STUART, FLAâ€”Donâ€™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?
Canâ€™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 schoolâ€™s resource officer, a member of the Martin County Sheriffâ€™s Office, after a teacher said that he had â€œdeliberately passed gas to disrupt the classâ€ and had turned off the computers of his classmates.
The boyâ€™s name was withheld due to him being a juvenile.
According to the police report, the boy â€œcontinually disrupted his classroom environmentâ€ 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 â€œdisruption of school functionâ€.