Skip to comments.Schoolboy Turns in Found 'Weapon', Gets Suspended For Effort
Posted on 12/14/2006 12:25:17 PM PST by Mobile Vulgus
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Get a long stiff pole, tie him to it by the wrists and ankles, paint him with tar, cover him with feathers and parade him out with orders never to return, lest he be shot on sight.
The other school administrators out there might take notice.
Nope, sorry. She was on the Don and Roma show on WLS radio Chicago this morning.
Not only is Ryan being punished for trying to fulfill what he is told is his duty, but now so are the taxpayers who will have to pay double for this young man to be educated. With property taxes already paying for his education once at the school, it will now be doubled for his home schooling.I think the author in his zeal to be critical has got something wrong here. The school district does NOT receive funding for this kid's education if he is not there, so in effect the taxpayers are NOT paying double for his education. Furthermore, the cost of private school or homeschooling (or vouchers) is typically less than the amount spent per student by the public school system. Therefore, if he is being homeschooled with the school district paying for it, the taxpayers are actually saving money on this kid's education.
Lawyer Izzo earnestly announced that "it would be in the best interest of the student and the school to continue provide this student with educational opportunities through home bound study." But, what is "in the best interest" of the taxpayers who are being forced to pay double for this kid who was only trying to be helpful, Mr. Izzo?
IMHO zero tolerance was instituted so officials don't have to make a logical decision.
A decision has been made for them. And they can shrug at the idiocy and say"it's the law".
Common sense out the window.( if they have any)
I have to disagree. According to the NRA and Eddie-the-Eagle, this kid should have left the gun where he found it and immediatley reported the gun to an adult. In fact, the better approach would have been to report what he had "heard" to an adult and let the adult search for the gun. (BTW, the author is an idiot for describing the gun as a "mere toy pellet gun." Real guns are not toys whether they shoot BB's, pellets, .22 long rifles, or 00 Buckshot. No wonder we have so many gun accidents.)
"This school ordered the boy to be homeschooled (or, as officials put it, to "home bound study") for a year, at taxpayers' expense."
Interesting, as many families homeschool their children without the taxpayers footing the bill. Don't be surprised if the mother and child discover how much more he learns without having to deal with school.
Lesson learned - do the "right thing" and get punished.
Nothing like conflicting messages to really screw up children. This is definitely a case that I would recommend an attorney (as much as I generally dislike the idea).
that's what the MADD cops say if you have car keys on you when you're drunk, regardless of whether you're driving or not. possession is 9/10ths of something or other...
I think the school just did this fine lad a favor. He might have a choice to grow up into a man this way.
Agreed that the decision was stupid, but a years worth of home education may turn out to be the best gift they could have given this kid. I sure hope so.
Yes, if the parents have the time to devote to home schooling, I agree.
Put the student in charge and he superintendent back to grade school so he can get a clue as to what is going on around him.
Then the principal would either have to suspend most of the students because "that's the policy," set a precedent that discretion can be used when enforcing even a "zero-tolerance" policy, or get the policy revoked. It would be even sweeter to get the principal and board members on the record making statements like, "My hands are tied," "There's nothing I can do," etc.
Thanks for entertaining my little fantasy of rubbing their zero-tolerance noses in it. I feel much better now.
Based on that we should be able to arrest anyone driving home with a sixpack in the trunk. After all, they have keys and alcohol, and nothing prevents them from using both, so we can take the constructive position that they're already drunk driving.
correct.some states have "open bottle" laws. IE, they find an uncorked bottle of wine or an empty beer can or bottle anywhere in the cabin of the vehicle...guess what?
"your ass is mine, you'll walk the line..."
ah,just shoot them 50 times and call it good.
"Sue them. Make them lose their jobs. Make the schools pay a fortune for these abuses of power. Force some people into bankruptcy. Take their homes. Ruin their marriages. Make their children cry. Until they suffer a real punishment for abuses of discretion, the abuses will grow more frequent and pronounced. Pain & Pleasure, Reward & Punishment, and all the jazz."
I like the way you think.
Here in Milwaukee - the public school district spends $10-11,000 per student enrolled. I'd be all for having all my kids "unfairly" expelled if they'd even "voucher" me 1/2 for homeschooling. Heck, I'd drop the pellet gun off myself.
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