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Thread #59418   Message #1258521
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
27-Aug-04 - 06:31 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
I can't find the old "legalize pot" thread, but this story is just absurd enough to fit well in a thread dedicated to BS (and send that administrator to the back of the class):

Hempstead T-shirt gets student in trouble
August 27, 2004

ATLANTA, Aug 27, 2004 (United Press International via COMTEX) -- An assistant principal at a Georgia high school who pulled a new student out of class for his provocative T-shirt has apologized to the youth.

The administrator of Grayson High School near Atlanta in Gwinnett County had pulled Terrell Jones out of class because he thought the boy's top, which read "Hempstead, NY 516," was a reference to marijuana, Newsday reported Friday.

Jones, who had moved to Grayson from Hempstead, had to persuade school officials to look up his former hometown on the Internet before they would let him back in class.

Once the mistake was realized, the assistant principal apologized.

The New York's town's Web site states that the municipality may have been named for Hemel-Hempstead, England, or Heemstede, Netherlands.