Lawsuit: Student Arrested For Burping...

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    Really? Come on Big Government!


    - A 13-year-old was handcuffed and hauled off to a juvenile detention for burping in class, according to a civil rights lawsuit filed against an Albuquerque public school principal, a teacher and a city police officer.


    The suit was filed Wednesday, the same day the district was also sued by the family of a 7-year-old autistic boy who was handcuffed to a chair.


    The Albuquerque Journal reports the unnamed seventh grader was arrested last May 11 at Cleveland Middle School after he "burped audibly" in his P.E. class. "Criminalizing of the burping of a thirteen-year-old boy serves no governmental purpose," the lawsuit said. "Burping is not a serious disruption, a threat of danger was never an issue."


    The lawsuit alleges the boy was transported to the juvenile center without his parents being notified. It also says he was denied his due process rights because he was suspended for the rest of that school year without "providing him an explanation of the evidence the school claimed to have against him." He was not allowed to call witnesses or defend himself against the burping allegation.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57334925/student-arrested-for-burping-lawsuit-claims/?tag=stack
    http://dailycaller.com/2011/12/02/lawsuit-student-arrested-for-burping/
     
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    That burp must have been really loud and stunk.
     
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    Well they didn't charge him with that. In fact they didn't charge him at all. But they did "detain" him in jail.
     
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    What about arm-farts? Can you be detained for those?:doubt:
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Maybe theres more to this than what wer being told? being arrested for burping makes no sense.
     
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    There are a lot of "zero tolerance" rules that make no sense, no doubt some kind of rule designed to get tough on hooliganism is at work here.
     
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    Well that sucks. School was a lot more fun years ago with mystery meat, arm farts, jello worms and being sent to the principles office.
     
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    Fucking pigs.
     

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