I don't have any intention of offending anyone, but I have to say that I always knew school principals were kind of exaggerate, and once again I find myself coming across news that confirms my theory. This certain story involves a vice-principal
, an 11-year-old and some Gatorade-DIY school project.
Tagline goes like this - the vice-principal exaggerated so much that he or she did not trust the 11-year-old and called the bomb squad to investigate the kid's bottle-based experiment. I mean, how much can one lack in the intelligence department? And I'm putting it like this to be polite. I know many 10 year olds that can distinguish some bottles with a couple of circuits attached from a do-it-yourself bomb. Well, actually those kids also know how to build the latter, but that's another story, maybe to be told.
Getting back to our episode here, what the vice-principal thought was an artisanal bomb was actually the kid's school project, and namely a do-it-yourself motion detector, made up of Gatorade bottles and some circuits. If you thought calling the bomb squad on this was exaggerating, then wait till you hear the whole scenario, because I've kept the best part for last.
The genius vice-principal did not only call the bomb squad to x-ray the DIY
project, but also evacuated the whole school and had the 11-year-old's house searched by authorities. And that's not all. When the authorities came to conclusion that the Gatorade-based motion detector was in fact not
a bomb, the brilliant vice-principal (hope you can sense the irony here) didn't even apologize, not to speak of resigning or laughing it off. No, what he did was to recommend the student and his parents to seek counseling.
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