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11-year-old gets detention for breaking wind on school bus

Let’s face it, everyone does it. While deemed inappropriate, inconsiderate and frankly disgusting in many circles of society, sooner or later, everyone passes gas. It’s simply an avoidable fact of life.  But for a one sixth grader in Parma, Ohio, it’s a fact of life that landed him in trouble.  Last week, Christian Summers, 11, was punished with serving an hour of detention at Thoreau Pa

Let’s face it, everyone does it. While deemed inappropriate, inconsiderate and frankly disgusting in many circles of society, sooner or later, everyone passes gas. It’s simply an avoidable fact of life.  

But for a one sixth grader in Parma, Ohio, it’s a fact of life that landed him in trouble.  Last week, Christian Summers, 11, was punished with serving an hour of detention at Thoreau Park Elementary School after he repeatedly farted on the school bus. Some might have found it amusing (arguably Summers himself), but the bus driver didn’t.

According to school officials, Summers is a repeat offender, but is the act of breaking wind really a crime worthy of this brand of discipline? Parents, do you think this boy was punished unfairly, or was the school justified in its action? Are the boy's actions symptomatic of a larger cultural problem? Share your thoughts in the comment section.