Now shut your duct

The title here pretty much says it all: “Bus driver contests termination after Hello Kitty duct tape incident.”

Let’s look at that incident:

A bus driver will no longer be transporting students to and from Surry Elementary School after she was accused of putting Hello Kitty duct tape on students’ mouths.

Surry Elementary School principal Cathy Lewis said she became aware of the issue on Nov. 6 when two fourth graders came off the bus complaining that they were silenced with duct tape even though they weren’t the loudest students on the bus.

Lewis said she was shocked and immediately asked the bus company, First Student, that employs the driver, to investigate.

In fact, this duct tape is almost certainly Duck® tape, sold in ten- and twenty-yard rolls.

I wonder if any of these kids will be scarred once they realize that what was put over their mouths was an image of a character who has no mouth.

Warning: Those Bangor Daily News links may ask you some demographic question before letting you read.


  1. fillyjonk »

    10 January 2014 · 5:37 pm

    “…even though they weren’t the loudest students on the bus”

    Makes me think of the old state-trooper joke: “But you were the one I was able to *catch*”

  2. jsallison »

    10 January 2014 · 10:29 pm

    I read about one state trooper a while ago, his take: ‘We’re fisherman, we can’t catch them all, but I caught *you*.’

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