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(WPRI Rhode Island)   Attorney for former RI coach says naked fat tests were 'not illegal'. Glad that's settled   (wpri.com) divider line
    More: Followup, Informed consent, Aaron Thomas, Allegation, former students, NORTH KINGSTOWN, John MacDonald, North Kingstown School District, North Kingstown School Department  
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2021-11-11 7:45:48 AM  
Not illegal is not the same as not shady as fark.
 
2021-11-11 8:39:22 AM  
All the seminaries he's applying to are on to him.  Besides, many businesses will require a "fat test" of him in the job interview which will go viral seconds after he's told he's overqualified.
 
2021-11-11 8:48:48 AM  
You might wanna check his computer's history while you're at it.
 
2021-11-11 8:52:01 AM  
Was Gym Jordan present?
 
2021-11-11 8:55:48 AM  
As part of a months-long investigation into Thomas, Target 12 has interviewed nearly two dozen former students, parents and town officials who said the naked skin-fold body tests had been going on since the mid-1990s until the late 2010s.

Since when do skin-fold tests require you to be naked? Is he putting calipers on their nutsacks? Why did anyone ever agree to this? (That includes the parents who gave permission.)
 
2021-11-11 8:57:45 AM  
going through american public school we had to drop trou for a 'hernia check' every year. don't know how many school children unknowingly have hernias but old Dr. Pink loved to touch your baby bits and smell his fingers.
 
2021-11-11 8:58:54 AM  
Same school where they practiced shirts vs. skins girls volleyball?

No reason for any of this.
 
2021-11-11 8:59:51 AM  

Pugdaddyk: Was Gym Jordan present?


He knows nothing!  Nothing!
 
2021-11-11 9:00:21 AM  
Measuring thigh fat doesn't require underwear to be removed.  Also skin fold measurements require more than just thighs.
If these kids were used to being in a locker room together why not measure them in a group? He doesn't need to call out the numbers for all to hear (that would be the fat shaming part) but if everyone can see how he's measuring then nothing can be improper.
 
2021-11-11 9:00:23 AM  
"After I grew up, I started asking some real questions about what happened," one former player told Target 12. "Did I need to be naked?"

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2021-11-11 9:02:26 AM  

hissatsu: As part of a months-long investigation into Thomas, Target 12 has interviewed nearly two dozen former students, parents and town officials who said the naked skin-fold body tests had been going on since the mid-1990s until the late 2010s.

Since when do skin-fold tests require you to be naked? Is he putting calipers on their nutsacks? Why did anyone ever agree to this? (That includes the parents who gave permission.)


We had to be shirtless for the scoliosis test, but they did it in the locker room. And everyone was in the same room. Plus we had pants on.
 
2021-11-11 9:14:13 AM  
Huh.  I never had to take clothes off at school, but I also didn't do any PT or sports beyond being a water boy for girls varsity soccer.  That's all super creepy from my perspective.
 
2021-11-11 9:15:26 AM  
And I'm not allowed to be within 250 yards of the high school girl's locker room?  How's a shower head calibration specialist supposed to do his jerb?
 
2021-11-11 9:16:03 AM  
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2021-11-11 9:20:12 AM  

NM Volunteer: Huh.  I never had to take clothes off at school, but I also didn't do any PT or sports beyond being a water boy for girls varsity soccer.  That's all super creepy from my perspective.


In the south all the boys had to get naked together in junior high, de rigeur. Then we moved to Rhode Island where it was not a thing, even in catholic school. My sister went to NK incidentally.
 
2021-11-11 9:20:20 AM  

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I hate it when the memes are wearing the same outfit as me.
 
2021-11-11 9:20:58 AM  
FTA: Thomas would tell them to take off their underwear and then he would use a caliper to measure their fat on the upper inner thigh. ... "It has all the hallmarks of legitimate data collection," MacDonald said.

That last line, from the coach's attorney, sounds like something you'd say as you were brainstorming weaselly legal defenses behind closed doors, not something you'd say to the press.
 
2021-11-11 9:22:17 AM  

macadamnut: NM Volunteer: Huh.  I never had to take clothes off at school, but I also didn't do any PT or sports beyond being a water boy for girls varsity soccer.  That's all super creepy from my perspective.

In the south all the boys had to get naked together in junior high, de rigeur. Then we moved to Rhode Island where it was not a thing, even in catholic school. My sister went to NK incidentally.


she have Ms Cahill?
 
2021-11-11 9:23:00 AM  
What's the problem? These kids don't go skinny-dipping at the local pond on weekends? Don't visit nudist camps with mom & dad on vacation? Geez. So hung up on whether a little extra skin is showing ....

BUT SERIOUSLY, coach --- no warning bells went off your brain? Nothing? No admonitions from school authorities echoed in there? How could you possibly think "naked" and "high school" are two concepts that need to be merged in the 21st century?
 
2021-11-11 9:27:01 AM  
The former students said that if they answered "shy," they could keep their underwear on. If "not shy," they said Thomas would tell them to take off their underwear and then he would use a caliper to measure their fat on the upper inner thigh. Multiple physical trainers interviewed by Target 12 said being naked for skin-fold tests is unnecessary, and the students said the testing made them feel "weird" and "uncomfortable."

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go on...
 
2021-11-11 9:28:40 AM  
For the last time, morons:.
You DO NOT get to be alone with a student, ever.
You ESPECIALLY do not get to be alone with a student if either of you are in any possible variation of the term "unclothed".
Anyone who does this, no matter the excuse, gets fired and investigated for pedophilia.
 
2021-11-11 9:34:50 AM  

hissatsu: As part of a months-long investigation into Thomas, Target 12 has interviewed nearly two dozen former students, parents and town officials who said the naked skin-fold body tests had been going on since the mid-1990s until the late 2010s.

Since when do skin-fold tests require you to be naked? Is he putting calipers on their nutsacks? Why did anyone ever agree to this? (That includes the parents who gave permission.)


The parents had no idea it was happening.
 
2021-11-11 9:35:06 AM  

macadamnut: NM Volunteer: Huh.  I never had to take clothes off at school, but I also didn't do any PT or sports beyond being a water boy for girls varsity soccer.  That's all super creepy from my perspective.

In the south all the boys had to get naked together in junior high, de rigeur. Then we moved to Rhode Island where it was not a thing, even in catholic school. My sister went to NK incidentally.


I know it happens, but the DMZ still has a bunch of farking warnings.
 
2021-11-11 9:42:59 AM  
I bet the coach had a little chubby
 
2021-11-11 9:47:52 AM  

ProcrastinationStation: hissatsu: As part of a months-long investigation into Thomas, Target 12 has interviewed nearly two dozen former students, parents and town officials who said the naked skin-fold body tests had been going on since the mid-1990s until the late 2010s.

Since when do skin-fold tests require you to be naked? Is he putting calipers on their nutsacks? Why did anyone ever agree to this? (That includes the parents who gave permission.)

The parents had no idea it was happening.


A handful of parents say they never signed consent forms. Others say they didn't know it was done naked or don't remember if they signed off on it because there were so many forms to sign. I'm going to bet a lot of parents just signed off without reading.
 
2021-11-11 10:09:36 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: "After I grew up, I started asking some real questions about what happened," one former player told Target 12. "Did I need to be naked?"

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2021-11-11 10:10:45 AM  
Listen, man: legal or not, if you find yourself explaining your involvement with naked minors, you've already lost.
 
2021-11-11 10:15:22 AM  

One Size Fits Some: Listen, man: legal or not, if you find yourself explaining your involvement with naked minors, you've already lost.


Not if you're running for Congress.
 
2021-11-11 10:16:54 AM  

vudukungfu: macadamnut: NM Volunteer: Huh.  I never had to take clothes off at school, but I also didn't do any PT or sports beyond being a water boy for girls varsity soccer.  That's all super creepy from my perspective.

In the south all the boys had to get naked together in junior high, de rigeur. Then we moved to Rhode Island where it was not a thing, even in catholic school. My sister went to NK incidentally.

she have Ms Cahill?


When I say incidentally I really mean it. I don't think think she learned the names of any teachers.
 
2021-11-11 10:17:37 AM  
There's no reason to do body fat tests on all students. The only sport where it's relevant is wrestling, to set healthy limits on weight cuts (based on x body fat, and y weight, you aren't allowed to cut beneath z weight class). And you don't even have to take your shirt off, shorts are fine. It's a caliper pinch on the back of your upper arm, belly (you can lift your shirt for that) and mid-thigh.
This dude is a wacko creep.
 
2021-11-11 10:27:10 AM  

cefm: There's no reason to do body fat tests on all students. The only sport where it's relevant is wrestling, to set healthy limits on weight cuts (based on x body fat, and y weight, you aren't allowed to cut beneath z weight class). And you don't even have to take your shirt off, shorts are fine. It's a caliper pinch on the back of your upper arm, belly (you can lift your shirt for that) and mid-thigh.
This dude is a wacko creep.


Yeah I was just thinking about making weight for wrestling, and sometimes that means stripping to your undies to get to that weight. But for a body fat check, totally 100% nekkid? Just ewww, creep monster.
 
2021-11-11 10:38:25 AM  
Nothing to input other than I read it as "naked fat fests" and was even more confused.
 
2021-11-11 11:51:40 AM  

cwheelie: I bet the coach had a little chubby


He's a biatchubby
 
2021-11-11 12:54:03 PM  

rnatalie: Prank Call of Cthulhu: "After I grew up, I started asking some real questions about what happened," one former player told Target 12. "Did I need to be naked?"

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What the actual fark???
 
2021-11-11 1:31:50 PM  
Hang on...are these guys saying that having children undress in front of a non-doctor adult and get groped is okay if a parent 'gives permission'?

Because that's not. That means the parents are now up on charges of pimping their kids out. Permission slips for molesting children don't exist.
 
2021-11-11 2:10:06 PM  
Sounds like the vile wrestling coach from Colorado Springs who insisted on "inspecting" his students dicks for some sport-related reason.  My friend found out about it from her son and went to the schoolboard and threw a farkin fit and took her kid out of the school immediately.  He was shamed and had to move away (the kid) :(

I should find out what happened to that piece of scum coach....
 
2021-11-11 2:45:25 PM  
 
2021-11-11 3:00:06 PM  

nemisonic: rnatalie: Prank Call of Cthulhu: "After I grew up, I started asking some real questions about what happened," one former player told Target 12. "Did I need to be naked?"

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What the actual fark???


Some student's April Fools prank.   It showed up word for word on school letterheads all over the country a couple of years ago.
 
2021-11-11 3:59:31 PM  
Turn your head and cough.
 
2021-11-11 4:13:47 PM  
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