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Re: Its OFFICIAL. This should put an end to the SCHOOL DEBATE
« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2012, 19:18 »
When I was in primary school I lost my signet ring, and can remember roughly where. I intend to ask the principal for permission to look in the scool, but I also want to look outside the school as it was right next to the fence, and the land slopes down on that side of the fence. I'm assuming this would be ok without asking, and on a weekend. Any thoughts otherwise? Thanks :)

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Re: Its OFFICIAL. This should put an end to the SCHOOL DEBATE
« Reply #26 on: June 16, 2012, 19:21 »
If it's outside the school fence...go for it! ;)
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Re: Its OFFICIAL. This should put an end to the SCHOOL DEBATE
« Reply #27 on: June 16, 2012, 22:08 »
I hope you get to have a look both sides of the fence.
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Re: Its OFFICIAL. This should put an end to the SCHOOL DEBATE
« Reply #28 on: June 16, 2012, 23:16 »
Thanks :)


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Re: Its OFFICIAL. This should put an end to the SCHOOL DEBATE
« Reply #29 on: June 27, 2012, 14:15 »
Unfortunately I wont get to dig inside my 144 year old primary school because there is asbestos underground and is a no digging site. I do now remember when this happened, and they have built new buildings since then. But anyway....sigh.

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Re: Its OFFICIAL. This should put an end to the SCHOOL DEBATE
« Reply #30 on: June 27, 2012, 14:16 »
I do have to say tho...it doesn't stop me digging outside...with a mask on...lol

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Re: Its OFFICIAL. This should put an end to the SCHOOL DEBATE
« Reply #31 on: June 27, 2012, 14:21 »
Unfortunately I wont get to dig inside my 144 year old primary school because there is asbestos underground and is a no digging site.

 :'( :'(...bad luck CM...let us know if you do any good outside the fence...144 years ago, they could have dropped an oldie or two when getting in and out of the Sulky...here's hoping

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Re: Its OFFICIAL. This should put an end to the SCHOOL DEBATE
« Reply #32 on: January 24, 2013, 19:00 »
I have wondered what the policy was  regarding school grounds. Great to see it laid out so clearly.
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Re: Its OFFICIAL. This should put an end to the SCHOOL DEBATE
« Reply #33 on: March 05, 2013, 17:08 »
Hey Smurf,

 What about schools that are no longer schools, have been shut down for years, what laws would apply here???

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« Reply #34 on: March 06, 2013, 18:38 »
I think that would depend on the school....if it has signs saying keep out or fences around it I'd leave it, otherwise keep an eye out to see if anyone does any maintenance, if it's abandoned the best you'd get there is mowing maybe but still better to ask whoevers doing the work. If theres nothing being done there, ask the council if they know who you might get permission from :) Good luck!

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Re: Its OFFICIAL. This should put an end to the SCHOOL DEBATE
« Reply #35 on: March 06, 2013, 19:17 »
thanks coinmistress understand what you are saying ,not even cose to the end of the school debate!!!
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Re: Its OFFICIAL. This should put an end to the SCHOOL DEBATE
« Reply #36 on: March 06, 2013, 19:33 »
NP :) I doubt it will ever end lol

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Re: Its OFFICIAL. This should put an end to the SCHOOL DEBATE
« Reply #37 on: March 08, 2013, 09:35 »
in my opinion unless you are a teacher a studend or a grounds keeper you have no business being at a school so a permission would required to metal detect any school grounds.id play it safe a get permision to hunt any schools as sadly enough schools are regular targets for vandals and you could be mistakenly identified as a vandel too.
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Re: Its OFFICIAL. This should put an end to the SCHOOL DEBATE
« Reply #38 on: March 08, 2013, 14:35 »
Some people have funny ideas about people detecting in schools.  I saw a blog somewhere (dont know where) about 'concerned' mothers airing their greivences about 'weirdos' and 'creeps' hanging around their kids schools 'stealing' the kids and schools lost property.  This is regardless of whether its a schoold day or not. 

I was thinking about flying the flag for detectorists when I saw it, but these people I dont think would get what ever point I would have tried to get accross to them.   ::) ::) ::)
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Re: Its OFFICIAL. This should put an end to the SCHOOL DEBATE
« Reply #39 on: March 08, 2013, 16:18 »
It's a pity you don't recall the link at least. I honestly don't understand the "stealing lost property"  idea completely. I know I would offer to turn any jewelry over and give the owners a chance to reclaim them. But that's me. My asking for permission to detect a school would include turning over any personal items (aka jewelry, etc).

Apart from that if I lost something I consider it lost, not stolen. If something is lost I believe one should do what can be done to "try" to return it to it's previous owner. If that fails ................ well, fair enough. But try one should, imho.

Now if only I could get someone to return the virginity I lost all those years ago. LOL
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Re: Its OFFICIAL. This should put an end to the SCHOOL DEBATE
« Reply #40 on: March 09, 2013, 08:17 »
I found the blog....it dates back to 2010.  I had a quick look around there and its basicly a 'I'm a bored housewife and I have a blog and you should love me because I love me' kind of thing I think in the USA (Disclaimer: No offence to the ''I'm a bored housewife and I have a blog and you should love me because I love me' type of people out there is intended.....much ;D.

If you really want the link let me know and I'll pm it, I dont think its worth giving them the publicity over it, just thought I'd mention that there are people out there like that and for people to be weary and perhaps have a good reply if the question is asked 'What are you doing?'  Actually beach detecting can sometimes get the same sort of responses of 'profiteering from other misfortunes'...weird.  I just say I do a daily 'Clean up Australia day' to keep the beach safe, any finds are a bonus  ???.
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Re: Its OFFICIAL. This should put an end to the SCHOOL DEBATE
« Reply #41 on: March 09, 2013, 10:37 »
i recon there should be an anual metal detectorists rubish weigh in day just to show everybody how much rubish we pick up from parks etc.
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Re: Its OFFICIAL. This should put an end to the SCHOOL DEBATE
« Reply #42 on: March 09, 2013, 16:44 »
Maybe each of us can just keep a ledger of the trash scrap weights that get picked up at the end of each sesh and total them up at the end of the year....I knew I should have weighed that jockey wheel I dug up on the beach the other day.... :)  I also tend to pick up glass that I happen to see while I'm swinging the coil.  I'm loving the sinkers too....saving a motza there, almost as good as gold in a coastal town (shame the rings dont weigh as much).
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Re: Its OFFICIAL. This should put an end to the SCHOOL DEBATE
« Reply #43 on: March 09, 2013, 20:29 »
Ahhh... sinkers..... sold 597kgs just last week at $1.76 per kg... along with 20kgs of pennies, halfpennys and brown buggers, along with a couple of buckets full of brass, copper and ally...but I digress...

Guys, whether we like it or not the general public look upon us as a bunch of wankers.

I was in the one of the offices at work one day chatting to one of the guys about my weekends finds when the boss came out and said, "mate, no offence but you realize you detecting types are nothing but a bunch of wankers?"
With that everyone there just nodded and cracked up laughing...was a little humiliating, to say the least and I no longer bother talking about detecting to all but the sympathetic few.

And as for detecting school playgrounds....
I had one very cute young mum tell me that, "YOU PEOPLE are nothing but parasites profiting from the misfortune of little kids" along with, (on another occasion) a respectable father playing with his kids come up and tell me that, "I should be ashamed of myself for the low act of looking for the lost lunch money of little kids."

Heavy stuff!

Both times I went home and sulked.... might explain why I generally only hunt in the water. 

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Re: Its OFFICIAL. This should put an end to the SCHOOL DEBATE
« Reply #44 on: March 12, 2013, 11:48 »
man thats harsh!some people are just plain ignorant of others feelings because their heads are firmly inserted in the place where their own sun dont shine.i say f#%k em!
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Re: Its OFFICIAL. This should put an end to the SCHOOL DEBATE
« Reply #45 on: March 12, 2013, 18:32 »
Agreed, but that sort of negative attitude makes it hard for the young to embrace the hobby. Older folk, like me, dont really care what people think of them so it makes it a bit easier.

My old man was one of the first in Oz with a detector having a mate in the States send him a couple as they were unavailable here.

He used them up till one day on the Big River diggings where he had a bunch of yobbo's laughing and hanging it on him every time he dug a nail or horseshoe etc.

He gave the game away and despite my best efforts has refused to pick it up again.
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Re: Its OFFICIAL. This should put an end to the SCHOOL DEBATE
« Reply #46 on: March 12, 2013, 19:56 »
that sux too i bet if you put a detector in the hands of some of these Aholes they,d be hooked on it too.
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Re: Its OFFICIAL. This should put an end to the SCHOOL DEBATE
« Reply #47 on: April 17, 2013, 21:19 »
There's an old saying "You Cant Educate Mugs"
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Re: Its OFFICIAL. This should put an end to the SCHOOL DEBATE
« Reply #48 on: April 20, 2013, 20:11 »

And as for detecting school playgrounds....
I had one very cute young mum tell me that, "YOU PEOPLE are nothing but parasites profiting from the misfortune of little kids" along with, (on another occasion) a respectable father playing with his kids come up and tell me that, "I should be ashamed of myself for the low act of looking for the lost lunch money of little kids."


I get simular comments and some weird looks from some people . then show them how much rubbish there little darlings have also lost/dropped .
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Re: Its OFFICIAL. This should put an end to the SCHOOL DEBATE
« Reply #49 on: April 28, 2013, 13:56 »
I didn't know where else to put this question so I thought I would put it here because it's pretty close to the subject. We have now seen the rules on detecting school grounds (thanks for the post) and my question is about churches. Can we detect church grounds? Do we need to seek permission? From who? God? I have detected a couple of church grounds (normally at night which is when I get the chance to get away from the missus and kids) and didn't ask for permission. I assumed that churches are a public place and therefore ok to detect. I have often thought about dropping in on a Sunday morning and putting my decimals in the collection tin as I am only interested in the oldies that might have been dropped there. Any help with this subject would be greatly appreciated as I have my eye on a couple of churches that I havent looked at yet.
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