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(BBC)   Girl to sue over detention   ( divider line
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7787 clicks; posted to Main » on 28 Dec 2002 at 11:04 AM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-12-28 11:07:02 AM  
Man! If I would have sued for everytime I got detention I would be a millionaire by now!
2002-12-28 11:08:40 AM  
And in other news, the asshat sniper is going to sue because shooting people was his freedom of expression.
2002-12-28 11:08:56 AM  
They should give her double detention for trying to sue...
2002-12-28 11:09:34 AM  
...and they claim the U.S. is a litigous country???
2002-12-28 11:10:10 AM  
That is assinine. They gave her detention for not going, because her mom told her not to? I'd sue too.
2002-12-28 11:10:14 AM  
Delta House to sue over being on Double-secret probation...
2002-12-28 11:10:18 AM  
If I were a judge, I'd throw out the case and give her detention.
2002-12-28 11:10:37 AM  
I want to point out early on, that THIS NOT IN AMERICA. Please, don't post comments like "Amerika is teh suxing now!! dam lawsoots!"
2002-12-28 11:11:10 AM  
In Britain? weird. Didn't think we could sue willy nilly for petty shiat. Man, I'd have sued my school outta the ground. My father would sue for all the canings he got.
2002-12-28 11:11:18 AM  
"She claims the detentions disrupted her education..."

"Freya's mother kept her daughter off school for a time in protest but she is now back in class."

Nuf said.
2002-12-28 11:11:44 AM  
Damn evil British Fizzy Drinks are to blame.... why doesn't she sue the companies responsible for her detention?
2002-12-28 11:11:52 AM  
Those sue happy americans.....oh wait.
2002-12-28 11:12:38 AM  
Not to mention laugh in her face as the entire trial would be on national TV just to make sure everyone knows how much of an asshat people are for sueing over such trivial nonsense instead of accepting personal responsibility.

I tell you, this society needs destruction. That'll teach 'em.
2002-12-28 11:13:05 AM  
My school had two types of detention, after school, and Saturday. If You got Saturday detention, You had to work. I personally painted the language and chem labs. I also raked My body weight in leaves numerous times. It wasn't exactly "The Breakfast Club".
2002-12-28 11:13:37 AM  
Crazy gringos and their lack of..uhhh...*runs*
2002-12-28 11:14:07 AM  
I wish I would have sued over all the detention I had. I could be a millionaire or even a thousandaire.

I can't read this crazy English English. "Fizzy drinks". "Solicitor". "Compensation". "Conscientious". Them ain't words, but I ain't for sure because I never did fancy the book learning.
2002-12-28 11:14:12 AM  
Saturday detention? That's harsh. sue.
2002-12-28 11:14:25 AM  
Does anyone understand the picture above the article?

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Do the Brits detain their troubled youth in small, fenced-in areas outdoors?
2002-12-28 11:14:53 AM  
Whup her. Whup her ass. Then whup her parents' asses for being dipshiats.

That'll learn them.

I am not mad.
2002-12-28 11:17:30 AM  
Sounds like somebody's "mum" has had it up to "here" with the freakin' "rules". "Word".
2002-12-28 11:17:33 AM  
Yeah. She will be in detention with a princess, a geek, a jock, a criminal and a brain.
2002-12-28 11:17:37 AM  
The mother needs a good ass-kicking. When I was in school, I can just imagine what would have happened if I'd come home from school and said "Dad, I got detention, it's damaging my mental health health, can I sue?"
2002-12-28 11:19:08 AM  
Parochial school by any chance TommyymmoT? My school was the same. Lucky enough to never get Saturday, but I did get after school for such "high crimes" as not getting my report card signed or not getting a permission slip signed, or being 3 seconds late for class. I guess I should have sued.
2002-12-28 11:20:47 AM  
What is wrong with people in our countr...oh wait, it's in Europe. Anyway, that is retarted. Fine, let's not punish people for commiting wrong doings and mabye they will be good for the hell of it!

I think that all major countries should have a law against frivilous lawsuits. If you file a lawsuit deemed frivilous by a commitee, you get an enourmous fine. That would be so biatchin'.
2002-12-28 11:21:34 AM  
Telemakhos LMAO!!!! Thanks for making my Saturday at work a little brighter!
2002-12-28 11:24:07 AM  
Good question Tele. Otherwise, how would detention effect her health. The picture reminds me of the days of smoking behind the school building. Detention was really a waste of time anyway. If you caused trouble in school, it's not like you were going to become a good kid, just because you got detention. Most people in detention, were the same people almost every day. Most of them seemed to think it was cool.
2002-12-28 11:27:14 AM  
As I understand it, it's very costly to the litigious asshat to lose a frivolous lawsuit in Britian, as an unsucessful plaintif is responsible for both sides' legal fees and hefty court costs, including building maintenance, jury stipends, judge/baliff uniform, etc. Would anyone here who actually has a clue about this sort of thing care to enlighten us?
2002-12-28 11:27:50 AM  
Well the solution is obvious. Since detention is proving to be a harmful punishment, as it disrupts her free time and her health, she should be given corporal punishment instead. Then she won't have to have her free time imfringed upon. It's too bad no one ever though of using corporal punishment in schools. There are too many children out there suffering cruel time-imposing punishments when they would do better being subject to the more humane corporal punishment.

I can just hear that conversation now-
Mom: Honey, I have geat news.
Girl: What?
Mom: You no longer have to serve any detention ever again. Isn't that great?
Girl: That is great Mom.
Mom: That's right. Now they'll only cane you!
Girl: Oh, gee. Thanks Mom.
2002-12-28 11:28:21 AM  
Telemakhos..Heh, no. I think the picture represents naughty-cool kids hanging out, being bad ass. Suprised one of them isn't smoking. Scallywags.
2002-12-28 11:30:27 AM  
Actually detention isnt really legal. if the parent comes and trys to take the kid, they cant refuse. if the parent shows up in 1st period and trys to take the kid, you cant refuse. if the parent wants to take em or the kid is 18, not letting them leave is illegal. thats the only way they can win this...
2002-12-28 11:32:18 AM  
The family, who want compensation, will argue that the detentions were unlawful because they took place in Freya's free time.

Call me crazy... but isn't that the whole POINT of detention? To take away an hour of your free time for farking up?

I go to a Catholic school. Being out of uniform is an automatic Saturday detention where you come in uniform for an hour at 8am, and you have to pay $5 as well. Needless to say my shirt stays tucked in.
Kat [TotalFark]
2002-12-28 11:32:34 AM  
That's bullshiat, you break the rules, you deal. Or you complain to the dean of students, if he can't do anything for you, you deal.

I have three detentions so far this year, one for dress code (I accepted this one with a smile since it was from a teacher who I consider a friend), another for skipping part of study hall for breakfast (another i took with a smile, I knew what I was doing) and one for entering through an exit door. I rasied hell for the entering through an exit door one, that pissed me off, but I still served it.

Our school has morning detentions and saturdays, for me morning detentions used to mean sleeping in since i could leave later for them then if i went on the bus, so they weren't much of a punishment. I've always been able to weasle out of saturdays, but I hear they can sometimes be fun. A group of my guy friends all got two saturday detentions for skipping meeting for worship for a few months--they got to dress up in tuxes and serve dinner to alumni! well for one of the saturdays, the other i think they had to pull up poison ivy.
2002-12-28 11:35:51 AM  
Flignir: I don't have a clue but I would say the only way she would have a way to win this is if she could show that she was targeted more than other students for the same behavior. Pull the discrimination angle.

It says in the lawsuit that she got detention for trivial things but as only the parents are commenting there is probably some serious shiat that she got busted for that they are not mentioning.

2002-12-28 11:35:56 AM  
WTF? Are we dumb-ass litigious Americans actually rubbing off on the Brits? When will our judicial system start making people pay court costs, etc. when they bring ridiculous lawsuits and LOSE them? Now that I think about it, I should sue my school district for giving me good grades and setting me up to not deal with failure too well. It's all their fault!!
2002-12-28 11:36:05 AM  
Freya's mother kept her daughter off school for a time in protest but she is now back in class.

That's a real smart move. Let's hinder our child's intelligence so we can sue her school and then spend all the money before she turns 18. Then once she is 18 and isn't quite smart enough to go to college she can start working at Mickey D's and we can sue them when she burns herself while changing the grease in the fryer. We can say that it was some sort of cruel and unsual punishment to have to change the grease.

2002-12-28 11:36:30 AM  
i think they had to pull up poison ivy.

Now that seems like it could affect a child's health.
2002-12-28 11:39:09 AM  
Kat are these your friends?

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2002-12-28 11:41:38 AM  
GoodYearPimp Yup, It was Pinocchio school all right.
2002-12-28 11:42:49 AM  
Lock her up. \m/
2002-12-28 11:47:01 AM  
Am I the only one wanting to see pics of Kat in her uniform? You know...for research purposes to weigh the pros and cons of this article.
2002-12-28 11:49:07 AM  

How often does this occur when you leave a comment in a forum? I refering to the remarks about wanting to see you or some other insinuation about getting with you.
2002-12-28 11:50:08 AM  
GoodyearPimp, I don't think your educational institution bears the necessary endowment for such substantial research.
2002-12-28 11:50:49 AM  
A fizzy drink?
Did you bring enough for ALL of us, Ms. Spicoli?
2002-12-28 11:52:41 AM  
12-28-02 11:49:07 AM Celow

Kat is teh hotness... [image from too old to be available] she can't help it.
2002-12-28 11:52:47 AM  
Celow, you'll find this is the sad case with most attractive women who post pictures in their bois. Basically, posting a nice picture in a female's bio is taken by most males on the internet to be a clear communication of the following message "I am not a person; I am a pair of tits that has learned to type."
2002-12-28 11:54:06 AM  
Sorry about not closing the bold tag. I was distracted
2002-12-28 11:54:11 AM  
I say she is a hero. The government doesn't own her, she isn't a slave, and the school has no right to detain her during her own time.
2002-12-28 11:54:15 AM  
Attention stupid biatch: If you don't want to get a detention, don't do the stupid thing. Don't drink soda in class (I don't remember being able to have any food or drinks in class other than when I was in elementry school and had snack time), don't go through fire doors, and follow the rules and you will be fine.

The family, who want compensation, will argue that the detentions were unlawful because they took place in Freya's free time.

And they wouldn't have if she had not used class time for her free time. The school is just taking back the time she owed them.

Freya's mother kept her daughter off school for a time in protest but she is now back in class.

Brilliant. You are biatching that your daughter lost class time, so what do you do? Keep her off school more. Great.

If I got a detention, my parents would have asked why the hell I did something dumb enough to get one. If I had ever gotten suspended, I swear I would be alive today.

I managed to only get one detention in high school, and it was for throwing a magic marker across the room. I also got thrown out of the school library one time. For us, that was a sort of perk - in study hall, if we were good, we could go to the library instead of sitting in a classroom. I got kicked out because the kid sitting next to me was annoying the shiat out of me, so I picked up his books and threw them in the trash. Of course the worthless librarian saw me, and I got tossed. I couldn't go back except for class related stuff for a month. It was worth it though. Other than that, I either didn't get caught or was good when it was important.
2002-12-28 11:54:35 AM  
Christ, never mind then.
2002-12-28 11:55:55 AM  
Make that I would NOT be alive today. Duh.
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