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2012-05-07 09:21:00 AM
Came in here expecting some dongs.
 
2012-05-07 09:38:55 AM
That's funny, because the Clayton school district is the one generally considered to be the "best" public school district around here. I guess being elite doesn't make you smart.
 
2012-05-07 09:44:21 AM

Nickster79: Came in here expecting some dongs.


I was expecting a story about a sperm receptacle.
 
2012-05-07 10:02:39 AM

Fubini: That's funny, because the Clayton school district is the one generally considered to be the "best" public school district around here. I guess being elite doesn't make you smart.



Clearly

bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com
 
2012-05-07 10:18:14 AM

Sybarite: Fubini: That's funny, because the Clayton school district is the one generally considered to be the "best" public school district around here. I guess being elite doesn't make you smart.


Clearly

[bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com image 548x620]


WOW.

/and LOL "principle"
 
2012-05-07 10:51:42 AM
Seems like I'm missing some background of this story. What was the reason for the sockpuppet account in the first place?
 
2012-05-07 10:56:20 AM

exick: Seems like I'm missing some background of this story. What was the reason for the sockpuppet account in the first place?


I didn't get it either - except to think that maybe she was pretending to be someone else?
 
2012-05-07 11:08:09 AM

Grables'Daughter: exick: Seems like I'm missing some background of this story. What was the reason for the sockpuppet account in the first place?

I didn't get it either - except to think that maybe she was pretending to be someone else?


I think it has to do with

1) parents being creeped out that despite all the warnings and seminars on internet safety, this principal was asking students to do something they are never supposed to do, ie talk, accept freind requests from someone they don't know who could be pretending to be somethign they're not

2) students being creeped out that their principal was basically spying on them
 
2012-05-07 11:25:47 AM

Grables'Daughter: exick: Seems like I'm missing some background of this story. What was the reason for the sockpuppet account in the first place?

I didn't get it either - except to think that maybe she was pretending to be someone else?


I wouldn't jump to the conclusion that this person was doing something nefarious. I think a lot of really good teachers would like to get inside their student's heads for entirely positive reasons. A lot of kids come to school with emotional baggage and it affects their education and the education of everyone around them. Facebook stalking someone could give that teacher somewhat more unfiltered access to that student's emotional state than they could get otherwise, and would allow that teacher to tailor their interactions with that student.

A long time ago I taught a girl who was totally confrontational about every little thing. Her behavior made no sense initially, but later we learned her father was an abusive drunk. All she really wanted was a male adult figure who would let her make mistakes without making an ordeal out of it or taking it out on her physically. We gave her a little more slack in how she conducted herself (within bounds) and made a point to give her more initiative and leadership in the classroom and she turned around 180 degrees. None of that would have made sense without us finding out what was going on at home.

Of course, this person in particular might just be a creeper pedophile. There's a proper way to do these things, and making a Facebook puppet isn't it. You have to wonder how anyone found out.
 
2012-05-07 11:57:54 AM

Magorn: Grables'Daughter: exick: Seems like I'm missing some background of this story. What was the reason for the sockpuppet account in the first place?

I didn't get it either - except to think that maybe she was pretending to be someone else?

I think it has to do with

1) parents being creeped out that despite all the warnings and seminars on internet safety, this principal was asking students to do something they are never supposed to do, ie talk, accept freind requests from someone they don't know who could be pretending to be somethign they're not

2) students being creeped out that their principal was basically spying on them


If I can't spy on my students to get my jollies, what's the point of being a school principal at all?
 
2012-05-07 12:26:00 PM

Grables'Daughter: Sybarite: Fubini: That's funny, because the Clayton school district is the one generally considered to be the "best" public school district around here. I guess being elite doesn't make you smart.


Clearly

[bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com image 548x620]

WOW.

/and LOL "principle"


I'd say that the principal is lacking principles.
 
2012-05-07 12:31:21 PM

Fubini: I wouldn't jump to the conclusion that this person was doing something nefarious. I think a lot of really good teachers would like to get inside their student's heads for entirely positive reasons. A lot of kids come to school with emotional baggage and it affects their education and the education of everyone around them. Facebook stalking someone could give that teacher somewhat more unfiltered access to that student's emotional state than they could get otherwise, and would allow that teacher to tailor their interactions with that student.


Bad behavior with good motives is still bad behavior. You think you will benefit the students through such stealth observation, but this will backfire, as it did here. Now, not only do the kids have the problems about which you sought insight, but they now have the feeling of being violated (no not that way) by a trusted adult, and this will have damaged their ability to trust adults in the future. You have done more harm than good.

Want to know what's going on with your students? Try this.
 
2012-05-07 12:33:15 PM
www.spookyweb.de
Mr. Socko is disappoint
 
2012-05-07 12:34:28 PM

Diogenes: Nickster79: Came in here expecting some dongs.

I was expecting a story about a sperm receptacle.


And I was expecting a hilarious story about an actual puppet. Which just shows I really need to eat something. Not firing on all cylinders here...
 
2012-05-07 12:35:55 PM
13 comments and no Mr. Hat yet? You guys are slipping.
 
2012-05-07 12:36:24 PM

Canton: Diogenes: Nickster79: Came in here expecting some dongs.

I was expecting a story about a sperm receptacle.

And I was expecting a hilarious story about an actual puppet. Which just shows I really need to eat something. Not firing on all cylinders here...


Not just you. I was expecting a Mr Hat type story.
 
2012-05-07 12:37:00 PM

mod3072: 13 comments and no Mr. Hat yet? You guys are slipping.


dammitsomuch...
 
2012-05-07 12:37:24 PM

namegoeshere: Fubini: I wouldn't jump to the conclusion that this person was doing something nefarious. I think a lot of really good teachers would like to get inside their student's heads for entirely positive reasons. A lot of kids come to school with emotional baggage and it affects their education and the education of everyone around them. Facebook stalking someone could give that teacher somewhat more unfiltered access to that student's emotional state than they could get otherwise, and would allow that teacher to tailor their interactions with that student.

Bad behavior with good motives is still bad behavior. You think you will benefit the students through such stealth observation, but this will backfire, as it did here. Now, not only do the kids have the problems about which you sought insight, but they now have the feeling of being violated (no not that way) by a trusted adult, and this will have damaged their ability to trust adults in the future. You have done more harm than good.

Want to know what's going on with your students? Try this.


It's funny because people seemed shocked when I tell them that angry kids have more going on with them than a simple dislike for schoolwork. If you invest in the kid as a person rather than treating them like a disruption, you see improvements in behavior and performance. Rocket science, right?
 
2012-05-07 12:37:52 PM
I'm more worried that Chase Haslet doesn't know the difference between 'priciple' and 'principal'.

/hope the english teacher doesn't get fired.
 
2012-05-07 12:38:53 PM

Crewmannumber6: I'm more worried that Chase Haslet doesn't know the difference between 'priciple'PRINCIPLE' and 'principal'.

/hope the english teacher doesn't get fired.


oops
 
2012-05-07 12:40:30 PM
Loved this part:

Parents who were curious of Suzy Harriston's identity did some research. There was no such student listing in the school directory.
 
2012-05-07 12:41:20 PM

Crewmannumber6: I'm more worried that Chase Haslet doesn't know the difference between 'priciple' and 'principal'.

/hope the english teacher doesn't get fired.


He did correct himself. Because Chase knows everything.
 
2012-05-07 12:42:30 PM
Headline reminded me of the time I had a ménage à trois with Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop.
 
2012-05-07 12:42:33 PM
How did Chase Haslet know?

He says he "can't say who told him" so I guess he's not a snitch, which means he does have some principals.
 
2012-05-07 12:45:10 PM
So anyone ever watch Catfish?

/I do not accept friend requests from unknown or altered names
 
2012-05-07 12:46:50 PM
kibo?
 
2012-05-07 12:54:27 PM
FACEBOOK IS SERIOUS BUSINESS.
 
2012-05-07 12:56:10 PM

Mr. Potatoass: Headline reminded me of the time I had a ménage à trois with Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop.


a past co-worker claimed to have met Ms.Lewis years ago in the bar of a nice hotel she was staying at. he said she was a teeny-tiny woman that could slam back the hard stuff like a pro. given her line of work i'm thinking hard alcohol was almost a requirement.
 
2012-05-07 12:57:44 PM

namegoeshere: Bad behavior with good motives is still bad behavior. You think you will benefit the students through such stealth observation, but this will backfire, as it did here. Now, not only do the kids have the problems about which you sought insight, but they now have the feeling of being violated (no not that way) by a trusted adult, and this will have damaged their ability to trust adults in the future. You have done more harm than good.


I didn't say it was OK behavior, just pointed out that the principal could have had good motives.

I got out of education before my students had Facebook, so the point is moot for me.
 
2012-05-07 12:59:44 PM

tetsoushima: It's funny because people seemed shocked when I tell them that angry kids have more going on with them than a simple dislike for schoolwork. If you invest in the kid as a person rather than treating them like a disruption, you see improvements in behavior and performance. Rocket science, right?


Yup. I've seen kids who are lazy without any good reason, but I've never seen a kid who is angry without a good reason.
 
2012-05-07 01:19:56 PM
Should I not be surprised that more than 300 kids friended (gave access to their 'private' information) someone who supposedly goes to their school, yet they've never heard of them before, and their picture (presumably) didn't look even remotely familiar? I just have no sympathy for these morons who complain that their 'privacy' has somehow been violated. Did they also accept a Friend Request from Chips Handon and forward him their friends' BIE?
 
2012-05-07 01:22:05 PM

Mr. Potatoass: Headline reminded me of the time I had a ménage à trois with Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop.


How'd you manage that? Pull a few strings?

/Try the waitress, tip the veal
 
2012-05-07 01:31:04 PM
BUY MY PRECIOUS ROY SOCK PUPPET!

SUCKERS!!!!!
 
2012-05-07 01:47:09 PM
I guess this pricipal was caught sayof.
 
2012-05-07 01:49:21 PM

BigNumber12: Should I not be surprised that more than 300 kids friended (gave access to their 'private' information) someone who supposedly goes to their school, yet they've never heard of them before, and their picture (presumably) didn't look even remotely familiar? I just have no sympathy for these morons who complain that their 'privacy' has somehow been violated. Did they also accept a Friend Request from Chips Handon and forward him their friends' BIE?


You might do well to remember these are KIDS we are talking about. The entire biological/social purpose of human adolesence is to give us a time period to do stupid stuff without it always having dire and/or fatal consequences/
 
2012-05-07 01:50:14 PM
pfft... more like cock puppet Hey-O!
 
2012-05-07 01:51:26 PM

Crewmannumber6: Crewmannumber6: I'm more worried that Chase Haslet doesn't know the difference between 'priciple'PRINCIPLE' and 'principal'.

/hope the english teacher doesn't get fired.

oops


The internet laughs at you.
 
2012-05-07 02:01:12 PM
I bet she was just trying to get in on all the teacher-student lovin' that's going on nowadays. She feels left out.
 
2012-05-07 02:13:08 PM
Protip for high school student imposters: No one has named their kid Suzy since 1972. Go with Madison or Chase or something idiotic like that instead.
 
2012-05-07 02:48:40 PM
Principal caught sayof

/HA, HA
 
2012-05-07 02:59:05 PM

Gunny Highway: He did correct himself. Because Chase knows everything.


...because 'Chase Haslet' is really just another fake account that the principal uses to keep abreast of students' behavior?
 
2012-05-07 03:02:57 PM

StoPPeRmobile: Crewmannumber6: Crewmannumber6: I'm more worried that Chase Haslet doesn't know the difference between 'priciple'PRINCIPLE' and 'principal'.

/hope the english teacher doesn't get fired.

oops

The internet laughs at you.


Tell it to get in line
 
2012-05-07 03:14:05 PM
FTFA:

* The Clayton School Board requires staff to maintain "professional boundaries" when communicating electronically with students. Staff can be terminated for violating the policy. Teachers are encouraged to monitor students' online activity for "appropriate behavior."

Isn't this.... you know, self contradictory?

"We want you to keep a distance, but we want you to be an informer and spy on them"

What?
 
2012-05-07 03:15:03 PM
The news media outlet interviewed parents of students to find probable answers as to why the administrator left her post.

That's a fine piece of journalism, Lou.
 
2012-05-07 03:24:45 PM
"Facebook also requires everyone to use their real identities."

And over 300 people were "friends" with this person they'd never met and did not know.

Facebook users are (mostly) morons.
 
2012-05-07 03:45:56 PM
Technically isn't it a sockpuppet (One word)? - which is an online identity used for purposes of deception.

Below is what an internet bubble sock puppet (two words) may have looked like

www.tvbarn.com
 
2012-05-07 05:35:24 PM
Awww.... I was hoping it would be some sort of plushie fetish masturbation video.
 
2012-05-07 07:32:36 PM
So it's normal for kids to accept friend requests from any damn idiot who asks, even if they've never heard of them before and have no photo? WTF
 
2012-05-07 08:48:17 PM

nytmare: So it's normal for kids to accept friend requests from any damn idiot who asks, even if they've never heard of them before and have no photo? WTF


Of course it is.

To many kids - especially of high school age, it is a popularity contest, won by the number of friends you have.
 
2012-05-08 12:42:57 AM
Funny, the same thing sorta-happened in my high school. Nobody knows if it was one of the several principals or guidance counselor or something, but someone created a fake profile (a girl that nobody had ever heard of) and a fake pic of an attractive high-school aged girl. People started befriending her left and right, but luckily some people realized it was some sort of "nark" and alerted as many people as possible. Don't know what really became of it.
\Been out of HS for 4 years...god knows what they are doing now
\Profile existed as of a year or two ago but seems to be gone now :(
 
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