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Florida Student Arrested For Farting
subcultured at 12:51PM, Dec. 3, 2008
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seriously…wtf?!


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STUART, FLA—Don’t the police in Martin County have anything better to do than police farts?

Are criminal charges, judicial and prosecutorial resources and taxpayer dollars warranted to prosecute a 13-year-old child for farting?

Can’t school officials handle disruptive students?

A 12-year-old student at the Spectrum Junior-Senior High School in Stuart, Fla., was arrested Nov. 4 by the school’s resource officer, a member of the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, after a teacher said that he had “deliberately passed gas to disrupt the class” and had turned off the computers of his classmates.

The boy’s name was withheld due to him being a juvenile.

According to the police report, the boy “continually disrupted his classroom environment” by intentionally passing gas and shutting off computers other students were using.

The boy had been taken to the administration office for disciplinary action and on questioning, admitted his behavior. He was then criminally charged with “disruption of school function”.

http://www.northcountrygazette.org/2008/11/22/criminal_gas/
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BlkKnight at 1:51PM, Dec. 3, 2008
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I'm somewhat surprised it isn't a panhandle county…probably still a smaller county which would explain it.

Florida's a strange state.
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ozoneocean at 1:52PM, Dec. 3, 2008
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Page won't load… He also shut off other student's computers, which is worse. They could have lost important work, or he could have damaged expensive school property there- depending on how he “Shut them off”.

But criminal charges for being a dick? How can that be a criminal matter? How? That's insane.
 
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Gohlico at 2:39PM, Dec. 3, 2008
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Can't… stop… laughing! Gah!


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kyupol at 2:50PM, Dec. 3, 2008
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This isn't funny. Its about getting YOU into the system.

Think about it. Prison labour is cheap. The prisons need to be filled up. Because more slaves are needed.

And by the way, most of those “cops” (more like big bully cowards to me. lmao! too afraid of a crazy guy with two pistols shooting up a school while there's 20 of you in full body armor! lmao!!!) don't go after the real criminals. Like the thieves, rapists, killers, white collared fraudsters, gangsters, etc.

They go after the law-abiding civilians. Whom they can intimidate and harrass. Because only cowards pick on the weak and defenseless.

Farting is a “crime”. Its like saying its a crime for a turtle to bask in the sun. lol!


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SarahN at 3:15PM, Dec. 3, 2008
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They couldn't just kick him out of the school/class room and maybe give him detention/suspend him?

Either that kid was acting more nuts than they let on or that school is retarded.
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Gohlico at 6:40PM, Dec. 3, 2008
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You misunderstood me. Farts are funny. Getting arrested for farting is not. To arrest someone just for farting is a huge slap to low-brow comedy.

In protest, I'm eating a lot of beans and I'll be fumigating the neighborhood. If you smell something like a combination of eggs sweatsocks, that's me.


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ozoneocean at 7:25PM, Dec. 3, 2008
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He WASN'T arrested “for farting”. That's just how the story has been spun to get the attention of the common man, so to speak. ;)

The child was arrested for general disruptive behaviour in the classroom, the “farting” was just a part of that.

That doesn't sound as funny, as interesting, or as cool, but it's just as bad. Making someone a criminal for disruptive behaviour in a classroom is a failure of the system and the teachers, not the students.
 
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Chernobog at 8:43PM, Dec. 3, 2008
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Sounds like a future fratboy in the making.
 
 
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Gohlico at 12:49AM, Dec. 4, 2008
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Too late. I ate a can of baked beans. Hmmm… I smell teen spirit!

No wait, it's more of an evil spirit… of stinky malevolence.


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keithmccleary at 6:33AM, Dec. 4, 2008
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oooooh, that one went up on the ol' Facebook.
Now updating without interruption, starting 2/16.

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n_y_japlander at 7:14AM, Dec. 4, 2008
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I graduated high school in Florida… and I'm a farter, always have and always will!

I can thank my lucky stars that this did not happen to me!!! disrupting class with gas was a motto of mine!

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Koshou at 10:15AM, Dec. 4, 2008
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…ffff. :'D

oh, Florida. this is why I hate you.
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BlkKnight at 10:52AM, Dec. 4, 2008
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Don't blame the state. Blame the by-county K-12 systems run by curmudgeons who still operate in the ‘60s, refuse change, and blindly follow some consultant who couldn’t finish his doctorate like he was a god.
That's “Dr. BlkKnight” to all of you.
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Walrus at 4:07PM, Dec. 4, 2008
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But criminal charges for being a dick?

If you could go to jail for being a dick, I think nearly everyone would be there now.
 
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kyupol at 5:00PM, Dec. 4, 2008
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Walrus
ozoneocean
But criminal charges for being a dick?

If you could go to jail for being a dick, I think nearly everyone would be there now.

No. You go to jail for having a dick.
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ozoneocean at 6:38PM, Dec. 4, 2008
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kyupol
No. You go to jail for having a dick.
For a head…
 
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