BumpInTheNight: Sounds innocent enough from that slant but it could easily have been...Arrive fashionably late at party right as the cops show up?"I was just here to pick up a friend!"Meh, 1rst world problems.
ucfknightryan: MycroftHolmes: There is the principle behind zero tolerance rules, and the application. I will challenge you to do this, though. Try to come up with an enforceable rule that has clearly defined boundaries that 1) punishes those that do wrong, but 2) does not punish those that did not do wrong. It is hard to come up with a rule (or a law) that concurrently has no loopholes that is also not overly strict.The way it worked when I was in school (back when dinosaurs walked the earth) was that the local principles had little discretion, but that a hearing with a senior administrator at the main office could reverse a zero tolerance rule. But even then, I can see how that much discretion could easily be used to abuse.Oh I agree it's hard, I just feel that erring on the side of punishing the innocent to make sure you get all of the guilty is not the correct way to construct rules.
durbnpoisn: lack of warmth: durbnpoisn: This sucks for her. That's obvious. But there was an easy way around this, assuming that she was aware of the strict, zero tollerance policy.All she had to do was have her friend walk down the street. Away from the party. Pick her up there. The friend was coherant enough to call for a ride. I'm sure she could walk a couple of hundred yards.I am sure the alternative she is being told is to call an adult to pick up the friend, and let her friend face the consequences on her own. This is the wiser choice, since no one could punish her anymore than just losing a friend who makes poor choices. No, I don't think the punishment matches the crime, however she isn't clean in this. As she did try to help her friend cover up a legal wrong./I know I don't sound fun, but I have managed to not get arrested.Okay. So clearly the friend didn't want her parents to find out. And look at where that got her.But you're correct on one thing... The wisest choice of all would have been for the girl to go to her mother and say, "Can you please help me go pick up my friend?"I know if the situation were to occur in my family, and it was my daughter who's friend needed help, my wife or I would pick up the friend without a 2nd thought. And if the friend's parents got pissed about it, I would personally tell them to go fark themselves.
IRQ12: Jesus do we really need to waste space with these snowflake stories? She had some stupid punishment for an extracurricular activity that will have zero affect on her life aside from "shucks ma that's not fair".Whoever submitted this should be slightly less ashamed than thew person who greened isense
GBB: Easy fix: have the entire volleyball team quit in protest.Who wants to be on a team that's managed by idiots anyway?
QueenMamaBee: Is that where Matthew Barnett, rapist, should be?
Monkeyfark Ridiculous: I have zero tolerance for these asinine policies that school administrators use to evade the need to take responsibility for their shiatty judgement.
Texian: Okay, fine. I'll do it:[i44.tinypic.com image 698x1023]
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