Friday, April 17, 2015

Police Scanner Follies

I have a police scanner in my office, tuned to the local police frequencies. As a reporter, if anything big happens in town, I need to know. Every morning there is a lot of chatter about school zones and students. Yesterday morning I laughed out loud at a comment an officer made.

The officer, talking about a possibly truant student, said "Apparently the juniors have a big state test today, and the girl is a junior. The mother is trying to get her to school on time to take the test."

Another officer asked, "How old is she?"

The first officer replied, wearily, "17 going on 30."