“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.
“I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry,” school Principal Diana Russell said.”
Hmm. OK, let’s not be too hard on these folks. I’ve had burritos in school that could be considered lethal weapons. Of course you have to eat them, first.
Have we gotten to this point, though? Are we this gun phobic?
(Sigh) Apparently so.