Is it fair to arrest a 12 yr old for farting

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  1. profile image0
    Stevennix2001posted 13 years ago

    Apparently, a 12 yr old was arrested for farting on purpose to disrupt the entire classroom, so the cops arrested him. What are your thoughts on this?

    here's the video if you want to know more: … re=related

    1. lady_love158 profile image59
      lady_love158posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Did he gave to pay a carbon tax?

    2. Julie2 profile image61
      Julie2posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      AHAHA, no way! That is insane. I'll check the link now. Thanks Stevennix2001.

    3. Suilaruin profile image61
      Suilaruinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      very silly

  2. Cagsil profile image70
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago


    1. earnestshub profile image80
      earnestshubposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I dunno Cags! I had an old Labrador once who's farts could cause serious injury! lol

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    Stevennix2001posted 13 years ago

    lollol Nope, not as far as I know lady_love. big_smile lol

  4. leahlefler profile image92
    leahleflerposted 13 years ago

    Really? All I can think of in reply is,

    Beans, beans, they're good for your heart. The more you eat.. (well, you know the rest).

    On a more serious note, some school districts are using the police in lieu of regular disciplinary tactics. Texas has been ticketing children as young as six: … as-schools

    1. profile image0
      Stevennix2001posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      good grief.  giving out tickets for misbehavior now?  sheesh, whatever happened to the good old days when schools used to handle disciplining kids without law enforcement? hmm

      1. Y. Kajitaka profile image61
        Y. Kajitakaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        In those days, they had this lovely wooden thing called a "paddle."  It was a rather simple, self-explanatory instrument that got the job done right the FIRST time.

        Unfortunately, if one so much as showed up in a classroom these days, a student would yell "ABUSE! ABUSER!!!" and they would be immediately ruined forever and likely thrown in jail.  T_T

  5. AnnCee profile image65
    AnnCeeposted 13 years ago

    I hope his parents will be able to help him retain a modicum of respect for school and law enforcement authorities.

    This is what happens in liberal fascist settings like some schools have become though.

  6. xtremedezigns profile image62
    xtremedezignsposted 13 years ago

    Well, in context of the video, the kid really wasn't arrested. He was taken home to his parents... Seeing that it's a recurring event, I'm sure that the law enforcement was used by the school district just to kind of scare the kid. Somewhat like the videos "scared straight." If this has been an issue that was addressed to the child and/or his parents, and I'm sure it was, then I see nothing wrong with it. The kid is choosing to do this voluntarily, if he had absolutely no control over his bowl movements it would probably be different.

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      Stevennix2001posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      hmm...i never thought of it like that. you may have a good point there, as they did say they just took the kid home, so the whole scared straight thing would make sense.

      1. NateSean profile image66
        NateSeanposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        On the other hand, what did that kid eat? Because if he had a ton of Taco Bell before that class and he let one out, I'd demand not only his arrest, but his hanging as well.

  7. Ralph Deeds profile image64
    Ralph Deedsposted 13 years ago

    Seems to me the role of police in dealing with classroom issues should be confined to bomb threats, assaults with deadly weapons and the like. I never saw a cop on school property when I was a kid. The few issues were handled by teachers, the principal and parents. I was once sent to the pricipal's office for making a noise in the library by blowing into an empty Chicklets box when Miss Daniel wasn't looking. When she disappeared behind the stacks I did it again, but she was peering through the books and caught me red-handed. I was sent to the principa[s office. Fortunately, he wasn't there. I waited for a few minutes and left, unscathed. I doubt very seriously that Miss Daniels or the principal would have even considered calling the police if I had farted instead of making a noise.

  8. Ralph Deeds profile image64
    Ralph Deedsposted 13 years ago
  9. manlypoetryman profile image81
    manlypoetrymanposted 13 years ago

    For damn real? This planet is Looney Tunes? To be fair...if that's the case...they should have allowed him a hall pass to go outside and fart. If they did this to every kid that let one go...and adult??? Whoops...better not give the government any ideas...they could find a whole new way to generate loads of revenue off of fart tickets by the police. Maybe, the Police can sit outside each school with thermo-heat sensing graphs and go in and write tickets for the kids with heat dispensened from the bottom of their out in the classroom. I tell ya'...Looney Tunes doesn't give this particular incident proper credit...

    1. David 470 profile image80
      David 470posted 13 years agoin reply to this


      I think that is pretty ridiculous. That is such a minuscule thing. I wonder what they would do to someone that actually did something bad?

  10. Evan G Rogers profile image59
    Evan G Rogersposted 13 years ago

    This is just a symptom of socialized education.

  11. AnnCee profile image65
    AnnCeeposted 13 years ago

    Farts can actually kill people.  sad

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      Longhunterposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Do you know my son?

  12. optimus grimlock profile image60
    optimus grimlockposted 13 years ago

    you taught him well steven!!! that shows you how well the police is used, what a joke!

  13. Daniel Carter profile image63
    Daniel Carterposted 13 years ago

    Well, yes, of course it makes sense for him to be arrested since we've achieved world peace and equality among humanity, and he obviously upset that quite a bit, did he not?

    What's shocking is that his classmates didn't all join in and make it a farty party (otherwise known as a "riot" to schools and police). Then the cops could've tear-gassed the place, thus out doing farts and winning the battle.

  14. mdlawyer profile image43
    mdlawyerposted 13 years ago

    It could just a natural impulse. Or, could be PUBLIC NUISANCE!!

  15. Katharella profile image75
    Katharellaposted 13 years ago

    Um, maybe the child has an intestinal problem and should be taken to the doctor!  Of course the threat of a doctor visit can scare a kid, so if he stops on that account then he could be making a game of it. But if he can't stop, then get him to a doctor! It could be his diet and needs it revised!

    1. John Holden profile image60
      John Holdenposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Of course it could have been fear of the doctor that made him fart in the first place. smile

    2. Rochelle Frank profile image90
      Rochelle Frankposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I think that is a reasonable possibility and it should be checked.
      Though some schools have a community liaison officer, and he might have just been nearby at the time, I don't think the police should have been called.  They should have ordered the national guard in.

      1. Katharella profile image75
        Katharellaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I think calling in the national guard is a bit extreme as calling the police.
        Kids who are going to disrupt will find another way if one doesn't work. If his diet was fixed where his body didn't produce enough gas to let him be able to do a thing like this, then why punish him if he does it and isn't his fault if he has an intestinal tract syndrome such has IBS or Chrones disease. If he's not been checked then it's kind of cruel to punish him for it. But he should be taught to ask to go out to the hall way or bathroom.

  16. Greek One profile image64
    Greek Oneposted 13 years ago

    lucky for him he didn't do a boom boom in his pants...

    I think that is a capital offense

  17. Peter Hoggan profile image69
    Peter Hogganposted 13 years ago

    As a regular curry eater over the years I have become a world expert on TST. TST or Trouser Seepage Time is dependent on a couple of things, what you have eaten and how thick your trousers are.

    TST is measured in seconds and denotes the time it takes a fart to escape from your trousers and reach the nose. Boxer shorts have a low TST and heavy corduroy have a high TST which gives you enough time to retire and save any embarrassment.

    1. TamCor profile image80
      TamCorposted 13 years agoin reply to this lol

      That is hilarious--I have to remember to tell my sons. My husband will be upset that he didn't come up with that first, lol...

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    Longhunterposted 13 years ago

    If it were fair, my oldest son would be #1 on America's Most Wanted. About the time he hit fourteen, the CIA would have taken him out. On our trip to London, MI6 would have put out a kill order on him.

    Seriously, in-school suspension - yes. Arrest him - no.

    I would hope LEOs would have more important things to do with their time.

  19. Ralph Deeds profile image64
    Ralph Deedsposted 13 years ago

    How about arresting a 12-year-old for attempted armed robbery with a loaded handgun? … re-robbery

  20. HattieMattieMae profile image60
    HattieMattieMaeposted 13 years ago

    o.o yes that nasty when my dog used to do that! Hate that when the cat does that as well and sits in your face! lol

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    tpgonposted 13 years ago

    As far as possible, kids shouldn't be exposed to the police in a negative setting. If the cops are called for every minor incident then kids will just get used to riding in the back seat of a cop car. By the time they're in their late teens, the cops will hold no fear for them at all and then where's the deterrent to more serious misbehaviour?

  22. Disturbia profile image60
    Disturbiaposted 13 years ago

    "farting on purpose to disrupt the entire classroom"  DISRUPT is the key word here.  The means are not important, his purpose was to disrupt the class. In my time he would have been promptly intruduced to the "board of education" which was the big wooden paddle the good sisters used to administer discipline.

  23. Mikeydoes profile image43
    Mikeydoesposted 13 years ago

    Cops? Absolutely not. I personally probably wouldn't do anything. But if a teacher wanted to put him outside on timeout, I could see something like that happening.

  24. Disturbia profile image60
    Disturbiaposted 13 years ago

    Maybe there is something going on in this child's life that he feels he needs this kind of attention. Oh well, welcome to the real world where all your needs don't necessarily get met and you are expected to live by certain rules of conduct.

  25. Greek One profile image64
    Greek Oneposted 13 years ago

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    The main obligation under the convention is the prohibition of use and production of chemical weapons, as well as the destruction of all chemical weapons. The destruction activities are verified by the OPCW. As of July 2010, circa 60% of the (declared) stockpile of chemical weapons has thus been destroyed.[5] The convention also has provisions for systematic evaluation of chemical and military plants, as well as for investigations of allegations of use and production of chemical weapons based on intelligence of other state parties.

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    1. Disturbia profile image60
      Disturbiaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      So farts are now considered chemical weapons?

      1. Greek One profile image64
        Greek Oneposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        yes, yes they can be

  26. Greek One profile image64
    Greek Oneposted 13 years ago

    stop the inhumanity!!


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