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Student Arrested for Burping During Class
ABC ^ | Kathryne Solove

Posted on 12/08/2013 7:08:22 PM PST by Morgana

A 13-year-old student in Albuquerque, N.M., was allegedly arrested for burping during class.

According to his lawsuit, after he “burped audibly” his teacher called the school resource officer, who in turn called the authorities to have him arrested for “interfering with public education.”

“They are using petty misdemeanor charges to arrest children in New Mexico,” said Shannon Kennedy, the boy’s attorney.

A seventh-grader at Cleveland Middle school, he names his teacher, principal and a police officer in his civil rights lawsuit.

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TOPICS: Education; Local News
KEYWORDS: arrested; arth; burp; buuuuuuuurrrrrrp; donutwatch; homeschool; napl; newmexico
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1 posted on 12/08/2013 7:08:22 PM PST by Morgana
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To: metmom; CedarDave

homeschool/new mexico ping.


2 posted on 12/08/2013 7:08:50 PM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

If he had aids and spit on the class they would have pinned a medal on them.

Strange world.


3 posted on 12/08/2013 7:10:50 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Morgana

Lol, I give detentions for burping and farting in class.

30 minutes copying from a dictionary.


4 posted on 12/08/2013 7:11:12 PM PST by struggle
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To: Morgana

Are we sure there’s not more to this story? Beyond belief if not.


5 posted on 12/08/2013 7:12:06 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: struggle

> Lol, I give detentions for burping and farting in class.

30 minutes copying from a dictionary.

Good thing I’m not in your class...


6 posted on 12/08/2013 7:12:49 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Morgana

WTF? home school!!!!!!


7 posted on 12/08/2013 7:13:10 PM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: Morgana

Did he belch more like Booger
http://uhu02.way-nifty.com/die_eule_der_minerva/027.html

or Hammy?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8gGm5FyczQ


8 posted on 12/08/2013 7:13:29 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Morgana

This is ridiculous. I suppose it’s possible the kid was ‘fake-burping’ loudly in order to disrupt the class, but even in that case, is arrest really the way to handle things? If the kid is acting up and disrupting the class, send him to the principal’s office.


9 posted on 12/08/2013 7:13:30 PM PST by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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To: Morgana
Nacht und Nebel

Authority must not be disrespected.

10 posted on 12/08/2013 7:13:33 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Still Thinking

I almost guarantee there’s more. The first story always has a follow-up with more of the truth.


11 posted on 12/08/2013 7:13:39 PM PST by pfflier
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To: Morgana

The difference between public schools and feces is that feces can be turned into something useful.


12 posted on 12/08/2013 7:13:40 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: struggle

My best friend’s mom used to be a Jr. High teacher. She used to complain about this one boy who would fart all through class. It was nasty because he would stink up the whole room. I guess there was nothing she could have done other than give him D-hall or make him sit in the hall during class but this? Schools really have lost control.


13 posted on 12/08/2013 7:13:43 PM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana
“interfering with public education.”

Its a wonder I didn't get life.
14 posted on 12/08/2013 7:17:14 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Morgana

Government schools are gulags.


15 posted on 12/08/2013 7:17:18 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Still Thinking; All

Read on in the article!

“The same day this lawsuit was filed, a similar suit was filed on behalf of a 7-year-old autistic boy alleging he was hand cuffed to a chair for acting out.

Last year Kennedy said she settled a class action against the City of Albuquerque Police Department for arresting children for nonviolent crimes.

“This suit was started by a girl who was arrested for not wanting to sit next to the stinky boy in class. We settled the damages claims for a confidential amount that is sealed,” said Kennedy.””

Sounds like the teachers really have no control of the classroom. Or any self control at all.


16 posted on 12/08/2013 7:17:32 PM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

The best advice I ever got from a veteran teacher was “If you tell a student you’re going to throw them out of a window, you better leave the window open and be prepared to do it.”

Most students don’t like classrooms where they can’t learn because of the 10% of kids that are trying to stop them.


17 posted on 12/08/2013 7:17:47 PM PST by struggle
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To: All

when miss crabtree was teaching spanky and alfalfa in the little red schoolhouse, do you think she envisioned the militarized, unionized monstrosity that is public education today?


18 posted on 12/08/2013 7:18:06 PM PST by willywill
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To: Morgana
“interfering with public education.”

Perhaps there should be a few teachers union leaders arrested!

19 posted on 12/08/2013 7:18:12 PM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority! 11.06.12 - Day of Infamy!)
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To: pfflier

Course this is the state where they gave a guy a colonoscopy and multiple digital rectal exams looking for drugs after he rolled a stop sign, all performed under an expired warrant in a county where it was never valid in the first place, AND THEN SENT HIM A BILL FOR IT!!!!


20 posted on 12/08/2013 7:18:35 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Morgana

Because of the school shootings you have cops crawling over the schools now with weapons.


21 posted on 12/08/2013 7:18:39 PM PST by sunrise_sunset
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To: Morgana

A lot of things have really lost control these days.


22 posted on 12/08/2013 7:18:59 PM PST by Antihero101607
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To: willywill

Miss Crabtree envisioned Spanky and Alfalfa becoming productive members of society.

It happened, back then anyway.


23 posted on 12/08/2013 7:20:57 PM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

Things like this make me regret not going on to law school.


24 posted on 12/08/2013 7:21:19 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Of the 4 wars in my lifetime none came about because the US was too strong." Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Or at least artillery school.


25 posted on 12/08/2013 7:21:49 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Morgana

Interrupting the moment of meditation of the wonders of Obama will not be tolerated.


26 posted on 12/08/2013 7:22:11 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the.tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: Still Thinking

There is something very wrong in New Mexico


27 posted on 12/08/2013 7:22:14 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

“There is something very wrong in New Mexico”

Too much Roswell?


28 posted on 12/08/2013 7:22:57 PM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: DemforBush

Principal’s don’t deal with discipline now. Teachers are graded down if they refer a kid and actually the # of referrals per class is posted in some meetings. Also, you have to be wary of the racist tag, even though there are clear patterns of behavior. This means some whites really get hammered for mild behavior problems as a way to be ‘equal’. Hey, it’s the truth.

The whole system is dysfunctional and destined to collapse or blow up.


29 posted on 12/08/2013 7:24:31 PM PST by sunrise_sunset
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Interrupting the moment of meditation of the wonders of Obama will not be tolerated.

Osama's not totally useless. He's increased the average person's skepticism of government "solutions" a couple orders of magnitude at least. Course since he could give a fig about what the average person wants, I'm not sure it actually helps.

30 posted on 12/08/2013 7:25:04 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Morgana
Miss Crabtree envisioned Spanky and Alfalfa becoming productive members of society.

It happened, back then anyway.


Actually, Carl "Alfalfa" Seitzer NEVER became a productive member of society. He was killed in a fight and the jury chose not to convict.
31 posted on 12/08/2013 7:26:20 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: Morgana

Now that this child has a “criminal record,” he will no longer be allowed to purchase a firearm when he gets old enough to do so.


32 posted on 12/08/2013 7:29:38 PM PST by bayliving
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To: Morgana
They got rid of corporal punishment, like the paddle, and replaced it with "time out." But "time out" does not work as well as the threat of corporal punishment.

So, the only option left is getting the kids arrested.

That is what we are forking over at least $12,000 per student per year for, plus the kids can't fill out an application if they manage to graduate.

33 posted on 12/08/2013 7:32:03 PM PST by Slyfox (Satan's goal is to rub out the image of God he sees in the face of every human.)
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34 posted on 12/08/2013 7:32:57 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Morgana

They must have no actual crime in that town, if the cops can go around arresting children for the heinous crime of being obnoxious.

I think this all stems from parents/the ACLU suing schools for disciplining children; so now the schools just say OK we’ll call the cops.

The baby boomers have ruined this country; I hope the next couple of generations can straighten it out. I no longer expect to live to see it.


35 posted on 12/08/2013 7:39:22 PM PST by jocon307
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To: struggle

I accidentally farted in class once and the teacher beat the shiite out of me.


36 posted on 12/08/2013 7:41:53 PM PST by RC one
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To: DemforBush

>>This is ridiculous. I suppose it’s possible the kid was ‘fake-burping’ loudly in order to disrupt the class, but even in that case, is arrest really the way to handle things? If the kid is acting up and disrupting the class, send him to the principal’s office.>>

Exactly what I was thinking. Then the principal would have kept him after school and if he was a school bus rider his parents would have to arrange to pick him up. He wouldn’t disrupt class again if it caused a transportation problem for his parents.


37 posted on 12/08/2013 7:43:03 PM PST by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY.)
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To: Morgana

Was the kid burping on purpose? My kids used to swallow some air and burp the alphabet.


38 posted on 12/08/2013 7:47:03 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Slyfox

We still have corporal punishment in our schools. We are just a bunch of red neck hicks ya know?

Actually, if these children were handled correctly from day one in Kindergarten, corporal punishment would not be necessary for 99%.

They like attention and praise. If you want to see a behavior repeated, just notice it. Praising the behavior increases the effect.

That’s where most teachers go wrong. They get busy with stuff, and ignore the kids until someone misbehaves, then they get noticed.

The more they are noticed, the more the behavior continues. True, the kids will quit when scolded, but they’ll do it again later.

If a kindergarten kid is talking, just noticing that the person sitting next to him is quiet and acting like a grown up kindergartener is enough to shut his mouth. Once quiet, he gets noticed too, and feels good instead of chastised.

Show me a problem student in Middle School and he was likely noticed for all the wrong reasons during his early school years, until bad behavior became a habit.

Now and again, you do run into a Missouri Mule type - the need the corporal punishment just to get their attention. From then on, it works with them too.LOL


39 posted on 12/08/2013 7:48:27 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: jocon307
I think this all stems from parents/the ACLU suing schools for disciplining children; so now the schools just say OK we’ll call the cops.

Probably, but so what? How does that explain the cops showing up? If you were the cops and the school called with this 'issue', even if there were no actual crimes taking place, would you say anything other than "Buzz off. I'm in the middle of a donut here!"

40 posted on 12/08/2013 7:50:01 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking
Course this is the state where they gave a guy a colonoscopy and multiple digital rectal exams looking for drugs after he rolled a stop sign, all performed under an expired warrant in a county where it was never valid in the first place, AND THEN SENT HIM A BILL FOR IT!!!!

The attorney, Shannon Kennedy, is the same one who sued in the colonoscopy cases. She must have a direct line to the news media after she takes on these bizarre cases.

41 posted on 12/08/2013 7:54:04 PM PST by CedarDave (Small town America - last stand for God, freedom, civility, and American values.)
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To: Morgana

Damn.. Imagine if he’d fired a spitball from a peashooter... the “authorities” would have shot him dead.


42 posted on 12/08/2013 7:55:32 PM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Morgana; LegendHasIt; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; OneWingedShark; ...

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43 posted on 12/08/2013 7:56:09 PM PST by CedarDave (Small town America - last stand for God, freedom, civility, and American values.)
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To: ScottinVA

And his little dog, too!


44 posted on 12/08/2013 7:56:32 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: ScottinVA

Or made a gun shape with his finger! I think it should be mandatory from now on when dealing with any authorities, to keep your index, ring and little fingers tightly curled to make sure you don’t offend them with a gun shape.


45 posted on 12/08/2013 7:58:40 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: DemforBush
"This is ridiculous. I suppose it’s possible the kid was ‘fake-burping’ loudly in order to disrupt the class, but even in that case, is arrest really the way to handle things? If the kid is acting up and disrupting the class, send him to the principal’s office."

Your naïve proposal assumes that public school officials are amenable to common sense.
46 posted on 12/08/2013 8:00:10 PM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: greeneyes
I trained my boys from the age of one, that there were consequences to unacceptable behavior. What I did was get in their face and ask in a low, firm voice if they wanted a spanking. It worked like a charm. But, I had to make sure I didn't let them forget that I had it as a backup. In other words I could never let them slide or get whiny. I can't remember if I ever did have to spank them.

Teachers loved my boys because they always behaved well and were respectful at all times. It was worth all my effort.

47 posted on 12/08/2013 8:04:03 PM PST by Slyfox (Satan's goal is to rub out the image of God he sees in the face of every human.)
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To: Morgana

Past stupidity.


48 posted on 12/08/2013 8:04:20 PM PST by plainshame
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To: cripplecreek

Same here.


49 posted on 12/08/2013 8:05:28 PM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Morgana

““There is something very wrong in New Mexico”

Too much Roswell?”

No!

Too many Democrats.


50 posted on 12/08/2013 8:07:15 PM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - Because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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