Student Fights Punishment for Bringing Ghost Peppers to School

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Ghost peppers are known as one of the hottest peppers available.  This student brought one to his Long Island, NY school. When he let a few of his friends try some of the pepper they ended up in pain and he ended up with detention. He says the school likened bringing the ghost pepper to bringing LSD to school. The school principal maintains that the punishment will stand. The family's lawyer argues that the school should not be able to limit what kids can bring with them to lunch. 

Cafe Kicks Out Rude Customer After Breast Feeding Complaint

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Queensland, Australia cafe owner, Jessica-Anne Allen, has gotten praise recently for standing up for a woman breast feeding her child in the cafe. She told the Brisbane Times that when a man asked her to confront a customer about covering up while feeding her baby she responded by telling him that they "would never ask a mother to cover up when she is feeding her child" at her breast feeding friendly business.  

Allen asked the man to leave when he mentioned that he did say something to the woman about covering up while feeding her baby. Since then she has reiterated her support of mothers on the cafe's Facebook page and received support from many people, especially mothers, in her community. 

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High School Called Out for Shaming Female Students in Graduation Dress Code

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A high school student posted this image on her Facebook page in outrage over her schools graduation dress code guidelines directed specifically toward female students. The detail of expectations and focus on shaming of female students into covering their bodies, particularly if they have any weight related imperfections ("sausage rolls") compared to the much more relaxed guidelines directed toward the "gentlemen" is what some people find so upsetting. The school district has made a response to lament the "unfortunate word choices" that were written in the letter drafted by a long since retired author. 

Police Investigating a Teacher for Sharing Inappropriate Photos With Students

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A Virginia high school teacher has resigned while under investigation for allegedly showing students her before and after breast augmentation pictures. Three students have come forward to say that she showed them these images and other, even more inappropriate pictures of herself on her phone at school. Police searched her phone and found nothing according to The Smoking Gun but a search warrant is being obtained to look for additional data on the phone such as hidden or protected files. 

Rescue of the Day: Helicopter Saves Cop from Floods in Texas, Refuses to Put Him Down

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A dramatic rescue in Sachse, Texas quickly took a turn for the funny on Friday, when a local cop was brought on a lengthy joyride over a farm.

In the video above from FOX 4 news, the unnamed officer is airlifted by a Department of Public Safety helicopter after his car gets stuck in the rising flood waters.

The news anchors covering the event watch as he attaches himself to the harness and soars off to safety.

But once they’ve reached dry land, they don’t let him down very quickly. Instead he is taken on a 4-minute long flight across some cow-filled pastures while the world watches and the anchors laugh.

“Where are they taking him?” asks one of them, to which the other replies “It’s kind of an odd sight, isn’t it?”

They joke that maybe the extended trip was punishment for ruining a perfectly good police car.

He was eventually lowered to the ground, and will likely rise up to viral video stardom.

“He’s happy to be out and safe,” another cop named Lt. Marty Cassidy told WFAA news. “He knows he’s not going to live this down.”

An iPhone Saved a Man's Life in the UK

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A Cheshire man was able to survive a close-range shotgun glass because of his pocketed iPhone, which absorbed most of the damage:

Fortunately, the victim’s mobile phone took the brunt of the shot and, as a result of this, he survived. This is remarkable – had that phone not been in his pocket at that time he would undoubtedly have died.

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