Ok, folks, it’s time for the answer to the question posed a few hours ago: What happened when a former student at Pleasant Grove High in Alabama suffered a nasty skateboard spill and entered the high school hoping to get some medical help? Your guesses included:
1) No medical aid or assistance was rendered “for liability reasons.”
2) He was arrested for criminal trespass. Tasered. Pepper sprayed. Held overnight without medical treatment. Charged with terrorism.
3) When police questioned him, he blamed the Let’s Move Stamps for his poor choices in protective wear.
4) Somebody wrote a blog about it?
Ahem. The answer is…none of the above. (Well, 4, sort of.) But anyway: Here’s the real story, from AL.com:
…The former student, [Police Chief] Knight said, had suffered a nasty skateboard spill. Skinned up from head to toe, he found his way into the school. Once he was spotted and school officials notified, the halls were cleared and the classroom doors locked tight to await the arrival of police.
Officers frisked the former student, listened to his story and lifted the lockdown. “The principal banned him from the school property forever,” Knight said, “and we loaded him up in a police car and dropped him off somewhere else.”
Knight said school and police officials have to take reports of an intruder seriously. “I don’t really know how you cannot take it seriously,” he said. “Ninety-nine times out of 100, it’s what we just had. But, you just don’t ever know.”
That’s right. Overreaction is ALWAYS called for. It’s the ONLY way. - L.