"Who killed Abraham Lincoln*?" the teacher asked her seventh-graders.
Everyone but John raised a hand to answer. " Do you know, John?" she asked.
" I don't know and I don't care!" the boy yelled, arms crossed. "Stop asking questions."
Upset, the teacher kept John after class and called his father for a conference.
"What's the problem?" John's dad asked when he arrived. "Why is my son in detention?"
"I asked John who killed Abe Lincoln and he cursed and said he didn't know and didn't care, and told me to stop asking him questions."
Furious, the man grabbed John by the collar. "What's your problem, son?" he shouted. "If you killed the man, just say so."