Skip to comments.School Boys May Be Expelled for Possession of Oregano
Posted on 03/19/2011 5:03:17 PM PDT by John Semmens
Four boys at the Hickory Middle School in Chesapeake, Virginia were suspended and may be expelled for handling a baggie full of oregano at the school. The ill-fated prank was held to be unacceptable mockery of the schools zero tolerance policy by the school administration.
While oregano isnt a banned substance, per se, I mean we use it home-ec classes, placing it in a small plastic bag and passing it to another student is the same thing a student would do if it were, said Vice-Principal Jesse Twitman. Its an act of disrespect and defiance toward school authority. If theres anything that the zero tolerance policy is meant to achieve it is unwavering respect for authority by the students at this school.
Twitman evinced indifference over the prospect that the accused students lives might be irreparably harmed by the contemplated disciplinary action. If we make an example of these smart asses it may shock others into a more obedient frame of mind, Twitman asserted. The sacrifice of a few troublemakers is a small price to pay for the broader objective of bolstering the tools available to the proper authorities.
Oregano is bad MMkay
Many zero tolerance policies are administered as zero sense policies and deserve to be mocked.
Its called detention...
dont they do that any more...
Ah, satire. Glad I glanced at the link source before I embarrased myself!
Glad I check your handle before I posted. You got me again.
You are a bad man!
I hear oregano is a gateway drug for basil and eventually summer savoury.
And then the really hard stuff, like placebos.
I fear for Rosemary.
In Virginia, any substance that is packaged and intended to look like an illegal substance (such a oregano for pot) is treated as if the drug itself was present.
From the news report, the boys packaged the herb and told their friends it was pot, therefore, whatever the penalty is for pot, will be the same for this.
Delaware, home of the Bearded Marxist, is not amused. The satire site appears to have plagiarized DE's real policy in order to mock the absurdity of zero tolerance. I'm sure regulators in DE and other states will not tolerate this mocking.
I understand by seeing the link posted that this is meant to be satire........
On certain threads we read here at FR........
We all know the "PC" crowd is out of control....
It's just "too true to be good".....
To borrow a phrase........
fight it boys, this not right, half the teachers and school board smoke dope probably..
mockery is not illegal, if there is no basis the schoolboard would be liable, fight it boys..
ok ya got me..
Twitman. Says it all. I wonder if making fun of his name falls under "unacceptable mockery".
Satire. Mockery. It’s so hard to tell what stories are real and what are satire nowadays.
Are you kin to Mark Twain? lol
He gets everyone.
John may have fabricated the quotes, but the suspension really occurred.
OFGoshS. Unbelievable. (And I don’t just think that because I did the same thing in high school as a prank).
Ok. You got me! LOL ;)
Thanks for the ping at #18 John. Got caught up on the phone?
Another head shakin’ chuckle.
“...Twitman...” What an appropriate name!
I hate the way they tolerate Zero.
What we need is a zero-idiocy policy.
Who wants to snort some Cream of Tartar?
Anyway, this story reminds me of a friend back in high school who bought an ounce of Oregano for $25.00. She showed it to me and I was ready to put it in some spaghetti sauce. I couldn’t believe she couldn’t tell it was Oregano LOL!
Lock 'em up and throw away the key! /s
Another example of the mental illness of the left.
ya got me.
"...the broader objective of bolstering the tools available to the proper authorities.
LOL. Twitman indeed.
Nice one, John.
Not only that, there is a formal recommendation of expulsion!
But the thing that got me about the REAL article was that the kid's name is.... Adam Grass.
I about died laughing when I read that. No wonder he was farting around with a baggie. With a name like that, I would, too.
What a contemptible twit. (snicker)
..and parsley, and sage, and rosemary, and thyme.
Annie, I think you've got something there. I just hope it isn't catching. But I admit it's a good idea.
John, would you be willing to donate your brain to Science? I think Science has an opening in its calendar Tuesday afternoon.
Too close to call, John, this is completely credible! (8^D) Good one!
It doesn't take a crime lab, only a middlin' cook.
“Respect mah authoratay” says Twitman. Says it all.
Yeah, who knew that what kept Simon and Garfunkel "feelin' groovy" came out of a Club House shaker bottle?
Ah John I always knew they had it out for Italian chefs.
Apparently someone in the school administration consulted an attorney, because the suspension was lifted.
What a shame. It sounded like such a fun lawsuit.
You start a true zero policy by tasking the county school board to take a dope test twice a year (random pick). You go to the teachers and demand random tests period (could be once a year, could be twelve times a year). Then you do the same thing for students. I suspect that we could toss a quarter of all the teachers in the US out...if we had a simple situation like this.
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