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Police and firefighters in Massachusetts cordoned off Holliston High School and pulled a student out of class after receiving an anonymous call which they believed claimed that student had a bomb in his or her car. They were also able to ID the student who made the call and upon further investigation realized they had misunderstood the call. The caller had reported seeing a bong, not a bomb, in the other student's car.

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  1. Make love, not war! Bongs, not bombs!

    1. I just got paid $6784 working off my laptop this month. And if you think that?s cool, my divorced friend has twin toddlers and made over $9k her first month. It feels so good making so much money when other people have to work for so much less.
      This is what I do…>>>>

  2. I’m not saying this story isn’t interesting enough to print, although I don’t find it too interesting,
    But, usually Reason prints these school and police stories to make some kind of point.

    Does anyone know the point here?
    Is it to show stupid over-reaction? That’s the normal motive to print such a story.
    Is it to show correct reaction by authorities?

    1. The point of the story is to provide an object lesson in paying attention. Lack of attention caused the authorities to send out the police and the fire department in response to what they thought was a bomb threat, had they been paying attention they would have known the caller had said ‘bong’ and they would have sent in a multi-jurisdiction SWAT team, a gunship, two APC’s, a fleet of drones and an elite squad of ninja dog assassins. Bombs are one thing, you don’t fuck around with drug paraphernalia.

    2. To shame the little shit who ratted out their classmates.

      1. He was a little twit, not a little shit, dammit!!!

        Had you been on the scene, and called him a little shit, out loud…

        Now, you know, turds contain TONs of bacterial, they are HIGHLY toxic biohazards…

        … The biohazard MRAP would have been called out!

        (So the proper term is twit, not shit, and do PRAY that they will NOT hear you wrong!)

        1. Well I have been properly schooled… about what I have no idea.


  3. It Is so weird news. Not informative but funny lol.
    Anyway thank you!
    This guys use cheap paper writer to save time for sure.

    1. Could you write us a paper about how to keep SPAM off of comment boards, please!?!?!

      122 pages, 12 font, double spaced… At least 24 footnotes….

  4. The caller had reported seeing a bong, not a bomb, in the other student’s car.

    Prompting police to put away their bomb disposal MRAP and deploy their drug war MRAP.

  5. What’s important is that no officers were injured, students responded as trained, and awareness man… awareness.

  6. Be it bomb or bong, a snitch is a snitch.

    1. If it was really a bomb, I really would prefer people to follow the “See something? Say something” rule. But when we’re talking about bongs, the rule should be, “Snitches get stiches.”

  7. This is the reason we need to maximize penalties for drug possession. Having no difference between a reaction for terrorism or harmless indulgence will shield our precious officialdom from embarrassment.

  8. So hearing tests for all officers?

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