Falling right in line with the state of Mississippi's history of irrationality, a civil rights group called the Advancement Project claims that schools in the state put kids in a "pipeline to prison," which institutes the criminal justice system instead of the usual forms of discipline. According to a report by the group, students can receive serious punishment for simple offenses.

An article from the New York Times explained the absurdity:

In August, the Justice Department released a letter of findings charging that the police in Meridian routinely arrested children at schools without probable cause, merely on the referral of school personnel. The letter found that students had been incarcerated for "dress code violations, flatulence, profanity and disrespect."

So now kids are getting arrested for farting? Come on, Mississippi. You can read the complete report here.

[via Gawker]