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(Peoria Journal Star)   Not news: High school students suspended for taking drugs, even though the students claimed they were mints. News: Turns out they were mints. Fark: High school students suspended for "gross misconduct for taking an unknown product"   (pjstar.com) divider line 79
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2012-10-06 03:56:22 PM
So they were taking drugs, just not illegal ones.
 
2012-10-06 04:56:58 PM
My son was incredulous when I told him not to bring Tic Tacs to school. Assholes like these administrators are exactly why.
 
2012-10-06 05:18:20 PM
I dunno. Seems better to take the Tic-Tacs to school and then publicly embarrass everyone involved for being stupid.
 
2012-10-06 06:51:57 PM

dahmers love zombie: My son was incredulous when I told him not to bring Tic Tacs to school. Assholes like these administrators are exactly why.


Considering kids get suspended these days for taking farking Ibuprofen to school that's wise. Pretty soon I'm picturing school will consist of being stripped naked, searched and then going to class in a hospital gown.
 
2012-10-06 07:26:52 PM
My son was in third grade when, on our ride home from school, he handed me a live .38 cal. bullet that a classmate had given to him. I turned around and we went to the principal's office.

"Doctor V." was shocked, but he didn't go nuts. He praised my son for turning the bullet over to me, and cautioned him to go to a teacher immediately if anything like that happened again.

The kid who gave my son the bullet got a half-day in-school suspension, policing the grounds. He said his grandfather gave him the bullet, and he gave it to my son because they were friends. IDK what happened to grandpa.

Doctor V could have lost his job over that. He should have expelled both kids, according to zero-tolerance policy.

He was the last school administrator I ever liked.
 
2012-10-06 07:32:56 PM
High school is all about a strict adherence to the rules, no one out of line. This is to encourage a proper environment for education to occur. This school, in particular, must maintain a certain Pekin order.

/not sure how it's suppose to be pronounced.
 
2012-10-06 07:50:28 PM

fusillade762: dahmers love zombie: My son was incredulous when I told him not to bring Tic Tacs to school. Assholes like these administrators are exactly why.

Considering kids get suspended these days for taking farking Ibuprofen to school that's wise. Pretty soon I'm picturing school will consist of being stripped naked, searched and then going to class in a hospital gown.


They've been doing that for ages.
 
2012-10-06 07:50:57 PM
Gross Misconduct is a great band name
 
2012-10-06 07:52:56 PM

I_Am_Weasel: High school is all about a strict adherence to the rules, no one out of line. This is to encourage a proper environment for education to occur. This school, in particular, must maintain a certain Pekin order.

/not sure how it's suppose to be pronounced.


It's now spelled Beijing order
 
2012-10-06 07:55:37 PM
Oh Henry!
 
2012-10-06 07:56:36 PM
If these so called administrators were any dumber, they would need to be watered twice per week.
 
2012-10-06 07:57:38 PM
Thar be lawyers with boners about
 
2012-10-06 07:57:54 PM
Someone needs to burn down the administrators that made the decision.
 
2012-10-06 07:59:29 PM
I remember doing mints as a kid.
 
2012-10-06 08:01:06 PM
Oooh. A rare Pekkkin appearance on Fark, and not even a hint of racism involved. Pekkkin is so progressive these days.

When I a kid we joked that the boy scouts in Pekkkin put on cross burnings. I'm not sure what badge they earned for that.

/not a Pekkkinite
 
2012-10-06 08:01:09 PM
www.megaforcerecords.com
 
2012-10-06 08:01:51 PM
Technically it was drugs. Same kind the teachers and administrators are taking, most likely. Elevated heart rate and blood pressure? Yes, a combination of caffeine and stress will certainly do that to you.
 
2012-10-06 08:02:09 PM
McMichael said he was told his son was being monitored by the school nurse and that the teen had an elevated heart rate and high blood pressure.

"He's never been in trouble," McMichael said Friday. "He was probably just nervous."


Or he was wired off the caffeine pills he'd been taking all day. Look, it's stupid, but on the other hand, I don't think you necessarily want 17 year old kids taking 3 pops worth of caffeine every half hour.
 
2012-10-06 08:02:14 PM
Energy mints?
 
2012-10-06 08:04:30 PM
True story: the school football team in Pekin used to be called the Pekin Chinks. They changed it to "Dragons" some time ago. So, making *some* progress?
 
2012-10-06 08:04:58 PM
School teachers and Administrators are Saints, they do such difficult work and get paid nothing. They took these jobs purely through the goodness in their hearts. We need to stop picking on them.
 
2012-10-06 08:05:56 PM

davidphogan: Energy mints?


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2012-10-06 08:06:04 PM
When I was in elementary school (1960's), a Dallas polce officer stopped me because he saw I was carrying a big bag of Red Hots candy. (Google it ya young whippersnappers. The look like PILLS!) Anyway, after I offered him a handful and he tried one, he thanked me, apologized for bothering me and went about his business.
 
2012-10-06 08:08:27 PM

farkingismybusiness: [www.megaforcerecords.com image 450x450]


wow, when did Jabberjaw become such an asshole? (And become a judge?)
 
2012-10-06 08:09:26 PM

jayhawk88: McMichael said he was told his son was being monitored by the school nurse and that the teen had an elevated heart rate and high blood pressure.

"He's never been in trouble," McMichael said Friday. "He was probably just nervous."

Or he was wired off the caffeine pills he'd been taking all day. Look, it's stupid, but on the other hand, I don't think you necessarily want 17 year old kids taking 3 pops worth of caffeine every half hour.


Or maybe the school nurse was hot.
 
2012-10-06 08:10:41 PM
control freaks
 
2012-10-06 08:11:51 PM

BoxOfBees: Technically it was drugs. Same kind the teachers and administrators are taking, most likely. Elevated heart rate and blood pressure? Yes, a combination of caffeine and stress will certainly do that to you.


And when their bodies become acclimated to the caffeine? They'll seek more powerful stimulants to feed their addiction. And then maybe downers to control their "high".

Energy mints, my friends, are a gateway drug. The first step down the slippery slope. From there, it is a short distance to Four Loko, and then the deadly siren song of marihuana.

I applaud the school administration for their bravery in ensuring the safety of the students, and the moral underpinnings of American society.
 
2012-10-06 08:12:48 PM
Really? test the damn things then suspend if warranted. All this school is trying to do is cover its own ass. Would not be surprised to see legal action taken to get it off the kids records.
 
2012-10-06 08:12:56 PM
So nothing was wrong, the kids did nothing illegal...but the school administrators are making up a rule and punishing them anyway just to make sure.

Meanwhile, they were so sure the kids were in mortal danger of their lives by doing dangerous drugs they...sent them home on the bus. Without telling their parents.

You know, we need a new epithet, because FOR F*CKS SAKE just isn't doing it for me any more.
 
2012-10-06 08:16:38 PM

Plant Rights Activist: farkingismybusiness: [www.megaforcerecords.com image 450x450]

wow, when did Jabberjaw become such an asshole? (And become a judge?)


it was after being forced to appear in mediocre ska videos.
 
2012-10-06 08:22:11 PM
In middle school (1993ish) I had a report on the civil war. I had to make a visual aide. I made a cartridge charge out of tissue paper, twine, actual buckshot, and convinced my grandfather I should use pepper instead of the real gunpowder we pulled out of the shell.

Now I probably would have been expelled for using a real projectile.

Grandma also wasn't happy when Granddaddy had me fire the unused primer inside the house without warning her.
 
2012-10-06 08:22:34 PM

Do_wacka_Do: School teachers and Administrators are Saints, they do such difficult work and get paid nothing. They took these jobs purely through the goodness in their hearts. We need to stop picking on them.


You couldn't possibly be more wrong. This one incident proves that all teachers are overpaid leeches on society and schools are a huge waste of money. We need to cut education funding and put those little bastards to work making shoes in a factory somewhere.
 
2012-10-06 08:27:15 PM
You don't honestly expect a government bureaucrat of any type to ever admit fault for anything, do you?
 
2012-10-06 08:29:11 PM
This is exactly the reason my kids will never go to public school.

/Will be a new dad this spring...
 
2012-10-06 08:30:14 PM

davidphogan: Energy mints?


If they need energy, they can just get some Mountain Dewtm out of the school vending machine.
 
2012-10-06 08:30:55 PM
This proves it's more about power followed by an inability to admit they were wrong.

The claim that they though it was drugs conflicts with them simply sending him home on a bus. The 'unknown substance' claim is thoroughly disputed by the tests or other information that it was gum.

They thought it was drugs, suspended him, drug him through the mud, then sent him on his was way. They cared about exercising power, not about drugs in school or possible harm to a student. I wonder what the odds are that this student has (no pun) rubbed the staff the wrong way.

They find out it's not drugs, so they claim unknown substance. This is one of the catch-all disorderly conduct equivalents for schools. They can claim that it was unknown at the time or unknown brand or whatever. They don't have to prove much of anything.

It's stories like this I always flash on when people tout the benefits of compulsory education, or how professional school administration and teachers are, how funding this system is essential, how school administrators don't have enough control, etc.

How many other students have found themselves punished for non-offenses by this school?
 
2012-10-06 08:33:12 PM

pedrop357: This proves it's more about power followed by an inability to admit they were wrong.

The claim that they though it was drugs conflicts with them simply sending him home on a bus. The 'unknown substance' claim is thoroughly disputed by the tests or other information that it was gum.

They thought it was drugs, suspended him, drug him through the mud, then sent him on his was way. They cared about exercising power, not about drugs in school or possible harm to a student. I wonder what the odds are that this student has (no pun) rubbed the staff the wrong way.

They find out it's not drugs, so they claim unknown substance. This is one of the catch-all disorderly conduct equivalents for schools. They can claim that it was unknown at the time or unknown brand or whatever. They don't have to prove much of anything.

It's stories like this I always flash on when people tout the benefits of compulsory education, or how professional school administration and teachers are, how funding this system is essential, how school administrators don't have enough control, etc.

How many other students have found themselves punished for non-offenses by this school?


I'm sure the class-action attorneys are working on this even as we speak.
 
2012-10-06 08:36:55 PM
Sue sue sue sue sue sue.

Always sue. These policies are in place and the administrators are so retarded because they are afraid of being sued. Sue them anyway. Sue them until you reach the Litigious Singularity, where they either have to give up on this insanity or they fold entirely.

Push and push until they can't be pushed any further, then push once more.
 
2012-10-06 08:37:03 PM
I want to be your [mint] kingpin
Livin' in
Pekin
 
2012-10-06 08:37:52 PM
Just another school district that has adopted the "Zero thinking policy".
 
2012-10-06 08:42:52 PM
The attorneys are swarming like sharks all over this. The kid just had his college paid for and then some.
 
2012-10-06 08:44:11 PM
Arent you happy you spawned?
 
2012-10-06 08:44:24 PM

pedrop357: This proves it's more about power followed by an inability to admit they were wrong.

The claim that they though it was drugs conflicts with them simply sending him home on a bus. The 'unknown substance' claim is thoroughly disputed by the tests or other information that it was gum.

They thought it was drugs, suspended him, drug him through the mud, then sent him on his was way. They cared about exercising power, not about drugs in school or possible harm to a student. I wonder what the odds are that this student has (no pun) rubbed the staff the wrong way.

They find out it's not drugs, so they claim unknown substance. This is one of the catch-all disorderly conduct equivalents for schools. They can claim that it was unknown at the time or unknown brand or whatever. They don't have to prove much of anything.

It's stories like this I always flash on when people tout the benefits of compulsory education, or how professional school administration and teachers are, how funding this system is essential, how school administrators don't have enough control, etc.

How many other students have found themselves punished for non-offenses by this school?


It's much simpler than "unknown substance." From the student handbook:

"A student will be recommended for expulsion if he/she chooses to sell or attempts to sell, transfer, or distribute:... d. Any plants, inhalants, chemicals, or other products that when consumed, inhaled, or misused, cause a drug-like effect, or possible physical harm."

Covers anything, even water.

Link (PDF)
 
2012-10-06 08:47:12 PM
What protects people who make decisions like this from being made unable to do more harm?
 
2012-10-06 08:50:31 PM
If "taking an unknown product" is a punishable offense, then I should have been suspended every time I ate a school lunch.

// I loved the high-fat, high-carb stuff they served way back then
/wouldn't eat the fish patties, though, after a rumor some kid found a worm in one
 
2012-10-06 08:57:22 PM

Plant Rights Activist: farkingismybusiness: [www.megaforcerecords.com image 450x450]

wow, when did Jabberjaw become such an asshole? (And become a judge?)


When the Street Sharks disbanded and he could no longer find satisfaction in fighting crime, he decided to become a judge.
 
2012-10-06 08:58:58 PM
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Forgot the pic.
 
2012-10-06 09:05:10 PM

Raoul Eaton: If "taking an unknown product" is a punishable offense, then I should have been suspended every time I ate a school lunch.

// I loved the high-fat, high-carb stuff they served way back then
/wouldn't eat the fish patties, though, after a rumor some kid found a worm in one


A friend of mine found a kinky blue fiber inside her "salmon patty". Another time, a kid at my table found what appeared to be a lima bean inside a "veal" slab.

I think my schools had the nastiest school lunch ever. Everything they served had orange welfare cheese on it. They put mayonnaise, welfare cheese, and a maraschino cherry on canned pear halves. It does not pay to attend school in the ghetto.
 
2012-10-06 09:06:55 PM
Some fools never learn that it just might be better to back down and admit you were wrong, than to keep pushing until the entire world knows you're a farking idiot. Unfortunately, these fools tend to be drawn to positions of power.
 
2012-10-06 09:15:10 PM

Parthenogenetic: BoxOfBees: Technically it was drugs. Same kind the teachers and administrators are taking, most likely. Elevated heart rate and blood pressure? Yes, a combination of caffeine and stress will certainly do that to you.

And when their bodies become acclimated to the caffeine? They'll seek more powerful stimulants to feed their addiction. And then maybe downers to control their "high".

Energy mints, my friends, are a gateway drug. The first step down the slippery slope. From there, it is a short distance to Four Loko, and then the deadly siren song of marihuana.

I applaud the school administration for their bravery in ensuring the safety of the students, and the moral underpinnings of American society.


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