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Security scare over student project

Yahoo News

CLOVIS, N.M. - A 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...

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

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 and wrapped inside tin foil and a white T-shirt...

"The kid was sitting there as I'm describing this (report of a student with a suspicious package) and he's thinking, 'Oh, my gosh, they're talking about my burrito.'"

... 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.

The take-home message: Never ever take a concealed 30-plus-inch mexican food product into a public school.


Well, it would have been a lot funnier if it had happened in Provo. I mean, police here is extremely exaggerated. Here is the only place I know where to give a traffic ticket you need 2+ police patrols.

Probably Provo police would have used tear gas first, then ask questions.

Hee hee hee

I heard about this on a radio station a yesterday and about laughed myself off the road. I am glad that they were taking precautions, but this took it a little too far!

Re: Provo Police

A couple years back I went shooting with some friends. There were all sorts of people about when we returned, so I opted to leave my shotgun in the car until later when there wouldn't be as many people to get alarmed. That night I took it from the trunk of my car, carried it upright by the barrel, and walked it the forty second distance into my apartment. Five minutes later the freaking SWAT team showed up at my door, demanding identification and checking the serial number on the gun. I guess someone driving by saw me and called the Provo cops.

We got a gun pulled on us in

We got a gun pulled on us in the Helaman Halls parking lot three years ago. For speeding! I'm not joking.

And let's not forget Cliff Kelly

I bet he could tell us something about local police officers exercising unrighteous dominion.