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Student Suspended from School for Saving Classmate's Life; School Says it Does Not "Condone Heroics"
Pundit Press ^ | 6/01/13 | Aurelius

Posted on 06/01/2013 9:10:48 PM PDT by therightliveswithus

A Canadian student in Calgary has been suspended for saving the life of a classmate from a knife-wielding bully, according to the National Post.

13-year-old Briar MacLean stepped in between an assailant, whose name has not been released, who was brandishing a knife while attacking another student. MacLean pushed the attacker away, and the bully was subdued.

MacLean was thanked by the victim; the young man then went about his day at school. However, several periods later, according to both Briar and the school, he "got called to the office and... wasn’t able to leave until the end of the day.” He received the equivalent of in-school suspension.

The reason? A teacher had seen what MacLean had done, told the principle, who then phoned the police... on Briar. The police then searched the young man's locker and he was asked for a statement.

Briar's mother, Leah O’Donnell, recalled asking the teacher who reported her son about the incident: “I asked: ‘In the time it would have taken him to go get a teacher, could that kid’s throat have been slit?’ She said yes, but that’s beside the point. That we ‘don’t condone heroics in this school.’ ”

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1 posted on 06/01/2013 9:10:48 PM PDT by therightliveswithus
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To: therightliveswithus

The world has gone completely mad. Every day we see more evidence of this.


2 posted on 06/01/2013 9:14:20 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: therightliveswithus
“We make men without chests and expect from them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.”
― C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man
3 posted on 06/01/2013 9:14:25 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: therightliveswithus

Bleeding out students are OK though.


4 posted on 06/01/2013 9:15:18 PM PDT by o-n-money
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To: therightliveswithus

Good for the hero. My only complaint might be that he didn’t hold the knife wielding bully while the other kid called 911 to have the bully arrested.


5 posted on 06/01/2013 9:18:27 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: therightliveswithus

Couldn’t they just use chemical castration instead, and let him remain in school?


6 posted on 06/01/2013 9:20:30 PM PDT by ansel12 (Social liberalism/libertarianism, empowers, creates and imports, and breeds, economic liberals.)
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To: therightliveswithus

This is what you get when constantly chastised by “the authorities” NOT to do anything but to call them/LEOs. You’re not a professional so should never try to do their job.


7 posted on 06/01/2013 9:22:11 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

what is even more mad is that parents are willing to send their kids to these indoctrination centers called public schools, rather than living more poorly and at least protecting their most important part of their lives!


8 posted on 06/01/2013 9:23:16 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: therightliveswithus

S.O.W., also known as the SWC (Status of Women Canada, a federal government organization in Canada) strikes again. No “male” heroes allowed. Coming soon, to a government school closer to us.


9 posted on 06/01/2013 9:24:22 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: therightliveswithus

Now, if there’s someone brandishing a knife at that teacher, students and others will know to butt out, right?


10 posted on 06/01/2013 9:25:22 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: therightliveswithus
The Calgary Board of Education did not respond to a request for comment.

Cowards

11 posted on 06/01/2013 9:28:43 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: therightliveswithus; OneWingedShark
It's incredible to me, and appalling, the depths to which our society has fallen in my lifetime. Thank you very much for the reference to C.S. Lewis, One Winged Shark. In my youth, we were reading works of his, G.K Chesterton, and others.

We knew what men were back then - what's being indoctrinated in our schools now is something else.



"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

12 posted on 06/01/2013 9:29:14 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: therightliveswithus

‘In the time it would have taken him to go get a teacher, could that kid’s throat have been slit?’ She said yes, but that’s beside the point. That we ‘don’t condone heroics in this school.’ ”
***This is freeping unbelievable. Is this the onion? Does this school condone a kid pulling a knife on the other kid?

How do we reach these administrators to give them raspberries and how do we reach this kid to give him kudos?


13 posted on 06/01/2013 9:32:24 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: OneWingedShark
“We make men without chests and expect from them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man ***Almost tagline worthy, a bit too long for FR unfortunately
14 posted on 06/01/2013 9:34:05 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: Kevmo

just have someone pull a knife on the principal.


15 posted on 06/01/2013 9:35:59 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: therightliveswithus

Fire every adult associated with harassing this boy. And make sure they can never work around any young people ever again.


16 posted on 06/01/2013 9:37:29 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: therightliveswithus

So this teacher witnessed the attack and did nothing to stop it? What a coward.


17 posted on 06/01/2013 9:37:56 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: therightliveswithus

So it is clear the infestation has crossed our northern border and Canadian schools are toast too.


18 posted on 06/01/2013 9:38:38 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: therightliveswithus

IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
and now...
COWARDICE IS BRAVERY


19 posted on 06/01/2013 9:38:54 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Maybe someone could drive dozens of gallons of highly combustible liquid onto the school premises in a device that can generate huge amounts of kinetic energy.

That crap happens EVERY day, by the HUNDREds, because teachers drive cars to school.


20 posted on 06/01/2013 9:39:31 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: therightliveswithus

This makes absolutely no sense by any standard of human decency. The “authorities” should be mocked out of a job and never work again. Was the “bully” a homo looking to pack a little fudge or something?


21 posted on 06/01/2013 9:40:17 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: therightliveswithus

We are living in a world ruled by lesser men.


22 posted on 06/01/2013 9:40:17 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: therightliveswithus

What ever happen to “We appreciate your intentions but
please don’t respond that way again. Now, go back to
class”?


23 posted on 06/01/2013 9:43:12 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: therightliveswithus
i guess the moral of the story is, STILL stick up for your friends/classmates, but let the faculty fend for themselves...
24 posted on 06/01/2013 9:45:18 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: therightliveswithus

If my kid saved a life and got punishment which that was, my kid would not be in that school after that day. Wouldn’t want my kid to lose his “moxie” and become a subservient serf.


25 posted on 06/01/2013 9:46:14 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: therightliveswithus

Let me see I have this correct, the “Teacher and “Principle” would be ok if the bully slit someones throat as long as nobody attempted to save them.


26 posted on 06/01/2013 9:50:59 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: servo1969
Indeed - in a world made by a lesser god!



"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

27 posted on 06/01/2013 9:54:40 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: therightliveswithus; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; ...
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

28 posted on 06/01/2013 9:54:59 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar)
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To: therightliveswithus

“Whom God would destroy, He first makes mad.”

Sounds like what used to be Western Civilization is on its last legs.


29 posted on 06/01/2013 9:55:19 PM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: therightliveswithus

what the f**k is wrong with this school??? Ludicrous!! I am at a total loss for words?

There will be a time (viz. end times) when good will be considered evil and evil will be considered good. Guess those times are finally upon us...


30 posted on 06/01/2013 10:00:38 PM PDT by coldphoenix
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To: ConorMacNessa

I’ve been watching “The Rifleman” on AMC the last couple months. They are showing episodes from 1959 to 1960 lately. It is so refreshing watching Lucas McCain (Chuck Conners) portray a real man. Times were sure different in the 50s and early 60s.


31 posted on 06/01/2013 10:05:07 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
I remember it well - and many other shows of that time. It's interesting to note that Jean Stapleton died yesterday. All the kudos coming in for her - I thought that show - "All in the Family" - did more to tear down American Society than anything the overt Commies could ever do.

The crudity and license we are confronted with in the media today got their first lift when the toilet flushed in the first episode of that show. Damn them all to Hell - especially that Norman Lear!



"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

32 posted on 06/01/2013 10:21:44 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: therightliveswithus
And this from a country whose soldiers fought like lions and poured out rivers of blood in two world wars. Men who landed on Juno Beach on June 6th. 1944 and into a maelstrom of enemy fire and suffered losses second only to those of our soldiers on Omaha Beach. How sad.
33 posted on 06/01/2013 10:41:10 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Kevmo

May intake the second half as my tag line?


34 posted on 06/01/2013 10:44:39 PM PDT by Piranha
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To: Squawk 8888

This issue can not be properly responded to without breaking all the rules regarding suggestions of violence and very rude language.


35 posted on 06/01/2013 10:47:09 PM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: therightliveswithus

I wish people would learn that “heroics” is not a synonym for “heroism.”


36 posted on 06/01/2013 10:48:13 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a female's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: Piranha
May intake the second half as my tag line? "We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.” ― C.S. Lewis ***Good idea. Now I'm torn between keeping my old tagline and starting this new one.
37 posted on 06/01/2013 10:57:35 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: therightliveswithus

Ping


38 posted on 06/01/2013 10:59:46 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: chiefqc

It is called the “Benghazi Doctrine”.

Can’t risk a person going in to help, as that person might get hurt.

Heard a line on the old western “Rawhide” this morning - something to the effect of “Ya can’t only fight when the odds are in your favor”.


39 posted on 06/01/2013 11:03:02 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: Kevmo
‘In the time it would have taken him to go get a teacher, could that kid’s throat have been slit?’ She said yes, but that’s beside the point. That we ‘don’t condone heroics in this school.’ ”
That statement perfectly demonstrates the danger of bureaucracies.

Strict adherence to the "rules" becomes more important than the people the "rules" are supposed to protect.

40 posted on 06/01/2013 11:08:20 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: 21twelve
Heard a line on the old western “Rawhide” this morning - something to the effect of “Ya can’t only fight when the odds are in your favor”.
You can when Colin Powell is Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
41 posted on 06/01/2013 11:13:15 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: therightliveswithus

Parents who trust their kids to the government schools and the simpleton scum who populate them deserve whatever they get.


42 posted on 06/01/2013 11:28:05 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Bratch

That statement perfectly demonstrates the danger of bureaucracies.
***Fascinating. A couple of years ago someone was telling me that the Chinese fell behind the West in terms of gunpowder, shipbuilding & navigation, the printing press, and science because the Chinese invented Bureaucracy. Now they are overtaking us because we are stuck on bureacracy. The enemy in either case is bureaucracy.


43 posted on 06/01/2013 11:58:40 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: therightliveswithus

All the just outrage i think misses a point. It’s about authority. Any sort of behavior that usurps it is to be condemned. No different than here. That authority makes the person in charge feel indispensable as well as maintains the power of whatever structure is being defended.
The school is defending it’s authority. Had the intended victim been injured or worse it would merely be seen as part of the cost of maintaining the status quo.
Very warped and very much where we in the U.S. are today. We exist to serve, to be part of and not to think too much in certain areas.


44 posted on 06/02/2013 2:10:12 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: therightliveswithus

I was at work at a Fortune 500 company when an employee fainted. Several of his friends revived him and assisted him to his desk. He was having an anxiety attack. He asked a buddy to take him home where he had medication. Another employee took his blood pressure. He was driven home by two employees who waited around to make certain he was okay.

When management found out they went ballistic. All employees who assisted were written up. We were instructed that the only treatment for an employee in distress was to call 911. This included choking or anything you could name.


45 posted on 06/02/2013 2:20:29 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: therightliveswithus

Next NHL players in Canada will be required to wear tutus.


46 posted on 06/02/2013 2:36:18 AM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Gen.Blather

If I was the parent of the child that was reprimanded I’d be tempted to take out a newspaper advertisement

“Are you a nutcase looking for someone to kill? If so please consider Principal XXXXX at my son’s school. She has stated that she is opposed to bystanders intervening and you could whack her and get clean away. She is a Psychopaths dream. I will not pay you and am not asking you to do this but only stating that nobody would interfere”


47 posted on 06/02/2013 3:01:41 AM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: Kevmo
"We castrate, and bid the gelding go forth and multiply"....C.S.Lewis.

This response by school officials is beyond belief.

48 posted on 06/02/2013 3:09:39 AM PDT by Texas Songwriter (')
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To: Fai Mao

Dear Sir. I believe your comment... ““Are you a nutcase looking for someone to kill? If so please consider Principal XXXXX at my son’s school.”...was taken from a different post. My comment is below.
Thank you.

I was at work at a Fortune 500 company when an employee fainted. Several of his friends revived him and assisted him to his desk. He was having an anxiety attack. He asked a buddy to take him home where he had medication. Another employee took his blood pressure. He was driven home by two employees who waited around to make certain he was okay.

When management found out they went ballistic. All employees who assisted were written up. We were instructed that the only treatment for an employee in distress was to call 911. This included choking or anything you could name.


49 posted on 06/02/2013 3:10:21 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: therightliveswithus

I wonder if they have their motto over the school entrance:

“We don’t condone heroics in this school.”


50 posted on 06/02/2013 3:21:33 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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