April 13, 2008

"Wow, that's a very serious marker"

Via the StealthBadger, more proof that idiots are in charge of educating the children:

Benisch stands by his decision to suspend Harris, saying it sends a clear message about substance abuse.

"This is really, really, seriously dangerous," Benisch said.

In his letter suspending the child, Benisch wrote that smelling the marker fumes could cause the boy to "become intoxicated."

A toxicologist with the Rocky Mountain Poison Control Center says that claim is nearly impossible.

Dr. Eric Lavonas says non-toxic markers like Sharpies, while pungent-smelling, cannot be used to get high.

Posted by binky at April 13, 2008 01:41 PM | TrackBack | Posted to General Stupidity | Petty Rants | Pure Unadulterated Snark | You Can't Make This Stuff Up


The fun part is the logical fallacy employed to justify this sort of decision, which kinda goes "sniffing glue gets you high; glue smells funny; markers smell funny in sort of the same way; markers get you high"

This is not necessarily the train of thought that was employed, but it does make you wonder if the principal has been sniffing glue.

Posted by: StealthBadger at April 14, 2008 10:34 AM | PERMALINK
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