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This is causing a bit of a local controversy. Thoughts?
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Fur Flies After School Food Fight
Outrage Greets Wilde Lake High Offer to Pay Cash for Names

By Susan DeFord
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, January 11, 2008; Page B01

It was the second lunch period of the day at Wilde Lake High School in Howard County when the food began to fly.

Horseplay between a few friends escalated, and soon sandwiches, bagels, lettuce, drinks and foam trays were whizzing through the air. Two trash cans overturned, one spilling its contents. Students rushed out of the cafeteria as administrators rushed in.

No one got caught.

After two days, the culprits had not been apprehended, and Principal Restia Whitaker announced that he would give $30 in "crisp new bills" to students for each name of a perpetrator they provided.

That didn't go over well. "We were yelling. We erupted," said Alex Kolodner, a junior, describing the reaction in his physics class. "We were talking about walking out of the school." ......................................

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/10/AR2008011003637_2.html?sub=AR
 

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I'll be damned if my hard earned tax money goes to a snitch.
 

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They should have been tased or given the waterboard. No wait, they should be tased while being given the waterboard. That will make them give us the crucial information we need.
 

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