Florida School officials at the Stuart’s Spectrum Jr./Sr. High School had a twelve-year-old Florida student arrested for “deliberately passed gas to disrupt the class.” What is astonishing that that there were not only clueless teachers who would call police on such a matter, but that they found abusive police officers who would make an arrest on such grounds. This is not the first arrest due to flatulence in the first degree.
The police report states that the student “continually disrupted his classroom environment by breaking wind and shutting off several computers.” Sounds like a very good reason to remove the child and call his parents. If it continued in the future, it may be a very good reason for suspension. However, an arrest is one more example of how we are criminalizing our schools and society.
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