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(Huffington Post)   Student banned from homecoming for: A) looking too slutty; B) bringing a date of the same sex; or C) having an overdue library book   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 60
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2012-10-19 07:06:13 AM  
*facepalm* It's clear an idiocy nadir doesn't exist for Floridians.
 
2012-10-19 07:11:47 AM  
Everybody run.
 
2012-10-19 07:15:02 AM  
So... is this gonna be our Slutty Librarian thread?
 
2012-10-19 07:15:20 AM  
Rules is rules. Should have turned in your overdue books instead of being a scofflaw.

It's just one less prom night dumpster baby. No big loss.
 
2012-10-19 07:17:16 AM  
I thought this was pretty common.
 
2012-10-19 07:21:20 AM  

Ghastly: So... is this gonna be our Slutty Librarian thread?


Make it so:

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2012-10-19 07:22:52 AM  
Is this something we're supposed to be outraged about? My high school did something similar when I was there lo those many moons ago... You aren't allowed to participate in extracurricular activities if you have an outstand account balance.
 
2012-10-19 07:23:14 AM  
Hey, I broke a beaker in chemistry class in high school, and they weren't going to let my attend graduation unless it was paid first. I had to come up with 90 bucks on my own because my parents thought I should pay for my own carelessness.

I have no doubt that many kids never pay their fines and eventually they are just written off.. things like this are the only way to get kids to owe up to their responsibilities.
 
2012-10-19 07:25:17 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Everybody run.


Stop it, Debbie, you're embarrassing me!
How could you do what you just did?

Are you having a really bad period?
 
2012-10-19 07:25:58 AM  
They showed her on TV with the book.

If she has it then why does she not give it back?
 
2012-10-19 07:31:18 AM  
Meh, she has three more that she can still attend. And, if she is really stupid she might be able to attend a few more.
 
2012-10-19 07:36:04 AM  
MythDragon
Rules is rules. Should have turned in your overdue books instead of being a scofflaw.
It's just one less prom night dumpster baby. No big loss.

RTFA..."While the teen offered to return the book that very day, officials refused to renege on the decision".
 
2012-10-19 07:37:38 AM  
thedailycannibal.com

What's my problem? Punks like you, that's my problem. And you better not screw up again Stearns,
because if you do, I'll be all over you like a pitbull on a poodle. 

/oblig
 
2012-10-19 07:37:51 AM  

Summoner101: Ghastly: So... is this gonna be our Slutty Librarian thread?

Make it so:

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2012-10-19 07:45:08 AM  
Hopping on Pop is a privilege, not a right
 
2012-10-19 07:46:48 AM  
Really NSFW:

http://motherless.com/78FEA0
 
2012-10-19 07:47:18 AM  
Nothing new.
 
2012-10-19 07:50:18 AM  

marius2: I thought this was pretty common.


Refusing to let the kids return the books and pay the fine?
 
2012-10-19 07:51:50 AM  

Knight of the Woeful Countenance: Is this something we're supposed to be outraged about? My high school did something similar when I was there lo those many moons ago... You aren't allowed to participate in extracurricular activities if you have an outstand account balance.


Exactly! My school did this as well. Only reason I got to break that rule myself is because I was in the parade.
 
2012-10-19 07:53:41 AM  

Lionel Mandrake: What's my problem? Punks like you, that's my problem. And you better not screw up again Stearns,
because if you do, I'll be all over you like a pitbull on a poodle. 

/oblig


Came here for this. Leaving satisfied.
 
2012-10-19 07:56:57 AM  
The threat has always been 'if you don't do everything perfect' you won't walk. It's used for everything because it's the only thing they have.

Also I support sexy librarians.

Well, I support sexy anything, but librarians are awesome.
 
2012-10-19 08:00:18 AM  

KrispyKritter: Really NSFW:

http://motherless.com/78FEA0


Not seeing how that's relevent at all to this topic. It's just hardcore pornography, woopty. Am I missing something? It's not librarians, it's just sex.
 
2012-10-19 08:01:29 AM  

dwrash: Hey, I broke a beaker in chemistry class in high school, and they weren't going to let my attend graduation unless it was paid first. I had to come up with 90 bucks on my own because my parents thought I should pay for my own carelessness.

I have no doubt that many kids never pay their fines and eventually they are just written off.. things like this are the only way to get kids to owe up to their responsibilities.


How does keeping her from the dance even after returning the book answer paying the fine help her "owe up to [her] responsibilities"?
 
2012-10-19 08:07:47 AM  
Honestly, the overdue library book is a better reason than the other two possibilities in the headline.
 
2012-10-19 08:07:54 AM  
Poorly written article is poorly written. First off, when I was in high school, 10 years ago, they did this. But, as long as you took care of your overdue book and paid whatever fine there was (usually less than $5, often a few quarters) and got a receipt for it, proving that your debt was satisfied, you were good to go.

So what this article is lacking is whether or not she tried to pay her bill. If that has been satisfied, and she owes nothing else, and the school is STILL refusing to let her go as an additional form of "punishment," then there is an issue. But because this is not covered in the poorly written article, I am unable to form an opinion on which party is being silly.
 
2012-10-19 08:12:46 AM  

dwrash: Hey, I broke a beaker in chemistry class in high school, and they weren't going to let my attend graduation unless it was paid first. I had to come up with 90 bucks on my own because my parents thought I should pay for my own carelessness.

I have no doubt that many kids never pay their fines and eventually they are just written off.. things like this are the only way to get kids to owe up to their responsibilities.


I broke something glass in chemistry class too. I was told that I had to pay for it, as I was being careless. IIRC, the school said it was going to cost about $100. I purchased it online for something like $12 plus shipping. At first the school said that they would not accept the item, because it did not go through their distributor and proper procurement process (AKA wasteful spending process, hence the high cost). Long story short, my dad got involved, called them out on what appeared to be some kind of racket, and got them to accept the replacement item.
 
2012-10-19 08:15:14 AM  

Endive Wombat: Poorly written article is poorly written. First off, when I was in high school, 10 years ago, they did this. But, as long as you took care of your overdue book and paid whatever fine there was (usually less than $5, often a few quarters) and got a receipt for it, proving that your debt was satisfied, you were good to go.

So what this article is lacking is whether or not she tried to pay her bill. If that has been satisfied, and she owes nothing else, and the school is STILL refusing to let her go as an additional form of "punishment," then there is an issue. But because this is not covered in the poorly written article, I am unable to form an opinion on which party is being silly.


Exactly. Measures like this generally make sense as a consequence for students who don't return library books, pay fines, etc. It was motivating to me.

However--if they're banning her because she had one overdue and it's been resolved this is ridiculous. But I can't tell what it is here.
 
2012-10-19 08:17:37 AM  
No, Subby. YOU'RE Florida.
 
2012-10-19 08:19:32 AM  

meanmutton: dwrash: Hey, I broke a beaker in chemistry class in high school, and they weren't going to let my attend graduation unless it was paid first. I had to come up with 90 bucks on my own because my parents thought I should pay for my own carelessness.

I have no doubt that many kids never pay their fines and eventually they are just written off.. things like this are the only way to get kids to owe up to their responsibilities.

How does keeping her from the dance even after returning the book answer paying the fine help her "owe up to [her] responsibilities"?


The only "Devil's Advocate" angle in the schools favor that I can come up with this is that perhaps they have a week long buffer between all outstanding fines and when the tickets go on sale? And if you do not have all debts satisfied by a certain date, you lose, that's it, no dance for you?

Even if this is the case, it is still stupid. All this is teaching the kids is that a lot of adults make and enforce draconian, zero tolerance rules that are not necessarily grounded in logic or reason.
 
2012-10-19 08:20:22 AM  
IN other news I wasn't allowed to graduate because I had unpaid fines of about $5. This made me remember standing in the library in gown diggin out the cash and running to get in line. My friends? Most of the others not graduating were either awaiting arraignment, already in the system, busted for getting high in school, going through detox, me? Library fines. Fark? my best friend hadda front me the $5. Really Farked? We're still friends. ULtra Fark? I still owe him the fiver. Figures.

I hadn't thought of this since that day in June decades ago.
going to be a reflective day I can see that now.
 
2012-10-19 08:20:52 AM  

reubendaley: No, Subby. YOU'RE Florida.


I believe that his name is spelled Flo Rida.
 
2012-10-19 08:24:48 AM  
The girl looks 10. Why is she even going to homecoming so young?
 
2012-10-19 08:26:57 AM  
She'll probably never read a book again. Good job!
 
2012-10-19 08:29:43 AM  
My biggest concern I have about all this: WHY IN THE FARK IS IT NEWS?!

Hey, Mayor Joe is appropriating construction work based on who pays him the biggest bribe, but we can't investigate that -- there's a freshman who feels she's been wronged! Stop the presses!!!
 
2012-10-19 08:36:00 AM  
She's pretty cute. I was hoping for a slut-tastic dress. Maybe a gownless evening strap.
 
2012-10-19 08:38:00 AM  
They have "accelerated reading" in high school? As in, teaching you to read? Or is that some kind of literature class?
 
PJ-
2012-10-19 09:08:25 AM  
Odds are the school had announced that if any students had outstanding fines/books from the library they wouldn't be allowed to attend homecoming. She probably thought that because she is in advanced reading class that it didn't apply to her. So rather than clarifying and seeing if that did in fact apply to her, she just kept quiet.

To me, this teaches the kid that if you aren't sure with any instruction you are given, make sure to to clear up any potential confusion. To me, this is a perfect lesson for a student who wants to one day enter the workforce.

Then again, if she did in fact pay, any the school just wants to lay down punishment, I'm sure they could have done some sort of volunteering in the library itself. Organizing books and such.
 
2012-10-19 09:08:47 AM  

Endive Wombat: Poorly written article is poorly written. First off, when I was in high school, 10 years ago, they did this. But, as long as you took care of your overdue book and paid whatever fine there was (usually less than $5, often a few quarters) and got a receipt for it, proving that your debt was satisfied, you were good to go.

So what this article is lacking is whether or not she tried to pay her bill. If that has been satisfied, and she owes nothing else, and the school is STILL refusing to let her go as an additional form of "punishment," then there is an issue. But because this is not covered in the poorly written article, I am unable to form an opinion on which party is being silly.


You need to reread TFA. She did try.
 
2012-10-19 09:17:49 AM  

Knight of the Woeful Countenance: Is this something we're supposed to be outraged about? My high school did something similar when I was there lo those many moons ago... You aren't allowed to participate in extracurricular activities if you have an outstand account balance.


you need coffee STAT!!!!
 
2012-10-19 09:25:12 AM  
hey instead of making news, how about you just return the book or pay the fine?

you did check the book out after all
 
2012-10-19 09:29:18 AM  
Maybe her mother wanted to have the fine waived when the daughter offered to return the book. School wants the book and the overdue fee. Or maybe some hard words were spoken and she was banned for that. I'll just imagine she offered "favors" to the hot librarian and got caught...
 
2012-10-19 09:40:35 AM  
Hi, I'd like to buy my ticket for homecoming.
You can't.
Why not?
You have an overdue library book.
Oh, I didn't realize that. I'll just return the book then. Here it is. I'd like to buy my ticket for homecoming now.
You can't.
Wait, what?
 
2012-10-19 09:42:18 AM  

Knight of the Woeful Countenance: Is this something we're supposed to be outraged about? My high school did something similar when I was there lo those many moons ago... You aren't allowed to participate in extracurricular activities if you have an outstand account balance.


But it alsoappears that she was not allowed to make it right. That seems a bit draconian. Sure, 'Return the book ans pay the fine' would be reasonable, but not 'one strike and you are out'
 
2012-10-19 09:46:44 AM  
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Well, my Uncle thought he was Saint Jerome.
 
2012-10-19 10:06:20 AM  

jayphat: Endive Wombat: Poorly written article is poorly written. First off, when I was in high school, 10 years ago, they did this. But, as long as you took care of your overdue book and paid whatever fine there was (usually less than $5, often a few quarters) and got a receipt for it, proving that your debt was satisfied, you were good to go.

So what this article is lacking is whether or not she tried to pay her bill. If that has been satisfied, and she owes nothing else, and the school is STILL refusing to let her go as an additional form of "punishment," then there is an issue. But because this is not covered in the poorly written article, I am unable to form an opinion on which party is being silly.

You need to reread TFA. She did try.


The article mentioned that she tried to return the book. It did not mention the fines.

It leaves me wondering if that is the school's main problem, that she owes money.
 
2012-10-19 10:12:51 AM  

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Well, my Uncle thought he was Saint Jerome.


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VULGATE IT IS!!
 
2012-10-19 10:20:13 AM  
Am I the only one who read TFA? The school said-- as clearly as it could without violating the law-- that the kid isn't telling the full story, that there's a lot more to this than an overdue book.

Some students take advantage of an institution's obligation to maintain confidentiality. They paint a caricature of what's really going on to make the institution look foolish and avoid deserved consequences.

The kid probably has a history of shiate like this. And I'd bet my bottom dollar that she tried to refuse to pay the fine, saying something like "I'm returning the book now, so why should I have to pay?"

She sounds like a manipulative little biatch, and her mom no better.
 
2012-10-19 10:22:26 AM  
How are kids supposed to learn when educators are idiots fit for commitment to a stupid asylum?
 
2012-10-19 10:22:34 AM  
Oh, and more hot librarian pics please. Giggity.
 
2012-10-19 10:36:12 AM  

dwrash: Hey, I broke a beaker in chemistry class in high school, and they weren't going to let my attend graduation unless it was paid first. I had to come up with 90 bucks on my own because my parents thought I should pay for my own carelessness.


Your school was apparently run by thieves... or that was one huge-ass beaker. A 1L borosilicate beaker lists for about eleven bucks
 
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