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(WKRN Nashville)   Proving it's actually possible to have an IQ below zero, school officials discipline a student for taking bites from a pizza slice until it was shaped like a gun   (wkrn.com) divider line
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2011-12-20 2:41:23 PM  
We should have never classified it as a vegetable in the first place.
 
2011-12-20 2:41:29 PM  
Oh, zero tolerance. How'd that work out for that principal down in Gaston County, North Carolina?
 
2011-12-20 2:48:45 PM  
You know, it's gonna be easy to make this seem all stupid and retarded, but I think it's important to keep some perspective, here. What this reminds me of is the other night I was hanging out with the guys, you know Buford and Tim and Randy, and we was cooking chicken legs on the fire and eating them with some cold beers and watching the forest. And Buford, he was on his tenth or eleventh chicken leg by then, I can't remember which, he leans back on the stump he's sitting on and he says that he read somewhere that a chicken bone is one of the strongest substances on earth if you go by its density and mass and whatnot. And Randy goes on about Buford being half drunk, which he was, but Buford is all eyes-wide and saying no, that a wall of chicken bones could stop a truck if you had enough. And so we had maybe 30 chicken bones piled up by then and another half bag to still cook and so Buford says that what he's gonna do is knit those bones into his jacket and it'll be like one of them army flack jackets, you know, bullet proof. And Tim says that's the dumbest thing he ever heard, but you know Buford, once he gets an idea in his head, that's all she wrote. And so we finish our chicken and give the bones to Buford and he keeps on adding them to his vest until he looks like some kinda witch doctor standing there in a bone shirt and he tells Tim to get his gun out the truck and try to shoot him. Well, that was a bad idea. But you never know where things like this will go if you let them proceed unchecked, that's all I'm saying.
 
2011-12-20 2:53:15 PM  
Pizza can be dangerous.
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2011-12-20 2:53:25 PM  
Must have been a Godfather's pizza
 
2011-12-20 2:53:35 PM  

Pocket Ninja: You know, it's gonna be easy to make this seem all stupid and retarded, but I think it's important to keep some perspective, here. What this reminds me of is the other night I was hanging out with the guys, you know Buford and Tim and Randy, and we was cooking chicken legs on the fire and eating them with some cold beers and watching the forest. And Buford, he was on his tenth or eleventh chicken leg by then, I can't remember which, he leans back on the stump he's sitting on and he says that he read somewhere that a chicken bone is one of the strongest substances on earth if you go by its density and mass and whatnot. And Randy goes on about Buford being half drunk, which he was, but Buford is all eyes-wide and saying no, that a wall of chicken bones could stop a truck if you had enough. And so we had maybe 30 chicken bones piled up by then and another half bag to still cook and so Buford says that what he's gonna do is knit those bones into his jacket and it'll be like one of them army flack jackets, you know, bullet proof. And Tim says that's the dumbest thing he ever heard, but you know Buford, once he gets an idea in his head, that's all she wrote. And so we finish our chicken and give the bones to Buford and he keeps on adding them to his vest until he looks like some kinda witch doctor standing there in a bone shirt and he tells Tim to get his gun out the truck and try to shoot him. Well, that was a bad idea. But you never know where things like this will go if you let them proceed unchecked, that's all I'm saying.


*starts slow clap*
 
2011-12-20 2:57:31 PM  
maybe the crust was loaded?

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2011-12-20 3:02:40 PM  
A Pepperoni Popper? Sausage Shooter?
 
2011-12-20 3:03:21 PM  
He could have shot someone with those little cubed pepperoni bits!
 
2011-12-20 3:04:17 PM  
Taylor said the school system has made it clear that if her son eats his pizza into the shape of a gun again and there is a similar occurrence, he will be suspended.

God help him if he ever gets a boner in class.
 
2011-12-20 3:06:31 PM  

Pocket Ninja: But you never know where things like this will go if you let them proceed unchecked, that's all I'm saying.


Heh
 
2011-12-20 3:06:50 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Must have been a Godfather's pizza


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2011-12-20 3:07:37 PM  
I hate to rain on the hate parade, but...

School leaders say the 10-year-old threatened other students at his lunch table with a piece of pizza with bites out of it so it looked like a gun and when asked about it was initially not truthful.

James Evans, spokesperson for the Rutherford County School District, said the boy isn't being punished because he had a piece of pizza shaped like a gun.

He's being punished because "some students reported he was making some threatening hand gestures, that he was shooting other kids at the table and they reported it to a teacher," according to Evans.

He continued, "The student didn't tell him the truth about it so he got silent lunch for six days."


He's being punished for lying to a teacher, not for his gun-shaped pizza.
 
2011-12-20 3:11:12 PM  
Is silent lunch like secret probation?
 
2011-12-20 3:20:41 PM  

Theaetetus: reported he was making some threatening hand gestures, that he was shooting other kids at the table and they reported it to a teacher," according to Evans.


He shot people?! Well, silent lunch is too good for him!
 
2011-12-20 3:24:10 PM  
Mmmmm...deadlyicious.

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2011-12-20 3:36:39 PM  
This is bullshiat. All elementary school children should be able to carry guns for their own protection.
 
2011-12-20 3:39:38 PM  
In Arizona, they would give him an A for arts and crafts!
 
2011-12-20 3:46:32 PM  

Shostie: But you never know where things like this will go if you let them proceed unchecked, that's all I'm saying.


This is why you're my favorite.
 
2011-12-20 4:02:46 PM  

Pocket Ninja: But you never know where things like this will go if you let them proceed unchecked, that's all I'm saying.


I have a similar story although mine involves some old friends who are a bit more famous. Eric and Dylan were friends of mine in Colorado. We used to have pizza together on more than one occasion. One day Eric ate his pizza into the shape of a Marilyn Manson symbol. Me and Dylan were stumped but Eric was like "No, man it's the Marilyn Manson symbol". Soon we started eating our pizza into all sorts of different shapes. I hate to say it but I think this is where Harris and Klebold went wrong.
 
2011-12-20 4:16:53 PM  
He wasn't disciplined because he was a gangster punk kid, he was disciplined because he was a LYING gangster punk kid.

Let's keep things straight here.
 
2011-12-20 4:17:08 PM  

Shostie: Pocket Ninja: You know, it's gonna be easy to make this seem all stupid and retarded, but I think it's important to keep some perspective, here. What this reminds me of is the other night I was hanging out with the guys, you know Buford and Tim and Randy, and we was cooking chicken legs on the fire and eating them with some cold beers and watching the forest. And Buford, he was on his tenth or eleventh chicken leg by then, I can't remember which, he leans back on the stump he's sitting on and he says that he read somewhere that a chicken bone is one of the strongest substances on earth if you go by its density and mass and whatnot. And Randy goes on about Buford being half drunk, which he was, but Buford is all eyes-wide and saying no, that a wall of chicken bones could stop a truck if you had enough. And so we had maybe 30 chicken bones piled up by then and another half bag to still cook and so Buford says that what he's gonna do is knit those bones into his jacket and it'll be like one of them army flack jackets, you know, bullet proof. And Tim says that's the dumbest thing he ever heard, but you know Buford, once he gets an idea in his head, that's all she wrote. And so we finish our chicken and give the bones to Buford and he keeps on adding them to his vest until he looks like some kinda witch doctor standing there in a bone shirt and he tells Tim to get his gun out the truck and try to shoot him. Well, that was a bad idea. But you never know where things like this will go if you let them proceed unchecked, that's all I'm saying.

*starts slow clap*


this is why you are favorited with green
 
2011-12-20 4:18:14 PM  
What if he made it into the shape of a penis?
 
2011-12-20 4:21:32 PM  
"The student didn't tell him the truth about it so he got silent lunch for six days."

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2011-12-20 4:22:51 PM  
I was suspended for one day back in 7th grade in 2000 for saying, no lie, "You should go die," to some kid that was throwing Play-Doh and random people in, get this, Religion class. (Have to love Catholic education).

/CSB
 
WGJ [TotalFark]
2011-12-20 4:23:42 PM  

Theaetetus: I hate to rain on the hate parade, but...

School leaders say the 10-year-old threatened other students at his lunch table with a piece of pizza with bites out of it so it looked like a gun and when asked about it was initially not truthful.

James Evans, spokesperson for the Rutherford County School District, said the boy isn't being punished because he had a piece of pizza shaped like a gun.

He's being punished because "some students reported he was making some threatening hand gestures, that he was shooting other kids at the table and they reported it to a teacher," according to Evans.

He continued, "The student didn't tell him the truth about it so he got silent lunch for six days."

He's being punished for lying to a teacher, not for his gun-shaped pizza.


A 10 year kid lied to the teacher when he got caught? Unpossible,
 
2011-12-20 4:24:16 PM  
My co-worker's son got suspended for a week I think, for saying "I'm gonna blow the whole school up!"

He is six. I doubt he has the required skills to build such a device. I guess we've pretty much outlawed hyperbole.
 
2011-12-20 4:24:19 PM  

Jake Havechek: What if he made it into the shape of a penis?


He'd be on the sex offenders registry
 
2011-12-20 4:25:15 PM  

Jake Havechek: What if he made it into the shape of a penis?


Same difference.
 
2011-12-20 4:26:25 PM  
Let's see how well this story follows the script.

Step 1: Do something stupid in the name of zero tolerance. "I'm sorry, but that is our policy."
Step 2: Parents complain. "I'm sorry, but that is our policy."
Step 3: Story makes local news, locals complain: "I'm sorry, but that is our policy."
Step 4: Story makes national news, school becomes America's lates laughing stock. "We regret how this situation was handled. We will be reviewing our policy to ensure that such a lapse of judgement never occurs again."
 
2011-12-20 4:27:13 PM  
I hope this incident follows this principal into any future employment. If I was reviewing his application I would consider him as having potential to develope legal problems for the district. Ironic, since preventing that would have been his reasoning for zero tolerance drone.
 
2011-12-20 4:27:55 PM  
So, the kid gets 6 days of minor punishment, and that is news. Nothing to do with the gun shaped pizza?

The gun shaped pizza had NOTHING to do with this story (other than being gun shaped therefor attention whoring material for the media) which was about a kid lying and getting punished. .... and it got media coverage.

......
(silent)
 
2011-12-20 4:28:46 PM  
He should "eat" the next slice into a dagger and wear it in his belt, without threatening anyone.
 
2011-12-20 4:29:23 PM  
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Mister Bungle says "Hey teachers! Why so serious?"
 
2011-12-20 4:29:24 PM  

CruJones: I guess we've pretty much outlawed hyperbole.


That sounds like an exaggeration. Don't make me call the cops.
 
2011-12-20 4:30:26 PM  
I'm confused about the tendency of people to suck Pocket Ninja's dick with every word he puts into pixels.

I mean, clearly he has some funny material, he's exceedingly quick-witted, and favorited by many... but that one wasn't that humorous... was it?

WAS IT!?!
 
2011-12-20 4:31:05 PM  
Poor kids have it bad post-Columbine. We used to hollow out books and hide our water guns in them. You'd nail somebody in the back of the head and if you were quick enough and kept your expression neutral it would cause an awesome freak out on the squirted kid's part.
 
2011-12-20 4:31:58 PM  
When my son was in kindergarten, I got a call from the school because he had bitten a cookie into the shape of a gun and was pointing it at other kids going "bang bang".

/getting a kick
 
2011-12-20 4:32:04 PM  
It depends on how you view humans if you see them as people then what the school officials did was stupid. However if you see them as products it's quality control.
 
2011-12-20 4:32:19 PM  
That's what you get for sending your child off to the government for indoctrination (I mean education).
 
2011-12-20 4:32:47 PM  
I'd literally shank a guy for a farking silent lunch.
 
2011-12-20 4:33:01 PM  

Theaetetus: I hate to rain on the hate parade, but...

School leaders say the 10-year-old threatened other students at his lunch table with a piece of pizza with bites out of it so it looked like a gun and when asked about it was initially not truthful.

James Evans, spokesperson for the Rutherford County School District, said the boy isn't being punished because he had a piece of pizza shaped like a gun.

He's being punished because "some students reported he was making some threatening hand gestures, that he was shooting other kids at the table and they reported it to a teacher," according to Evans.

He continued, "The student didn't tell him the truth about it so he got silent lunch for six days."

He's being punished for lying to a teacher, not for his gun-shaped pizza.


"Did you make a threatening hand gesture?"
"No. (Doesn't think it could be remotely construed as threatening)."
"You're lying about what you did."

Nah, he's being punished because some kid 1) Doesn't like him 2) Teacher teacher, teacher, someone broke a rule!
 
2011-12-20 4:33:03 PM  

ToastTheRabbit: So, the kid gets 6 days of minor punishment, and that is news. Nothing to do with the gun shaped pizza?

The gun shaped pizza had NOTHING to do with this story (other than being gun shaped therefor attention whoring material for the media) which was about a kid lying and getting punished. .... and it got media coverage.

......
(silent)


ah.. but it DID....

"I realize some might say we are going overboard but the principal is just trying to use an abundance of caution and send the message that we don't play about guns and it's not something we joke around about," he said.
 
2011-12-20 4:33:15 PM  
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2011-12-20 4:33:56 PM  
Yet there are constant complaints about teachers and school officials not getting any respect.

If you're even looking cross at a student for eating his pizza into the shape of a gun or doing the little finger-gun thing, then you've demonstrated that you have no understanding of psychology in general, much less as it applies to kids. You've shown you have no introspective abilities (else you would know that you did dumb things at 10). If you have introspection, you have no ability to turn that into understanding or compassion towards the 10 year-olds in your care. If you're suspending them, you have no real grasp of severity or moderation.

In short, your complete lack of understanding, compassion, or fairness to the kids you're supposed to be teaching shows why you've not earned their respect.

BTW, this zero tolerance thing should show why today's teachers should have less power and not more. It also shows why reinstating corporal punishment in schools would be absurd and prone to consistent if not constant abuse.
 
2011-12-20 4:34:39 PM  
Could have been worse than the 'Silent Table', they could have sent him here:
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After having some fat dude use his nipples smear lipstick all over his face, and his buddies snickered too loudly, he would be publicly shamed by Kazama-san.
 
2011-12-20 4:34:40 PM  
He didn't go postal, he went pastal.
 
2011-12-20 4:35:08 PM  

Theaetetus: I hate to rain on the hate parade, but...

School leaders say the 10-year-old threatened other students at his lunch table with a piece of pizza with bites out of it so it looked like a gun and when asked about it was initially not truthful.

James Evans, spokesperson for the Rutherford County School District, said the boy isn't being punished because he had a piece of pizza shaped like a gun.

He's being punished because "some students reported he was making some threatening hand gestures, that he was shooting other kids at the table and they reported it to a teacher," according to Evans.

He continued, "The student didn't tell him the truth about it so he got silent lunch for six days."

He's being punished for lying to a teacher, not for his gun-shaped pizza.


So that explains why the school has promised to suspend him if he chews his pizza into a gun shape again?
 
2011-12-20 4:35:15 PM  

Theaetetus: I hate to rain on the hate parade, but...

School leaders say the 10-year-old threatened other students at his lunch table with a piece of pizza with bites out of it so it looked like a gun and when asked about it was initially not truthful.

James Evans, spokesperson for the Rutherford County School District, said the boy isn't being punished because he had a piece of pizza shaped like a gun.

He's being punished because "some students reported he was making some threatening hand gestures, that he was shooting other kids at the table and they reported it to a teacher," according to Evans.

He continued, "The student didn't tell him the truth about it so he got silent lunch for six days."

He's being punished for lying to a teacher, not for his gun-shaped pizza.


The amount of asinine fear and outrage from all involved over a gun-shaped piece of pizza still trumps anything else about this.
 
2011-12-20 4:35:27 PM  

Theaetetus: I hate to rain on the hate parade, but...

School leaders say the 10-year-old threatened other students at his lunch table with a piece of pizza with bites out of it so it looked like a gun and when asked about it was initially not truthful.

James Evans, spokesperson for the Rutherford County School District, said the boy isn't being punished because he had a piece of pizza shaped like a gun.

He's being punished because "some students reported he was making some threatening hand gestures, that he was shooting other kids at the table and they reported it to a teacher," according to Evans.

He continued, "The student didn't tell him the truth about it so he got silent lunch for six days."

He's being punished for lying to a teacher, not for his gun-shaped pizza.


So that's why the parents were told that he'd be suspended if he got caught lying again.

Oh wait, they said he'd be suspended if he made another pizza gun. The school is trying to deflect, and you fell for it.

/If the kid lied, it's because he knew damned well that he'd get in trouble for the pizza because of an asinine zero-tolerance policy.
 
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