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(NW Florida Daily News)   Remember when second-graders used to bring in dolls and pets gerbils to show and tell? Now they bring in hand grenades they bought at a gun show   (nwfdailynews.com) divider line 34
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2013-02-12 07:07:02 AM
Funny how when I was a kid, nobody would've batted an eye.
 
2013-02-12 07:12:45 AM
I brought in a sword my grandfather brought back from the South Pacific... Not sure what you are talking about there subby.
 
2013-02-12 07:49:22 AM
"You don't want to take a bucket of water to blow out a match."

Well that makes sense...
 
2013-02-12 07:52:42 AM
FTA: "The grenade had a huge hole in the bottom of it," said Carlene Anderson, Walton County superintendent. "The school resource officer examined it and thought it was best we brought in experts."...and
"You don't want to take a bucket of water to blow out a match. We're not going to overreact."

Too late.
 
2013-02-12 07:56:30 AM

sno man: FTA: "The grenade had a huge hole in the bottom of it," said Carlene Anderson, Walton County superintendent. "The school resource officer examined it and thought it was best we brought in experts."...and
"You don't want to take a bucket of water to blow out a match. We're not going to overreact."

Too late.


No, overreacting would have been going all Zero Tolerance on the kid and either suspending or expelling him.followed by hours of interrogation at the police station.
 
2013-02-12 08:00:45 AM

sno man: FTA: "The grenade had a huge hole in the bottom of it," said Carlene Anderson, Walton County superintendent. "The school resource officer examined it and thought it was best we brought in experts."...and
"You don't want to take a bucket of water to blow out a match. We're not going to overreact."

Too late.


Nah, I was genuinely surprised the bomb squad didn't try to detonate it just to make sure.
 
2013-02-12 08:03:45 AM

Bathia_Mapes: sno man: FTA: "The grenade had a huge hole in the bottom of it," said Carlene Anderson, Walton County superintendent. "The school resource officer examined it and thought it was best we brought in experts."...and
"You don't want to take a bucket of water to blow out a match. We're not going to overreact."

Too late.

No, overreacting would have been going all Zero Tolerance on the kid and either suspending or expelling him.followed by hours of interrogation at the police station.


I'd call that overoverreacting, (only cause I haven't had enough coffee to think of a real word... and Fark frowns on 'salty' language. )
 
2013-02-12 08:08:06 AM

PacManDreaming: sno man: FTA: "The grenade had a huge hole in the bottom of it," said Carlene Anderson, Walton County superintendent. "The school resource officer examined it and thought it was best we brought in experts."...and
"You don't want to take a bucket of water to blow out a match. We're not going to overreact."

Too late.

Nah, I was genuinely surprised the bomb squad didn't try to detonate it just to make sure.


I guess they'd had a training detonation recently. I wonder how gently the resources officer put the painted hollow ex-grenade into the dumpster.
 
2013-02-12 08:40:55 AM

sno man: Bathia_Mapes: sno man: FTA: "The grenade had a huge hole in the bottom of it," said Carlene Anderson, Walton County superintendent. "The school resource officer examined it and thought it was best we brought in experts."...and
"You don't want to take a bucket of water to blow out a match. We're not going to overreact."

Too late.

No, overreacting would have been going all Zero Tolerance on the kid and either suspending or expelling him.followed by hours of interrogation at the police station.

I'd call that overoverreacting, (only cause I haven't had enough coffee to think of a real word... and Fark frowns on 'salty' language. )


Too much salt can be bad for you. :-D
 
2013-02-12 08:52:14 AM
i seem to remember a friend who brought a deactivated vietnam-era grenade to show and tell in first grade. His dad had been a helicopter pilot...

nobody cared.
 
2013-02-12 09:00:15 AM
Keep 'em seperated was released in 1993... and in the 70s and 80s kids in my school brought in gernades like this as well as switchblades, butterfly knives, and lots and lots of throwing stars.

Besides im sure bringing a gerbile to class theses days would resilt in a week long suspension and a hazmat team to decontaminate the school on account of Skyler's alergies
 
2013-02-12 09:01:53 AM
If Al Qaeda wanted to shut down America all they'd need is a casting mold and time. Drop off a few dozen of these around a state and watch millions be spent and LEOs get tied up on a wild goose chase.

If we had smart security they'd have not called the police and treated the obvious prop as a prop.
 
2013-02-12 09:04:35 AM
Pfft, big deal.

When I was a kid cops would come in with loaded guns and show us all what various drugs looked like.

Those guys at D.A.R.E. sure taught us a lot about drugs.

Couldn't wait to try them all.
 
2013-02-12 09:04:59 AM

xanadian: Funny how when I was a kid, nobody would've batted an eye.


I am almost certain that I would have been suspended or expelled in today's world.  Never once did I get in a fight or damage property, but that doesn't matter these days.
 
2013-02-12 09:05:07 AM
Gone are the days when your kid can put on a Jason mask and carry a real machete to go trick or treating.
 
2013-02-12 09:11:35 AM

Mrbogey: If Al Qaeda wanted to shut down America all they'd need is a casting mold and time. Drop off a few dozen of these around a state and watch millions be spent and LEOs get tied up on a wild goose chase.

If we had smart security they'd have not called the police and treated the obvious prop as a prop.


Problem being that there are others with an agenda besides terrorists.
The "Shut everything down" routine is part of the security theater designed to make you believe the leadership has a handle on the situation. If they pounce on dozens of non-events you get to thinking they are ready for the real thing and you become ok with all the expenditures made to prepare.

...and then a real incident happens and the system gets pantsed anyway.
Because a system designed to chase toy grenades isn't ready to deal with real explosions.
 
2013-02-12 09:15:20 AM
I did bring a grenade to school for show and tell that my dad bought at the air fair.

Everyone thought it was cool.
 
2013-02-12 09:24:17 AM

PacManDreaming: sno man: FTA: "The grenade had a huge hole in the bottom of it," said Carlene Anderson, Walton County superintendent. "The school resource officer examined it and thought it was best we brought in experts."...and
"You don't want to take a bucket of water to blow out a match. We're not going to overreact."

Too late.

Nah, I was genuinely surprised the bomb squad didn't try to detonate it just to make sure.


If I had a job where I could blow stuff up I'd do so at the slightest opportunity!
 
2013-02-12 09:25:47 AM
SO they shiat themselves over a paperweight?
 
2013-02-12 09:28:45 AM
I have a training grenade like the one described that I share with students as part of a lesson each year.  I told my wife last week that I need to remember to bring it home before I make the news.  My fear is that they would not notice the giant hole on the bottom before panicking. Apparently seeing that it is a hollow piece of metal has no effect on school officials.
 
2013-02-12 09:30:08 AM

Sticky Hands: Keep 'em seperated was released in 1993... and in the 70s and 80s kids in my school brought in gernades like this as well as switchblades, butterfly knives, and lots and lots of throwing stars.

Besides im sure bringing a gerbile to class theses days would resilt in a week long suspension and a hazmat team to decontaminate the school on account of Skyler's alergies


When I was in high school it wasn't uncommon for a student to have gone hunting before class and have their rifle or shotgun in the car/truck.  Only time I remember an issue was when someone complained that the guns were visible in a truck gun rack and the school made the owner have a parent come pick them up.   Seemed like a lot of fuss at the time, too.

'Course, these were the days when the Admins didn't get their panties in a wad if you wore clothing with beer or tobacco ads and they had just recently closed the student smoking lounge.  Kids still dipped, but if you wanted a smoke you stepped across the street on the sidewalk.
 
2013-02-12 09:35:00 AM
"We do have to take all precautions and do it right by the book," she said.

I'm going to guess that carrying it out to a dumpster is not part of that book.
 
2013-02-12 09:35:09 AM

StrikitRich: ...when someone complained that the guns were visible in a truck gun rack

...

Growing up in a rural Texas town, you could instantly tell who was from out of state because their pickup didn't have a gun rack in the back window.
 
2013-02-12 09:36:32 AM
While the bomb squad thing was retarded, since the resource officer seemed to recognize immediately that the grenade was a dud, the administration's response afterwards seemed quite measured for this day and age.  No suspensions or expulsions.  My guess is that the local PD doesn't have a full time bomb squad, but instead some regular patrolmen who have extra training.  When they're playing EOD expert, they probably get called in for some overtime and maybe even some hazardous duty pay, so their buddy, the cop assigned to the school, decided to hook them up with what was probably a couple of hours of extra cash, with zero risk.
 
2013-02-12 09:37:04 AM
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2013-02-12 09:40:33 AM
We used to play with those hollowed out grenades all the time. No one shiat their pants. It was a simpler time.
 
2013-02-12 09:42:12 AM
CSB:  Bought one of these many years ago.  Originally, it was painted blue as it was a training grenade.  However, I was in the Reserves, so I had a buddy paint it OD green.  When I moved into the dorms at The Ohio State University, I brought it with me.  No real problems, but at some point some folks walking through the dorms snagged my change jar.  I filed a police report and they came up to interview me and the po-po noticed it.  Damn, if they didn't get all scrumpled about it.  They actually confiscated it because, "someone could grab it, threaten someone, and they could have a heart attack".

Really. I don't think my comment about Darwin helped the situation, either.
 
2013-02-12 09:44:44 AM
At least it wasn't a plastic butter knife, because those are dangerous weapons.
 
2013-02-12 09:48:53 AM
I hope noone notices the 30 pounds of c4 in the pottery/art room.
 
2013-02-12 09:50:49 AM
A second-grader has money to spend at a gun show?
 
2013-02-12 09:58:02 AM

Bathia_Mapes: sno man: FTA: "The grenade had a huge hole in the bottom of it," said Carlene Anderson, Walton County superintendent. "The school resource officer examined it and thought it was best we brought in experts."...and
"You don't want to take a bucket of water to blow out a match. We're not going to overreact."

Too late.

No, overreacting would have been going all Zero Tolerance on the kid and either suspending or expelling him.followed by hours of interrogation at the police station.


Wait for the followup....
 
2013-02-12 10:21:23 AM
In 8th grade (circa 19 and 81 sonny), we did some school play that had a scene which called for somebody to fire a gun for some long forgotten reason....so I brought my Remington 20-gauge shotgun to school along with some shells that I had opened up and removed all the shot from and we used those for rehearsals and the play....nary a word was ever said about a real shotgun on campus.
 
2013-02-12 11:19:42 AM

eyeq360: At least it wasn't a plastic butter knife, because those are dangerous weapons.


Or even worse: a spork
 
2013-02-12 02:23:50 PM

xanadian: Funny how when I was a kid, nobody would've batted an eye.


When I was a kid I brought a grenade to show and tell. It was just a smoke grenade and it had been used but it was not a problem. I don't remember anyone bringing in a gerbil or a doll.
 
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