Readers — I don’t want this blog to become just a compendium of nutty zero tolerance stories, but it’s Saturday night and I couldn’t resist just one more before we return to more pressing matters. The Associated Press reports that a Pennsylvania doctor’s receptionist mis-heard a student’s singing voicemail as, “Shooting some people outside of the school,” instead of, “Shooting shoot some b-ball outside of the school” – the Fresh Prince rap – and immediately alerted the authorities. The student’s school went into lockdown. The student himself was also arrested.
Ho-hum. Just another day in the Paranoid States of America. – L
Will Smith, who never sang about shooting people at school. And, my guess is, never will.