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Flagrant fragrance gets gassy student bounced

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November

Fart Maybe the 13-year-old student at Martin County's Spectrum Junior/Senior High thought he was being funny by repeatedly and purposely passing gas during computer class.

His teacher, D.C. Carden, didn't bust a gut over the boy's breaking wind - not to mention his continuous turning off classroom computers - so he gave the boy a referral and sent him packing to the school resource officer for a little talk.

SRO Warren Pettaway asked the (perhaps) obvious question: Did the boy deliberately cut the cheese (and the computer lines)?  "He subsequently informed me it was factual, and I informed him as a result of his behavior he was being charged with Disruption of a School Function," Pettaway wrote in his report.

That's right. The boy was arrested for farting. He was released to his mom. No word on what he did in the car on the way home.

(Thanks to the Stuart News for the story tip.)

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:05am]

    

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