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2009-11-10 11:55:48 PM
LAWYER STAMPEDE!
 
2009-11-10 11:59:34 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2009-11-11 12:11:51 AM
At Del Dios Jr High (Escondido, CA) I instigated many food fights. Please don't tell anyone.
 
2009-11-11 12:13:12 AM
www.hollywoodteenmovies.com
 
2009-11-11 12:14:32 AM
i49.photobucket.com
 
2009-11-11 12:15:12 AM
pbfcomics.com

As hot as can be
 
2009-11-11 12:15:38 AM
pbf.jpeg?
 
2009-11-11 12:17:37 AM
I'm saying by 2025, childhood ends at 8. Any takers?
 
2009-11-11 12:24:31 AM
www.joelogon.com


It might take a little bit of lateral thinking, but you will get there.
 
2009-11-11 12:24:54 AM
That is the most stupid farking thing I ever heard. What happened to just making all the kids stay at lunch until they cleaned the freaking place up? Then you maybe hit them with an after school suspension.

God damn it so much what the hell is happening in schools. The entire school board should be thrown out next election. Run on a food Fights Are Not A Crime ticket.
 
2009-11-11 12:30:04 AM
The coolest song (new window) about a food fight you will hear all day.
 
2009-11-11 12:30:06 AM
They were also suspended for two days by the school, the Calumet middle-school campus of Perspectives Charter Schools, in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side.

Is there not more pressing things for the Chicago police to do than deal with a school's over reaction to throwing cookies and apples? Thanks for wasting law enforcement resources fark wads.

Ms. Shulla-Cose described the entire episode as "unfortunate" and added, "We don't take this lightly."

There are many things I could accuse this person of and none of them would be taking a food fight lightly.
 
2009-11-11 12:30:11 AM
As a very fat man, I demand that they bring these children to justice! How many more hot dogs must go to waste?
 
2009-11-11 12:30:47 AM
ZeroKnightRaiden: As hot as can be

PBF is for heroes.
 
2009-11-11 12:32:49 AM
I weep for this country. I really do.

/can we have America back plzkthx
 
2009-11-11 12:34:14 AM
SirFire: I weep for this country. I really do.

/can we have America back plzkthx


Have to buy it back from China, sorry.

sad world we live in, sad indeed
 
2009-11-11 12:36:11 AM
Farking chicken shiat cops. I'm sure someone from the Fark FOP will be by to explain why arresting these kids was necessary and in the best interest of the public.
 
2009-11-11 12:36:55 AM
Misdemeanor:

i242.photobucket.com

Felony:

i242.photobucket.com
 
2009-11-11 12:40:22 AM
Gwendolyn: They were also suspended for two days by the school, the Calumet middle-school campus of Perspectives Charter Schools, in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side.

Is there not more pressing things for the Chicago police to do than deal with a school's over reaction to throwing cookies and apples? Thanks for wasting law enforcement resources fark wads.


BTW this wasn't a comment about the police it was a comment towards the school officials.
 
2009-11-11 12:45:35 AM
Everything that is wrong with the system is represented in this story.

/could be worse
//could be Britain
 
2009-11-11 12:47:22 AM
Wow. Just wow. That's farking ridiculous.
 
2009-11-11 12:49:03 AM
FTA: ... the resulting heavy police presence had led in turn to the large number of arrests.

I trust I'm not alone in being highly perturbed here ... so, people are no longer arrested for crimes, they are arrested merely for being near cops?
 
2009-11-11 12:50:18 AM
www.steamsloth.com
 
2009-11-11 12:54:14 AM
What can I say? Here in Chicago we take our food more seriously than in some other towns I could name...

/*cough* New York *cough*
 
2009-11-11 12:56:28 AM
At least they're being properly indoctrinated for things to come.
 
2009-11-11 12:56:38 AM
Food fight resulting in arrests? Shall we tune in to this weekend's "Funniest Videos" for school security camera footage?
 
2009-11-11 01:00:36 AM
Perhaps the ruffians shouted "Meep!" whilst throwing their lunch scraps. The effrontery!
 
2009-11-11 01:01:36 AM
i49.photobucket.com



Mayor McCheese to hold press conference on Wednesday.

dnrtfa

 
2009-11-11 01:04:10 AM
Psssh, that's nothing. The year after I graduated, my high school had food fight so massive that was reported on freakin' Pravda.

Link

From what I've heard from my younger sister and friends, it was the start of a long, ugly slide for the school.
 
2009-11-11 01:08:20 AM
When I was in middle school, I strangled a kid in the lunch room and all I got was a 3 day suspension.

Who knows what would have happened if I threw beef cutlet at him first.
 
2009-11-11 01:09:17 AM
But what if it wasn't food? What if it was bombs? Or sextings?
 
2009-11-11 01:09:58 AM
...an on-campus police officer had called for backup as the food fight escalated and that the resulting heavy police presence had led in turn to the large number of arrests.

what the fark is wrong with someone that they call police backup to a school food fight?
 
2009-11-11 01:10:07 AM
/started one in high school
//will still deny it.
///you have no evidence!
 
2009-11-11 01:10:27 AM
i14.photobucket.com
 
2009-11-11 01:12:42 AM
Holy farking giant zit.

What an epic fail for the school and the cops.

Can't stop a food fight without arresting 25 kids?
Giant farking twatwaffles at that school.

and the cops???

Well Sarge, we stopped the terrorist food fighters today.

-How'd you do that?

We arrested 25 fourteen year old food throwing hoodlems...

-(facepalm)
 
2009-11-11 01:13:30 AM
echobass: ...an on-campus police officer had called for backup as the food fight escalated and that the resulting heavy police presence had led in turn to the large number of arrests.

what the fark is wrong with someone that they call police backup to a school food fight?


Seriously just close up the hot food side of the cafeteria. Eventually they'll run out of ammo.
 
2009-11-11 01:17:50 AM
BuckTurgidson

Vaginal breadfruit aside, I haven't read some of those quotes in your profile in a decade or more. Thanks for the refresher course.
 
2009-11-11 01:19:31 AM
www.onepennysheet.com
What an arrest in Chicago MAY look like.
 
2009-11-11 01:24:46 AM
By the end of the day, 25 of the students, ages 11 to 15, had been rounded up, arrested, taken from school and put in jail. A spokesman for the Chicago police said the charges were reckless conduct, a misdemeanor.

In case anyone was wondering, this is a sign of why this country is farked.
 
2009-11-11 01:31:02 AM
You gotta be farking kidding me.

At worst, this is detention, unless you find a way to actually kill someone with a thrown banana.

/Yeah, the choir, I'm preaching to.
 
2009-11-11 01:37:46 AM
Weaver95: By the end of the day, 25 of the students, ages 11 to 15, had been rounded up, arrested, taken from school and put in jail. A spokesman for the Chicago police said the charges were reckless conduct, a misdemeanor.

In case anyone was wondering, this is a sign of why this country is farked.


Jeeziz Aitch Keerist, this. The charges against the students should be "horseplay" and "excessive rowdiness" and the charges against the school staff and administration should be "immaturity", "insecurity", and "FAIL".
 
2009-11-11 01:41:55 AM
BuckTurgidson:

Yum, stinking fruit of the devil!
 
2009-11-11 01:44:42 AM
If they hadn't arrested them, they might have started using bananas, raspberries, passionfruits and even pointed sticks!
 
2009-11-11 01:58:56 AM
Doc Ok: BuckTurgidson:

Yum, stinking fruit of the devil!


I may have prematurely gone nucular with the durian.

There is, after all, no countermeasure or proportionate response.
 
Ask
2009-11-11 01:59:05 AM
It says a lot about the teachers at the school when they can't even assert their authority over a bunch of middle school kids without involving the police.
 
2009-11-11 02:02:45 AM
Jesus this country's gotten over-reactive, overly-PC, and police-happy.

//more two-word descriptors await..
 
2009-11-11 02:04:15 AM
boobsrgood: BuckTurgidson

Vaginal breadfruit aside, I haven't read some of those quotes in your profile in a decade or more. Thanks for the refresher course.


You're welcome, though I take no credit, even for the humble copy and paste.
 
2009-11-11 02:04:44 AM
www.carobinson.com

/Lawn, off you know...
 
2009-11-11 02:10:28 AM
Ask: It says a lot about the teachers at the school when they can't even assert their authority over a bunch of middle school kids without involving the police.

Things have gotten bad since the days when teachers could grab you by the arm and sling you out of the cafeteria and into the principal's office without fear of a lawsuit.
 
2009-11-11 02:27:52 AM
That does seem pretty dumb for their age. Yeah at 18+ I could see problems but not at 11.
I was never in a food fight though, the idiotic jocks at my schools were satisfied with ruining the lives of the intelligent specifically, and a food fight might hurt someone else.

boobsrgood: BuckTurgidson

Vaginal breadfruit aside, I haven't read some of those quotes in your profile in a decade or more. Thanks for the refresher course.


The durian is a massive and hideous fruit that can kill people when it falls from its tree. It's the most hardcore fruit ever.

The more you know
 
2009-11-11 02:28:29 AM
None of the commenting were at this food fight. I know I can't really judge if it was appropriate without being there. For the time being, I'm going to take the side of the police for arresting them--they were there.

If I was a kid involved in a food fight at a middle school and the police raided it, I doubt I'd continue fighting.
 
2009-11-11 02:29:58 AM
Zeno-25: Psssh, that's nothing. The year after I graduated, my high school had food fight so massive that was reported on freakin' Pravda.

Link

From what I've heard from my younger sister and friends, it was the start of a long, ugly slide for the school.


Holy heck, you were there! My next door neighbor told me stories about that one that he'd heard from friends who'd been there, but I didn't know anyone at West Aurora...

/Warrenville Boy
//Go Tigers!
 
2009-11-11 02:34:07 AM
What I say is: if those defiant bastards still kept throwing food after seeing the police, and after seeing persons #1 and #2 and #3 being taken away in handcuffs, and they are still blatantly defying the teachers AND the cops, then yes let #s 4-25 get arrested too. I am sorry. A food fight is one thing, but being so brainless and self-important and lawless as to not be stopping when the police come and start arresting people demands that they be taught a lesson that they are not receiving at home.
 
2009-11-11 02:47:56 AM
jorie: None of the commenting were at this food fight. I know I can't really judge if it was appropriate without being there. For the time being, I'm going to take the side of the police for arresting them--they were there.

If I was a kid involved in a food fight at a middle school and the police raided it, I doubt I'd continue fighting.


4/10
 
2009-11-11 02:50:56 AM
jorie: For the time being, I'm going to take the side of the police

www.joelogon.com
 
2009-11-11 02:51:21 AM
eas81: /Lawn, off you know...

Best. Game. Ever.
 
2009-11-11 02:51:48 AM
jorie: If I was a kid involved in a food fight at a middle school and the police raided it, I doubt I'd continue fighting.

I'd have probably asked one of them to wear an apron & get to the serving part of their oath

/ITG? FƱCK YEAH
 
2009-11-11 02:56:39 AM
"She also said the school was working individually with the families of students who were arrested to support them through a difficult time..."

You're doing it wrong, ma'am.
 
2009-11-11 03:00:09 AM
Recommendation for alternate tag line: "All those police we have patrolling school to protect snowflakes from each other? They're bored."

Or at least I think that's the real story here. I want the follow up when this cop ends up as the laughing stock of the force for calling for back up on a middle school foodfight.
 
2009-11-11 03:01:40 AM
Diana Shulla-Cose, president and co-founder of Perspectives Charter Schools, said that an on-campus police officer had called for backup as the food fight escalated and that the resulting heavy police presence had led in turn to the large number of arrests.

Ms. Shulla-Cose described the entire episode as "unfortunate" and added, "We don't take this lightly."


What a Diana Shulla-Cose of Perspective Charter School might look like:

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2009-11-11 03:07:13 AM
Kevin72: What I say is: if those defiant bastards still kept throwing food after seeing the police, and after seeing persons #1 and #2 and #3 being taken away in handcuffs, and they are still blatantly defying the teachers AND the cops, then yes let #s 4-25 get arrested too. I am sorry. A food fight is one thing, but being so brainless and self-important and lawless as to not be stopping when the police come and start arresting people demands that they be taught a lesson that they are not receiving at home.

Sadly, I have to agree with you.
Besides, what a farking waste of food. They should of just thrown it my way instead (or, you know, towards the millions of people in the world without any at all).
 
2009-11-11 03:14:10 AM
Quigro: They got arrested cause they're black, duhhhhhh!

Just about to say that. It's probably true. Never would have happened if it was white kids. Imagine how much more outrage there would be if it was a bunch of rich white kids from the suburbs that got locked up for a food fight. What a joke this nation can be sometimes. Guess the cops wanna let these kids know where they want them to be in the future. So the vicious cycle continues I guess.
 
2009-11-11 03:17:10 AM
Kevin72: What I say is: if those defiant bastards still kept throwing food after seeing the police, and after seeing persons #1 and #2 and #3 being taken away in handcuffs, and they are still blatantly defying the teachers AND the cops, then yes let #s 4-25 get arrested too. I am sorry. A food fight is one thing, but being so brainless and self-important and lawless as to not be stopping when the police come and start arresting people demands that they be taught a lesson that they are not receiving at home.

THEY ARE KIDS JACKASS! God damn I hate cop loving assholes like you SO MUCH. Throwing pre teens in jail for a food fight is asinine and you should know that. What happened to detention? What happened to in and out of school suspension? A farking misdemeanor and a trip into the system isn't what these kids need. It only makes the problem worse. You really think these kids are gonna grow up to trust and respect cops and authority. They better not if they got any sense.
 
2009-11-11 03:36:56 AM
echobass: ...an on-campus police officer had called for backup as the food fight escalated and that the resulting heavy police presence had led in turn to the large number of arrests.

what the fark is wrong with someone that they call police backup to a school food fight?


This is how I imagine it went down:

"SARGE! I NEED HELP, SARGE!"

'Calm down, son, calm down. Gimme a sitrep.'

"OH, GOD, SARGE, IT'S HORRIBLE! THEY GOT ME PINNED DOWN BY THE TEACHER'S TABLE! THERE'S FRUIT FLYING EVERYWHERE! IT'S JUST A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE THEY HIT ME! YOU GOTTA SEND HELP!"

'All, right, son, all right. Air strike inbound, choppers to follow. We're gonna get you out of there. Just try to hold on.'

"AHHHHH I JUST TOOK MYSTERY MEAT TO THE HEAD! I'M A GONER, SARGE!"

'Damn those bastards!' *on radio* 'Boys, get in there and make 'em pay for what they did to Kowalski!'
 
2009-11-11 03:39:10 AM
So all of these kids now and their friends will hate cops for the rest of their lives... god job boys earning that respect.
 
2009-11-11 03:44:02 AM
TheJoe03: Kevin72: What I say is: if those defiant bastards still kept throwing food after seeing the police, and after seeing persons #1 and #2 and #3 being taken away in handcuffs, and they are still blatantly defying the teachers AND the cops, then yes let #s 4-25 get arrested too. I am sorry. A food fight is one thing, but being so brainless and self-important and lawless as to not be stopping when the police come and start arresting people demands that they be taught a lesson that they are not receiving at home.

THEY ARE KIDS JACKASS! God damn I hate cop loving assholes like you SO MUCH. Throwing pre teens in jail for a food fight is asinine and you should know that. What happened to detention? What happened to in and out of school suspension? A farking misdemeanor and a trip into the system isn't what these kids need. It only makes the problem worse. You really think these kids are gonna grow up to trust and respect cops and authority. They better not if they got any sense.


So you think the police and the teachers should just let the food fight go on and on and on? Like I said, if students #4 - #25 stopped when they saw #1 & #2 & #3 in handcuffs, then #1,2,3 could have in-school suspension. Are you going to have in-school suspension for 25 students? What a joke. They were taken to jail NOT FOR THE FOOD FIGHT. THEY WERE TAKEN THERE BECAUSE THEY WERE SO ARROGANT "THINKING THEY COULD DO WHATEVER THEY WANT" AS TO NOT STOP WHEN THE POLICE CAME.
(By the way, FTFA, 13,14,15 year olds are not pre-teens)
 
2009-11-11 03:46:16 AM
Childhood over at age 8? What about the kindergarten kid that was expelled for having a purple squirt gun a few years back???
 
2009-11-11 03:52:59 AM
BuckTurgidson: Doc Ok: BuckTurgidson:

Yum, stinking fruit of the devil!

I may have prematurely gone nucular with the durian.

There is, after all, no countermeasure or proportionate response.


I'm not so sure that there are no proportionate responses. Lutefisk, balut, and casu marzu all come to mind.
 
2009-11-11 03:53:21 AM
www.figurerealm.com

Ready to go at a moments notice......
 
2009-11-11 03:54:51 AM
untaken_name: "AHHHHH I JUST TOOK MYSTERY MEAT TO THE HEAD! I'M A GONER, SARGE!"

The rest was mildly amusing, but THAT made me LOL...
 
2009-11-11 03:55:58 AM
NeauxFear: untaken_name: "AHHHHH I JUST TOOK MYSTERY MEAT TO THE HEAD! I'M A GONER, SARGE!"

The rest was mildly amusing, but THAT made me LOL...


It was better in my head, with sound effects and explosions and stuff. It usually is, though.
 
2009-11-11 03:59:32 AM
I'm going to have to go with this being potentially excessive but it is still assault and, more importantly, is a sign of the times. We had our fun when we were kids but we stopped before, you know, they called the COPS on us. We had boundaries and we knew them. Also they were allowed to actually touch students back then which probably would have helped. Your crotch fruit are not special, they aren't above the law, and if you can't control your idiot then someone else is going to and everyone but the police are afraid to because stupid shiats can't accept that their kid is an idiot so they'll sue anyone and anything instead of taking the blame themselves for failing to instill any discipline.

Then again, my thing was lights and pickles. Until I got caught. Dorm restriction, dish duty, and cleaning the cafeteria for a month cured me of that.
 
2009-11-11 04:02:43 AM
UnspokenVoice: I'm going to have to go with this being potentially excessive but it is still assault and, more importantly, is a sign of the times. We had our fun when we were kids but we stopped before, you know, they called the COPS on us. We had boundaries and we knew them. Also they were allowed to actually touch students back then which probably would have helped. Your crotch fruit are not special, they aren't above the law, and if you can't control your idiot then someone else is going to and everyone but the police are afraid to because stupid shiats can't accept that their kid is an idiot so they'll sue anyone and anything instead of taking the blame themselves for failing to instill any discipline.

Then again, my thing was lights and pickles. Until I got caught. Dorm restriction, dish duty, and cleaning the cafeteria by my mouth for a month cured me of that.


FTFY
 
2009-11-11 04:03:14 AM
Kevin72: TheJoe03: Kevin72: What I say is: if those defiant bastards still kept throwing food after seeing the police, and after seeing persons #1 and #2 and #3 being taken away in handcuffs, and they are still blatantly defying the teachers AND the cops, then yes let #s 4-25 get arrested too. I am sorry. A food fight is one thing, but being so brainless and self-important and lawless as to not be stopping when the police come and start arresting people demands that they be taught a lesson that they are not receiving at home.

THEY ARE KIDS JACKASS! God damn I hate cop loving assholes like you SO MUCH. Throwing pre teens in jail for a food fight is asinine and you should know that. What happened to detention? What happened to in and out of school suspension? A farking misdemeanor and a trip into the system isn't what these kids need. It only makes the problem worse. You really think these kids are gonna grow up to trust and respect cops and authority. They better not if they got any sense.

So you think the police and the teachers should just let the food fight go on and on and on? Like I said, if students #4 - #25 stopped when they saw #1 & #2 & #3 in handcuffs, then #1,2,3 could have in-school suspension. Are you going to have in-school suspension for 25 students? What a joke. They were taken to jail NOT FOR THE FOOD FIGHT. THEY WERE TAKEN THERE BECAUSE THEY WERE SO ARROGANT "THINKING THEY COULD DO WHATEVER THEY WANT" AS TO NOT STOP WHEN THE POLICE CAME.
(By the way, FTFA, 13,14,15 year olds are not pre-teens)


Sieg heil buddy, I have nothing more to say to you, seriously.
 
2009-11-11 04:12:30 AM
Meanwhile as a high schooler in rich white suburbia I got busted with a quarter of dope and he just took it from me.

/Double standards rock
 
2009-11-11 04:21:10 AM
God-is-a-Taco: That does seem pretty dumb for their age. Yeah at 18+ I could see problems but not at 11.
I was never in a food fight though, the idiotic jocks at my schools were satisfied with ruining the lives of the intelligent specifically, and a food fight might hurt someone else.

boobsrgood: BuckTurgidson

Vaginal breadfruit aside, I haven't read some of those quotes in your profile in a decade or more. Thanks for the refresher course.

The durian is a massive and hideous fruit that can kill people when it falls from its tree. It's the most hardcore fruit ever.

The more you know


Also the only fruit (that I'm aware of) that's prohibited from mass transit:
upload.wikimedia.org


If you can't end a food fight without having a gaggle of 11-year olds hauled off to jail, you suck as a teacher, you suck as an authority figure, and you suck as an adult. Both cops and teachers in TFA should be ashamed of themselves. At least pepper spray and tazers didn't come into play.
 
2009-11-11 04:30:50 AM
Kevin72
They were taken to jail NOT FOR THE FOOD FIGHT. THEY WERE TAKEN THERE BECAUSE THEY WERE SO ARROGANT "THINKING THEY COULD DO WHATEVER THEY WANT" AS TO NOT STOP WHEN THE POLICE CAME.
(By the way, FTFA, 13,14,15 year olds are not pre-teens)


You're not from old Russia or perhaps pre-WWII germany are you?

We're talking about middle-school kids here throwing non-lethal mushy cafeteria food dished out by ice creme scoops, not a bunch of drunk adults in a bar brawl with broken bottles for knives and guys flying out of the windows. There is no place in a middle school food fight for the police force.

I think the 25 cops got mashed potatos in their face (and quite honestly how many teens wouldn't aim their already flying food items at the ridiculous army of cops), and being the badged tax-collecting bullies that they are, showed those terrorist kids who was boss and tossed them in jail. I'm surprised there was no tear gas involved, or bomb squads, or tasering, or tanks busting through the walls, or flamethrowers burning the little jihadists en masse.
 
2009-11-11 04:33:09 AM
Snotty1: UnspokenVoice: I'm going to have to go with this being potentially excessive but it is still assault and, more importantly, is a sign of the times. We had our fun when we were kids but we stopped before, you know, they called the COPS on us. We had boundaries and we knew them. Also they were allowed to actually touch students back then which probably would have helped. Your crotch fruit are not special, they aren't above the law, and if you can't control your idiot then someone else is going to and everyone but the police are afraid to because stupid shiats can't accept that their kid is an idiot so they'll sue anyone and anything instead of taking the blame themselves for failing to instill any discipline.

Then again, my thing was lights and pickles. Until I got caught. Dorm restriction, dish duty, and cleaning the cafeteria by my mouth for a month cured me of that.

FTFY


Nah. I went to a real school. We had mops and stuff.

/and a ski slope
//and a hockey rink
 
2009-11-11 05:05:21 AM
SirFire: Kevin72
They were taken to jail NOT FOR THE FOOD FIGHT. THEY WERE TAKEN THERE BECAUSE THEY WERE SO ARROGANT "THINKING THEY COULD DO WHATEVER THEY WANT" AS TO NOT STOP WHEN THE POLICE CAME.
(By the way, FTFA, 13,14,15 year olds are not pre-teens)

You're not from old Russia or perhaps pre-WWII germany are you?

We're talking about middle-school kids here throwing non-lethal mushy cafeteria food dished out by ice creme scoops, not a bunch of drunk adults in a bar brawl with broken bottles for knives and guys flying out of the windows. There is no place in a middle school food fight for the police force.

I think the 25 cops got mashed potatos in their face (and quite honestly how many teens wouldn't aim their already flying food items at the ridiculous army of cops), and being the badged tax-collecting bullies that they are, showed those terrorist kids who was boss and tossed them in jail. I'm surprised there was no tear gas involved, or bomb squads, or tasering, or tanks busting through the walls, or flamethrowers burning the little jihadists en masse.

It was NOT 25 police. It was 25 students.
It was NOT mushy cafeteria food or mashed potatos, FTFA it was apples, and oranges. Yes they were mixing apples and oranges.
This is not "seig heil" as TheJoe says, or old Russia per SirFire. Rather, and let me quote TFA, "If the charges are not thrown out when the students go before a judge this month, criminal justice experts said, the accused will most likely be sentenced to community service or probation. Since they are juveniles, their records would remain confidential until adulthood - 17 under Illinois law - at which point the arrests would be expunged."
 
2009-11-11 05:22:41 AM
Kevin72: It was NOT mushy cafeteria food or mashed potatos, FTFA it was apples, and oranges. Yes they were mixing apples and oranges.

Apples AND oranges. My god man! Lets send them all to the gas chamber for mixing fruit.

Scumbag.
 
2009-11-11 06:09:57 AM
Wasting food is a crime in my book. Lock the little b'stards up and make them watch videos of starving children in Africa.
 
2009-11-11 06:17:17 AM
We were always taught we couldn't add apples and oranges... we never tried throwing them.

Had a buddy who was going to start off a food fight with an unmistakable signal. He used a military smoke bomb as his signal. They locked down the cafeteria. He got arrested. Food fight never happened.
 
2009-11-11 06:18:09 AM
SirFire: We're talking about middle-school kids here throwing non-lethal mushy cafeteria food dished out by ice creme scoops,..

Mushy?
Go stand against the wall and let us all whip apples and cookies at you.
 
2009-11-11 06:51:14 AM
i777.photobucket.com

Arrest them folk!
 
2009-11-11 06:54:34 AM
We had a MASSIVE food fight in the cafeteria my freshman year of college in the early 80s. Everybody loaded up on extra mashed potatoes and such going through the line. I threw my stuff and got the hell out of there fast before they locked the doors.

Those who didn't get out were forced to... clean up the mess.

That was it. No arrests. No letters to mommy and daddy. Nothing on anyone's records.

/thing I remember the most was the rumbling sound
//and a lot of food in the air all at once.
 
2009-11-11 06:55:43 AM
Since they are juveniles, their records would remain confidential until adulthood - 17 under Illinois law - at which point the arrests would be expunged."

These statements always crack me up... so much bullshiat.

/go ahead, try to get a security clearance and see how "expunged" they are
 
2009-11-11 07:08:58 AM
There is no reason an 11-year-old child should be arrested, handcuffed, taken to jail, and held for 8 hours for anything that does not involve a felony. "Reckless conduct" (which is kind of the definition of just about everything a child does, when you get right down to it) is not a felony.

And for the love of all that's holy, a food fight? Aside from the badge-lickers (who were no doubt writing down the participants' names), are there any of us who didn't get involved in at least one food fight by the time we were 12? Unless cafeteria food has gotten a whole lot better, that's what it's best for (eating it ... eww ... was way down the list).

This is the natural outcome of putting police guards, er, I mean "resource officers", in schools: a police response to problems that should be handled by the school administration. Aside from all the other fallout from this situation, the entire school has just learned one major lesson: you don't have to listen to the staff until the cops come. This has eroded if not destroyed the authority of anyone in that school who doesn't have a badge and a gun. There are always unintended consequences.

I find it interesting how school administrators (not these in particular, but as a class) justify their prohibition of all sorts of things, from pink streaks in one's hair to saying "meep", by saying those things will "disrupt the learning environment" ... but, apparently, having the cops raid the cafeteria and haul 25 children off in handcuffs is not a disruption? The effect, not just on the children who were arrested, their siblings, and their friends, but on those who saw the police raid, was less than the more measured response of assigning the offenders to clean up would have been?

Maybe I'm trying to use logic on something where it doesn't apply, but in this case and many others, I fail to see how criminalizing children builds them into law-abiding adults.
 
2009-11-11 07:41:56 AM
Good Job Chicago, not like you have any bigger problems to deal with. Nah Detroit's fine, lets go arrest some kids for having fun let the murders do their thing right...

Chicago you suck.
 
2009-11-11 07:46:12 AM
Show_The_O_Face: When I was in middle school, I strangled a kid in the lunch room and all I got was a 3 day suspension.

Who knows what would have happened if I threw beef cutlet at him first.


I punched someone in the face and got a stern talking to and my mother called. WTF is wrong with schools today?

/They had it coming.
 
2009-11-11 07:52:06 AM
Kevin72: A food fight is one thing, but being so brainless and self-important and lawless as to not be stopping when the police come and start arresting people demands that they be taught a lesson that they are not receiving at home.

11 - 14 year olds are not known for their logical thinking. No reason for an arrest though. A suspension and a sentence of cleaning the school should have been sufficient. All the police should have done was help the school administrators round up the hoodlums.

Crunch61: /go ahead, try to get a security clearance and see how "expunged" they are

I worked on a project on that. It varies state by state but in many states, unless you are proactive, those records remain in some form (ex: Johnny got arrested in 1997 with no details). The results can really screw a kid years later.
 
2009-11-11 08:02:13 AM

The greatest food fight perps OF ALL TIME laugh at your shenanigans!

i236.photobucket.com


/I love those guys
 
2009-11-11 08:23:32 AM
I went to college at the University of Oregon, which is where Animal House was filmed. Every year on the last day of spring term, some asshat would go around telling the students that anyone involved in a food fight would be arrested. It was apparently a tradition to have a food fight on the last day of spring term...before they started arresting people for having fun. There is something seriously wrong with this nation when students as young as the kids in this article are getting arrested for a food fight.
 
2009-11-11 08:45:51 AM
BANGARANG RUFIO!!!
 
2009-11-11 08:56:48 AM
There are few things as wrong as a 'food' fight, while so many the world over fight to survive in hunger.
 
2009-11-11 08:58:56 AM
ParaHandy: I trust I'm not alone in being highly perturbed here ... so, people are no longer arrested for crimes, they are arrested merely for being near cops?

Yes. Obvious.
 
2009-11-11 08:59:30 AM
When I was 11 we had a big ass food fight in the cafeteria.
We all got in trouble but me and my friends got in more because we, uh..., started it.
We each had to write, "Food is for eating, not for throwing. Why do I have to write this 500 times?" -500 times on a blackboard, after school.
That sucked.
 
2009-11-11 09:09:44 AM
ParaHandy: FTA: ... the resulting heavy police presence had led in turn to the large number of arrests.

I trust I'm not alone in being highly perturbed here ... so, people are no longer arrested for crimes, they are arrested merely for being near cops?


If the Donut Squad has to stop doing nothing and start doing something they're going to get angry. This means someone (usually the most harmless and least likely to hire a lawyer) is going to be arrested.
 
2009-11-11 09:10:35 AM
"THINKING THEY COULD DO WHATEVER THEY WANT" AS TO NOT STOP WHEN THE POLICE CAME."

You folks who are asserting that these kids continued their food fight after a gaggle of cops showed up; where are you getting that information from? It wasn't in the article. You just making shiat up?

We're going to hell in a handbag when we start arresting 6th graders for a food fight. They should have been made to clean up the mess and denied a privilege or given detention.
 
2009-11-11 09:42:17 AM
Wait, food fights are a real occurrence? I thought it was one of those things you always see in kids programming, but which never actually happen.

/Mostly serious.
 
2009-11-11 10:01:05 AM
KOOLmike: Farking chicken shiat cops. I'm sure someone from the Fark FOP will be by to explain why arresting these kids was necessary and in the best interest of the public.

25 x $500 in court costs, fines, and probation fees is $12,500.

There's your answer.
 
2009-11-11 10:50:37 AM
When I was in high school, I was witness to a food fight that was dubbed a "race riot," and it involved 10 kids at the most. The school had some underlying race problems over the years, but it was total BS. No arrests, but it did make the news.
 
2009-11-11 11:18:18 AM
Every school has one that one kid that would anything on a dare. His name was Tim, and he as my best-friend.

One day I dared him to start a food fight at lunch. At first he chickened out, but like I said he was never one to ignore a dare. He waited until lunch time was almost over. Then standing up on the table he yelled, "FOOD FIGHT", and chucked his milk across the cafeteria. The milk sailed high over everyone's head and hit the wall with a splat. It was epic.

The only problem was that with lunch almost over most of the trays were already bussed or empty. No one had any food left to throw. Tim just stood there like an idiot with the whole place looking on dead silent. It was the first time I ever laughed so hard I cried.

Tim received a day of detention and had to clean up the mess. I received a day of detention for laughing my ass off. Easiest time I ever served.

/bro story cool.
 
2009-11-11 11:31:26 AM
We had some epic food fights at our high school, but I cannot imagine the Jesuits ever losing control of the situation badly enough to call the police.

We had a Senior Lounge set off from the cafeteria, with doors we were allowed to keep closed. Food fights would result in us losing our lounge for a week, but we knew that. What really pissed us off was that when the fights started, and the yelling began, the underclassmen would open the doors to watch. Our doors! So, one time we started yelling, holding the food in our hands, and whipped it at the younger kids when they opened the doors.
 
2009-11-11 11:47:17 AM
eas81: /Lawn, off you know...

came for it, leaving satisfied.
 
2009-11-11 12:29:27 PM
The one I was involved in in 1978 lead to me and 3 other guys staying in from recess and writing 500 times (and I will never forget this):

"I will endeavor to emulate the tenets of Emily Post."

500 times.
Longhand.
While listening to Frank Sinatra records. (Yeah, cool now, but not in 5th grade.)

Punishment handed out by the same guy who taught the same class in the same school to my mother. (Who was also teaching at that school at the time.)

Arrest might have been preferable.
 
2009-11-11 12:32:11 PM
mrEdude: There are few things as wrong as a 'food' fight, while so many the world over fight to survive in hunger.

Wow -- I want to party with this guy!
 
2009-11-11 12:44:52 PM
Come on, this is Chicago. These parents should be thankful that the police didn't shoot their little snowflakes and plant crack on them.
 
2009-11-11 12:50:33 PM
kids get jumped into gangs in the first and second grade. school is slightly different than even a few years ago.
 
2009-11-11 03:09:14 PM
www.spaintravelguide.com
 
2009-11-11 03:58:22 PM
Yet the local teens here get away with everything but murder. My faith in the system is restored.
 
2009-11-11 06:00:01 PM
Welcome to Ducat
 
2009-11-11 06:36:00 PM
i found creamed spinach was the best food fight weapon during my youth. It was gross enough to look cool as it splattered on an enemy combatant. Also, it was thick enough where it would fly a good distance off your spoon.


The buttered roll was more blunt but effective for nailing the dbag you hated.

Never throw corn...its worthless.
 
2009-11-12 01:15:46 AM
Musto: Every school has one that one kid that would anything on a dare. His name was Tim, and he as my best-friend.

One day I dared him to start a food fight at lunch. At first he chickened out, but like I said he was never one to ignore a dare. He waited until lunch time was almost over. Then standing up on the table he yelled, "FOOD FIGHT", and chucked his milk across the cafeteria. The milk sailed high over everyone's head and hit the wall with a splat. It was epic.

The only problem was that with lunch almost over most of the trays were already bussed or empty. No one had any food left to throw. Tim just stood there like an idiot with the whole place looking on dead silent. It was the first time I ever laughed so hard I cried.

Tim received a day of detention and had to clean up the mess. I received a day of detention for laughing my ass off. Easiest time I ever served.

/bro story cool.


ROFLMAO!! That poor guy, just left hanging out there by his lonesome self after hucking the milk against the wall... I could almost hear the crickets in the room at that point of the story. Bravo!
 
2009-11-12 01:29:49 AM
TheShavingofOccam123: kids get jumped into gangs in the first and second grade. school is slightly different than even a few years ago.

Well, if given the choice, I'd rather be jumped in during first grade than during high school. Let's see, getting beat up by first graders or high schoolers....tough choice. Besides, kids need some time to learn all the complicated signs they're going to have to flash. All-in-all, I'd say this was a net improvement.
 
2009-11-12 03:25:16 AM
I got an anonymized email from a teacher that was actually at the affair, so I'm currently addressing that teacher in case he or she didn't get the email response that I wrote:

Thanks for the kind words saying that I had the best grasp of the situation. No, I was not there, I really am in San Francisco 2000+ miles away. But I am a substitute teacher here, and based on the facts in the article, I could imagine what would have happened if the situation had happened here.

About 8 years ago, we had a race riot at (sadly) Thurgood Marshall High School, Blacks against Asians. Since the students didn't stop, after a while, the police had to be called in. Before kids get hurt, not that there weren't already kids hurt. Yes the kids in the foodfight story were younger, and not physically fighting. But kids WERE HURT FROM THE HURLED APPLES. As the teacher who emailed me said, the kids are damn lucky the police only charged them with a misdemeanor and not ASSAULT.
 
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