Atascadero student busted for concrete cursive

December 12, 2012

By DANIEL BLACKBURN

At least he can write. An Atascadero High School student was removed from class on Dec. 4 and arrested by local police for allegedly scribbling his name in fresh concrete.

The student, who is not being identified by CalCoastNews because he is a minor, was booked and now faces a court date. One witness said he was handcuffed by an arresting officer before being driven to the police station.

Several parents believe the police action was an abuse of power and that officers should have waited untill after the school day concluded to arrest the young man at his home.

Atascadero police officials declined to discuss the incident or reveal charges, saying the department “is not commenting on this ongoing investigation.”

The youth wrote his first name in the concrete at Atascadero Junior High, at a new bus stop, apparently leaving adequate clues for investigators who then traced him to his classroom.

The student subsequently wrote on his Facebook page following the incident: “Sweet. Got called out of class and arrested… I rode in a cop car to the station.”

Friends commented on the site, one writing: “Shouldn’t have done your last name.” Another said, “I saw you riding in the back of the police car.”

The student said he did not put his last name into the cement.

Asked if he would get community service for his transgression, he wrote back: “Nope. Go to court.”

School administrators also declined comment on the incident.

 


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Ted Slanders

What was done by this Junior High School student was a willful defacement of public property, period. If one is going to “instill” anything, it should be that this act is wrong. Otherwise, such acts could self-perpetuate themselves into further acts of defacement.


For the most of you, this child’s act was okay, and he shouldn’t have been chastised in any way. Poor little baby. :( Most importantly, it was a waste of police time, and especially, arresting him in class! How terrible to shame this student in front of his teachers and peers as an example!


For the most part, the consensus in this thread is that this poor student should have been let go, and his mommy and daddy called so they could come to the school to coddle and comfort him. Boo hoo. How mean it was to pick on this child in this way! What is the country coming too?


How about if he defaced the side of one of the Junior High School classes with graffiti or some other act? Should this poor little picked upon child be let go in this case as well so he can be held in high esteem to the other like-minded students? Or, and example made?


An example was made. Good! Maybe, just maybe, other students will think twice before they do such an equal act. Worth the time involved and every penny spent from the Atascadero Police Department, praise Jesus!


The irony is that the faction that thinks this is just going way to far, would be crying holy hell if this was done to their newly poured concrete driveway, and it dried in place. What a joke.


Downtown Bob

Ted this Christian morin was writing bible verses in the sidewalk trying to force everyone to become Christian, now I bet you will change your one note tune.


Ted Slanders

DowntownBob,


Well, that’s different! In true Christian fashion, then what this child did was partisan for the Christian movement, therefore, godly inspired. Therefore, let him free!


And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.” (Mark 16:15)


WWJD?


Pelican1

Morin?


Ted Slanders

^^ Another “grammar nazi” :( ^^


morin = “moron?”


Within blogs, we have to learn to read between the lines.


fhill123

So it is okay to be stoopid also Ted?


Ted Slanders

fhill123,


“So it is okay to be stoopid also Ted?”


Yes!


“Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are your’s;” (1 Corinthians 3:18-21)


zaphod
Ted Slanders

zaphod,


Or, as Bugs Bunny would say …….



Randy Sheila

It’s hard to believe that they report this stuff. There’s absolutely nothing new here, the same things happens every time a school or public facility gets upgraded. If a builder covers the fresh concrete “mud” with a tarp and places barricades on all sides, it provides reasonable disincentive to vandals and whimsical kids who want (negative) attention. Also, completing a concrete pour early in the morning and monitoring it all day helps. Does CCN have it out for Atascadero kids and cops? I think CCN should do articles about intellectually advanced Atascadero students and the warm, fuzzy nature of APD – they are warm and fuzzy, at least until you take them out of the Jacuzzi and shave them.


Downtown Bob

They most likely did….and at what cost should they have to monitor concrete all day and who needs topay for it?


Randy Sheila

A good friend of mine made the same mistake in high school, got suspended, paid to fix and repair the damage, and performed community service. This person is now a very honorable, law-abiding, tax-paying (license-holding) professional, though one cannot help but question the decision-making process that precedes writing one’s name or initials in publicly-owned concrete. I just wish there was more controversy to this story so I didn’t have to resort to such bad jokes to stay relevant.


Theo P. Neustic

Just possibly there is more to the story. Enquiring minds should wonder.


jimmy_me

Great idea! I’m gonna carve the name of all my “friends” in public places; these criminals will sure be arrested.


Scarlet

You have GOT to be kidding. Does the APD have nothing better to do? Staff reduction time!


This was not at all handled well – no wonder the police and school declined comment. Does no one on the school board truly care about how Principal Rossi mishandles just about everything?


I hope the student’s parents raise holy hell.


HarryMalone

How many taxpayer funded man hours went into this all important bust?


hotdog

Idiot cops, this hasty action will just instill more distrust and loathing for cops. They should have called him at home after school and given him a ticket. BFD, wet concrete is a magnet for anyone under 30 to write something in. I’ll bet the cement looks better with some writing in it.


I would find out who ordered the arrest and put that fool in jail overnight.


Downtown Bob

They should be required to take training to be more understanding of this poor child’s delicate emotions. How dare there be consequences. I am outraged that you think he needs a ticket. I mean, it is just concrete, money, time, and work….so what if junior wants to f it up right?


SuperDave

If more parents were upset at the vandalism, instead of worrying if this was hurting the little student’s feelings, there would be less need to arrest students… Parents are way to quick to side with their kids, and make the School System the problem. Heck, now he’s a hero with street cred. What more could he have hoped for?


Pelican1

Pure genius!


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