Skip to comments.I Hate This! Student Suspended for Opening Door
Posted on 03/02/2011 12:42:20 PM PST by Notary Sojac
Readers As you know, Free-Range Kids is about trust, community and common sense. All of which a Virginia middle school student displayed the other day when he held open the door for someone he knew.
For this, he was given a day long suspension. The reason? The school had just installed a $10,000 + security system, and his action violated it. Voila:
According to an anonymous e-mail sent to The Tidewater News, the A student opened the door for a woman he knew, who had her hands full. The e-mail also indicated the student received a one-day, out-of-school suspension.
[School administrator Wayne K.] Smith said he could not confirm the story for confidentiality reasons. Superintendent Charles Turner said he did not know all the details behind the suspension.
Turner said the policy that prohibits anyone from opening doors was part of making the security system work.
If it happens, its defeated, he said. You have to have a system, and that system has to be consistent. We have to stay within the rules and stay secure.
Turner explained that part of the school districts mission is to provide a quality education in a safe environment.
We looked at what were doing in our schools for safety and looked at what others have done, he said.
Thats why the security system was installed initially at the secondary schools and then the elementary schools.
And yet, what the school fails to understand is that the student was an even BETTER security system! The student has a heart, a brain and hands. This incredible carbon-based security system can open the door when that makes sense! It can create a climate of warmth, help and connectedness that a locked door, even operated by remote control from the front office, cannot.
We are happier and safer when we connect, rather than we assume were all in dire peril and must outsource our humanity to excessive rules and machines. Lenore
Lenore Skenazy is fast becoming one of my favorite people. If she and I were not already happily married to others, I would propose in a nanosecond.
What Shakespeare said about lawyers? That’s good medicine for school administrators, too.
It’s a public school? The kid would be better off being suspended for the rest of the year. So would all the other kids at the school. They did him a favor.
So opening the door is how you foil this security system?
What you do is explain to the kid how the system works, and what you’re trying to accomplish. You put nothing in the kid’s record. You do not reprimand the kid. You do not suspend the kid. You act like a sane, reasonable human being!
You put up signs and educate.
By the way, did you ever observe airport employees opening a secured door for their buddies? Nothing ever happens to them.
Is the country falling deeper into a state of permanent madness? Sure seems that way!
The company that had this building before us would have fired him. They had a strict “no piggybacking” policy, everybody needed to badge in individually, period, no exceptions, ever.
And to think, these people are responsible for teaching our kids. It’s easy to see why students aren’t learning anything.
I should have looked first
found a better article
I’ve read where school board is one of the areas libs set as target goals as a way to make inroads in to politics throughout the U.S. years ago.
Once in power, libs, N.A.G.s and fags set a liberal agenda for our youth.
Tar and feathering is too good for those who try to brain wash our youth with their liberal agenda b.s.
What was in the building? Fissionable material, military secrets, convicted violent felons??
Exactly. This policy serves as a filter by which the compliant are separated from those with initiative, and the latter selected for corrective action.
However, given that they have entry controls in place, it's common sense that people cannot just decide to let somebody else in. It defeats the entire point of the entry controls.
The modern public school system - a prison for the body and a prison for the mind.
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