Two Canal Winchester Middle School students were booted off the school bus last week for, well, passing gas.
James Nichols and Kristine Kuzora are upset that their son’s flatulence was designated as an obscene gesture by school officials.
Their 13-year-old son and another boy were on the school bus Thursday when they both experienced an emission. Children being children, the flatulence apparently caused a ruckus on the bus amid a flurry of laughs, jeers and lowering of windows, Nichols said.
Canal Winchester Middle School officials cited the boys for making an obscene gesture in violation of the student code of conduct in revoking their rides to school Friday.
The bus driver had warned the boys a few weeks ago after another joint gas attack, so they apparently were designated repeat offenders and handed one-day bus suspensions, Nichols said.
Nichols has a sense of humor about the incident but is amazed that his seventh-grader, Anthony, would be kicked off the bus for doing what comes naturally – and accidentally.
“It’s very laughable, that’s what it is,” he said yesterday.
He said the bus driver reported the boys to the vice principal, Daniel Senu-Oke, with whom he discussed the punishment.
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Rapper Common has sparked controversy since it was announced he was set to perform his poetry and rap at the White House on Wednesday. His pro cop-killing lyrics, as well as his song supporting a cop-killer, were chief among the critics’ arguments against his appearance. But despite drawing ire, Common ended up performing. And while there was no mention of cops, that performance wasn’t without at least one curious line.
The pinnacle of his performance was a poem set to a beat and more lyrical in nature. It’s untitled, but suffice it to say it references “shorties,” Noah, Moses, “the struggle,“ and then a curious ending that seems to suggest God ”was able to Barack us.”
The video, which doesn’t include the first little bit of the song: