Saturday, April 16, 2011


When I saw this headline, I had to look twice. See, I always read articles from the press from a “What if this was true?” perspective. After reading the article, I’d love to hear your thoughts. It’s very short so I’ll just paste it here:
Valpo sixth-grader handcuffed over spilled milk

By Erin Guerra Post-Tribune correspondent Apr 15, 2011 02:00AM

VALPARAISO — A 12-year-old faces two counts of resisting law enforcement for his alleged actions when he refused to clean up spilled milk in the Ben Franklin Middle School cafeteria.
A police officer was helping supervise the lunch period on Tuesday, because both the principal and assistant principal were in a meeting, and the boy got into a confrontation with a school staff member.
After refusing to wipe up the mess, according to the police report, the sixth-grader refused to sit and wait for the other students to return to class so the staff member could deal with him individually.
He then allegedly ran away — through hallways and the kitchen — when the police officer attempted to escort him to the principal’s office.
Once caught, he fought and kicked the officer in attempts to get away and eventually was put in handcuffs.
The student was released to a parent.


1 comment:

Teresa said...

It is indeed a deceptive title. But, journalists main priority is to create interesting headlines to increase their readership. Well, there was spilled milk involved and the student was handcuffed so technically... it is true... sort of, LOL!. Obviously spilled milk was not the cause of the student being arrested. It was hitting and/or kicking the cop plus all his other shenanigans which caused him to be arrested.