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(Yahoo)   School punishes teens with community service for skipping class. They were caught because they were busy rescuing a 94-year-old woman and her dog from a fire   (shine.yahoo.com) divider line 72
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2014-03-20 04:44:32 PM  
No good deed goes unpunished.
 
2014-03-20 04:56:45 PM  
I never skipped class. Weird. Seemed like something too easy to get busted for.
 
2014-03-20 05:03:25 PM  

Mugato: I never skipped class. Weird. Seemed like something too easy to get busted for.


I did. But 99/100 I just stayed home and watched TV and played video games. I would have been easier to bust than most if I was out running around. I drove a bright yellow pickup, which was the only one in town. Kind of hard to fly under the radar in something like that.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-03-20 05:06:56 PM  
When I was in 8th grade (+/-) a boy was late to school and bare footed. Teachers were getting on his case. There were rules about punctuality and uniforms. Finally he admitted that he had been rescuing somebody from a creek, so he was late, and he took off his shoes because his feet were soaking wet.
 
2014-03-20 05:13:14 PM  
How did the woman pronounce "chowder"?
 
2014-03-20 05:31:23 PM  
Four hours each because they  were on their way to McDonald's during school hours. I'm sure the principal could've meted out worse.

Honestly, I'm most impressed by the fact that the principal doesn't even want to discuss the punishment, and is basically talking them up to the press at every turn, downplaying their being out of class, and giving them a slap on the wrist. Forget teenagers; most school administrators these days wouldn't have that much understanding.
 
2014-03-20 05:38:50 PM  

eddievercetti: No good deed goes unpunished.


Meh, they still skipped school, and the school obviously isn't making a huge deal about it (which is very surprising in today's ZERO TOLERANCE atmosphere).

4 hours of community service is nothing.

johnsoninca: How did the woman pronounce "chowder"?


Nice.
 
2014-03-20 06:15:40 PM  

Mugato: I never skipped class. Weird. Seemed like something too easy to get busted for.


At my high school, seniors were allowed off campus for lunch.  There were a couple guys who were supposed to check IDs of kids leaving, but you better believe we were more motivated to avoid them than they were to be effective at it.  My senior year I probably spent as much (or more) time off campus than on.
 
2014-03-20 06:15:59 PM  
I never skipped school but my brother did all the time. Funny thing was our school was right next to a mall. Only the n00bs skipped and went to the mall or the McDonalds, school security was always there.
 
2014-03-20 06:16:18 PM  
Now give them credit for time served and we have a deal.
 
2014-03-20 06:16:43 PM  
EABOD subtroller. I would have RTFA without the troll headline.

Good kids. I think they'll do good.
 
2014-03-20 06:18:59 PM  

Anderson's Pooper: Now give them credit for time served and we have a deal.


Exactly. THAT is quality community service.. Let others pick up trash or something. These kids saved a life.
 
2014-03-20 06:21:57 PM  
Saving an old lady from a burning house? LOL! How many times did I use THAT one ?
 
2014-03-20 06:22:48 PM  

Mugato: I never skipped class. Weird. Seemed like something too easy to get busted for.


I once skipped class...to go to another class. My grades in Gifted English were suffering, so I blew off a BS crafting elective to sit through the class twice a day. When my dumb-as-fark assistant-coach cum disciplinary dean heard me say it, it was like you could smell the cheap aluminum wiring in his brain burning.
 
2014-03-20 06:25:20 PM  
Shouldn't this qualify as time served?

What happens if they DIDN'T do something good? Do they get thrown in jail for a day?
 
2014-03-20 06:29:49 PM  

CruiserTwelve: Saving an old lady from a burning house? LOL! How many times did I use THAT one ?


Well, it's pretty close to the "she was hot, I used my hose" fact of the situation, no?
 
2014-03-20 06:32:24 PM  
Given the community service they already performed for rescuing the old woman and her dog, couldn't they be sentenced to time served?
 
2014-03-20 06:33:43 PM  

puffy999: Shouldn't this qualify as time served?


sorry, didn't see your comment.
 
2014-03-20 06:34:39 PM  

Rattrap007: Anderson's Pooper: Now give them credit for time served and we have a deal.

Exactly. THAT is quality community service.. Let others pick up trash or something. These kids saved a life.


A life that will cost taxpayers money in medical bills.  Nice going kids. Enjoy your higher Fartbongocare tax bill
 
2014-03-20 06:35:34 PM  
A couple of friends of mine in high school had a pretty good day off once. A mutual friend decided he'd had enough of his abusive dad, and went to the local university library to study toxins. He settled on ricin, and found an out-of-state chemical supply warehouse who would sell him some, but it had to be picked up and signed for in person. He recruited another friend, bought him a plane ticket and sent him to pick it up.

My two close friends got wind of this, and intercepted the guy at the airport when he returned home with the vial (this was way before the TSA existed, of course). The convinced the guy to empty the vial and replace the contents with water. As he was doing so, they contacted a teacher, who called police. The vial was handed off, and the kid with the abusive dad emptied it into dad's coffee mug. He was later convicted of attempted murder.

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/1985-01-24/news/8501030559_1_robert -p etersen-poison-father-and-son 

http://www.apnewsarchive.com/1985/Teen-Convicted-in-Father-Poisoning -P lot-Gets-3-Years/id-8ac6c40c77777eea4599a019f84b9e28
 
2014-03-20 06:37:36 PM  

buckler: A couple of friends of mine in high school had a pretty good day off once. A mutual friend decided he'd had enough of his abusive dad, and went to the local university library to study toxins.


ryanesaki.com
 
2014-03-20 06:38:05 PM  
"I'm home schooled"

Seriously, what kind of idiots get caught?
 
2014-03-20 06:39:44 PM  

buckler: A couple of friends of mine in high school had a pretty good day off once. A mutual friend decided he'd had enough of his abusive dad, and went to the local university library to study toxins. He settled on ricin, and found an out-of-state chemical supply warehouse who would sell him some, but it had to be picked up and signed for in person. He recruited another friend, bought him a plane ticket and sent him to pick it up.

My two close friends got wind of this, and intercepted the guy at the airport when he returned home with the vial (this was way before the TSA existed, of course). The convinced the guy to empty the vial and replace the contents with water. As he was doing so, they contacted a teacher, who called police. The vial was handed off, and the kid with the abusive dad emptied it into dad's coffee mug. He was later convicted of attempted murder.

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/1985-01-24/news/8501030559_1_robert -p etersen-poison-father-and-son 

http://www.apnewsarchive.com/1985/Teen-Convicted-in-Father-Poisoning -P lot-Gets-3-Years/id-8ac6c40c77777eea4599a019f84b9e28


Ok, ok, you win.

CSB for real though.
 
2014-03-20 06:40:18 PM  

Mugato: I never skipped class. Weird. Seemed like something too easy to get busted for.


Not when I was in high school.

Senior year was the best, they were between attendance policies that year, there essentially wasn't one.  On top of that, I didn't have a first period class (hey, who wants to get up early as a high school senior), so I never went on the absentee list.  After the first time I missed school, all my teachers knew this and didn't bother even calling it in.  I had afternoons off campus, so nobody ever questioned me about driving away from school either.  And of course I was in AP classes, and nobody expects the AP kids to be up to no good (we all were, of course, but they didn't expect it.)  If I remember correctly, I had over 30 days of skipped school by the end of the year.  I don't really know, it's not on my "permanent record", I checked.

But even before that, it wasn't too hard.  Teachers could be convinced to give out passes, parental notes could be forged, there were always ways around the problem.
 
2014-03-20 06:40:22 PM  
Would farkers think differently if they skipped school one day and saved the lady the following day?  Or, do the two deeds have to occur on the same day in order for them to cancel out?  They deserve accolades and they deserve punishment.
 
2014-03-20 06:42:16 PM  
You expect an intelligent decision from those mental midgets known as school officials?

I had to deal with one back when my kid was in elementary school. It was very telling how luxurious the school board offices are compared to the schools that are falling apart from lack of maintenance. I wondered how they guy was able to tie his shoes every morning

I have teachers in my family that confirmed my suspicions that most school board members they have to deal with have room-temperature IQ's (Celsius, that is)
 
2014-03-20 06:48:35 PM  
How can we expect soon-to-be-adults to show proper deference to authority if schools can except them from the rules?
 
2014-03-20 06:49:08 PM  
Zero.  Point.  Zero.
 
2014-03-20 06:49:11 PM  
Corti won't discuss the skipping class or punishment details, saying only "I'm doing what I think is appropriate,"

I think that means rape, doesn't it?
 
2014-03-20 06:53:26 PM  

DarkVader: Mugato: I never skipped class. Weird. Seemed like something too easy to get busted for.

Not when I was in high school.

Senior year was the best, they were between attendance policies that year, there essentially wasn't one.  On top of that, I didn't have a first period class (hey, who wants to get up early as a high school senior), so I never went on the absentee list.  After the first time I missed school, all my teachers knew this and didn't bother even calling it in.  I had afternoons off campus, so nobody ever questioned me about driving away from school either.  And of course I was in AP classes, and nobody expects the AP kids to be up to no good (we all were, of course, but they didn't expect it.)  If I remember correctly, I had over 30 days of skipped school by the end of the year.  I don't really know, it's not on my "permanent record", I checked.

But even before that, it wasn't too hard.  Teachers could be convinced to give out passes, parental notes could be forged, there were always ways around the problem.


I could forge the chorus and drama teacher's signature perfectly. He worked in the jr and sr high schools so he gave me permission to sign legit passes when he was in the other building. He only got a little cross when I signed non-drama students' passes. We never ditched the building, but sitting around the auditorium was more interesting than the econ class taught by the teacher with a stutter. We just read the book and made sure to be in class for tests. We were all A+ nerds so the econ teacher didn't give a fark as long as we took the tests and handed in our homework.

/css
 
2014-03-20 06:53:48 PM  
its all Dubyas fault b/c of his no child left behinf yahoo non-sense...
 
2014-03-20 06:56:24 PM  
i.imgur.com

Stay gold.
 
2014-03-20 06:58:56 PM  

thomas666: its all Dubyas fault b/c of his no child left behinf yahoo non-sense...


Umm, HEL-LOOO!!  These kids were following the No Granny Left Behind system.
 
2014-03-20 07:01:30 PM  
They're so lucky that smoke inhalation didn't get them since they said they could not see so well things were so bad. Glad they all got away safely.
 
2014-03-20 07:09:09 PM  

DarkVader: If I remember correctly, I had over 30 days of skipped school by the end of the year.  I don't really know, it's not on my "permanent record", I checked.

You're lucky. I was late for 3rd period in 7th grade, and now I can't get a mortgage.
 
2014-03-20 07:10:52 PM  

ImpendingCynic: DarkVader: If I remember correctly, I had over 30 days of skipped school by the end of the year.  I don't really know, it's not on my "permanent record", I checked.
You're lucky. I was late for 3rd period in 7th grade, and now I can't get a mortgage.


You're lucky. My girlfriend was late for her next period, and now I can't afford a mortgage.
 
2014-03-20 07:13:18 PM  
In 10th grade I managed to miss he entire second marking period without getting caught by my mother.

I'd go to school for homeroom and then leave. Spend the day at the local arcade getting high and goofing off. I'd help out cleaning up a little and get some free tokens. The next day I'd go back to homeroom and get called into the office for leaving. They'd give me 5 days out of school suspension. So, 5 days I didn't have to bother with going to homeroom. On the 6th day I'd leave after homeroom again.

Rinse, repeat.

/never saved anybody, though
 
2014-03-20 07:15:24 PM  

buckler: A couple of friends of mine in high school had a pretty good day off once. A mutual friend decided he'd had enough of his abusive dad, and went to the local university library to study toxins. He settled on ricin, and found an out-of-state chemical supply warehouse who would sell him some, but it had to be picked up and signed for in person. He recruited another friend, bought him a plane ticket and sent him to pick it up.

My two close friends got wind of this, and intercepted the guy at the airport when he returned home with the vial (this was way before the TSA existed, of course). The convinced the guy to empty the vial and replace the contents with water. As he was doing so, they contacted a teacher, who called police. The vial was handed off, and the kid with the abusive dad emptied it into dad's coffee mug. He was later convicted of attempted murder.

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/1985-01-24/news/8501030559_1_robert -p etersen-poison-father-and-son
http://www.apnewsarchive.com/1985/Teen-Convicted-in-Father-Poisoning -P lot-Gets-3-Years/id-8ac6c40c77777eea4599a019f84b9e28


So, basically, you were pals with a couple snitches?
 
2014-03-20 07:15:38 PM  
School administrators are easily among the worst human beings out there. Context, common sense and discretion are foreign concepts to them. These are valuable learning experiences for most students - following the rules does not always equal the right thing.

I'm just waiting for an article to appear in which a student gets expelled for performing the Heimlich maneuver on another choking student instead of being a good little tool and doing nothing.
 
2014-03-20 07:18:43 PM  

Mugato: I never skipped class. Weird. Seemed like something too easy to get busted for.


I'll add my CSB
First day of school freshman year we got a packet full of emergency forms, waivers, etc.  I took the packet home, had my parents fill everything out and tossed it in the trash on the way to school the next day.

I went to the office said, "I lost my packet" and they gave me another one.  I filled everything out and handed it in the next day so that everything, include may parents' signatures, were in my hand writing.  Then all through high school I wrote my own notes.  I skipped a metric shiat ton of school.
 
2014-03-20 07:23:17 PM  
For some reason the school would always call the house before calling the work numbers for parents so as long as you heard the phone ring and answered it getting in trouble wasn't a problem...that and when I'd answer the phone they would just assume I was my dad and I never told them otherwise.  They also allowed notes to be written in the student's handwriting and signed by the parents so usually the next day I'd create my own note and when I got called into the office I just gave them that and no one ever cared.
 
2014-03-20 07:24:50 PM  
In today's day and age of kids who don't give a fark about anyone but themselves, these fine young men should be celebrated by the school, not punished. As the Boobieser said, no good deed goes unpunished. If i was one of those young boys, i would say, "bring it biatches, send me to detention, ban me from school, wtf ever, i would do it again and again." And what it was the pricipals mom? Would they have gotten suspended if they had just let her burn and filmed it on their cell phones?


/Whoever the principal is at that high school is a first class asshole, and should be flogged.
 
2014-03-20 07:24:50 PM  
My daughter goes to Cal High. She says those guys are a bunch of buffoons. Now they are famous.
 
2014-03-20 07:37:21 PM  

buckler: A couple of friends of mine in high school had a pretty good day off once. A mutual friend decided he'd had enough of his abusive dad, and went to the local university library to study toxins. He settled on ricin, and found an out-of-state chemical supply warehouse who would sell him some, but it had to be picked up and signed for in person. He recruited another friend, bought him a plane ticket and sent him to pick it up.

My two close friends got wind of this, and intercepted the guy at the airport when he returned home with the vial (this was way before the TSA existed, of course). The convinced the guy to empty the vial and replace the contents with water. As he was doing so, they contacted a teacher, who called police. The vial was handed off, and the kid with the abusive dad emptied it into dad's coffee mug. He was later convicted of attempted murder.

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/1985-01-24/news/8501030559_1_robert -p etersen-poison-father-and-son 

http://www.apnewsarchive.com/1985/Teen-Convicted-in-Father-Poisoning -P lot-Gets-3-Years/id-8ac6c40c77777eea4599a019f84b9e28


I never eat rice.
 
2014-03-20 07:39:47 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: In today's day and age of kids who don't give a fark about anyone but themselves, these fine young men should be celebrated by the school, not punished. As the Boobieser said, no good deed goes unpunished. If i was one of those young boys, i would say, "bring it biatches, send me to detention, ban me from school, wtf ever, i would do it again and again." And what it was the pricipals mom? Would they have gotten suspended if they had just let her burn and filmed it on their cell phones?


/Whoever the principal is at that high school is a first class asshole, and should be flogged.


Rules! Zero tolerance! If they let these ruffians get way with this type of thing then all the boys will be setting fires.
 
2014-03-20 07:42:01 PM  

CruiserTwelve: Saving an old lady from a burning house? LOL! How many times did I use THAT one ?


Were you seeing if you could break the speed record from Fontana to Vegas and back in a marked sheriff's cruiser without using lights & sirens?
 
2014-03-20 07:43:11 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: In today's day and age of kids who don't give a fark about anyone but themselves


Yeah, it isn't like this hasn't been said about every generation since the beginning of time.

/eyeroll
 
2014-03-20 07:48:53 PM  

Mugato: I never skipped class. Weird. Seemed like something too easy to get busted for.


I once skipped class to buy tickets to a Metallica concert. I was 18 and thus able to write my own excuse notes. So, I put down what I was doing. I got called into the principals office of course. He asked me why I wrote down the excuse I did, I looked at him and said,'I could have lied about it.' Then he asked why I couldn't have one of my friends get the tickets. I simply said, ' you know who my friends are'.
He let me go.
 
2014-03-20 07:49:47 PM  
Zero Tolerance works.

Here's why.

Not one of those teens was killed by a gun due to the quick and decisive action of school officials.

Not one.
 
2014-03-20 07:52:24 PM  

johnsoninca: How did the woman pronounce "chowder"?


i478.photobucket.com

 
2014-03-20 07:54:19 PM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Mugato: I never skipped class. Weird. Seemed like something too easy to get busted for.

I'll add my CSB
First day of school freshman year we got a packet full of emergency forms, waivers, etc.  I took the packet home, had my parents fill everything out and tossed it in the trash on the way to school the next day.

I went to the office said, "I lost my packet" and they gave me another one.  I filled everything out and handed it in the next day so that everything, include may parents' signatures, were in my hand writing.  Then all through high school I wrote my own notes.  I skipped a metric shiat ton of school.


We had a similar thing happen in middle school; it was some notebook where we were supposed to show it to our parents, have them sign it and then write in our school assignments and they were theoretically supposed to sign it each week...obviously that never happened but having a file copy of both parents' signatures was helpful since they signed enough actual documents that trying to sign for them would have been obvious if someone looked.  I kept a pad of thin paper specifically for the purpose of handwritten notes so I could trace the signatures...after a while I started typing them.  I'm pretty sure that the school knew what was up but if you're doing well enough in school they don't really care.
 
2014-03-20 08:03:57 PM  
So helping others is a punishable offense, and the punishment is being compelled to help others. I see the potential for an endless loop here.
 
2014-03-20 08:06:34 PM  
Must be nice to be in school and not feel like prison.  We were in lock down at all times.  Police and security guards throughout the building, 52 security cameras, IDs had to be worn around our necks at all times.  All doors locked except one that was manned by a guard.  No leaving at lunch or anytime.  No backpacks to classes.  And it wasn't in the heart of some inner city ghetto, although 15 years later, now it's fairly bad.
 
2014-03-20 08:21:04 PM  
I could never skip.  My Dad taught english, my aunt worked in the office and 2 of my uncles taught math.  I couldn't do anything fun.
 
PJ-
2014-03-20 08:27:55 PM  
Pft, lightweights, I graduated high school with a 60% absenteeism from grade 9-12.  Now I work as a mechanical designer, life just works out for some people I guess.

I'm sure if there was no punishment, some busybody mother on the PTA would have thrown her shiat and things would have been much worse.
 
2014-03-20 08:31:21 PM  

Rattrap007: Anderson's Pooper: Now give them credit for time served and we have a deal.

Exactly. THAT is quality community service.. Let others pick up trash or something. These kids saved a life.


So obviously they feel a sense of civic duty and will not shirk the opportunity to continue doing good works by picking up some trash.

jjorsett: So helping others is a punishable offense


Yes, they were punished for saving a woman's life and not for ditching school.

Compare and contrast:

a) Late for school, or unable to attend school that day, because you rescued a woman from a fire.
b) Ditch school and just so happen to come across a fire while you are out, and rescue woman.

See, "a" is "Congrats, boys; your tardiness/absence is excusable, under the circumstances" while "b" is "that's nice, but you shouldn't have been anywhere near there in the first place, so you'll still have to be punished for the thing you did voluntarily."
 
Skr
2014-03-20 08:34:58 PM  
There was a McDonalds around two blocks away from my high school. With an hour long lunch there was plenty of time to walk there and then back again. We were forbidden from doing it, going off campus was a liability for the school I guess, still did it though. Just curious if the kids really were skipping class or if they were making the most out a long lunch time.
Good on the kids for helping out. Four hours of community service doesn't really seem like a punishment in this case.
 
2014-03-20 08:37:00 PM  
I technically skipped school once.  Because of special events and off days from labs (you had a non-attendance required study hall when your lab section wasn't in session) I once had a day when I no classes after first period so I just walked the 5 miles home because I wasn't going to just sit around the school doing nothing.  So instead I went home and did nothing as this was the pre-cable TV era, I think the best thing about that day was the walk since the rest was just total boredom.
 
2014-03-20 09:04:55 PM  
Those names sound foreign.  I bet they started the fire themselves just so that they could be heroes.
 
2014-03-20 09:18:29 PM  
does saving the old lady and the dog count towards the 4 hours of community service? that's gotta shave off a few minutes at least.

/skipped a lot... usually ended up in a pool hall. the guy that owned the place would sometimes show up to find my friends waiting on him to open up in the morning. got really good at pool my senior year but after a decade of not playing I recently discovered i now suck at it.
 
2014-03-20 09:22:03 PM  
some non-relevant facts loosely related to the article:

the high school's name is: California high school.  when the new principle took over he changed the school's colors over night without asking anybody if it was ok.  the students and faculty were not happy.  UC Berkeley would eventually threaten lawsuit for logo infringement

the fire chief retired a few years ago at age 50 at a pension of around $260,000 and full benefits.  he was able to spike his last year's salary (and thus his pension) by cashing in unpaid sick days, vacation days, and disability days.  the public was not pleased when they found out and have been somewhat hostile towards funding the fire department since.

the house that burned down never gave out good halloween candy.  it was (and most likely still is) wise to avoid walking into that court entirely on halloween.

mcdonald's is about a 10-15 minute drive away from the high school.  it's hard to get all the way there, eat, and make it back without being late to class.
 
2014-03-20 09:41:38 PM  
How they could troll the system:

Ask the school if the time it took to save the old woman from the house fire could be deducted from the four hours community service they were ordered to do.

///If saving someone like that isn't community service, I don't know what is
 
2014-03-20 11:00:46 PM  
So they were sentenced to community service because they skipped class for performing a community service.  Sounds like they were one step ahead in the game.
 
2014-03-20 11:00:51 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Rattrap007: Anderson's Pooper: Now give them credit for time served and we have a deal.

Exactly. THAT is quality community service.. Let others pick up trash or something. These kids saved a life.

A life that will cost taxpayers money in medical bills.  Nice going kids. Enjoy your higher Fartbongocare tax bill


Maybe you should have died in that fire.
 
2014-03-21 12:00:36 AM  

Shadowtag: Smeggy Smurf: Rattrap007: Anderson's Pooper: Now give them credit for time served and we have a deal.

Exactly. THAT is quality community service.. Let others pick up trash or something. These kids saved a life.

A life that will cost taxpayers money in medical bills.  Nice going kids. Enjoy your higher Fartbongocare tax bill

Maybe you should have died in that fire.


1 -  Remove broken snark detector from ass
2 - ???
3 - Profit
 
2014-03-21 01:03:52 AM  

Watubi: Would farkers think differently if they skipped school one day and saved the lady the following day?  Or, do the two deeds have to occur on the same day in order for them to cancel out?  They deserve accolades and they deserve punishment.


It's like the event on the corvette (boat) early in Victor Hugo's _The 93_ (with less dire punishment).
 
2014-03-21 01:39:27 AM  
American Public Schools are child abuse
 
2014-03-21 12:40:14 PM  

eddievercetti: No good deed goes unpunished.


So does rescuing a 94 year old woman qualify as time served?
 
2014-03-21 01:43:19 PM  
so... 4 volunteer hours... During school hours?  Possibly at or near a McDonalds?

I can only hope.
 
2014-03-21 02:23:37 PM  

buckler: A couple of friends of mine in high school had a pretty good day off once. A mutual friend decided he'd had enough of his abusive dad, and went to the local university library to study toxins. He settled on ricin, and found an out-of-state chemical supply warehouse who would sell him some, but it had to be picked up and signed for in person. He recruited another friend, bought him a plane ticket and sent him to pick it up.

My two close friends got wind of this, and intercepted the guy at the airport when he returned home with the vial (this was way before the TSA existed, of course). The convinced the guy to empty the vial and replace the contents with water. As he was doing so, they contacted a teacher, who called police. The vial was handed off, and the kid with the abusive dad emptied it into dad's coffee mug. He was later convicted of attempted murder.

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/1985-01-24/news/8501030559_1_robert -p etersen-poison-father-and-son 

http://www.apnewsarchive.com/1985/Teen-Convicted-in-Father-Poisoning -P lot-Gets-3-Years/id-8ac6c40c77777eea4599a019f84b9e28


You guys did the right thing. The really depressing bit of this is that a kid with an IQ of 147 felt he had to do this to end the abuse.
 
2014-03-22 02:31:33 AM  

thismomentinblackhistory: buckler: A couple of friends of mine in high school had a pretty good day off once. A mutual friend decided he'd had enough of his abusive dad, and went to the local university library to study toxins. He settled on ricin, and found an out-of-state chemical supply warehouse who would sell him some, but it had to be picked up and signed for in person. He recruited another friend, bought him a plane ticket and sent him to pick it up.

My two close friends got wind of this, and intercepted the guy at the airport when he returned home with the vial (this was way before the TSA existed, of course). The convinced the guy to empty the vial and replace the contents with water. As he was doing so, they contacted a teacher, who called police. The vial was handed off, and the kid with the abusive dad emptied it into dad's coffee mug. He was later convicted of attempted murder.

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/1985-01-24/news/8501030559_1_robert -p etersen-poison-father-and-son 

http://www.apnewsarchive.com/1985/Teen-Convicted-in-Father-Poisoning -P lot-Gets-3-Years/id-8ac6c40c77777eea4599a019f84b9e28

Ok, ok, you win.

CSB for real though.


Seriously. Now THAT'S a CSB.
 
2014-03-22 02:48:18 AM  

jjorsett: So helping others is a punishable offense, and the punishment is being compelled to help others. I see the potential for an endless loop here.


No.  They are being punished because they cut class.  Maybe you should try reading the article, eh?
 
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