(boys will be boys but this ban is a real stinker.)

School Issues Ban on Farting

Source: http://knox.villagesoup.com/…108448.htm

Middle school issues ban on intentional flatulence
By Holly S. Anderson

CAMDEN (Feb 1): The Merriam Webster Dictionary definition for flatulence
is brief: "flatus expelled through the anus." And while it's a natural
bodily function, it seems some Camden-Rockport Middle School
eighth-grade boys are taking it to new heights and making a game of
seeing who can expel the loudest and grossest flatus.

According to this week's Fire Cracker [no pun intended, I'm sure] school
newsletter though, the joke's on the boys as the penalty for
"intentional farting" is now a detention.

"Strange, but true, thanks to a bunch of 8th grade boys, intentional
farting has been banned from CRMS," the newsletter said. "It started out
as a funny joke and eventually turned into a game. This is the first
rule at CRMS that prevents the use of natural bodily functions. The
penalty for intentional farting is a detention, so keep it to yourself!"

According to a group of seventh-grade students milling around downtown
following Friday's storm-related early release, the eighth-graders'
escapades are well known in the school.

"They would do it in science class and other places," said Jordan Tyler.
"It's a natural occurrence and we all do it 16 times a day."

When questioned where he learned that information, Tyler and the other
students all said it was true, though they couldn't remember where they
heard it.

One of the other students, Kyle Ruger, said the act by the boys was
funny, but he had mixed feelings about whether it was appropriate.

Jordan Knowlton minced no words when she expressed how she felt, saying,
"It's gross."

Remy LeVine said he was in the class when CRMS science teacher Brad
LaRoche talked to all the eighth-grade boys about the issue, as well as
the consequences.

Attempts to reach CRMS Principal Maria Libby Friday afternoon were
unsuccessful and school Superintendent Patricia Hopkins said she had not
heard anything about the issue or the alleged suspected result, though
she did get a good chuckle out of the news.
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