Loaded with salsa

School people are a bit too jumpy these days.

CLOVIS, N.M. – A call about a possible weapon at a middle school prompted police to put armed officers on rooftops, close nearby streets and lock down the school. All over a giant burrito.

Someone called authorities Thursday after seeing a boy carrying something long and wrapped into Marshall Junior High.

The drama ended two hours later when the suspicious item was identified as a 30-inch burrito filled with steak, guacamole, lettuce, salsa and jalapenos and wrapped inside tin foil and a white T-shirt.

An eighth grader had created the giant burrito for an extra-credit assignment. He turned it in when he realized it was the cause of the panic.

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  1. “An eighth grader had created the giant burrito for an extra-credit assignment.”

    This must be hands-on mania gone awry. Wouldn’t it have been better to assign a research project or a book report or something similar. It’s amazing how much time gets wasted with trivial activities, and then educationists complain that basics are an onerous requirement for which there is no time.

  2. SuperSub says:

    I dunno… if that were me with the burrito the authorities would have been correct in considering it a chemical weapon 😛