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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-23-08 11:05 PM
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Boy, 12, Arrested For Farting In Class- (Florida)
NOVEMBER 21--A 12-year-old Florida student was arrested earlier this month after he "deliberately passed gas to disrupt the class," according to police. The child, who was also accused of shutting off the computers of classmates at Stuart's Spectrum Jr./Sr. High School, was busted November 4 for disruption of a school function. A Martin County Sheriff's Office report, a copy of which you'll find below, notes that the 4' 11" offender admitted that he "continually disrupted his classroom environment by breaking wind and shutting off several computers.

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2008/1121083...



Come on, you don't waste the police time on this!
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-23-08 11:07 PM
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1. Arrested? WTFF?
This country is really f**king :crazy:

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Ex Lurker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-23-08 11:35 PM
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12. here's what happens
teachers are so constrained in what they can do discipline-wise, that they're left with the option of not doing anything, or draconian measures like arrest.
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John Q. Citizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 12:39 AM
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17. How do you know? I'm sure suspension, detention, or expulsion are all available.
As is parental influence.


Why would you think that only inaction or arrest are the only two options?
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silverojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 01:19 AM
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25. Because teachers don't want to do their jobs
It's easier to call 911 than to make a 4'11" kid go to the principal's office. :eyes:
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Ex Lurker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 03:08 AM
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29. or because they're scared of being sued or physically attacked
I have a friend who teaches high school. He separated two girls fighting and one of them claimed he touched her inappropriately in the process. The claim was proven groundless, but he had to go through a big hassle in the meantime. Now he refuses to get involved--the cops get paid for that, let them do it is his philosophy. Other teachers have been threatened physically by students, and this is in a relatively good school. Then there are the parents who think their kids can do no wrong and won't back the schools on discipline. NCLB and other mandates make it almost impossible to get rid of troublemakers, and that's the real problem, which nobody wants to address. There are kids who have no business being in a traditional classroom setting, and who laugh at traditional forms of discipline.

There are absolutely teachers who don't do their job. But the system also makes it extremely difficult for them to do said job.
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Ex Lurker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 03:09 AM
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30. see my answer to sliverojo n/t
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-23-08 11:09 PM
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2. The arrest will only encourage other 12 year olds.
Geez, like we all haven't had to put up with a teenager farting in the church choir loft.

I wonder why the police went to the school, much less arrested the kid. Don't they have enough to do?
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-23-08 11:10 PM
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3. Farting in class is an ART FORM for 12 yr old boys
to this day my oldest son is very proud of making noises with his armpits. and he is 30.
oh i see this happened in
FLORIDA.
(sorry floridians i couldnt resist)
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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-23-08 11:11 PM
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4. Two terms that private attorneys recognize: Rapacious and Arbitrary.
Edited on Sun Nov-23-08 11:11 PM by Selatius
Would the student be in hand cuffs if he simply didn't stop talking in class instead of farting?
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my2sense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-23-08 11:13 PM
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5. Surely they have bigger fish to fry
I wonder how much it cost the gov't to spend time on this nonsense. Administrators at the school should have disciplined the kid right there at school if need be.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-23-08 11:13 PM
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6. Send him to the gas chamber!
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LisaL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-23-08 11:14 PM
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7. I think there is enough gas in the story as it is.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-23-08 11:15 PM
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8. Kids you need to chew sugarless gum..multiple packs and trust me
the wind you break will melt the glass. Even Chrystal Light candies will work but no more than 6 or you won't make the bathroom.
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FreeJG Donating Member (304 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-23-08 11:16 PM
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9. only in f-ing Florida!
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DearAbby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-23-08 11:29 PM
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10. Do you mean the concussion
of the explosive gas, shut off the computers? Or Did the little stinker, cut the cheese as well as the power?
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-23-08 11:32 PM
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11. His farts can shut off computers???? how about alarm systems??
BANK HEIST!!!!
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-23-08 11:51 PM
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13. This should go on Adam Carolla's show section
"Germany or Florida."
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Cheap_Trick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 12:16 AM
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14. At least they didn't taser him
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 12:21 AM
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15. You wouldn't want a spark in all that methane.
:evilgrin:
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Cheap_Trick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 02:56 AM
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28. bwah ha ha
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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 12:34 AM
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16. I made a fresh pot of chili yesterday.
I could get the death penalty.

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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 12:41 AM
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18. Mondays, like most New Orleanians, I eat red beans and rice.
I put lethal amounts of Cayenne pepper in it, and often add spicy alligator andouille sausage. I'll be a walking, breathing bio-weapon by sunset. :D




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trusty elf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 12:46 AM
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19. Finally a good reason to have shrub arrested?
Edited on Mon Nov-24-08 12:51 AM by tomeboy
:shrug:

Paul Bedard of U.S. News & World Report raised a few eyebrows this week when he went public about President George W. Bush's fondness forwellfarts.

Yep. The President farts - a lot. He farts in front of other White House staffers. He likes to joke about farts, cusses constantly and laughs with glee at the misfortune of others.




http://www.capitolhillblue.com/artman/publish/article_9...
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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 01:14 AM
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22. Well, you can kind of see it in his face.
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 01:05 AM
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20. What do they do for the armpit-symphonists and the belch-talkers? Hang them on the spot?
Florida justice!

Hekate
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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 01:11 AM
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21. I'm going to have to start making a list,
for my boys, of all the things they could potentially be arrested for. I think it's just about become illegal to be a kid in this country.
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mb7588a Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 01:18 AM
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23. Bummer. On Election Day too!
I would have been sentenced to years in jail if this were true when I was in school.
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mb7588a Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 01:19 AM
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24. Finally..
The "He who smelt it, dealt it" defense will be put to the ultimate test!
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Downtown Hound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 02:01 AM
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26. Whoa, I just committed a crime! n/t
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geomon666 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 02:24 AM
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27. Geez can this state be any more fucking dumb?
This has to be the worst state in the union.
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rebel with a cause Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 03:29 AM
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31. Ten years ago, in Illinois
we had a twelve year old attempt to murder someone. He failed but did thousands of dollars of property damage in his attempt. Because of his age, no legal action could be taken because we had a infancy law for children under the age of thirteen. He was put in a mental ward of a hospital for a few days and then returned to the children's home where he lived.

That infancy law has been dropped I believe here, but it is just weird to me that a twelve year old boy in one state could get by with attempted murder and another boy the same age in another state could get arrested for farting. (even if it was ten years apart)
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