An 11 year-old boy caused quite a stir recently when he allegedly urinated all over a cart full of computers at a Pennsylvania elementary school. The grand total for his bladder-driven episode: $36,000. According to faculty, the MacBooks in question were completely destroyed, drenched to the point of inoperation by the audacity of a grade school delinquent. Why the boy decided it was time to relieve himself then and there is unclear at the moment.
This smelly scenario only begs the question: Where in the world were teachers, principals, and/or custodians during the whole debacle? Was there no one around to make sure this kid didn’t spray the schools’ computerized equipment with the contents of his bladder? More importantly, did this kid have a history of recklessly destroying other people’s property? These are all pretty legitimate questions, ones I’d think the school would be more than willing to answer before slapping the kid with criminal charges. I’m all for facing the consequences for one’s actions, but shouldn’t the school and its employees bear some sort of responsibility for this situation?
As a result of his potty-related adventures, the kid will be charged with institutional vandalism and criminal mischief. As inherently goofy as this whole thing sounds, I’d be curious to hear the parents’ reaction to their child’s ridiculous behavior. Obviously the boy has issues, and I’d be surprised if this is his first shot at revolting the entire planet with his antisocial abilities.
Police have turned the boy over to the Cumberland County Juvenile Probation Department.