What happens when the school district shuts down schools suddenly for no reason? Unsupervised teenagers get in trouble.
I just rode my bike up to the top of the hogback ridge behind the CSU football stadium, where I watched the bike race on Saturday. As I neared the crest of the hill, a rock landed on the road – at a place where a rock slide wasn’t likely. So I looked up, and there were three high school kids throwing rocks from the top of the cliff down onto the road. I yelled at them to stop, and stared at them for about five minutes while I warned some other cyclists.
Not being very bright, they got on their mountain bikes and started down a dirt trail in front of me where I got pictures of them. I knew where they had to come out at a parking lot by the football stadium, and rode down the road and waited for them behind a car. When they showed up, I jumped up and confronted them. At first they denied it, but I told them I had pictures of them and would give them to the police unless they started listening very carefully.
That got their attention, and I gave them a good tongue lashing for 10 minutes. Among other things, I said to them :
It is too hot to go to school, but not too hot to ride your bikes up a mountain and throw rocks at people?
I also gave them a lesson in physics about how fast a rock travels after falling 100 feet. I look fairly intimidating anyway (half an hour a day at the gym doing upper body lifting) and had them listening very carefully by the time I left them.
The temperature is about 70 degrees. Why aren’t the schools operating? Why don’t parents raise their children to be decent human beings?
At least they weren’t emitting much CO2.