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(Sun Sentinel)   13-year-old girl faces criminal charges for giving 20 of her fellow students surprise blood sugar checks   (sun-sentinel.com) divider line 74
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2012-10-10 11:27:57 AM

cgraves67:
Certainly, but ambulance rides are for emergencies, not checkups and lab work. No one is going to die in a matter of hours from a simple needle to the skin unless their immune system was already severely compromised. I think some kids were taking advantage of the situation a bit much.


Hey, Kids these days can die in minutes from just being in the same room as a *peanut*. Ambulance rides were probably mandatory.
 
2012-10-10 11:28:37 AM

Lunaville: Teens don't fully understand the dangers inherent in breaking the skin with pointy objects. My youngest sibling was busted for selling tattoos in the high school bathroom. There was no intention to spread communicable diseases. When the possibility of Hepatitis was raised his/her reaction was "What's hepatitis?" When the possibility of HIV/AIDS was raised, his/her reaction was "Oh sh-t."


Your sibling had a tattoo gun and was inking in the bathroom? Man, those breaks between classes are longer than I remember.
 
2012-10-10 11:37:30 AM
Clicked on article hoping subby had made witty euphemism.

/Disappointed
 
2012-10-10 11:44:55 AM
Boynton in the news, fark yeah! I hate the traffic on gateway blvd from that freakin school.

I wonder if it showed all 20 of their blood reading results?
 
2012-10-10 11:50:49 AM
Next week she'll be giving surprise prostate checks
 
2012-10-10 11:52:25 AM
Jesus. If you want to feel like the world is going to Hell, starting with Florida, just follow the link about Florida's worst crimes. I got to about 15 before I started feeling light-headed.
 
2012-10-10 11:52:36 AM

destrip: MFK: criminal charges?? for a thirteen year old??? Clearly this was a stupid move on the kid's part, but seriously?? Ambulance rides?? I'm only in my 30s, but FFS, when i was a kid, this sort of thing would be dealt with by giving the offender a stern talking to and then a few days in detention. WTF?

Having a vial of mercury (which used to be a perfectly appropriate thing for show & tell) can result in a lockdown and HAZMAT cleaning these days.

Hats off to the Most Pussified Generaton Ever. I sincerely fear for the future of this country.


We must live in the same snowy rural county - mercury closed HS here last year... year before? Hard to say all the silliness melts together.
 
2012-10-10 11:55:15 AM

Dead for Tax Reasons: Next week she'll be giving surprise prostate checks


I've been waiting for a reason to bring "UFIA" out of mothballs for a headline...
 
2012-10-10 11:59:53 AM
If you gave a monkey a needle he/she would run around and stab people with it as well.
 
2012-10-10 12:00:20 PM

carrion_luggage: [media.lehighvalleylive.com image 781x1024]

Oh, you said "surprise blood checks". 

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Oh, you said "prick children".
 
2012-10-10 12:01:49 PM

emersonbiggins: The incident startled many of the mothers who led their freshly-pricked children to the car.

*snert*


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/got nothing
 
2012-10-10 12:18:21 PM
On a slightly serious note, this almost seems like a good idea. Get a school nurse once a year to give a simple blood sugar test to every student. If the numbers are too high, the school gives the parents a heads-up. Cost is minimal and juvenile diabetes gets checked.
 
2012-10-10 12:49:29 PM

George_Spelvin: On a slightly serious note, this almost seems like a good idea. Get a school nurse once a year to give a simple blood sugar test to every student. If the numbers are too high, the school gives the parents a heads-up. Cost is minimal and juvenile diabetes gets checked.


I have a better idea. Why don't parents take their children for yearly checkups and their pediatrician can check the portly ones for diabetes.
 
2012-10-10 01:18:21 PM
UDCIA
 
2012-10-10 01:20:06 PM

destrip: MFK: criminal charges?? for a thirteen year old??? Clearly this was a stupid move on the kid's part, but seriously?? Ambulance rides?? I'm only in my 30s, but FFS, when i was a kid, this sort of thing would be dealt with by giving the offender a stern talking to and then a few days in detention. WTF?

Having a vial of mercury (which used to be a perfectly appropriate thing for show & tell) can result in a lockdown and HAZMAT cleaning these days.

Hats off to the Most Pussified Generaton Ever. I sincerely fear for the future of this country.


Exactly. It isn't like introducing foreign blood or heavy metals into your bloodstream can get you deathly ill or anything. What is the worst that could happen? This is a complete non-story.
 
2012-10-10 01:53:31 PM
Firstly, I think she needs to have someone explain to her that playing Pokemon does not, in fact, involve Poking a Mon (sorry Jamaica).

Secondly, carrion_luggage, I did not realize that Sandusky was a vampire. I mean, look at those canines! He's gonna take over the prison!

/still can't decide if he's a daywalker or just has really good sunscreen.
 
2012-10-10 02:55:39 PM

MFK: criminal charges?? for a thirteen year old??? Clearly this was a stupid move on the kid's part, but seriously?? Ambulance rides?? I'm only in my 30s, but FFS, when i was a kid, this sort of thing would be dealt with by giving the offender a stern talking to and then a few days in detention. WTF?


Yeah, that was probably before AIDS, MRSA, 'Super Bugs', etc., any of which can be deadly.
 
2012-10-10 03:40:24 PM

PsyLord: Lunaville: Teens don't fully understand the dangers inherent in breaking the skin with pointy objects. My youngest sibling was busted for selling tattoos in the high school bathroom. There was no intention to spread communicable diseases. When the possibility of Hepatitis was raised his/her reaction was "What's hepatitis?" When the possibility of HIV/AIDS was raised, his/her reaction was "Oh sh-t."

Your sibling had a tattoo gun and was inking in the bathroom? Man, those breaks between classes are longer than I remember.


No, don't be silly. Of course, s/he didn't have a tattoo gun. S/He had a single needle. I don't even want to know where s/he got it. S/He was basically using brute force to jam what had been the tip of this needle into people over and over again until a basic design was formed. I realize that sounds like a stupid thing to do, but think about this: other kids were paying my sibling to do this to them.
 
2012-10-10 07:23:40 PM
Link 
Rock me diabeetus
 
2012-10-10 07:25:27 PM
Needle wrapped with string = a basic prison tattoo gun.

Prison, high school... meh, what's the difference.
 
2012-10-10 08:23:07 PM
No offense Lunaville, but S/He is a strange name for a sibling.
 
2012-10-10 08:37:45 PM

Billy Bathsalt: No offense Lunaville, but S/He is a strange name for a sibling.


:) Yeah, I thought about settling on a pronoun, but the sibling I referenced might not be happy about any reference to this incident now that he or she is an adult.
 
2012-10-11 07:08:50 AM
I hope they try her as an adult and lock her up in a maximum security penitentiary.
 
2012-10-11 09:38:32 AM
Well there are two kinds of needles used for glucometers. One is the straight pin type that shouldn't be re-used, the other is a safety spring-loaded kind that can't be used more than once each because it retracts into a plastic shell.

Don't know what kind she was using, but if the straight pin, then yes! Infection Control would be all over it and even though she didn't mean harm (or maybe she did), it puts a lot of people into danger of blood-borne diseases.

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