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Comment Ah, science teachers (Score 4, Interesting) 161

My abiding memory of science teaching was the chemistry teacher who wanted to demonstrate the reactivity of phosphorous with air. He pulled a large stick of phosphorus (oxidised on the outside) out of a jar of water and carefully sliced off a small section. He then rushed to drop the rest of the stick back into the jar of water, but he missed and it bounced off the rim of the jar, landed on the table and promptly burst into flames and began to fill the room with fumes.

Science!

Comment The girl was also put in the database (Score 1) 237

A lot of people have leapt to the conclusion that the girl got away scot-free.

From the BBC article on the same story:

[The boy's] details - along with those of the girl involved and another teenager - had been added to a police intelligence database and could be stored for at least 10 years.

Comment Re:Law in the UK? (Score 1) 237

The police determine the guilt/innocence of a suspect? And they determine the remedial and/or punitive measures to be taken?

No, they don't. What made you think that?

No-one's been found guilty of anything. Events occured. The police were inolved. They have made a record of this.

Comment Re:Makes sense (Score 1) 237

Therefore he's a guilty perv and she's completely innocent.

Except he's not guilty of anything and she's also been recorded in the same database.

[The boy's] details - along with those of the girl involved and another teenager - had been added to a police intelligence database and could be stored for at least 10 years.

Comment Re:Won't someone think of hurting the children?? (Score 1) 237

..and it looks like the girl wasn't listed for spreading the pic. So much for consequences if you've got the right genitalia, right?

Wrong.

[The boy's] details - along with those of the girl involved and another teenager - had been added to a police intelligence database and could be stored for at least 10 years.

You are false data.

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