From time to time we hear about the idiocies that public schools perpetrate.
Here’s another which caught my eye in the wake of controversy about changing the $10 or $20 bills.
From Joe For America:
SCHOOL CALLS POLICE ON GIRL USING 2 DOLLAR BILL TO BUY HER CHICKEN NUGGETS! IT GETS WORSE!
When 13-year-old eighth grader, Danesiah Neal, tried to spend a 2 Dollar Bill at lunch at Christa McAuliffe Middle School, she was detained and threatened with a felony!
It gets worse! The 2 Dollar Bill investigation had to go all the way to the bank to get solved!
I am beyond disbelief at the STUPIDITY at this Texas school, and with the Fort Bend police who carried on with the blatant ignorance that had to be involved! (Besides the fact that it was only $2)
“I went to the lunch line and they said my 2 Dollar Bill was fake,” Danesiah told Ted Oberg Investigates. “They gave it to the police. Then they sent me to the police office. A police officer said I could be in big trouble.”
Not just big trouble. Third-degree felony trouble.
School officials called Daneisha’s grandmother, Sharon Kay Joseph.
“She’s never in trouble, so I was nervous going in there,” she recalled to ABC13.
The officials asked, “‘Did you give Danesiah a 2 Dollar Bill for lunch?’ He told me it was fake,” she said.
Then the Fort Bend ISD police investigated the 2 Dollar Bill with the vigor of an episode of Dragnet, even though at that school 82-percent of kids are poor enough to get free or reduced price lunch.
The alleged theft of $2 worth of chicken tenders led a campus officer — average salary $45,000 a year — to the convenience store that gave grandma the 2 Dollar Bill. [Didn’t the Obama administration outlaw food that was appetizing?]
Next stop — and these are just the facts — the cop went to a bank to examine the 2 Dollar Bill.
Really? I’m surprised they didn’t call the Secret Service.