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(9 News)   Nanny State purges all of the permanent markers in school due to an eight year-old huffing a Sharpie   (9news.com) divider line 118
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2008-04-04 10:16:19 AM
There was nothing better than getting a few whiffs out of the old-school rubber cement jars in grade school!
 
2008-04-04 10:17:03 AM
You can have my fresh dittos when you pry them from my cold dead hands.
 
2008-04-04 10:18:06 AM
Every time I hear about some draconian, over-the-top reaction like this, I ask the question "How many times has this happened."

Unless the answer is "hundreds" I then proceed to make fun of the people freaking out.

"Hey, I stubbed my toe... let's outlaw sofas."
 
2008-04-04 10:23:42 AM
Society has lost it. We're so close to chaos it's not even funny any more.
 
2008-04-04 10:33:32 AM
He just wanted to see the chick with the huge boobs and the flying car.

/heavy metal hiiiiiiiiiiighway
 
2008-04-04 10:35:17 AM
GaryPDX: Society has lost it. We're so close to chaos it's not even funny any more.

Might as well just sit back and enjoy the ride, dude. Here...sniff my marker.
 
2008-04-04 10:35:27 AM
Things like this drive me to despair. When a kid can get punished because the authority is too stupid to understand that there's nothing in a sharpie that can get you high. and what's worse, is that when it's explained to him, he stands by his decision.
 
2008-04-04 10:39:22 AM
Gulper Eel: You can have my fresh dittos when you pry them from my cold dead hands.

You read my mind... We'd all be holding the papers up to our faces and sniffing away.

They were talking on GMA about how "zero tolerance" is getting a bit out of hand, more particularly, when a first grader gets deemed a "sex offender" 'cuz he slapped one of his classmates on the butt.
 
2008-04-04 10:48:19 AM
While Eathan looks far-from-thrilled with his new job as poster boy for the inhalent set. He is, however, still in the running for America's Next Top Model.

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2008-04-04 10:50:41 AM
Next up, banning paper. Can't have the poor delicate fingers harmed now, can we?

/pokes the idiots in charge with sharp pencil
 
2008-04-04 10:54:36 AM
Sheesh. I sniffed markers all the time, and I turned out French Toast, please.
 
2008-04-04 10:56:37 AM
GaryPDX: Society has lost it. We're so close to chaos it's not even funny any more.

Yeah well, at least the chaos, in schools at least, won't involve Sharpies, playing tag or giving lower grades. We won't want to hurt the precious snowflakes.
 
2008-04-04 10:59:17 AM
Don't they have scented markers out there now anyways? How will school administrators freak out when they see kids sniffing one of those? Good god this is getting stupid.
 
2008-04-04 11:05:48 AM
Am I the only one that remembers elementary school art classes that had permanent markers that very purposely smelled like fruit, which only made the kids smell them more?
 
2008-04-04 11:15:26 AM
Alacritous: Things like this drive me to despair. When a kid can get punished because the authority is too stupid to understand that there's nothing in a sharpie that can get you high. and what's worse, is that when it's explained to him, he stands by his decision.

Yeah, but it's a gateway drug.

First, sniffing markers. Then, sniffing glue. By 6th grade, they're doing lines of blow in the bathroom.
 
2008-04-04 11:30:43 AM
Alacritous: Things like this drive me to despair. When a kid can get punished because the authority is too stupid to understand that there's nothing in a sharpie that can get you high evolution. and what's worse, is that when it's explained to him, he stands by his decision religion.
 
2008-04-04 11:39:11 AM
Can this be a "you are doing it wrong" thread
 
2008-04-04 11:40:13 AM
Paging Warriors huffer.
 
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2008-04-04 11:41:36 AM
Click to enlarge

OH! That's what they are talking about!
 
2008-04-04 11:41:47 AM
Huffing stuff pretty much comes with its own punishment.
 
2008-04-04 11:41:53 AM
WOW.

FTA: A toxicologist with the Rocky Mountain Poison Control Center says that claim is nearly impossible.

Okay, logic, reliable.

Stupid, FTA: Adams County School District 50 leaders were unfazed by the poison control center's medical opinion.

Also: "Principals make hundreds of decisions everyday based on our best judgment. And in that time, smelling that marker, I felt like, 'Wow, that's a very serious marker,'" Benisch said.



Why didn't he just call the kid a terrorist? At least the level of thought that went into the process would have been the same.
 
2008-04-04 11:42:39 AM
Submittard, there's nothing in the article about purging all of the permanent markers in school.

www.motherandthedoctor.com
 
2008-04-04 11:42:48 AM
Why the hell are the school systems run by such idiots?
 
2008-04-04 11:43:00 AM
Reminds me of my highschool. When I was 14, I got in major trouble for sucking the helium out of a party balloon and singing in a squeaky voice. They said it was a controlled substance and I was trying to get high.

(I know inhaling helium can kill brain cells, but I still think it was a bit over-the-top.)
 
2008-04-04 11:43:12 AM
And what about the books in these schools? Perhaps a child will find a book that puts bad thoughts in their heads. We better go ahead and burn them all just to be on the safe side.


Gotta love the group-think of a Dumbass Democrat Bureaucrat.
 
2008-04-04 11:43:15 AM
wiw.org
First thing that came to my mind.
 
2008-04-04 11:43:36 AM
moops: Submittard, there's nothing in the article about purging all of the permanent markers in school.

""We've purged every permanent marker there is in this building," he said."
 
2008-04-04 11:44:03 AM
Gulper Eel - You can have my fresh dittos when you pry them from my cold dead hands.

MMMM, I'd forgotten about dittos. We had to print exams using one of those machines when I was in graduate school in 1992. Cranking out 30 or 40 of those babies at once is quite an odiferous experience.
 
2008-04-04 11:44:49 AM
Wow.

When I was a kid, I had a set of markers that each had different scents for each color.

This teacher is punishing the kid because she's too stupid to understand what is and isn't harmful. That's not the kids fault. She's the one who should get suspended.

\by her ankles
 
2008-04-04 11:44:56 AM
Fool. They dont use sharpies with gold ink in school.
 
2008-04-04 11:45:16 AM
OlafTheBent: "Every time I hear about some draconian, over-the-top reaction like this, I ask the question "How many times has this happened."

Unless the answer is "hundreds" I then proceed to make fun of the people freaking out.


I think it's safe to say that it IS happening in the hundreds. Every kid sniffs a marker once in awhile -- it's just something kids DO with markers! But is it a problem? NO. I don't think a lot of kids are dying from huffing a sharpie. I don't think we have to classify markers as the new gateway drug... :p Stupid nanny state.
 
2008-04-04 11:45:27 AM
ThatGuyGreg: Am I the only one that remembers elementary school art classes that had permanent markers that very purposely smelled like fruit, which only made the kids smell them more?

Favorite jellybean: BLACK. Favorite Mr. Sketch flavor: BLACK


Gulper Eel: You can have my fresh dittos when you pry them from my cold dead hands.

Dittos were the bomb. I was watching Fast Times with my younger dumber brother and there's that scene where the students sniff the paper while passing them back. He had NO IDEA what they were doing.

/get off my lawn
//whippersnappers
 
2008-04-04 11:45:30 AM
moops


FTA: Despite the medical evidence, Benisch promised to draw an even clearer line on markers.

"We've purged every permanent marker there is in this building," he said.


Little too quick on the fail-stick, eh? Try thinking about hockey. That used to work for me when I was a young'n.
 
2008-04-04 11:46:09 AM
Wow... even after poison control told them that you arent going to get high off non toxic sharpies they still stuck with there decision and purged the school of sharpies.

Won't somebody think of the children and fire the principal and anyone else who agreed that this was a good idea.
 
2008-04-04 11:47:36 AM
I have no clue what dittos are, but the amonia based print copier my highschool still had for the drafting department ..... wooo
 
2008-04-04 11:47:51 AM
Eathan Harris says he's happy to be back in school after his suspension, but he did confide he worried the school's disciplinary action might hurt his dream of one day becoming a professional football player.


Does this kid even follow/watch football? He really doesn't have anything to stress about.

/It's not like he's trying to become the Pope.
 
2008-04-04 11:48:38 AM
Gulper Eel: You can have my fresh dittos when you pry them from my cold dead hands.

Oh my god that takes me back....
 
2008-04-04 11:49:43 AM
I loved those scented markers. Lemon was my favorite, which led to my drawing a lot of yellow suns and yellow flowers and yellow faces.
 
2008-04-04 11:52:38 AM
moops: Submittard, there's nothing in the article about purging all of the permanent markers in school.

FTA: "Despite the medical evidence, Benisch promised to draw an even clearer line on markers.

"We've purged every permanent marker there is in this building," he said.


Stay off the markers moops, it might help your reading comprehension. It is really bad when you FAIL with a FAIL comment.
 
2008-04-04 11:52:56 AM
I didn't realize MY state has such retarded school leaders.
I thought that was only in Florida.

I'll try to be as polite as possible when I say Fuk that stupid ass principle.

/Go work in a prison where your skills will be more usefull asshat.
 
2008-04-04 11:54:12 AM
Drugs are bad, mmmkay?
 
2008-04-04 11:54:16 AM
Wow England kind of sucks now.
 
2008-04-04 11:54:28 AM
Strange how since schools have instituted this kind of draconian enforcement of silly rules we find 3rd graders plotting to abduct and torture teachers. I wonder if there's a correlation.
 
2008-04-04 11:54:34 AM
The amount of stupid in that article is overwhelming.
 
2008-04-04 11:55:07 AM
Man, I remember we couldn't wait for test day in elementary school. As soon as those fresh dittoes started going around, everybody would be huffing them in, and the teacher would pull out a Led Zep album and put it on the Edu-Tone record player, then things would really get moving. That crazy "On the Farm" movie would be playing backwards, and about four guys would be just staring at the Furball the Hamster, saying "It's God, man...it's God..." while the rest of us started up a wild orgy; even so, it seemed like someone always had to harsh everyone out by pulling out a Sharpie. Some people just didn't understand that we wouldn't go that far. We didn't go in for that street shiat.
 
2008-04-04 11:56:17 AM
Article-writer screwed up. We saw an interview with the principle on TV last night and the kid didn't even sniff the marker. It was just the spot on his shirt. Suspending the kid even if it is dangerous just means they shouldn't have let the kid get ahold of the marker in the first place. Thanks for posting this, subby. I couldn't find it posted anywhere outside the video. I'm writing the principle.
 
2008-04-04 11:56:37 AM
moops: Submittard, there's nothing in the article about purging all of the permanent markers in school.


Try huffing something a little stronger yourself -- it might improve your reading comprehension.

/submitter
 
2008-04-04 11:57:02 AM
I wish Mexico banned them....

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2008-04-04 11:57:10 AM
he just wanted to take a trip to nippopolis to fight in the breatolium.

sniffing markers, another form of natural selection.
 
2008-04-04 11:57:25 AM
MDGeist: Wow England kind of sucks now.

What?
 
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