Student arrested for 'passing gas' at Fla. school
Nov 24 08:12 PM US/Eastern
STUART, Fla. (AP) - A student at a Florida school has been arrested after authorities said he was "passing gas" and turned off his classmates' computers. According to a report released Friday by the Martin County Sheriff's Office, the 13-year-old boy "continually disrupted his classroom environment" by intentionally breaking wind. He then shut off some computers other students were using.
The Spectrum Junior-Senior High School was arrested Nov. 4.
A school resource officer placed the boy under arrest after he confessed about his behavior, according to the report. He was charged with disruption of school function and released to his mother.
OK. Now I know we've lost it. Call the kid to the principal's office. Give him detention. Send him home for the day. But place him under arrest? Am I just old and out of touch or does this seem ridiculous?