According to this scanned detention slip, some poor kid was given detention for running Firefox on his school computer instead of (presumably) Internet Explorer. I wonder how his teacher even noticed? It's not like there's enough of a difference in the way the two browsers work that it could be spotted across the room.
11th Grader Given Detention For Using Firefox [Gadget Lab]
Update: Our own Cory follows up on this story. Seems not everything is as it seems:
I just spoke to the principal of the high-school -- nice enough fellow. According to him:
* The kid altered the document after scanning it
* The kid was punished for mouthing off to the teacher, not for using Firefox
* The kid had been asked to work in Word on a resume (the assignment) and kept looking at the Web instead (and this was a recurring problem)
* The kid has admitted this and will be posting a followup/correction/retraction today
Update 2: The school's principal has responded.
The reports, blogs and other sources on the Internet indicating that a Big Spring student was assigned detention for using the Firefox internet browser instead of Internet Explorer are untrue and were based on the fake letter. Detention is assigned in our schools after appropriate warnings are given. If students continue to engage in non-academic activities or fail to follow a teacher’s directive during class time, discipline can and will be assigned.
And that kid thought he was on their shit list before.