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Those farts don't amuse this bus driver

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March

Fart And we thought we'd never get to use this image again. But it seems kids will be kids.

Lakeland eighth-grader Jonathan Locke Jr. got a three-day bus suspension after his bus driver wrote him up for farting too much.

"Jonathan passes gas on the bus to make the other children laugh and it is so stink [sic] that you can't breathe after he does it," the bus driver wrote on a misbehavior form, as the Lakeland Ledger reports.

Passing gas isn't itself a crime in the Polk code of conduct. But causing a disturbance on the bus is.

Young Jonathan, who already attends a last-chance school after being expelled for fighting, has proclaimed his innocence. He blamed "a kid who sits in front of me."

His dad, meanwhile, has to leave work to pick him up from school.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:18am]

    

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