The summer is flying by, and parents are patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for the fateful day that their children go back to school. School brings more structure to a household and possibly more free time for parents, but it can come with a hefty price tag. Be ready to pull out your wallets.
Is there anything more satisfying than a new pack of pens — especially the ones that write like a dream? The best back to school venture is purchasing a brand new set of notebooks and highlighters and breaking them in as soon as the bell rings. Sometimes parents are unsure of what their children really need, and this is where a list can come in handy.
The Crayola aisle has certainly expanded over the years. Gone are the days when the only thing kids desired was the 64-pack of crayons with the built-in sharpener. Every course requires a plethora of supplies, and one police department decided to release a public service announcement to break it down...hilariously.
4. This Police Force Is Pretty Active On Social Media
The police department of Gilbert, Arizona is no stranger to Twitter. With over 15,000 followers, these police are a force to be reckoned with on the social media scene. Many of their tweets have caused a stir, and it's something you wouldn't expect from the men and women in blue.
The Gilbert Police Department is hip with it. Keeping up with the times can be difficult, so they recently decided to tweet a public service announcement that could help parents decipher what items are not truly school supplies, but rather something more sinister. The internet wasn't ready for this.
There is no way parents will be bamboozled by their kids this school season. These bowls and pipes are not chemistry-class friendly, and the Gilbert, Arizona police department just saved parents everywhere a lot of trouble. This comical PSA is definitely one for the books.
7. The Internet Couldn't Keep It Together — Clearly
Gilbert PD's PSA went undoubtedly viral. This tweet has received over 151,000 likes and is nearing 2,000 comments. Many Twitter users had clever responses to the Gilbert, Arizona Police Department's plight to end back to school bong shopping.
8. The Thread Is Full of Alleged Chemistry Supplies
One person tweeted this picture of their collection, asking "what do you think of my chemistry set?" Another Twitter user stated, "I'm the official high school chemistry teacher of America and I require every student to possess these items." Gilbert Police Department's PSA has been retweeted over 85,000 times, with some major public figures joining in on the fun.
Actor and marijuana advocate, Seth Rogen, couldn't help but retweet Gilbert's hilarious stunt. The Gilbert, Arizona police force definitely garnered a ton of media attention with this laughable public service announcement. This isn't the first time they shocked the internet with their humor.
10. Keeping The Streets Safe Is Their Priority Here
The officers gave us a chuckle back in May when they posted a picture of this meth field test kit. They captioned the photo, "New meth field test kits have arrived. Call to arrange for an officer to meet at your next drug deal and we can verify before you purchase." They truly have your back.
In April of last year, the Gilbert PD caught and publicly humiliated a boy on Twitter for posting evidence of himself online spitting on a cop car. Their caption read, "Thanks for the video with the evidence against you!" Ain't nobody got time for that.
They didn't forget to show the Internet some love this past Valentine's Day. The Gilbert Police Department posted this picture with the caption, "roses are red, violets are blue, don't commit crime & we won't arrest." Officers after my own heart.
It's obvious why these officers have gained such a following on social media. They aren't afraid to push the envelope and make some jokes in the name of the law. It's all in good fun, but their intent is very clear.
14. Is Social Media The New Way Of Policing People?
The police of Gilbert, Arizona got the attention of the entire realm of Twitter and by creating a few laughs they got their point across. With our entire lives pretty much on our phones, doesn't it make sense to catch criminals and enforce laws this way? In the case of Gilbert cops, creativity goes a long way!
Unless you want your face and Twitter handle posted for the entire world to see, it's probably best to follow the rules and regulations set in place — especially in Gilbert, Arizona. Thanks to these brave men and women, we all know the truth about your so-called "chemistry sets." Yeah, we're talking to you.