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(The New York Times)   Middle school food fight leads to 25 arrests. FOOD FIGHT   (nytimes.com) divider line 115
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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
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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
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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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