Let’s start with a soundtrack,shall we?
Ok, picture this. You’re a kid, about 12 years old. You notice a blue cube on top of a filing cabinet in a classroom. What do you think you should do? If you respond by saying nibble on it, you’re not alone, and you’re also very very dumb.
It all started in a classroom at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle school. A kid saw the blue cube on top of the cabinet. For some reason that makes no sense, this kid went over to it and took a nibble. “ooo! A cookie!” the kid said, at which point 6 other kids decided to join in the om nom nomming.
Then one of them started to wonder if this was such a good idea. It wasn’t. What they were all chowing down on was rat poison. Thankfully, it was a kind that really doesn’t do too much to humans in the amounts they consumed.
But my question is why? By the time most kids reach middle school, they know not to just put random things in their mouths because it’s not safe. Just listen to the soundtrack. Is that aimed at 12-year-olds? Hell no! Shouldn’t that make the point?
They say this will prove to be a good life lesson for the kids. I think it’s a life lesson that has come way too late.