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Banacek
02-25-2018, 07:56 PM
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Students at the Oberlin High School in Oberlin, La., caused an uproar when they spread rumors about a boy who had joked about a square root symbol looking like a gun. A joke quickly became a tall tale that claimed this boy had planned to attack the school with guns and bombs. The Allen Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a call from KPLC, saying they had received an anonymous tip claiming there was going to be a major shooting involving the jokester.


A discussion among students at Oberlin High School in Oberlin, La., about a mathematical symbol led to a police investigation and a search of one of the student’s homes, according to the Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office.

On the afternoon of Feb. 20, detectives investigated a report of terroristic threats at the school, where they learned that a student had been completing a math problem that required drawing the square-root sign.

Students in the group began commenting that the symbol, which represents a number that when multiplied by itself equals another number, looked like a gun.

After several students made comments along those lines, another student said something the sheriff’s office said could have sounded like a threat out of context.

Police searched the student’s home, where they found no guns or any evidence that he had any access to guns. Authorities also wrote there was no evidence the student had any intent to commit harm.

Except that's not what Allen Parish Sheriff Doug Hebert told PJM.

"The whole notion that there was a SWAT raid over a math symbol is absurd," Hebert told PJM. "I got a call from a KPLC that they had a serious threat of a shooting at the school, so we went to the house to verify. There was no search warrant, we just sent two [deputies] to knock on the door," chuckled Hebert. "This is a small parish and everybody knows everybody and we found out very quickly there was no crime and no threat."

In spite of that declaration, the student is facing expulsion. In the wake of the shooting in Florida the school board set a new policy. According to KATC, "Any student accused of talking about guns or school shootings will be investigated by three entities: the school board, the sheriff's department, and the district attorney's office."

https://pjmedia.com/parenting/student-faces-expulsion-saying-math-symbol-looks-like-gun/

JB
02-25-2018, 10:14 PM
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ralph wiggum
02-25-2018, 11:58 PM
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Angry Old White Man
02-26-2018, 01:29 AM
So I guess now any book with the word gun in it will be burned and banned, does anyone see a pattern of irrational thought here, think civil war statues. How did the USA suddenly become a third world shit hole in 8 short years.

SaintLouieWoman
02-26-2018, 02:23 AM
So I guess now any book with the word gun in it will be burned and banned, does anyone see a pattern of irrational thought here, think civil war statues. How did the USA suddenly become a third world shit hole in 8 short years.

That's easy---think Obummer and his cronies. I hope Trump can make some sense of this national panic. It's tough with all those snowflakes out there, along with their lib parents and possibly former hippie grandparents. Rational thinking is going out that proverbial window.

jinxmchue
03-04-2018, 02:00 AM
So I guess now any book with the word gun in it will be burned and banned

Start with the dictionary. They've been ignoring it for years anyway.