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Overnight Thread

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.

Slovakia: Land of my Grandparents. Land of the Insane.

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.

Topics: Lacrosse | 18 Comments »

18 Responses to “Overnight Thread”

  1. Loaded Dice in Vegas Says:
    May 12th, 2011 at 12:26 am

    When I saw this story early in the day, I knew Wyatt would post it………

    Educators…….Don’t make me laugh………….

    Common Sense is Dead………..

    I fear for our children…………

  2. Rick Says:
    May 12th, 2011 at 12:30 am

    One more reason to home school

  3. Ingineer66 Says:
    May 12th, 2011 at 1:18 am

    Much easier to bust a student athlete for carrying a leather-man than to bust the 24 year old that is selling dope at the bike racks.

  4. GroovyVic Says:
    May 12th, 2011 at 5:16 am

    Or to actually bust the kids having sex on the back of the bus…or between the pop machines in school…or in the bleachers during a football game.

    I hate my school district.

  5. JT Says:
    May 12th, 2011 at 5:50 am

    They have pop machines in schools ?

  6. GroovyVic Says:
    May 12th, 2011 at 6:47 am

    Sorry, juice machines.

  7. JT Says:
    May 12th, 2011 at 6:57 am


    I thought we were doomed.

  8. L Frame S&W Says:
    May 12th, 2011 at 9:59 am

    How about busting a 6 year old girl for hugging her best friend at recess?

  9. Dustyvet Says:
    May 12th, 2011 at 10:10 am

    The nanny State, don’t you just love it????

  10. Kim Says:
    May 12th, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Lacross – Is this the same policy that got a child suspended for bringing a pencil sharpener to school?

    Cannibalism – I guess when you choose to eat Swiss, you take a chance with the plan being full of holes.

    Cute kid, but the computer at work has no sound. Sorry. I’ll have to watch it later. He does look worn out, though.

  11. Jim Ramsey Says:
    May 12th, 2011 at 10:48 am

    These “Education” experts and now administrators were the same students I had to watch smoking dope and drinking beer every night while I was studying for my organic chemistry tests and labs. A rough night of home work for them was reading three “Dick and Jane’ books. Now the inmates are really running the asylum and we are all suffering from it. They have outlawed common sense and look for any excuse to ruin the life of someone they feel is “above” their station in life, and that would include any lacrosse player. The same mentality was the cause of the entire ruckus over the alledged misdeeds of the Duke Lacrosse Team. If more principled conservatives don’t do something to take back our education system, this country is doomed.

  12. Wyatt Earp Says:
    May 12th, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    LDIV – And living in Lacrosse Central, they should know better.

    Rick – Amen.

    Ingineer66 – Yeah, because the student-athlete won’t put up a fight.

    GroovyVic – But the leatherman is the problem. Good call, Baltimore!

    L Frame – Oh, that’s coming.

    Dustyvet – No Tolerance actually means No Intelligence.

    Kim – Yeah, he said his coach had them basically running for the entire practice. And lacrosse practice is tonight, so more running.

    Jim – Maybe if teachers worried more about educating these kids instead of arresting them for nonsense, they wouldn’t have such a bad rap across the country.

  13. Dr. Evil Says:
    May 12th, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Lacrosse is Baltimore’s favorite sport? No wonder Camden Yards is always so damned empty!

  14. Wyatt Earp Says:
    May 12th, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Dr. Evil – Well, that and the fact that the O’s stink.

  15. Mark Says:
    May 12th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    In the future zero tolerance will be seen as the beginning of the end of public schools. I don’t even have grandchildren yet and I’m working on the finances to pay for their private schooling. Bonus: My daughter was home schooled from 4th grade on because I could not deal with the political indoctrination she was getting. She came home one day from school with an assignment to describe what she liked most about Jimmy Carter. She was born in 1983 so the only thing she knew about Jimmy Carter is what the teacher told her and given the assignment I can only figure Jimmy Carter was the teacher’s hero. That was her last year in public school.

  16. Rob in Katy Says:
    May 12th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    It really is time to start culling the herd…and by heard I mean libtards, progressives, socialists, illegals and greenies, or they are going to cull us though stupidity and out breeding.

  17. ed Says:
    May 13th, 2011 at 12:20 am

    How the hell can the school get away with classifying a simple lighter as an explosive device?

  18. Coach Bates Says:
    June 11th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    The story about the two kids busted for lax equipment has me to mad for words!!! I am embarrassed to say this brings out the worst in me.. I would like to pound the teachers who did this!!! Seriously???? The school district should fire the them for malicious intent. They are obviously mean spirited people…. augh I am so disgusted.