Max Yarmolinsky was charged with disorderly conduct and disturbing a school assembly. What caused this? Did he make a bomb threat? No. Did he charge through somewhere in the school with wreckless abandon? No. Did he bring a gun to school? No. Was he drunk and acting weird? Nope. What did he do. He doodled on a piece of paper! *gasp*.
Yarmolinsky was a physics teacher at a school in Norwell, Massachusetts. While he was showing a movie, he doodled on a piece of paper. He left the room once and one of the students picked up the paper and looked at it. I guess it had some violent words on it. In the words of Glen Foster, ooo! the words are coming, the words are coming, run for your lives, words are gonna kill ya!
and it didn’t stop there. the kid took the doodle home with him to his parents, who freaked even more and brought the deathly doodle to the principal’s office. the principal then called the police, and Mr. Yarmolinsky was charged, fired, kicked off school grounds and told he would be charged with trespassing if he returned.
so what did this doodle say? They won’t tell us. they said it was violent, but said it didn’t threaten any students or staff. I would have totally understood if there were threats to folks at the school.
This whole thing is ridiculous. I have my suspicions they were looking for a reason to fire the guy. It just seems a little extreme. But it never would have happened if the kid had never snooped on his teacher’s desk. I think the kid should get some charges too.