Skip to comments.School forces half-naked, sopping wet student to stand outside, frostbite results
Posted on 03/04/2014 7:21:17 PM PST by Rusty0604Edited on 03/05/2014 4:29:08 PM PST by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
A Minnesota public high school was so committed to obeying its fire drill policy to the exact letter of the law that it forced a female student–dressed only in a swimsuit, and sopping wet–to stand outside in the freezing cold for ten minutes. As a result, she suffered frostbite.
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In this situation common sense would have sufficed unfortunately bureaustocracy doesn’t do common sense.
All authority has been taken from the teachers and they have been taught to blindly follow orders. The result is stupidity squared.
I'll say no more than that.
Big frigging lawsuit.
Looks like the student my end up owning the school....
“Academics” are often the most narrow-minded, bureaucratic, and obtuse people you will ever meet.
It seems to be a paradox, but the times have given it proof.
*snort* there's part of the problem.
This is when I regret not going to law school.
There should be a criminal investigation, in my opinion
What’s to review?
Its freakin cold, shes wet and in a bathing suit. Get her in a warm car.
These people are morons.
They should be fired and prosecuted for child endangerment. Prison time for these gd idiots. And sue the district for million$.
People are so brainwashed now to where they no longer can think for themselves. They stand idle waiting for the ‘authorities’ to tell them what to do when something falls outside of the standard procedure. If the girl was on fire they would call the fire dept. And wait while she burned to death.
I would suggest that if she gets the right lawyer, her college education will be more than paid for.
Keyona is going to own that school district, as she should. Idiots.
This is how stupid liberals are. These are the same people who must have the government order their lives because they simply cannot think for themselves.
The only way they can live is if someone tells them what to do or forces them to do it. Their lives must be ordered for them like a paint-by-the-numbers picture. They simply are incapable of thinking for themselves, and this is what happens! Adults making children stand outside in the dead of winter sopping wet in a swimsuit!
I am thinking that the swimming pool would be a relatively safe place during a fire unless the smoke gets bad...
If this was a real alarm triggered by a science experiment the local Fire Department should have been on scene and could have at least provided a blanket. Are school official at that school total nincompoops and couldn’t have helped this girl? The school deserves to be sued big time and the administrators that allowed this to happen should be fired. Of course the union will defend them and nothing will happen to them.
Fire drill, so possibly a fire. What better, safer place to be than in a pool full of......water.
While I hope the school is successfully sued and the authorities who insisted that she go outside are fired, I have to wonder about the girl herself. What happened to “You people are insane. It’s below zero outside and I am soaking wet. I’m not going.”
And they are teaching out kids to think the same way.
What utter stupidity. Yeah, in a real fire, you want to make sure everyone gets out quickly, and yeah, you want the students to take the fire drills seriously. But did NO ONE consider the possibility there might be a fire when some kids are in P.E.? Just being in gym shorts and a t-shirt is potentially life-threatening in that kind of weather. But to put a kid out there in a wet swimsuit?!?
There is absolutely no reason the school couldn’t (and didn’t) have contingency plans in place for something like this. I’m not sue-happy, but this was inexcusable negligence.
She’s a dumb zombie.
It is absolutely astounding how so many school officials—all of whom hold advanced degrees—are so lacking in common sense
I worked with a bunch of liberals that were the same way. One young guy complained to me (a middle aged woman accountant)that he wasn’t able to work comfortably with his printer positioned the way it was. I didn’t say a word, just walked over to his desk and moved his printer. He was just in awe.
Schools "routinely" screw kids up.
Not only that, but once outside they couldn’t allow her to go into another building or a car because there was no policy for that.
Keep paying the administrator retards $30+ an hour.
Aftrall, they is smartrnyew, peasant...
Eva Tietz is JUST on the cusp of understanding the difference between "law" and "peasant law".
I bet the preverts (aka the teachers) liked seeing her in her swimsuit. Doesn’t they have common sense in Minnesota?
They COULD have summoned some Law "sheepdogs" to beat her unconscious for failing to identify herself...
We had that happen where I work. MN school District. Was negative something stupid cold and the science department did some kind of experiment that set the fire alarm off.
Kids outside with no jackets. Most of the Staff too...
No one was amused.
It was stupid. The 5 minutes we were outside could have easily caused frostbite at hose temps.
Wet? I would have outright refused and told them to arrest me after I’m dry and properly clothed....
Nah. Wait several years, THEN "explain" things with a burlap bag & a baseball bat...
Makes me wonder why there were not more there in swimsuits if they were in class.
I’m with you, this young girl isn’t my child, and I’m ticked right off.
Instead of using common sense guided by simple decency, and making an immediate judgement to take care of the student, they did nothing, and she suffered. Nobody did anything for her - what cruelty!
Now they say they have to “review the policies”. Idiots. As you said.
Schools should not have sovereign immunity. Teachers consider themselves professionals. They should be required to carry liability insurance like professionals in the dreaded private sector. The idiocy would vanish.
They have their union.
That was my take as well......why did teachers have to wait to get “permission” to let her sit in a car? How stupid are they?
I find my having to raise this issue ironic, given my view of the Pooblik Skrewl Collective, but there is the issue of the 800# ape.
Had a teacher allowed the girl to warm up in his or her car, there is the possibility of being accused of a sex based improper/illegal act.
If, and only if there were two teachers present at all times would such an act of common decency been a safe one.
Sorry to have to point this out, but the FemiNazi and the NAG bunch have caused to be passed laws making it too risky to take any chances, particularly with a swim suit clad blond female. Alas, thanks to a herd of underemployed lawyers, to have allowed a student of any of the 50+ ‘sexes’ would have been almost as dangerous.
Even so, I hope her parents sue.
Can I and my friends be on the jury?
The more I read about these people, the more I think that they go into education because they're truly too stupid to do anything else.
I remember more than once having to stand in freezing wind dripping wet with towels around us for hours. Both times were bomb threats at my high school. That was in the 60’s.