Thursday, February 24, 2005

Assault By Rubber-Band

Today's lesson in mindless public school administration brought to you by Liberty Middle School in Orange County, Florida. Seventh-grader Robert Gomez, age 12, picked up a rubber band off the floro and put it around his wrist. His teacher asked him to give the rubber band to her, so he tossed it on her desk. For that act, he's been suspended for 10 days, and faces expulsion, for threatening her "with a weapon". That weapon... the rubber band!