tracing the phoned-in tip was the constables' next move.

They tracked the call to a convenience store not far from where the boy lived. Once there, the reviewed the store's surveillance tapes and saw that the call had been made by a woman in her twenties.

That led them to 26-year-old Heather Hodges, the live-in love of the boy's father. At first, Hodges attempted to deny making the call, but reportedly changed her tune on being confronted with the video evidence. She allegedly confessed to planting the gat, dropping the kid off, and then phoning in the bogus tip.

Hodges has been charged with two crimes: carrying a weapon on restricted premises and transfer of a handgun to someone under 18 years of age. She was already on probation for a theft charge from Conroe last year, and is now being held in the Montgomery County Jail with bonds set at $20,000.

According to the MCPR, the boy has been cleared, but his father plans to transfer him to a new school to give him a fresh start.

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Red_Hot
Red_Hot

This gal is twisted. I hope the dad exercises better judgment with his next bed partner. (And maybe holds off giving her the combination to the gun safe until she's proven she can be trusted. I wouldn't give a thief access to my safe.) I'm curious about how she can be charged with carrying in a prohibited place? It would seem that she probably handled it at home. Or is it because she dropped the kid off at school? Did she go on the school grounds? Does she have a carry license? (And does TX follow federal law w/r/t allowing licensees within the magical 1000' zone?) And how is there video evidence of a phone call?

dg54321
dg54321

Think it's funny how everyone is blaming the dad in this, but if the situation were reversed.....everyone would be blaming the "evil new boyfriend".  Sickening to see that men apparently can do no right while women can do no wrong according to society.

miss_msry
miss_msry

Great choice in women friends, dude.

MadMac
MadMac

CDC reports that a child in a home with an adult other than a BIOLOGICAL relative is TEN times more likely to suffer a serious accident/injury and SEVEN times more likely to DIE. Having children isn't a fothermucking hobby. Your commitment to a child is until the child is an adult. And every nutjob you bring into your life is also in your kid's life.

djoelaw
djoelaw

It's sad to see that kids have to worry about the people their parents are hanging around. Way to go Dad, hope it was worth it.

i_miss_him_0000
i_miss_him_0000

@Red_Hot, how do you think there's video evidence? The pay phone was in a parking lot, and most parking lots these days have cameras recording all activities.

FrauBlucher
FrauBlucher

 @dg54321 

the guy has a 13 year old son, and he gets involved with a twentysomething who has a criminal record. So yes, she's a skank, but he should have known better and been a bit more discriminating. She LIVES with him and his kid. Hopefully, dad will learn not to get sucked in by a pretty face.

Red_Hot
Red_Hot

So someone whose spouse dies or quits being a parent (divorces) is sentenced to be celibate & untouched until their youngest child turns 18? Pretty harsh. I do think the father should have exercised better judgment though. And could you please post a link to this study you're citing so the rest of us can benefit from reading it? (Or are you making it up?)

Zzzzzz
Zzzzzz

Yeah! His crystal ball should have told him his gf was going to do this. You are putting the blame on the wrong person.

jeffbalke
jeffbalke

@FrauBlucher @dg54321 Nevermind men vs. women, how about victims vs perpetrators. Should he have known better? Yes. Does that mean he or the kid deserves to have something like this happen? No. 

It's no different than "you should have locked your door and then you wouldn't have gotten burglarized." Yes, OR, THE SCUMBAG THEIF SHOULDN'T HAVE BROKEN INTO MY HOUSE. There's that.

MadMac
MadMac

To answer your 1st question--no, party like a rock star. But don't move YOUR cheap thrill into the CHILD's sanctum, (means refuge or santuary, BTW).

To answer your 2nd/3rd question--HP doesn't allow links but go to cdc. gov/ViolencePrevention/childmaltreatment and you'll find 2010 numbers. If you can attack (no, I'm not making it up) numbers you don't like I'm sure you'll be objective enough to read this. Have fun. 

MadMac
MadMac

@Zzzzzz Or, he could've kept the girlfriend and child separate. Wait, what parent puts their kid's safety/upbringing first? Crazy talk, right? I mean you're old enough to have a 13 year old kid and your girlfriend is 26 and PREVIOUSLY CONVICTED of a crime. Who could possibly know this would go bad?

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