5th grader pees on a cart full of MacBooks, ruining them

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  1. Yebot macrumors 6502

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    http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/04/boy_urinates_on_computers_caus.html

    This happened near my home town.
     
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Hopefully, the family will be charged the full amount to replace the computers that can't be repaired.
     
  3. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Something isn't right here. $36,000? At a $1000 a pop, he'd have to have peed on 36 of them and have one hell of a bladder.
     
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    The card could have been $5000, but I agree that does seem a bit high. Maybe it's including cleaning up the floor or something.
     
  6. malman89 macrumors 68000

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    Even more, since you'd figure there would be a decent district purchased .edu rate. Especially if "MacBook" truly means the white unibody ones.
     
  7. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000

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    doesn't apple value them at one price and charge another for insurance? I can see how the claim would be something obscene but the actual value much less.
     
  8. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Perhaps he was pretending to be a fireman?
     
  9. maril1111, Apr 27, 2012
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    Maybe they are are giving it such a high penalty so nobody repeats it?
     
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  11. dommeister, Apr 27, 2012
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    Someone's taken the piss! :eek: ;)

    From the link in the OP's post.
     
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    It was a public school. That's why it cost $36,000 and he ruined all of them.
     
  13. jj48 macrumors regular

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    Classic. Love it.

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    Stolen from the OP's linked website, but worth a second mention in my opinion.
     
  14. Starfighter macrumors 6502a

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    Same here. :)
     
  15. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    How high was this cart??

    Perhaps congratulations are in order. :p
     
  16. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    Haha. Same here.

    I'm sure it's just kids being kids. Young children lack the mens rea to commit do something like that. It's debatable if the parents should be pay for it, it's probably up to the school and it won't be at the full price of each. Or he may just be charged as a juvenile and some sort of insurance or replacement will take care of the products.
     
  17. ixodes macrumors 601

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    I laughed so hard a few people in the office took notice :eek:
     
  18. gramirez2012 macrumors 6502a

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    A 5th grader is not a "young child". They would be about 10 or 11 years old (11 in this case), certainly old enough to know better.
     
  19. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    Touché. However, I was just making a blanket statement. And just to me, anyone who isn't a teenager and probably still in elementary school is young to me, and a child. Hence, young child.
     
  20. leftywamumonkey macrumors 6502a

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    I helped unbox a cart of iPads, a Macbook and the cart itself for school once and took a peek at the invoice. The Macbook was $7XX and the cart (made for iPads) was surprisingly $55XX. Maybe there was a lot of software on the Macbooks? I wonder how much he actually peed. Honestly though, if a student peed inside the cart when all the Macbooks were inside, I'd bill his family for the whole cart including all the contents because that's just unsanitary.
     
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    I'm wondering why schools are hosing taxpayers by purchasing macbooks personally. You can get a PC equivalent for half the price. I love my MacBook and all but its not a budget laptop.
     
  23. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    ...and he would have been perfectly justified for pissing on a cart full of PCs and there would be no story here...
     
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    just clean them, who's child has not done something silly
     

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