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California loses the science fair

January 16, 2010 1:16 pm

So I stumped across this article on Hacker News titled “Science project prompts SD school evacuation“.  This is why the US can’t produce enough good engineers.  Read this and tell me if you aren’t pissed off at the American educational system.

Students were evacuated from Millennial Tech Magnet Middle School in the Chollas View neighborhood Friday afternoon after an 11-year-old student brought a personal science project that he had been making at home to school, authorities said.

Maurice Luque, spokesman for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, said the student had been making the device in his home garage. A vice principal saw the student showing it to other students at school about 11:40 a.m. Friday and was concerned that it might be harmful, and San Diego police were notified.

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