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Old 03-03-2013, 04:22 PM
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Exactly what is the message being sent, here?

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013...ets-suspended/

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A Florida high school student wrestled a loaded gun away from another teen on the bus ride home this week and was slapped with a suspension in return.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:35 PM
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Reading that article, it seems to me like TYPICAL MEDIA, it is being played out of hand a little and sounds worse than it is.

The principle temporarily suspended the 3 students just whilst information was being gathered, suspension seemed all of a few days.

I don't think he suspended them for doing the wrong thing, more just got the people involved out of the way whilst gathering the facts.

Thats just my take on it.
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There isn't anything wrong with being suspended when you've done the right thing.

My government might think I am and treat me like a mushroom. I'm not and I know the difference.
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Exactly what is the message being sent, here?
A couple of years back my some was involved in an indecent at his school where no one knew who perpetrated it. Seeing the reaction of the students, teachers and the involvement of the police he felt guilty and decided to "do the right thing".

He went to the vice principal, spilled all the beans and exposed the other culprits. This put many minds at ease and saved countless hours of police work.

Now, he wasn't expecting to get off scott free because of his involvement, but we were surprised that he got the exact same punishment as everyone else.

So what lessons did my son take away from the incident? Well, many, and most of them not good.
 
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:28 AM
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The suspension seems to be OK with most who have replied so far.
I can't say I agree.

The principal has just sent the message to students...
If you see someone with a gun, about to do damage, just keep your head down and keep walking. Don't get involved. Otherwise, you'll find yourself in hot water later.

It's difficult to teach kids right from wrong when reward and punishment don't match behaviour.
 
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The principal has just sent the message to students...
If you see someone with a gun, about to do damage, just keep your head down and keep walking. Don't get involved. Otherwise, you'll find yourself in hot water later.
I'm going to shift gears and confuse you.

As sad as it is, he almost has to send that message in public no matter what he believes in private. Encourage kids to take physical action, someones dies, he loses job, house home and everything he ever worked for when the shysters get done fleecing him. The school system is out billions, your taxes go up to pay the extra school taxes.

[satire] Nah, our system isn't broken. [/satire]
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:17 AM
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I get that.
Society has placed the principal in handcuffs.
The sad part is that they are forcing him to do the same to the students.
So, the message they've both received loud and clear is "don't stick your neck out for anyone else".
I'm not so sure that's the best direction for us to head in.
 
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