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Extra-credit Burrito Leads to School Scare
Clovis News Journal ^ | April 29, 2005 | Marlena Hartz

Posted on 04/29/2005 1:05:10 PM PDT by MississippiMasterpiece

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Clovis Police Officer Clay Cullison stands outside Marshall Junior High School on Thursday. Police were called to the school after a concerned citizen reported seeing a male juvenile enter with a suspiciously concealed item.

1 posted on 04/29/2005 1:05:10 PM PDT by MississippiMasterpiece
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To: MississippiMasterpiece
Making a burrito counts toward extra credit?

What kind of school is this?

2 posted on 04/29/2005 1:07:06 PM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave soldiers and their Commander in Chief)
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To: MississippiMasterpiece

Make a run for the border....


3 posted on 04/29/2005 1:07:22 PM PDT by politicket (We now live in a society where "tolerance" is celebrated at the expense of moral correctness.)
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To: MississippiMasterpiece
A 30-inch burrito, prepared as an extra-credit assignment and wrapped inside tinfoil and a white T-shirt.

In my house burrito's are Weapons of Mass Destruction!

PU

4 posted on 04/29/2005 1:07:43 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (If you think pushing 40 is hard, try dragging it!)
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To: MississippiMasterpiece

"Drop the chalupa!"


5 posted on 04/29/2005 1:07:50 PM PDT by dfwgator (Minutemen: Just doing the jobs that American politicians won't do.)
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To: MississippiMasterpiece

This is one of the dumbest things I have read in quite sometime. And that is saying quite a lot.


6 posted on 04/29/2005 1:09:49 PM PDT by Sthitch
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To: wideawake

A school of idiots, from a community of the same.


7 posted on 04/29/2005 1:10:43 PM PDT by Robert_Paulson2 (The Chinese and Saudis are our friends and allies!)
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To: MississippiMasterpiece
Heather Black, who has a son at the school, echoed the sentiments of the crowd. “There needs to be security before the kids walk through the door,” she said.

"Something happened, so somebody has to do something sometime soon!"

8 posted on 04/29/2005 1:11:04 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: MississippiMasterpiece
No one thought to ask the girl what it was?

Knee jerk reactions are fun for the tax payers :) just think they got a double wammy out of that one. Wasted police resources as well as wasted a paid day of "education"

I hear next week they are having their weekly "tax dollar burning event" Its a good time. They get a bunch of tax dollars then burn it. The citizens get to toast smores (funded by the tax payers of course) No hotdogs though, killing animals is cruel.
9 posted on 04/29/2005 1:11:46 PM PDT by tfecw (Vote Democrat, It's easier than working)
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To: MississippiMasterpiece
"Me Mikey, Me likey Burrito"


10 posted on 04/29/2005 1:12:50 PM PDT by add925 (The Left = Xenophobes in Denial)
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To: MississippiMasterpiece
When good culinary arts students go bad. Don't let this happen to your kid.

Next time make a pizza!!

11 posted on 04/29/2005 1:14:02 PM PDT by passionfruit
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To: MississippiMasterpiece

The student is fortunate he wasn't tasered after he identified himself in order to secure the burrito more quickly.


12 posted on 04/29/2005 1:14:02 PM PDT by WoofDog123
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To: MississippiMasterpiece
“We’ve trained for incidents just like this — the training just kicked in,” said Sgt. Jim Schoeffel of the Clovis Police Department.

*snicker*

13 posted on 04/29/2005 1:16:20 PM PDT by Fido969 (God? I'm not quite sure of what God is. I know what God isn't. God isn't me.)
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To: WoofDog123
I was in NJROTC in high school. I always carried the drill rifle around school with me, so I could take it home and practice. That one wasn't operable, but the .22's we used for target practice were.

We would carry them to and from the rifle range that was about a mile from the school. No one was ever hurt and no one ever asked questions about it.

14 posted on 04/29/2005 1:17:50 PM PDT by passionfruit
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To: MississippiMasterpiece

Bumping for a later read. This thread just has too much potential.


15 posted on 04/29/2005 1:19:47 PM PDT by conservative cat
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To: MississippiMasterpiece
“The kid was sitting there as I’m describing this (citizen report of a student with a suspicious package) and he’s thinking, ‘Oh, my gosh, they’re talking about my burrito.’”

Check out my package, hun - they're all talking 'bout MY burrito.

16 posted on 04/29/2005 1:21:42 PM PDT by Fido969 (God? I'm not quite sure of what God is. I know what God isn't. God isn't me.)
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To: MississippiMasterpiece
A concerned citizen spotted a male juvenile carrying a suspiciously concealed item into Marshall Junior High School early Thursday morning.

I'm suspicious of "concerned citizens." I don't think they have anything better to do than watch what other people are doing and jump to conclusions based on zero evidence.

17 posted on 04/29/2005 1:21:57 PM PDT by Luna (Lobbing the Holy Hand Grenade at Liberalism)
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To: MississippiMasterpiece

I'll never forget that I 'celebrated' my 22nd birthday in Clovis, NM. The evening itself was totally forgettable, which is why I'll never forget that I was in Clovis, NM.

I don't think I've ever seen a lamer excuse for incorporation than Clovis, NM. Except for maybe Friona, TX.


18 posted on 04/29/2005 1:22:26 PM PDT by newgeezer (Just my opinion, of course. Your mileage may vary.)
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To: MississippiMasterpiece

19 posted on 04/29/2005 1:22:34 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (TV News and the MSM - - - ROTFLMAO)
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To: wideawake

A public school, where manual labor apparently substitutes nicely for subject mastery.


20 posted on 04/29/2005 1:22:39 PM PDT by gueroloco
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To: passionfruit

This will date me...but, oh for the simpler times. I lived about two miles from my high school and had a trap line that I checked when walking to school. I carried a .22 rifle, the principal and teachers knew it, I took it to the teachers union (lounge) where they checked it to make sure it wasn't loaded and picked it up there every night to check traps on the way home. No one even thought about this as being abnormal. (sigh) wish it were 1965 again.


21 posted on 04/29/2005 1:23:54 PM PDT by Safetgiver (Only two requisites to be a judge. Gray hair to look wise and hemmorhoids to look concerned.)
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To: gueroloco

In my day we would have had this assignment in a class called Home Economics. Does this subject exist anymore?


22 posted on 04/29/2005 1:24:24 PM PDT by SE Mom (God Bless those who serve.)
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To: MississippiMasterpiece

Upon first reading of the title, I was thinking this was an article of gastronomic proportions.


23 posted on 04/29/2005 1:27:22 PM PDT by IamConservative (To worry is to misuse your imagination.)
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24 posted on 04/29/2005 1:27:33 PM PDT by day10 (Rules cannot substitute for character.)
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To: MississippiMasterpiece
A 30-inch burrito, prepared as an extra-credit assignment

When I was a kid we made plaster volcanos. Kinda says something about our culture today, no?

25 posted on 04/29/2005 1:27:40 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan
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To: MississippiMasterpiece

I thought we weren't supposed to post articles from The Onion.


26 posted on 04/29/2005 1:29:09 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan
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To: newgeezer
I don't think I've ever seen a lamer excuse for incorporation than Clovis, NM. Except for maybe Friona, TX.

Then you haven't been to Trona, California.

27 posted on 04/29/2005 1:30:03 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan
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To: passionfruit

Times have changed. In the midwest area a while back a boy got suspended and arrested for having his bow in his vehicle. He was a memeber of an archery club and had some field pointed arrows in his car so he would not have to go out of his way back home after school to get them for practice.


28 posted on 04/29/2005 1:30:10 PM PDT by One Proud Dad
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To: MississippiMasterpiece

isn't there a rule against drunk school officials?


29 posted on 04/29/2005 1:33:21 PM PDT by Republicus2001
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To: MississippiMasterpiece

30 posted on 04/29/2005 1:33:49 PM PDT by itsamelman (“Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh.” -- Al Swearengen)
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To: cjshapi

This is a real gasser.


31 posted on 04/29/2005 1:36:03 PM PDT by Junior (“Even if you are one-in-a-million, there are still 6,000 others just like you.”)
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To: MississippiMasterpiece

Holy frijole!


32 posted on 04/29/2005 1:37:18 PM PDT by Junior (“Even if you are one-in-a-million, there are still 6,000 others just like you.”)
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To: wideawake
Making a burrito counts toward extra credit?

Home Economics class, perhaps? (Or whatever it's called now)

33 posted on 04/29/2005 1:37:38 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Luna

Was the "concerned citizen" named Barney Fife or Gladys Kravitz?


34 posted on 04/29/2005 1:43:21 PM PDT by Cecily
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To: ElkGroveDan

Then you haven't been to Trona, California

I LIVE in California and I've never even HEARD of Trona, CA?!?!


35 posted on 04/29/2005 1:43:58 PM PDT by Primetimedonna
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To: Safetgiver

Oh for simpler times! I graduated in 1977.


36 posted on 04/29/2005 1:47:58 PM PDT by passionfruit
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To: MississippiMasterpiece
" 30-inch burrito, prepared as an extra-credit assignment and wrapped inside tinfoil and a white T-shirt."

Dangerous item. Mix some sharp cheddar and beans and onions for an accelerant, you will have a stomache bomb:)

37 posted on 04/29/2005 1:49:40 PM PDT by BobS
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To: wideawake

in one of my spanish classes in high school I earned extra credit for making enough spanish rice for the whole class. additionally, it could have been for a home economics class (now called "consumer sciences" in most places.)


38 posted on 04/29/2005 1:53:04 PM PDT by timtoews5292004
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To: gueroloco
A public school, where manual labor apparently substitutes nicely for subject mastery.

Well put!

39 posted on 04/29/2005 2:16:05 PM PDT by American Quilter
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To: Primetimedonna
I LIVE in California and I've never even HEARD of Trona, CA?!?!

It's a lovely spot on the road from Ridgecrest to Death Valley.

40 posted on 04/29/2005 2:17:10 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan
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To: SE Mom
In my day we would have had this assignment in a class called Home Economics. Does this subject exist anymore?

Yes, but it's now called "culinary arts" and "family science". BARF.

41 posted on 04/29/2005 2:18:01 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Pajama Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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To: wideawake
Making a burrito counts toward extra credit?

In cooking class, yes it does. Remember this is middle school, so even the cooking and shop classes are going to be pretty basic. I never took "home ec" as we called it, way back when, but my brother did take "bachelor living". He made a nice throw pillow that AFAIK, is still around, 30 or so years later. In high school, my dad made a nice chair-side stand (with an extra shelf in addition to it's top) that remained in use in our home until at least the 80s, and which is probably still in decent shape, provided that the youngest grandkid, aka Tiger, didn't destroy it, and I don't' think he did. All I ever made was a rather poorly finished but functional gun rack (3 long guns stored vertically), a wall-mounted duck (with 3-D metal wing) decoration and a really sickly pig cutting board. I was so ashamed of the latter, which was supposed to be for my mother or grandmother, that I made two good ones at home, with a skill saw instead of hand saw. Those cutting boards stayed in use for decades. I think Mom may *still* be using the one I made for Grandma. Don't know what happened to the "Razorback", which is what the first one looked like. :)

BTW, I also took small engine mechanics, auto shop, and electronic shop courses in high school. I now have an MSEE with about 90% of the graduate credits required for a PhD, and my brother has a BA in business adminstration. My wife, who also took Home Ec, has a PhD, my daughter (no home ec AFAIK) has a JD while the other daughter, who probably did take home ec, has a master's and goes back for her PhD this fall.

42 posted on 04/29/2005 2:22:55 PM PDT by El Gato (Activist Judges can twist the Constitution into anything they want ... or so they think.)
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To: politicket
Make a run for the border....

Eat a 30 inch burrito, and you'll be making a run alright.... but I doubt the border will be your destination. :)

43 posted on 04/29/2005 2:24:50 PM PDT by El Gato (Activist Judges can twist the Constitution into anything they want ... or so they think.)
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To: SE Mom
In my day we would have had this assignment in a class called Home Economics. Does this subject exist anymore?

It's still around, although they usually call it something else. Culinary Arts, Bachelor Living, stuff like that. I believe this school called if Culinary Arts.

44 posted on 04/29/2005 2:27:07 PM PDT by El Gato (Activist Judges can twist the Constitution into anything they want ... or so they think.)
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To: gueroloco
A public school, where manual labor apparently substitutes nicely for subject mastery.

He may have mastered the art of making great burritos. The suject was "culinary arts" and this was a middle school (formerly known as Junior High, well almost)

45 posted on 04/29/2005 2:30:43 PM PDT by El Gato (Activist Judges can twist the Constitution into anything they want ... or so they think.)
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To: El Gato
Not bad. This guy will be able to fix himself a burrito at home. And, perhaps, manufacture burritos professionally.

BTW, my father teaches at a high school where the kids are trained in how to repair aircraft engines. many good MEs and EEs come out of that shop.

46 posted on 04/29/2005 2:39:16 PM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave soldiers and their Commander in Chief)
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To: MississippiMasterpiece

A 30 inch burrito, huh?

So this was to be a chemical gas attack apparently...

Bones


47 posted on 04/29/2005 2:56:46 PM PDT by Bones75
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To: MississippiMasterpiece
The current headline on Yahoo is"School Mistakes Huge Burrito for a Weapon".

Too funny!!

48 posted on 04/29/2005 3:05:13 PM PDT by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: El Gato

Three cheers if he makes great burritos. But "culinary arts" in middle school? Please.


49 posted on 04/29/2005 3:32:55 PM PDT by gueroloco
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To: MississippiMasterpiece

How do the liberals manage to live in constant fear? Since stress like this often contributes to cancer, you think they'd be dropping like flies..


50 posted on 04/29/2005 3:36:59 PM PDT by Awestruck (Here we go again!!)
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