Huff Post – On Friday, at least nine Ola High School students were arrested following a colossal food fight that broke out in the Georgia school’s cafeteria. Now, parents of those involved are speaking out against the school’s strict choice of punishment, local TV station WXIA reports.
“I do not condone what Courtney did. I believe she should have been suspended for what happened, but to take her to jail and charge her with a crime, that’s just too much,” Mark Striplin, the father of one of the Ola students arrested, told WXIA.
The food fight, which ignited during the first lunch period Friday, was allegedly planned in advance. School officials got wise to the scheme and even made an announcement before the incident, warning students to abandon their plans or face the repercussions, the Henry Daily Herald reports.
“It should not come as a shock that they’re facing these consequences,” school communications specialist J.B. Hardin told the Herald. “They were warned.”
According to Hardin, the food fight caused damage to the cafeteria and resulted in the injury of one student, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Though the nine students involved were initially charged with inciting a riot, those complaints have been dropped and five of the students, aged 17 and 18, are beingcharged as adults with disruption of a public school. The four other students involved — all minors — were released into their parents’ custody.
You know how I know this world is getting softer and softer as it slowly goes to shit? You can no longer have a food fight at school without being arrested for disruption of a public school. Disruption of a public school? I can’t believe these officials went as far as to call the police to arrest the students. Thats the most hardo move I’ve heard in a long time. Like J.B. was just sitting around with his co-workers and was like, hey, we already warned them not to have a food fight so if they do I have the cops on speed dial. They’re all getting arrested. Mwuaaahahaha. Hardo, bro. Hardo.
And yeah, the food fight caused damaged to the cafeteria. There was a milk on the floor, spaghetti on the walls, pieces of sandwich all over the floor, apple sauce on the ceiling and probably salad with dressing scattered all over the place like a scavenger hunt. Damage that could be cleaned up by the students with a simple group detention. This is why teenagers hate adults. Adults seem to get older and lose their sense of reality. Everything is magnified to them to an extreme amount. Take a chill pill, Ola High. This was nothing a few rolls of Bounty, a little clorox spray, some trash bins and and an hour couldn’t fix.
PS, Does talking when your teacher talks count? Because if so, I should’ve been charged A LOT. I disrupted every public school I went to. From elementary to middle to high school to part of college. I am a public school disruption.
PSS, Who was the schmuck who got hurt during the food fight? Absolute no brainer he’s the geek who everyone hates so they just went berserk on his ass, right?