By Wyatt Earp | May 12, 2011
Regular readers know that I played lacrosse in college and coached it for 19 years. So I know what I’m talking about when I say this story is the epitome of idiocy.
Baltimore is the hub of American lacrosse. It’s the most popular sport in the area by far. Everyone knows about the game and the equipment. Almost.
Talbot County schools are under fire for suspending two Easton High School lacrosse players over equipment they kept in their bags to fix their sticks. Laura Dennis’ son Graham had a pen knife and a Leatherman that school authorities found while they searched a team bus before it headed to a game. He now faces jail time.
Doug Edsall’s son Casey had a lighter he also used to fix his lacrosse stick. The school classified it as an explosive device.
The school refused to answer any questions. Instead they sent WJZ a statement that says the students broke state law: “The criminal law does not have an exemption for any class of students. Disciplinary decisions are often controversial.”
Everyone knows these items are essential when working on a stick – except the idiots of this school district.
Police in Slovakia say they’ve foiled a bizarre case of attempted cannibalism after shooting a man who allegedly planned to kill and eat a Swiss citizen he met online. The suspect, whose identity was not released, was shot five times in a gun battle with officers on Tuesday, police said. A police officer also was injured.
Investigators say the suspect used the Internet to search for a person who wanted to commit suicide or be killed and would agree to let him eat the body. A Swiss man initially agreed but later changed his mind and informed authorities, police said. (H/T – Ken Nelson)
Hannibal Lecter was unavailable for comment.
Tonight’s post is brought to you by gratitude:
He’s not smiling because I shot this when he got home from soccer practice. He was exhausted.