Originally Posted by Jamesie
Stupidity is no reason for leniency unless the person is completely incapacitated (i.e., insane or mentally disabled). You know by smoking that weed there is that chance, however small it may be, that you get caught. You should accept the consequences.
I don't know how I feel about the burping, but if the student managed to cause a significant amount of "unrest" in the classroom through his burp, that's fair game. On the fart case, the kid was also turning off computers. And again, just because they get arrested doesn't mean things will actually happen. Arrest doesn't instantly mean you're guilty.
It just seems a little excessive. The situations with the burping and the farting and shutting off computers could've been handled easily enough by the teacher. "Go stand outside", for example.