Friday, December 14, 2007


Some high school kids in Connecticut got the chance to live out their rock star dreams, one evening, after the school doors had closed. They got on the intercom and started singing "Welcome To The Jungle". (Apparently they are among the envious of us that haven't been able to buy ROCK BAND.... yet!)

I mean, can you really blame the kids?!?! Give any of us a microphone and an empty forum, and you know we'd all be doing some type of amplified fantasy performance. (Personally, I would take that golden op to rap Eminem or Notorious B.I.G. songs...)

But what the teenagers didn't know was that a teacher was still lingering in the building. Apparently she didn't grow up on Appetite For Desctruction, because when she heard an off-key male voice come on the intercom and squeal, "You're in the jungle BA-BY... You're GONNA DIIIIIIIEEEE!!, she freaked! So much so, that she locked herself in her classroom and called the cops:

Police are reviewing whether an incident Wednesday in Roxbury that caused a Booth Free School teacher to barricade herself inside the building was criminal in nature. At least six state troopers arrived at the school after a teacher called police at 5:45 p.m. She made the call after hearing "You are going to die" come over the school's public address system. The voices she heard later proved to be teenagers singing the lyrics of a Guns N' Roses song, "Welcome to the Jungle," over the school's speakers. The song, a popular rock tune from the 1980s, includes the line, "You're in the jungle baby; you're going to die."

Three teenagers found in the school, whom police have not identified, were detained for roughly an hour Wednesday. Police on Thursday were still investigating the incident, Lt. J. Paul Vance, state police spokesman.

"It doesn't appear there was any criminal aspect, but we're looking into that with school officials," Vance said. (Republican-American)

But.. you know, somehow this whole thing kind of poetically works. The school is a "jungle", cemented forever in our minds by the absurd 50's b-movie classic Blackboard Jungle. I smell remake!


Big Danny said...

Boy, but it could've been much worse, you know? He could have sung "Hot For Teacher" or "Rape Me".

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