Zero Tolerance For Common Sense

in General Discussion edited January 2014
<a href=""; target="_blank">A seventh-grade Euclid boy was given detentions and suspended from recess for inhaling helium from a balloon while in school.</a>


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    ferroferro Posts: 453member
    [quote]"suspended from recess..."<hr></blockquote>

    Although the axact way the situation was handled is unknown, seventh graders can be disruptive and difficult... Was the kid a class clown? Where there any prior warnings for disturbing the classroom? Given the fact that getting detention and suspention from "recess" somehow got in the public news leaves me with some hesitation to "go all balistic here"... besides he is lucky to have gotten this penalty and not smacked around the room by a catholic nun...


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    stimulistimuli Posts: 564member
    Helium? I guess he hasn't discovered nitrous...
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    commonsensecommonsense Posts: 111member

    I thought this was a thread about me! <img src="graemlins/surprised.gif" border="0" alt="[Surprised]" />
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    cdhostagecdhostage Posts: 1,038member
    That this made even the local newspaper is beyond me.

    There wouldn't be a blemish on the public view of this boy at all if his father hadn't complained to the media.

    Now, having done something almost inconsequential and given a wrist-slapping, and eveyone hsa to know about it... Jeez.

    Helium is actually not very good for you. I don't do drugs that aren't prescribed - my closest was inhaling approximately 4 balloons full of helium during a party in 8th grade. Never mind my voice which didn't go down for 6 hours, I was lightheaded, short of breath, heart pounding, and my eyes blood red.

    My father explained to me (dunno if this is ture) that helium raises your voice by constricting your vocal cords. If I had had another balloon, they would have closed and I'd be dead.
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    scott_h_phdscott_h_phd Posts: 448member
    I don't think you can call Helium a drug. It doesn't react with anything. Your lightheadedness was caused by withdrawal from your oxygen addition.
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    pfflampfflam Posts: 5,053member
    I didn't read the article, I must admit... but I can imagine this kid trying to talk in a tweaked voice and not giving it a rest.... and forcing it and frcing it with a grating high pitch blah blah . . .. jeez, just thinking about it makes me want to suspend his recess
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