Kid Kicked Off School Bus for Farting




Farts are funny. George Carlin said that, and he was right. Farts are seriously funny to teenage boys. The bowels of the gastrointestinal system, both in sight and sound, provide endless entertainment at that age, and well beyond. It's natural, after all. Everyone poops. Everyone farts.

Which is why the idea of punishing a 13-year-old for tooting on a school bus strikes us as utterly ridiculous and harsh and un-American.

According to the AP, such was the case in Canal Winchester, Ohio, where a bus driver took offense after one kid dropped one too many ass flappers.

James Nichols [the boy's father] says the incident Thursday led to giggling and heckling and prompted riders to lower windows.

He tells The Columbus Dispatch the boys apparently were considered repeat offenders because a driver had warned them after a similar indiscretion weeks ago. This time, officials at Canal Winchester Middle School decided it was an obscene gesture that violated the student code of conduct.

Nichols says it's "laughable" the boys would be punished for something natural and unintentional.

Surely the school officials don't poop or fart, and have never enjoyed or appreciated the freeing moment of a good rump rattler. And for that, we are sad.

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