It is clear that our public officials cannot distinguish between danger and dumb:
Five students from Miscoe Hill School were suspended, and three questionable Facebook groups were taken offline after school officials learned of them last week. Although Police Chief Ernest Horn opted not to arrest the students late Monday, he said the seriousness of the situation cannot be overstated.
“If any additional information comes to light, I will of course reevaluate the matter,’’ he said.
The author of the online group “If 1,000 People Join This Group, I’ll Slap Mrs. Meyer,’’ was suspended for 10 days, while four others who posted to that site and similar ones were sent home for five days, officials said.
Jeez oh man, if my buddies and I had gotten caught teepeeing Mrs. H(redacted)’s yard these days (misty water-colored memories), we’d probably have been charged with aggravated assault, malicious trespass, and terroristic threatening and sent up the river (well, it was a small place–up the creek) for 20 to 25 with no time off for good behavior.