So he stuck it to a painting.
Specifically he stuck it to:
Helen Frankenthaler's 1963 abstract painting "The Bay," damaging one of the most important modern paintings in the museum's collection and a landmark picture in the artist's output.
The picture (shown to the right) is worth an estimated $1.5 million. And the kid stuck gum to it.
What was he thinking?
Is this the kind of thing I can look forward to someday?
"Dear Mr. and Mrs. Billy's Parents:
We regret to inform you that your child has been suspended from school for damaging a piece of artwork worth more than the sum total of all your internal organs, were you to sell them on the black market. Which you may need to do, should the museum decide to sue for damages."
The museum says the painting will make a full recovery.
The kid's always gonna be an idiot.
Link to story