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April 29, 2005

Speaking of Mexican food.

An extra credit burrito shut down a Mexican school. True story.

A student prepared a 30-inch burrito, apparently for some kind of extra credit project (I can only imagine what class this was for), and wrapped it in a white t-shirt to keep it warm.

You guessed it! A "concerned citizen" saw the kid haul the burrito to school and reported it as a "suspiciously concealed item."

In the words of the story, "Police were called. The school was locked down. Adjacent streets were closed and law officers were perched on roofs with weapons."

It all got settled pretty quickly, but we are left with some great quotes:

“The kid was sitting there as I’m describing this (citizen report of a student with a suspicious package) and he’s thinking, ‘Oh, my gosh, they’re talking about my burrito.’”

“We’ve trained for incidents just like this — the training just kicked in,” said Sgt. Jim Schoeffel of the Clovis Police Department. [What type of training exactly goes into burrito scare preparation?]

And this gem just caps it off...

Russell said “98 percent” of the parents were understanding and supportive of school officials, but “we had a handful that were very verbal and one had to be escorted away by police.”

Full story here, via Obscure Store.

Posted by Dan at April 29, 2005 11:56 AM

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This story made me laugh my butt off....poor kid! Still...what a great story to tell your grandkids.lol

Posted by: jo at April 29, 2005 05:08 PM

Mexican school ??? I don't think so

Posted by: at May 2, 2005 09:19 PM

Not a Mexican school. The school is in Clovis New Mexico (that is in America right below Colorado for those of you who are geologically challenged)

Posted by: Sandi at May 3, 2005 02:51 AM

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