Friday, April 29, 2005

Put down the sandwich, and come out with your hands up!

Someone called authorities yesterday after seeing a boy carrying something long and wrapped into Marshall Junior High in New Mexico. The police put armed officers on rooftops, closed nearby streets and locked down the school.

The "something" turned out to be a 30-inch burrito filled with steak, guacamole, lettuce, salsa and jalapenos and wrapped inside tin foil and a white T-shirt.



On The Mark said...

With what's happening at high schools today, one really can't blame the authorities for taking a rather be safe than sorry attitude.

bitchphd said...

Disagreed. The "someone" who called the cops could simply have asked the kid what he was carrying.

I get why they didn't, but it's pretty bad for kids, methinks, to teach them that anything they do that's out of the unusual is grounds for suspicion that they are serial killers.

On The Mark said...

True, but that "someone" could have been shot dead after he/she asked. Plus there was a scare (discovered plot, or something, I don't recall) in New Mexico recently.

As Bill Gates said, high schools today are obsolete, for more reasons than the ones he was stating.

Anonymous said...

Damn, that's a big burrito.