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When flatulence is a crime

Student disciplined for passing gas

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Never mind plagiarism or cheating on exams. According to an article from the National Post, a student was recently reprimanded for passing gas on the bus.

Eleven-year-old Christian Summers received a one-hour detention and a warning after breaking wind on the bus ride home. The bus driver complained to the school, saying that, “I’ve told him it’s not funny nor polite to the others in the van. While others scream, he laughs.”

According to the article in the Post, his parents report that Christian now “fears his flatulence.” He knows that if he loses control again, he could face up to five days of detention.