posted on May, 1 2013 @ 07:49 PM
Gee, my son and I would have been in a lot of trouble.
I graduated in 1979. I had a major in Home-ec....which shows how old I am, because I don't think they even have home-ec in schools anymore. For
Advanced Foods 4, we needed to have a presentation of some type of cooking. I choose, with my teacher's permission of course, flambé and made
Cherries Jubilee. It requires151proof rum, which I brought in my backpack, took to the classroom and gave to the teacher before school, used for the
demo (got an A+), and then picked up from the teacher at the end of the day. None of this was a problem.
Now move forward a few years, when my son was in 4th or 5th grade. Earlier in the school year, they had a trip to a medieval fair, during which he
purchased a wooden sword. A few months later, they needed to do reproduce something from the era they were discussing....the early history of the
American continents. My son read about the weapons, and wanted to reproduce an Aztec sword....and they didn't use metal for weapons. They used
obsidian, embedded in a wooden staff. So we carved a groove around the wooden sword's edge, mixed some wood putty. I got a large piece of black
slag glass from a local aquarium store, we broke it into shards....and made a really epic weapon that was truly terrifying and sharp all the way
around. He got an A+, too. They displayed it in the trophy case at the front door. It was great!! None of this was a problem.
Now, I would have been expelled for possession. And possibly jailed as minor in possession. My parents would have probably been investigated at the
My son would have been arrested on a weapons charge. Probably I would be arrested for child endangerment.
Nobody cared and we both turned out fine.
The world has gone nuts.