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    Filed at 9:20 am under by dcobranchi

    Several girls were suspended for paying a $1 school fee with 100 pennies. They did it as a harmless prank. The educrat-in-charge was not amused.

    “We tried to do a prank that wouldn’t harm the school or we didn’t think would get us into any trouble,” said Ashley Hearn, one of those suspended. “So we were trying to do something that we thought would be funny and that they would take as a joke.”

    But Assistant Principal Roger Buswell didn’t see it the same way.

    “It took forever and disrupted the efficient opening in the morning,” Buswell said.

    I guess the front office had a hard time counting to 100. Why am I not surprised?

    6 Responses to “PENNIES ARE LEGAL TENDER”


    Comment by
    Laura
    April 18th, 2004
    at 9:27 am

    They deliberately left their ID’s at home so that they could be made to pay their $1. But it is a funny joke, considering the ages of the kids. I would have told them sternly, “don’t do that again”, and then smiled about it the rest of the day. Gosh, if this is all the school has to worry about, they’re in great shape.


    Comment by
    Traci
    April 18th, 2004
    at 11:27 am

    For less than $20 the school could purchase a coin sorter & wrapper. They do know how to Spend $ even if they don’t know how to count.

    Suspension seems quite harsh Yikes!!!

    Also don’t some schools have penny drives to raise funds? Elementary schools often celebrate 100 day by each kids bringing in a hundred pennies. We use a bag of pennies for math manipulatives all the time.

    Maybe the underlying problem is that this school is a highschool….& the staffers got their jobs because they weren’t required to work an elementary level.


    Comment by
    Claire
    April 21st, 2004
    at 3:49 pm

    Actually, it sounds like this educrat is a humorless, dried-up old so-and-so.

    Herbert! Herbert! Herbert!


    Comment by
    Student
    April 21st, 2004
    at 10:44 pm

    I go to the same school as the girls….This was a hilarious prank. I’m not surprised the hall aides couldn’t count that high.


    Comment by
    Stephen Karlson
    April 25th, 2004
    at 8:38 pm

    We could use a little more of that levity at Northern Illinois University. Come on down …


    Comment by
    janice
    May 11th, 2004
    at 10:08 am

    My daughter was one of the pranksters. By getting suspended it became the ultimate prank! No one would have known about it otherwise. My daughter served her suspension, the only one she’s ever gotten, & got all of her homework done for the next two weeks.