The high school justice system has stopped another out of control student from breaking the rules. For Today in Outrage we go to Farragut High School, outside of Knoxville, Tennessee. That is where senior Carson Koller, an Eagle Scout and captain of the drum line decided to throw his future away by obtaining some contraband in the cafeteria. The thug purchased an extra chicken nugget.
The lunch room altercation was an affront to the sanctity of the FIVE nugget per student rule and the purity of the lunch lady. Koller pushed the boundaries of acceptable behavior by taking and paying for a sixth chicken nugget. He received a one day suspension on Monday for his transgression which will be sure to appear on his permanent record.
Lunch room thugs trade in tots and nuggs.
Another student America has failed. Meanwhile we can rest easy knowing that the math club president being beaten nearly to death in the parking by a hoard of fellow students is one step closer to getting expelled from school for “participating” in a fight.
You might get one of these on your lunch tray if you “disrespect” somebody.
In response to the suspension the thug’s mother of course took the side of her son, instead of siding with the educators. It is this sort of backwards parenting that is making it harder for teachers to teach. In a rant on Facebook against the school Carrie Koller Waller wrote:
“How is it theft if he paid for it? It’s food. FOOD!!! Not weapons. Not drugs. Not alcohol. Not cheating on a test. … I am shaking my head over this and not sure what to do. Laugh, punish, argue, dress him up as a nugget bandit, or let it go.”
The sad part of this is that her protest seems to have reached school administrators who quickly bent over to her demands, lest any social justice warriors target the high school for perceived discrimination and bias.
Some kids use these every day.
Principal Siebe reviewed the matter and came to the conclusion that the suspension should be lifted to the relief of Koller’s mom. According to new information in the case: after entering the number of nuggets he wanted Koller was charged for just five nuggets. However, when the cashier in the lunch line realized that he had more food on his plate then he was charged for, the cashier charged him again for the offending bonus nugget. Only then was Koller told to wait in a separate area of the cafeteria and wait to speak with the principal where he was served with the suspension.
Hopefully this young man learned his lesson and is on a path to being a productive member of society. Remember kids; stay in line, don’t take more than your share and never deviate from the plan or you will be punished.
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