Sunday, May 01, 2005

Is That a Burrito in Your Pocket or Are You Just Glad to See Me?

Frank Graham at Frankly Speaking found this story out of Clovis, NM, on a student bringing a concealed burrito to school. The Clovis News Journal reports:
"Extra-credit burrito leads to school scare
By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer

A concerned citizen spotted a male juvenile carrying a suspiciously concealed item into Marshall Junior High School early Thursday morning.

Police were called. The school was locked down. Adjacent streets were closed and law officers were perched on roofs with weapons.

The drama ended about two hours later when the suspicious item was identified:

A 30-inch burrito, prepared as an extra-credit assignment and wrapped inside tinfoil and a white T-shirt.

'I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry,' school Principal Diana Russell said after the mystery was solved.

'Overall, I’d say we had a good learning day.'"
Well, at least they didn't arrest or suspend the student. The police responded quickly:
'We’ve trained for incidents just like this -- the training just kicked in,' said Sgt. Jim Schoeffel of the Clovis Police Department.
Thank goodness for that.

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