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Hold Tight, Fools... Literally!

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November 24, 2008 – Comments (8)

And don't forget to tell your kids to hold tight as well before they take off for school:

I have never been so glad that I attended school when I did. While the topic may be humorous, I'm actually very seriously outraged by the fact that the police would be involved in any way with such a manageable infraction. 

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27875435/

Wanton overuse of force is silent but deadly to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Teen Arrested, Charged With Passing Gas In ClassTeen Also Shut Of Computers In Use

STUART, Fla. - A 13-year-old boy from Stuart was arrested after teachers said he was repeatedly passing gas during class.

Police said the Spectrum Junior-Senior High School student continually disrupted his class by intentionally passing gas.

He then shut off some computers other students were using, police said.

A school resource officer placed the boy under arrest after police said he confessed.He's charged with disruption of a school function and was released to his mother.

 

 

8 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On November 24, 2008 at 3:26 PM, kdakota630 (29.57) wrote:

I must say, Sinchy, this is a much different blog topic from you than usual.

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#2) On November 24, 2008 at 3:57 PM, XMFSinchiruna (27.50) wrote:

kdakota630

:) We all need to laugh sometimes! 

But I also mean what I say... despite the funny subject matter of this particular case, I find the underlying trend of excessive police presence in our schools most troubling indeed. It's bad enough that our kids don't have access to the music and arts programs that we enjoyed, but this generation has to endure de-humanizing bag searches and overzealous administrators who have transformed our schools into microcosmic reflections of our airports and our streets.

I posted this in part for a laugh, but in part as another sad reflection of the times... so I guess in that sense it's quite a typical post for me. :) Actually, it pains me to think that so may of my posts have a rather pessimistic viewpoint... by nature I am a very positive person... but I'm also a realist to the end.

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#3) On November 24, 2008 at 4:01 PM, TMFLomax (41.13) wrote:

yeah I saw this yesterday and thought, gosh, back in the old days, wasn't this the type of thing that, oh, got you sent to the office, or, if you were bad enough, perhaps expelled... but arrested, that's just out of control.

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#4) On November 24, 2008 at 4:38 PM, XMFSinchiruna (27.50) wrote:

TMFLomax

You saw that yesterday and refrained from posting it? Are you feeling okay?  :)

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#5) On November 24, 2008 at 4:58 PM, TMFLomax (41.13) wrote:

Ha!!! Yeah... I know, I know!.. when I saw your post today I realized I should have! Glad you posted it!!

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#6) On November 24, 2008 at 5:32 PM, devoish (98.37) wrote:

Depending upon what the boy had been eating, it is possible that an arrest was warranted. He may also have been able to assist the Police with interrogations...

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#7) On November 26, 2008 at 6:19 PM, ThoughtfulFool (< 20) wrote:

Must have been pretty smelly.  Maybe it was toxic.  Maybe they should have called the EPA instead - or...no...maybe it was an attempted terrorist action...probably should have gotten the DHS involved.  After all, it was probably EXPLOSIVE!  Please tell me they DID seal off the school, didn't they? (after the evacuation of the town, I should think).  LOL.

I'm sure glad my school isn't quite that bad, but they do overreact sometimes - can't be too politically correct you know.

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#8) On December 02, 2008 at 4:26 PM, Beartracks1 (93.71) wrote:

  You've got to be woofin me''''  """"""" What form  of Government is this.  Doesn't the Constitution give you the right to express yourself in Class, or is this part of the No Student Left Behind, Law................

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