Monday, May 02, 2005


I saw this story linked on Drudge today:
Burrito Leads To School Lockdown, Armed Officers On Roof Tops

CLOVIS, N.M. -- A 911 call about a possible weapon at a middle school prompted police to put armed officers on rooftops, close nearby streets and lock down the school.

All over a giant burrito.

Someone called authorities Thursday after seeing a boy carrying something long and wrapped up into Marshall Junior High School.

The drama ended two hours later when the suspicious item was identified as a 30-inch burrito filled with steak, guacamole, lettuce, salsa and jalapenos. It was wrapped inside tin foil and a white T-shirt.

"I didn't know whether to laugh or cry," school Principal Diana Russell said.

Russell said the mystery was solved after she brought everyone in the school together in the auditorium to explain what was going on. Afterward, eighth-grader Michael Morrissey approached her.

"He said, 'I think I'm the person they saw,"' Russell said.

The burrito was part of Morrissey's extra-credit assignment to create commercial advertising for a product. "We had to make up a product and it could have been anything. I made up a restaurant that specialized in oddly large burritos," Morrissey said.

What I want to know is whether the burrito was equipped with any of the following:

-Folding or telescoping stock
-Pistol grip which protrudes conspicuously below the action of the burrito
-Bayonet mount
-Flash suppressor or a threaded barrel designed to accommodate a flash suppressor
-Grenade launcher

Even if the burrito wasn't equipped to be an "assault burrito", it might still be banned from school grounds in the coming nanny-state.. Those things are dangerous.

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