We have all had science projects for school. One of the most popular is the exploding volcano. And what about the revolving planets? That’s a popular science project as well. But it appears that today’s science project for elementary schools have run amuck!
Fourth-grader Emma Bartelt, won first place in the science fair at Coral Gables Preparatory Academy located a few miles southwest of downtown Miami, Florida, for her “Drug Sniffing Dogs” project. The project included a mere 28 grams or approximately one ounce of cocaine to get the dogs agitated. The even more interesting aspect of the felony-inferred experiment was that her father provided the cocaine and the dogs.
Little Emma had the upper hand with her experiment because her dad is none other than one of Miami-Dade’s finest… Detective Douglas Bartelt. That’s right! Her dad simply stopped off at the evidence locker, picked up a couple dogs and the rest is history. His daughter’s project earned her a spot in Saturday’s Miami-Dade County Public Schools Elementary Science Fair at Miami Dade College.
Okay, okay, okay, I know what you’re asking. ”Why did my kid get locked up on a felony when he brought cocaine to school?” Granted, there may be an argument that your kid could have possibly been experimenting with the drug for scientific reasons, but, well, it appears that you have to first, have a dad that’s a cop to keep it all legit and turn it over to the science teacher at school to solidify your claim.
It appears that Miami lives up to its reputation. They are really livin’ la vida loca down there!
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