Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Step Away From the Pen
What's this world coming to when you can't detonate a pen without it making headlines?
According to the LA Times, "The pens, which were lying on the ground in various parts of the schools, detonated when people pulled off the caps. The victims suffered minor burns and scratches on their hands and faces."
The key phrase in that last sentence is "minor burns and scratches". MINOR. So someone's missing a fingernail. Good pranks will do that sometimes.
What I love best is that officers are advising students and faculty not to pick up any pens lying around. I love that the very tools kids need to learn, are literally blowing up in their faces. Lovely. If students were smart, they'd find a way to rig the chalk. Teachers can't teach when there's a risk of chalk attack. They'll have to let students out early.