By Thad Buchanan
Regardless, we see that times are changing. Due to recent events, we see that there is now a dispute on whether we should be arming teachers. This is an idea that has never been more prevalent than now. I could be writing an entire article on the points for both sides and what we should be doing, but I’m not. I’m just wondering why the heck teachers might possibly get to carry hand cannons but so help me General Zod if I have a piece of Hubba Bubba in my mouth, I am the one breaking the rules. This, in my mind, makes no sense at all.
How can a teacher in their right mind tell me to pull my card for chewing gum which is “causing a distraction,” when they have the bulge of a lead spitter coming out of their right thigh? I’m sorry for distracting the class sir, I didn’t know that the clean smell of mint was upsetting anyone and that the noise of me chewing, which I might add is a noise I can make without gum, was upsetting people. My apologies everyone!
You could come at me and say that the reason for no gum is not the distraction, but the potential mess that could be made if the gum was stuck to places. Gee, that sounds like a great point! What a shame it would be to unstick gum, yet bring on the bullet holes because those are no sweat to clean. I’m not trying to stir the pot, I’m just trying to find a compromise. I am just making a statement that if we do decide to start arming our teachers, we should also universally accept chewing gum in school as well. Now, that being said, I in no way and I mean no way condone the eating and chewing of Blow Pop suckers. I don’t care if there is gum in the middle of the suckers, those things are just distracting and disgusting.
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