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posted on May, 1 2013 @ 03:25 PM
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This is absolutely ridiculous.

Next thing you know popping a paper or plastic bag will bring a charge of discharging a sonic device or some crap. And there's spit balls and pea shooters, which will eventually bring their own criminal charges.

Those are some jacket up charges.

This country is getting more ridiculous and insane by the minute.




posted on May, 1 2013 @ 03:32 PM
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Originally posted by CosmicCitizen
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Pretty soon they will be banning Dodge Ball also. What? They already have?


Ah yes, those pesky dodge-ball injuries, lol.



posted on May, 1 2013 @ 03:34 PM
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I'm guessing she did "The Works" bomb. Toilet bowl cleaner and aluminum foil, pretty easy for a 16 year old to acquire. Or anyone. Ban toilet bowl cleaner!




posted on May, 1 2013 @ 03:38 PM
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What is even worse is the this article is even publishing the girl's full name and complete address.

Here is the writer's email if you wish make any suggestions.
suzie.schottelkotte@theledger.com



posted on May, 1 2013 @ 03:43 PM
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Like mentos and a 2 liter...

My god what happened to this country.



posted on May, 1 2013 @ 03:47 PM
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Originally posted by RomeByFire
Only in America.

"Hey you, kid, quit being a kid! You could seriously hurt someone!"

All the while innocent men, women, and children are being murdered by drone strikes in which no one cares.

Oh how I love the "land of the free."


Well, thats about the size of it, isn't it?

It's like we live in some weird kind of twilight zone were being a kid is terrorism and being an actual terrorist is praised. Of course, who the terrorist is and is not is decided by the group who has the most guns. It's almost like living in that book I read back in high school, what was it again....... Oh yeah, 1984.


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posted on May, 1 2013 @ 04:12 PM
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Originally posted by AnonymousCitizen
What is even worse is the this article is even publishing the girl's full name and complete address.

Here is the writer's email if you wish make any suggestions.
suzie.schottelkotte@theledger.com


I wrote to Suzie, and this was her reply:




On May 1, 2013, at 3:05 PM, "Schottelkotte, Suzie" wrote:

Florida law allows for the publication of the names and addresses of minors who are charged with felonies, which was the case in this instance. Our policy mirrors what the law allows.

Suzie Schottelkotte
Senior Reporter
The Ledger

Ledger Media Group
Bartow News Bureau
Tel. 863.533.9070
Fax 863.534.9483
suzie.schottelkotte@theledger.com


And my response to her response:


Your publication's policy is immoral and reckless, as is Florida state law apparently.
You ought to be ashamed to call yourself a reporter.

By the way, the article is starting to go viral on various web forums. All I ask is that you think about what you (yes, you) are doing to this poor girl's life.


And finally my email to her publisher and editors:
jerome.ferson@theledger.com, lenore.devore@theledger.com, barryf@theledger.com
cc: Suzie Schottelkotte


Dear Publisher/Editors:

The only thing more ridiculous than this young girl being charged with a felony is your reporter's decision to publish her full name and complete address. This article is starting to gain significant national attention on various web forums and this can only end badly for the reputation of your paper and this young girl's future.
edit on 5/1/13 by AnonymousCitizen because: another email



posted on May, 1 2013 @ 04:28 PM
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I sent one as well. Kept it respectful but just told her I thought it was in bad taste.



posted on May, 1 2013 @ 04:31 PM
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Originally posted by LogicGrind
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It wasn't a science project.

www.theledger.com...


The girl told authorities she was conducting a science experiment, according to Bartow police, but science teachers at the school said they knew nothing about it.


She did this on her own with a lot of other kids around.


Why couldn't she be experimenting with a science project on her own?
Kids do science type experiments all the time without teachers.
It's part of being curious about how things work



posted on May, 1 2013 @ 04:32 PM
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Originally posted by underduck
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I sent one as well. Kept it respectful but just told her I thought it was in bad taste.


I am sure it was more respectful than mine above. Thank you.



posted on May, 1 2013 @ 04:39 PM
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Originally posted by AnonymousCitizen

Originally posted by underduck
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I sent one as well. Kept it respectful but just told her I thought it was in bad taste.


I am sure it was more respectful than mine above. Thank you.


I got a carbon copy of the reply you received. My response ...

"Excuse me. You misunderstood me. I wasnt implying what you did was against the law by any means. I was just saying that it was a poor choice. Just because something isnt against the law doesnt make it the right thing to do. "



posted on May, 1 2013 @ 04:40 PM
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A felony + expulsion is the consequence for mixing baking soda and vinegar? (or Mentos and Coke).

Ridiculous.

Few of us who grew up just 20-30 years ago would have graduated high school without a felony record by this standard, because we did far worse, just like every kid since the beginning of time.

Our entire way of life should be ashamed of itself for sinking this low.



posted on May, 1 2013 @ 04:46 PM
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Nicely done dude!

Shall we cause a wee kerfuffle then?




posted on May, 1 2013 @ 04:51 PM
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But not the tin foil, we need those for our hats, lol.



posted on May, 1 2013 @ 04:52 PM
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seriously ?

No no no, wait.

what kind of country we're living in ?

...ban....everythings ?



posted on May, 1 2013 @ 04:57 PM
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Originally posted by goochball
I'm guessing she did "The Works" bomb. Toilet bowl cleaner and aluminum foil, pretty easy for a 16 year old to acquire. Or anyone. Ban toilet bowl cleaner!


That's awesome. Now I have something to do after I get done sending all those emails.


So you're saying that if I accidentally flush my tin foil hat down the head, I shouldn't use toilet bowl cleaner to clean the clog?
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posted on May, 1 2013 @ 04:58 PM
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I'll bet she doesn't send me a carbon copy.



posted on May, 1 2013 @ 04:59 PM
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My how things have changed, and in about thirty years.

Our high school's version of gun control was that you had to lock your truck if you had a firearm, or store it in the school's rifle locker.

I built a still for my science fair project. And made whiskey in it for the demo - albeit not a lot. I also made RDX in what passed for a chem lab, and all I got for a warning was 'don't make much, and use the fume hood'.

These days I'd be in the pen.



posted on May, 1 2013 @ 05:11 PM
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Stink bombs in the girls bathrooms, a classic.

Now the school would be on lock down and the kids charged with trying to blow up the school.....




posted on May, 1 2013 @ 05:17 PM
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Originally posted by Agent008
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Stink bombs in the girls bathrooms, a classic.

Now the school would be on lock down and the kids charged with trying to blow up the school.....



You wish.

They would lock down the city, hunt them down and shoot them.





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