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Submission + - Student Attacked After Dropping Cake (infowars.net) 17

An anonymous reader writes: "School security guards in Palmdale, CA have been caught on camera assaulting a 16-year-old girl and breaking her arm after she spilled some cake during lunch and left some crumbs on the floor after cleaning it up. The girl, Pleajhai Mervin, told Fox News LA that she was bumped while queuing for lunch and dropped the cake. After being ordered to clean it up and then re-clean the spot three times, she attempted to leave the area out of embarrassment but was jumped on by security who forced her onto a table, breaking her wrist in the process."
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Student Attacked After Dropping Cake

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  • She was forcibly restrained after refusing to follow an instruction, and attempting to walk away, not for dropping a cake.
    • Re: (Score:1, Informative)

      by Anonymous Coward
      Worse, the young lady had already been removed from several other high schools for bad behavior. Her attitude was the reason for the restraint - not for dropping the cake (attacking a different security guard). Besides, the cake was being smeared around and causing problems in the quad and she refused to clean things up (asked multiple times, and she walked away). Plus, her mom was arrested for attacking a school official - not because of her race.

      Interestingly, when do you wear a sling because of a broken
      • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

        by superwiz ( 655733 )
        Yes, I am sure you here to stand for law and order and you believe in your cause very strongly... albeit anonymously. No smearing of the cake... not even a chocolate one... not even with a cherry on top justifies having your face pushed into a table by a man 3 times your weight. She should not sue the school. Both the administrator and all the guards involved deserve to do time in jail. The guard who handled her can probably be convicted on child molestation. If she did not attack a guard ON THE DAY OF
    • Uhuuhh... She is not a dog. She is a human being. Being a security guard does not give one the power to make up arbitrary instructions. Since the "instructions" were based on the trivial fact that she dropped cake, the headline is not sensationalist. And since she wasn't causing physical harm to anyone or putting anyone in danger, the guards had no business touching her. They shouldn't be sued. They should be in jail for assault.
  • Video offense? (Score:2, Insightful)

    by charlieo88 ( 658362 )
    Why was the kid filming it arrested? I think that is the much more interesting part of the story.
  • This would be ridiculous if it wasn't so revolting. In this day and age, why the fsck would anybody need to be humiliated, let alone assaulted, over a dropped bit of dessert? This sounds like something out of David Copperfield [gutenberg.org].

    Everybody makes mistakes every now and then, and those situations are when manners are needed. What if this kid had bought a piece of cake at a commercial establishment and dropped it (for any reason)? What would you expect her to do? What would you expect the staff to do? What if sh

  • This is delicious cake, you must eat it, under penalty of law!

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