Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Crimes against food will NOT be tolerated.

In Wisconsin 7 students were sent to court because they started a food fight in their school cafeteria. They threw spaghetti at the pasta bar and now are facing fines up to $300 each and 4 days of school suspension.

Wow I'm so glad I graduated high school a long time ago. My junior year I threw canned pineapple all over the cafeteria and in the end spilled all it's juice in my lap- good times. Did you know that pineapple are nutritionally packed members of the bromeliad family? Bromelain is very effective in treating bruises, sprains and strains by reducing swelling, tenderness and pain. This anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect can also help relieve osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis symptoms and reduce postoperative swelling. Additionally, bromelain can relieve indigestion. But I digress..

I say don't blame the kids that threw the food- blame the kids that didn't catch the food in their mouths before the food hit the floor!

If a man jumps off a building he isn't killed by the fall, he's killed by his body's sudden connect with the ground. Blame the ground not the fall and blame the cafeteria floor not the students that threw the food.

It saddens me that my our tax dollars go towards these ridiculous court costs prosecuting these kids. Make them clean the cafeteria up - don't send them to JAIL!!!


Article in full:

Monona Students Sent To Court For Food Fight

Three Students Pleaded Not Guilty

MONONA, Wis. -- It was a costly food fight for some students at Monona Grove High School, and some parents said that the punishment doesn't fit the crime.

Seven students, ages 17 and 18, are facing fines of nearly $300 each and four-day school suspensions for slinging spaghetti at the cafeteria pasta bar last month.

Junior Dave Peiss said that it was a "total, complete mess" after the food fight.

School administrators said that they wanted to take a hard line against such behavior.

Some parents disagree. Julie Raasch's son, Steve, was involved. She said that her son should be punished, but the fine and suspension is too harsh.

Parent Bill Amelse said that cleaning the cafeteria for the rest of the year would have been more fitting than sending the students to court.

Three students pleaded not guilty to disorderly conduct in municipal court. Four pleaded no contest. Three others under age 17 pleaded not guilty in juvenile municipal court on Thursday.

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