Skip to comments.High school senior sues over rejection of yearbook photo
Posted on 12/12/2006 3:48:55 PM PST by Pharmboy
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. --A high school senior who posed in chain mail with a prop sword for his official yearbook picture is suing -- after the school rejected the photo saying it has a "zero tolerance" policy for weapons.
The A-C-L-U filed the suit against the Portsmouth school committee on behalf of Patrick Agin.
Agin is a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, which promotes research and reenactments of medieval history.
The A-C-L-U points out that the school principal offered to allow the photo in the yearbook if Agin paid to put it in the advertising section. It also says that the school's mascot is a Revolutionary War soldier who sometimes carries a weapon.
The schools superintendent was not available for immediate
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they just didn't want a nerdy SCA picture...
He probably looked a little too much like a crusader for the anti Christian lawyers union.
Both the lawsuit and the school policy are stupid.
In order to establish that they have this zero tolerance policy, they do this, but more than likely, there are kids who bring real weapons to their school.
He looks like part of the Village People.
I bet he gets all the babes.
OK, so the kid is a little dorky. Using the "weapon" argument under yet another zero-tolerance policy is quite a bit dorkier. I'm not in SCA, but I can see how it could be quite a lot of fun for those who are.
BTW, that ~is~ a pretty cool sword. :-)
Well, if you want your son to remain a virgin for a long time, I think SCA is a good idea.
The above picture is a guy who went stag to the Senior Prom.
Um... it's often referred to as the "Society of Consenting Adults" for a very good reason.
(Not SCA, but know many of them )
And has seen a lot of the inside of a locker.
My sword is a samurai sword made the old fashioned way.
It is razor sharp and is used with extreme care.
I just don't understand the practicality of the heavy medieval sword. The samurai sword is much faster to use and is most likely the superior weapon.
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