12 Year Old Boy Arrested After Deliberately "Breaking Wind" in School Class

Posted on: January 27th, 2009 103 Comments
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A 12-year-old student from Florida was arrested for breaking wind during class and disturbing his classmates by shutting off their computers at Stuar’s Spectrum Jr./Sr. High School. The police called this a “deliberately passed gas to disrupt the class” and “disruption of a school function”

County Sheriff’s Office report, a copy of which you’ll find below, notes that the 4′ 11″ offender admitted that he “continually disrupted his classroom environment by breaking wind and shutting off several computers.”

The student was placed under arrest but released shortly after to his mother. Get useful psychotherapeutic interventions with psychiatry books and proper living.

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103 Responses

  1. liter says:

    The adults involved in this situation need to die. This is the epitome of ignorance.

  2. donnis says:

    Kid looks like a real gem. Nothing wrong with giving him a tour of the jail. Make it easier the next 10-20 times he is there. I appreciate this proactive training of our juvenile delinquents.

  3. boo says:

    I didn’t know the police had that much time on their hand, time to fire some o them. Maybe they won’t be so useless anymore.

  4. Anonymous says:

    What every happen to in school detention? Police action is not warranted for a student passing gas. It is also waste of police resources. This type of thing can easily be handled in house by the school. The Local Police Department Should Be Ashamed of Themselves. The arresting officer should have used better judgment and told the school to stop wasting his time.

  5. Respect says:

    I would have called the police myself if that were my son. Kids need to learn some respect. I hope he learned a lesson.

    • Deidredit says:

      Really? you would have called the police? So you would rather them waste their time and his because of something ridiculous he did in class? Meanwhile, there are several other crimes probably happening in the area at the same time, while police are too busy taking care of your child’s flatulence issue. How about we do the parenting ourselves instead of calling the police to handle it.

    • Brandon says:

      You’re a crazy parent, no wonder why your children hate you. Passing gas is something that we can’t control sometimes so you need help. Seriously

  6. Fool says:

    “I would have called the police myself if that were my son. Kids need to learn some respect. I hope he learned a lesson.”

    How about actually teaching your kids manners at HOME before you call the cops….Your kids, your responsibility, not every other taxpayer.

  7. DF says:

    Ok you douchebags obviously have never raised a boy…. it’s what they DO… They fart and they laugh about it.

  8. Neil says:

    “Ok you do*chebags”
    First of all, it is a dou*he (space) bag.
    Secondly, I hope you do not have any children. The last thing we need is people like you raising our future and teaching them to talk to complete strangers like this. Who cares what male nature is, teach some manners!!!

  9. south says:

    The boy needs a spanking, not arresting.

  10. over reaction says:

    Overreaction on the part of the school? Unless he was farting knives out of his butt, he shouldn’t have been arrested.

  11. trut says:

    just one more step towards our “free” nation becoming a totalitarianistic police state. we will all be on leashes before we know it. wake up.

  12. Mezamashii says:

    Don't they have principals & detention at school anymore? yeesh.

  13. Guy says:

    LOL that’s some funny stuff, I’m happy to see our tax dollars at work, in arresting 12 year olds for being nothing but themselves. The kid is 12!! Get over it.

    Second, who gives anyone the right to say that the parents for that 12 year old should die? How ironic that someone should say that.

    On the plus side, we get to see our fine men going to work and arresting 12 year olds, since evidently the school districts can’t even handle their own problems.

  14. om says:

    how twisted is our society becoming???? what a waste of police resources and court time this is going to be —– is there no common sense left in this country????

  15. Mili says:

    nothing mentioned here about the reality of a human function such as passing gas, its a normal human function the average person passes gas at least 15 times a day.i do belive however the student should be repremanded for his behavior on disrupting the classroom.but passing gas , come on officers and school officials, lets get real and do a reality check do you not too pass gas??? in the school office and police station?? the first time my kid ever got arrested for passing gas ill tell you it would be the last time—i wouldnt stop till something was done about it but disrupting the class is another whole different story ever heard of standing in corners or cleaning the class room after class was finished or detention?? the schools needs a whole new different approched to the kids now days it looks to me they need to let the kids teach them for awhile, maybe they will learn how to handle these situatins on their own without calling the police, the world has more problems on its hands than passing gas in school – gas by the way sometimes just happens it cant be forced – if its not there , its not there– i too didnt know the police had so much time on their hands either.hope there wasnt and emergency somewhere while they were arresting this 12 yr. old boy , what ever happened to sitting in the principals office till class was over?

  16. Anonymous says:

    To gas is natural….stop overreacting about such a silly thing. The way in which the school and the police overreacted is just down right disturbing…

  17. Anonymous says:

    Ok, I think that yeah he does need to be taught some manners, but not arrested. Thats crazy, and way out of line. He is 12, it is to be expected that the try to be funny, and seeing as i have 4 little brothers, i understand, to some extent, why they believe that fart is the funniest thing. But, for him to be arrested? That’s, as I said, way over the line. When the poor kid goes and tries to get a job, and the job sees that he was arrested, it makes it a whole lot harder to get a job, or a good school. They may not actually look into why he was arrested, and that was for farting. I think the need to loosen up a little.

  18. Litter says:

    I AGREE with “Unless he was farting knives out of his a*s, he shouldn’t have been arrested.” Detention Hall would have been more than enough!

  19. Cica says:

    These Ridiculous Arrests of Minors are done just to demonstrate to the Citizens that the Police State is in charge and they will arrest you, charge you, Tazer you, and Kill you at anytime and anywhere they want.

    The States are claiming that they are running out of Funds to Balance their budgets, but there will always be enough money somehow to support this kind of BullS??t.

  20. Charlie says:

    When I was a kid, I would’ve gotten a swift kick in the a@@ for behavior like this kid. Obviously now, the teacher would be arrested, they need some type of control. I also think the headline is a little misleading, it wasn’t the farts as much as shutting down other students computers, students who may have wanted to actually learn! The old saying of one kid taking attention away from the rest of the class applies here. Nothing wrong with putting a little scare into these troublemakers. Maybe if more school districts had a similar policy, we’d see less videos on the Internet of students beating up teachers, and themselves.

  21. Anonymous says:

    fuck those cop assholes in the background

  22. Anonymous says:

    To those of you that are saying the kid deserved it and the parents are to blame if anyone shows me a kid that doesnt fart and laugh or distract the class everyonce in awhile but sit there being quiet and “good” I’ll show you a future seriel killer or just another kid hopped up on riddilin because the school thinks he needs it boys are ment to be loud obnoxious and dirty if they didnt do that they wouldnt be able to handle getting dirty as f*** constructing your buildings fixing your cars fighting your wars so before you throw the blame at anyone other than the school system slap yourselves in the face

  23. Mayor McCheese says:

    i should have been arrested every single day of my first two years of highschool [went to an all-boys school, farting was funny, and there were no girls to impress]
    This is so fucking dumb, but I’m glad these cops weren’t hanging around, preventing crime with their presence, or doing some real police work and stop actual crime, I’m also happy that the school spent at least a full day consulting with lawyers to issue a full statement.

  24. Anthony says:

    I think you’re all vastly overreacting to this. The officer was a school resource officer – in other words, a police officer ASSIGNED to the school. They didn’t “call the cops” on this kid; he was being disruptive (by shutting off computers), so the officer assigned to the campus dealt with it.

    The passing gas seems weird to include, but if you look at the charge on the report, it was for disrupting school functions, which his computer behavior definitely classifies as.

    Let’s not make this into something absurd.

    • Sasha says:

      The arresting officer may have been the school resource officer, but there are multiple cops in the picture so they obviously called in more officers. Also I don’t think anyone commenting is overreacting (except maybe the few who said the parents/teachers should die) What is an overreaction is the fact that the school had a student ARRESTED for disturbing class, instead of punishing him or suspending him. I definitely think that is a gross overreaction. It’s not the cops jobs to keep people from misbehaving in school, it is the schools, unless of course there is violence involved. I think that this is so stupid, and now this poor kid will have an arrest record for doing what the majority of kids do growing up…act like jackasses.

  25. trainer says:


  26. dude says:

    I think this is a great idea. Children need to learn to behave. Teacher’s haven’t any way to make them without possibly being sued. Perhaps the young man had detention before that had not corrected the problem.

    If I was a student in the class I would not like to be farted on or have my computer shut off while I was working.

    • Sasha says:

      Then suspend him… why screw up his record for something he did when he was twelve? I did a lot of dumb things when I was twelve and I didn’t have to get arrested to turn out ok

  27. Anonymous says:

    You people are idiots. It’s a fucking kid. Detention would be plenty. If it gets worse, suspension. Getting arrested for that? that is bullshit. Schools are way too fucking strict. I hated it back then and everyone hates it now. And it keeps getting worse. I would complain to the school til that shit got changed.

  28. Mike says:

    Its too late. This is absurd. As a teacher i would have been embarrassed to have to call police (from down the hall or across town)because a child passed gas in my class. Only in America.

  29. mike Foster says:

    Well well, in my day he would’ve been sent to the principle’s office grabbed his ankles while he was spanked until he teared, sent back to class and later home with a note to his parents. And dad would’ve probably taken Jr. somewhere private and lectured then spanked him again if indeed his attitude was less then humble.

  30. Anonymous says:

    To be honest, in my opinion it says that its continual. So, yeah, its a funny thing at first. You do it a couple of times end of.
    But he’s repeated it and it’s not funny anymore.
    Maybe it escalated to too much of a punishment.
    But he still needs to be taught a lesson in any case or as he grows up it’ll be repeated in worse circumstances.

  31. Anne says:

    “trainer said…


    I’m sorry, is this going to become something racist? Yes, well since i don’t know where you are from, i’ll cover my bases. A kid majoring in chemistry had an in-home lab. He lived in canada, and the police arrested him because some neighbors who didn’t like him called him in on “running a meth lab”, he was arrested, had all his chemistry materials taken away(valued over $4000″, and now that there is no proof that he had meth, is kept under house arrest until further evidence is brought in. That was Canada. If you are British, you can’t claim you are a member of a perfect country. If you’re polish…well…carry on.

  32. Anonymous says:

    That are the socalled leaders of the free world for ya! LOL

    Well at least they didn’t taser him to death, he got lucky…

  33. Ketosis Junkie, AKA Warmonger Hippie Hawk says:

    This boy will grow up to be a Great Man. Mark my words. He is presidential material.

    BTW, I run a Meth Lab…For fun and profit.

  34. Amy says:

    Interrupting a school function, I believe that applies to assemblies and graduations. “Normal” Classroom interruptions should not necessitate arrest, with an associated juvenile record. Using a sledgehammer on a gnat. Even if he were a habitual offender, in school suspension, 3 or 10 days suspension is reasonable. Another example of our failing school system directing resources poorly.

  35. Anonymous says:

    Nice scare tactic. Kids these days know exactly what theyre doing and know they can get away with it. I personally think we need more of these types of lessons.

  36. Anonymous says:

    oh lets all pick on the cops… next time you hypocrites get mugged don’t you dare call the cops to help you… and if you did i hope they read the shit you write about them and they never turn up to save your sorry ass! i’m glad that kid got what he deserved! if it were me i would have his ass sewn up!

    • Sasha says:

      I think you are disturbing my evening with your shortsightedness, maybe you should be arrested.

    • Jen says:

      Last time I checked, mugging is a crime and worthy of getting arrested, disruption of school function is a civil matter and needs to be handled by the school and boys parents, that’s why they have principles and things like detention, iss, and oss

  37. Anonymous says:

    Land of the free, yeah right.

  38. Ghost|BOFH says:

    “Yo, whachoo in fo’ gansta?”

    “Yo man, you know…shuttin’ down computers n’ fartin’ in the classroom…fo’ real. Whachoo in fo’ g?”

    “I killed my family.”

    “Oh shit…ain’t they got a beginner’s cell?”

  39. Anonymous says:

    As a schoolteacher myself (ok, but not in the USA)… just tell him not to do it, send him to see the principal, make him sit outside the class and do some other work, give him a detention, tell his parents, in an extreme case suspend or expel the kid. Only call the police if he’s selling drugs at school (and even then, only after you’ve talked with his parents) or assaulting other students.

  40. Anonymous says:

    this kid is my hero…
    like that is just epic
    i would be laughing so fuckin hard as that cop!

  41. Anonymous says:

    This just goes to show that teaching staff and school officials no longer no how to handle themselves. What happened to good ol’ fashioned parent teacher conferences or just basic discipline(i.e. detention)? Obviously this kid is distracting his class as a call for attention. Calling the police is only making matters worse for the poor kid and it shows how little control the people who are “teaching” young children actually posses.

  42. Anonymous says:

    Only in Florida. What a redneck state.

  43. Jim says:

    Passing gas should have been ignored as it is only a way to attract attention. Turning off computers is another matter, but one that should have been handled by the school, not the police.

    What is scary is that we are entrusting the education of our children to people no more intelligent or with better judgment than this.

  44. K. M. says:

    Well okay, as flabbergasted as I am that they’d actually take a kid to jail for something like this, I’m surprisingly more concerned that there are people who feel the need to assert their supposed intelligence and superiority by pointing out, for example, that there’s a space in “douche bags.”

    Whoever that ‘Anonymous’ is, I have to hand it to you: I’ve never seen someone invalidate the point they were trying to get to so effectively in their first sentence. Kudos. 😛

  45. Morons says:

    “Farts is funny, I don`t care who you are…farts is funny”

    Larry the Cable guy

    If I was the kid I`d go in to school the next morning and drop a turd on the principals desk and ask him what he intends to do about ‘that’.

    Morons !!!

    Or is it Morans !!??!!


  46. WWZ says:

    Farting knives would hurt

  47. redneck says:

    What? Florida Isn’t a red neck state it’s like old people beach house state.

  48. Kid says:

    another useless child destined to be ignore authority until he is homeless and robbing the rest of the kids who were not disruptive. Where is my kid safe to go school without kids like this interrupting? There is nothing funny about this. It’s pathetic. And his Halo playing parents are probably just as messed up.

    • Sasha says:

      Judgemental much?

    • Jen says:

      This is the biggest pile of trash I’ve ever read in my life, so of course I”m going to say something, shall we begin?
      first off, there will always be children in every single school, that will interrupt a class thinking they are a jokester. I’m pretty sure your kid is not a saint either, things like this are part of living and growing up as well as being a parent. As for the “safe” side, I’m most certain that a child being disruptive has never killed or mentally damaged someone, actually quite the opposite, for it usually plays out as such: kid does something stupid, teacher warns him, kid laugh, kid does something stupid again, teacher sends him to the office, class carries on. disruptive kids do not rob people and end up homeless simply cause they were disruptive. and secondly, there’s no such thing as a “useless” child, wtf how could someone with a kid of their own think a child could be useless? do you think the same thing about yours? or are you one of them egomaniacs who thinks your shit don’t stink and youre the most perfect people in the world? you sound more messed up then that kids “messed up halo playing parents”

  49. Who are you? says:

    Anonymous from 4chan?

  50. Bogie says:

    If all we do is post comments and don’t take action our kids can be next, this shit is pathetic, getting arrested for farting in class wtf is wrong with them.

  51. riceroni says:

    Are you kiddin’ me? These moronic Krispy Kreme gobblin’ fucktards actually did this? If I lived in that city I’d be outraged that my tax dollars are being used to actually pay these useless assclowns.

  52. Bob says:

    hey i dont no what the big deal everyone passes wind so y should this little boy get arrested like seriously the onli thing he did was pass wind to belt someone or kill some its not a crime to pass wind cause if it was we ALL would be getting arrested every day seiouly thats just bullshit the need to worry about the proper shit like robbers and fighters not worrying bout people passing wind!!!!

  53. LOL says:

    AHAHAHAHA!!! Man if you all went to my school back in the day, hell you might get a death sentence if passing gas is SUCH a CRIME! WOW! I shall never fart again. What if the kid constantly belched and had a laugh bout it? Would that get him arrested too? Or is belching ok and not considered disruptive? Even massive fights were dealt with by the principal and student teacher faculty round here. Did the kid endanger anyones life?
    Come on man, grow up!
    So he switched off some computers? Give him detention, tell his parents/guardian and let them deal with him.
    Unless they were just trying to inflict fear on the children, but then again, isn’t that going a little too far to get their message of discipline across? I thought Americans had limitations too?

  54. Anonymous says:

    P.S – Kid, your my HERO!

  55. Anonymous says:

    fuck all the boy was doing is not to be a complete fag and now he got arrested for aint being gay

    i guess it was some of the schools staff (i mean like teachers or shit) who called the pigs, and that is the first point you should worry about and a point that deserves an extra article for itself, i mean the fact a teacher calling the police because of a 12? y old doing some shit makes people with an iq above 30 wonder about the competence of the teacher

    second, the officers(people who like take it up the arse) put !handcuffs! on the boy, i mean what the bloody hell, do they think that will prevent him from farting?

    they think that will serve him a lesson to respect authorities, but it rather serves a lesson to more people to question those authorities

    @ the little fag who would call the cops if his/her son did this: fuck your shithole, i hope your children survive your upbringing of them without becoming perverted weakling fags with mothercomplex…damn im gonna give you the shock of your life,but your children are watching porn!!!! and if they angry they swear even at authorities…and at u

  56. Anonymous says:

    thats just another case of the easiest solution: call the cops.

  57. John kiss says:

    I want to go to that school and fart as much as I can

  58. Anonymous says:

    WHO DIED AND MADE THAT PRINCIPAL PRESIDENT!!! Oh I’m mister “I CAN FILE CHARGES ON WHOM EVER FARTS IN MY SCHOOL”. I think that the parent of that child should sue that person for filing charges on a NATURAL OCCURENCE.
    I farted in school and i got a write up for it! THATS WHAT I CALL “BS!!!” Nothing ever happend. It got torn up. . . because i took care of it.

  59. Anonymous says:

    god those fucking teachers and principal are PATHETIC…this is why i plan on home schooling my son…and those officers should be stripped of their badges

  60. Anonymous says:

    This is new. They need to arrest people and stick 'em in handcuffs for having gas?
    Maybe it IS time to fire some of them…

  61. Anonymous says:

    What is wrong with you people? Teaching him "manners" isn't near enough a good excuse for arresting a 12 year old boy. He went to JAIL for passing gas! I can't believe the school actually made an effort to call the police and tell them to arrest the poor boy.

  62. j says:

    I farted… come and get me coppers … you will never take me alive

  63. Anonymous says:

    LOL. I bet he'll squeese his butt cheeks together and hold in the next fart

  64. Rant says:

    In response to the 2/02/09 16:47, the cops ARE rather useless. Think about it; If you get mugged, there's no way a cop will save you unless he/she happens to stroll down the street and see you (don't hope for that miracle). If you defend your health or life from a violent mugging and somehow succeed, YOU will be arrested for assaulting someone because there is no proof that you were defending yourself unless you convince an onlooker to stick around (I highly doubt the mugger would let you ask someone to be a witness, much less speak altogether). We are left with no choice but to throw ourselves at the mercy of a worthless excuse for public service and hope we don't die either at the hands of the mugger or the cop. (although the cop may let you live, you may spend undeserved time in a cage with the very people you were imprisoned for defending yourself against) Whew…done ranting for now.

  65. OMG says:

    To everyone who thinks this is true you are idiots.
    the same picture can be found at http://www.apfn.org

  66. no hope says:

    See WhyHope.com to know that some apparently conservative police are willing to obstruct justice and harm people with developmental disabilities just because idiots like the last Anonymous let some of the police get away with acting like thugs. I secretly recorded things which happened because I am the one at a disadvantage and police have guns and powers I do not have.

  67. Rev.Sleezy says:

    Funny! WTF. It's a sick reflection on ourselves. Arresting for farting. OMG!

  68. FYI says:

    Dont these pigs have anything else to do, FYI, Anarchy will someday bring peace.

  69. They are says:


  70. Anonymous says:

    Its good this boy was takin to jail, he was on his way to bein a gangbanger or killer obviously if he was not corrected before too long.

  71. Time Wasting says:

    someone should have beat his ass…not wasted the cops time.

  72. Anonymous says:

    Okay, what this article fails to mention is that Spectrum Jr./Sr. High is not an ordinary school. It is Martin County's 'last-chance' school. It's a school designed for students that were expelled from the other area schools but didn't do enough to warrant a juvenile detention center sentence. The kids that attend this school are already on their way down the wrong path and need to be corrected ASAP. I agree this is over the top, but we coddle children too much in this generation.

  73. AH says:


  74. Kids says:

    omg wow i just love how a 12 year old gets arrested for farting in class, and there is kids at my school who pop pills in the middle of class and the teachers dont care. at ALL.

  75. Deserved says:

    that is first of all imature for the kid to do that. then again i think the school took that way over the edge.

  76. Anonymous says:

    Just Pull his Pants down and Spank his Ass and Whatever else you can think of

  77. Rly? says:

    Is this for real?

  78. Anonymous says:

    what the hell is wrong with you people muslams can kill 3000 then build their trophy mosque and we are cuffing 12 year old boys our priority are messed up

  79. Brittany says:

    you know what, im a 17 year old girl. if i had to let out a fart, i would in class. i respect people, but im not going to sit there feeling uncomfortable just so adults can feel satisfied. if you think that he shouldve been arrested, you have some serious fucking issues. you bastards are ridiculous. the cops should be called if theres a fire, or to save a life, or to report a crime you nut fagots. what is ur guys problems? for real????? over reacting much? this is police brutality. it needs to stop.

  80. WORTHLESS says:

    It takes 2 cops to arrest a boy for farting in class. And cops wonder why their is so much crime getting around them. oooops he just let one rip go arrest him while that bank is getting robbed. WORTHLESS.

  81. beano says:

    They should put him into foster care! LOL, or make him attend _ _ _ _ yourself anonymous meetings!
    At least get him into DEtox, or on the Beano program.
    If I got arrested for every stinker in the sixth grade, I would be getting out in about 10 years, and I'm 50!
    I love this country!

  82. Jes says:

    wow, that school is crazy. i can't believe this seriously happened

  83. Susan says:

    if a 12 year old is farting in class and shutting off computers i think its kinda pointless to get arrested unless there is a law thats state you cannot fart at school

  84. I understand your concern and believe me Im am concerned as well!We have a dirty rotten bunch of snakes that think they are smarter than us running this country.

  85. Davie Jones says:

    This country is a dissapointment

  86. Gigan says:

    Meanwhile, a girl is raped, a man is murdered, a bank is robbed… but the police are too busy arresting a 12-year-old boy for farting. This school is in desperate need of a principal.

  87. terry wagar says:

    Police are pedophiles and they train children while their young to fear them!

  88. valy says:

    so i are living in freedom country ? ha ha ha .

  89. people says:

    After I initially left a comment I appear to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now whenever a comment is added I recieve 4 emails with the same comment. Is there a way you can remove me from that service? Thanks!

  90. Jess says:

    I farted.l OH NO SONT ARREST ME!! Absalute idiots…

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