Food fight mirrors realityThe recent food fight in a school cafeteria in McDonough was not merely a chance meeting of the minds to see if chicken nuggets and French fries could be used as projectiles. This so-called act of playfulness has successfully mirrored our current, meaner, harsher reality.
Nine students were arrested and expelled for the rest of the school year. Five students were charged as adults. Numerous legal filings by outraged parents will follow.
When the administration caught wind of this possible scenario, they issued consistent warnings that they had no choice but to back up. Did the punishment fit the crime? Probably not.
Can 60 or 70 students be dumb enough to throw food to begin with? Obviously so.
Chuck Carter, Newnan