Saturday, January 22, 2005

School Intruders

Minnesota authorities say a homeless man went back to his old high school and posed as a student for three weeks, sometimes sleeping there after hours. The 21-year-old attended Apple Valley High during the 2002-03 school year. Francisco Serrano said he and his family moved to Connecticut after his sophomore year and that he returned to Minnesota in December with only $200 in his pocket. According to police, a janitor found Serrano sleeping in a classroom earlier this month but let him go after he produced an old student ID card. A physical education teacher recalled seeing Serrano taking a shower at one point but did not realize he did not belong there. Serrano denies eating in the cafeteria, as some students claimed. Francisco Serrano who was arrested is now out of jail, thanks to support from many in the community. A junior at the school printed up 30 t-shirts in support of Serrano. They disappeared quickly. Other students arrived at class wearing homemade shirts.
His release comes after an outpouring of support from students at Apple Valley High School.
All right kids, I want you to stop and think for a second...
Before you flood your common sense with your outpouring of support.
WHAT IF instead of this yahoo, What if it was this school intruder:
Police found a naked man wandering the corridors of a primary school carrying a rucksack packed with drugs and weapons. The intruder was arrested in the early hours of the morning after breaking in through a window. His backpack contained a Stanley knife, Swiss Army knives and traces of methamphetamine and marijuana. It is not the first time the man, aged 50, has been caught at it, according to police in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Five years ago he was found naked in the toilets of a girls school in the same state. "The same officer, the same offender, different school," said APS Police Chief Gil Lovato. "The officer responded to a silent alarm at one of our schools, found the same offender, disrobed, doing the same thing five years ago."
If you let Francisco Serrano walk away with love & thank yous and all your support, He just might be back in five years with his backpack packed with drugs and weapons. After all when you feed a stray cat it keeps coming back!