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Teenage skeet shooter suspended for having ammo in car
azstarnet.com ^ | 10.29.2007 | Associated Press

Posted on 11/18/2007 6:33:14 PM PST by Jet Jaguar

PHOENIX - The family of a teenage skeet shooter is complaining that school officials overreacted by suspending the girl for inadvertently leaving two unopened boxes of shotgun shells in her car when she drove to school. High school senior Kim Peters said she fears the punishment will cloud her permanent record as she applies to colleges. Her family is fighting the Dysart Unified School District to get the offense, possession of a "dangerous instrument," expunged. Administrators stand by their decision and rejected the family's first appeal. "We can never comment on a specific situation with a student (due to privacy laws), but what I can say is that whenever we are dealing with any infraction . . . our duties involve keeping students in a safe and secure environment," Dysart Superintendent Gail Pletnick said. Peters, 17, called her own actions "careless" but said she doesn't feel the punishment fits the crime. Peters, who has won several skeet-shooting trophies, said her 12-hour-a-week practice schedule got so hectic that she forgot to take the ammunition out of her vehicle as she was running late for school last week. There was no gun. Willow Canyon High School administrators disciplined Peters after a security guard noticed the shells in the back seat of Peters' car. She is scheduled to return to school Tuesday.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: bang; banglist; skeet; trap
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1 posted on 11/18/2007 6:33:14 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Brad's Gramma

ping.


2 posted on 11/18/2007 6:34:02 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: Jet Jaguar

*looks around the room*

*right*

*left*

Nope. I see no mods.

BUMP!!!!!!


3 posted on 11/18/2007 6:35:15 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Mother of the Bride here, treat me with respect for once, will ya? ;))
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To: Brad's Gramma

Duplicate thread......the MODS are coming. (snicker)


4 posted on 11/18/2007 6:36:43 PM PST by tioga (Snow Flurries in New York.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

OK. Once more on the hopes this one can stay up.

http://www.dysart.org/index.html

This is the school district we’re talking about here.

And below are a bunch of phone numbers for you to call should you wish to politely express your displeasure with this stupid decision. ;)

District Office Switchboard: 623.876.7000
General questions: CommunityRelations@dysart.org
HR questions: HireMe@dysart.org

Click on the department name below to access the department’s webpage. To contact any Dysart employee by email, use this format: FirstName.LastName@dysart.org. For individual school phone numbers and addresses, please visit our schools page by clicking on the Schools link in the above navigation bar.

Governing Board 623.876.7002

Superintendent 623.876.7002

Communications & Public Affairs 623.876.7169
Volunteer Coordinator 623.594.2618

Educational/Academic Support Services 623.876.7043
Acountability & Research 623.876.7020
Career & Technical Education 623.876.7921
Career Ladder 623.876.7043
Community Education 623.876.7056
Curriculum & Instruction 623.876.7043
Educational Technology 623.876.7901
Fine Arts 623.876.7948
Health Services 623.876.7922
Immunizations 623.876.7944
Language Acquisition/Migrant 623.876.7073
Literacy K-3 623.876.7089
Prevention 623.876.7025
Professional Development 623.876.7068
Special & Gifted Education 623.876.7022
Student Activities & Athletics 623.876.7962
Student Services 623.876.7174
Testing & Assessment 623.876.7020
Title 1 623.876.7970

Business Services 623.876.7018
Food & Nutrition 623.876.7075
(Southwest Food Service Excellence)
Information Technology 623.876.7071
Purchasing 623.876.7010
Transportation 623.876.7030

Human Resources 623.876.7912
Benefits 623.876.7070


5 posted on 11/18/2007 6:37:19 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Mother of the Bride here, treat me with respect for once, will ya? ;))
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To: Jet Jaguar

When did common sense cease to exist?


6 posted on 11/18/2007 6:37:42 PM PST by tioga (Snow Flurries in New York.)
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To: tioga

Nuh uh! Dare you to find the first one!


7 posted on 11/18/2007 6:37:49 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Mother of the Bride here, treat me with respect for once, will ya? ;))
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To: Brad's Gramma
BIG LOL..... :-)


8 posted on 11/18/2007 6:37:58 PM PST by Viking2002 (Waterboarding the Left every chance I get.)
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To: tioga

Thats ok, don’t you shoot doubles in skeet?


9 posted on 11/18/2007 6:38:24 PM PST by ThomasThomas (An investigative journalist is one who uses spellcheck.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

In before the mods? :’)


10 posted on 11/18/2007 6:38:35 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: Jet Jaguar
Whoops. Disregard the last FRmail. :)
11 posted on 11/18/2007 6:40:46 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Mother of the Bride here, treat me with respect for once, will ya? ;))
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To: Brad's Gramma

LOL!!!!


12 posted on 11/18/2007 6:41:11 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: Jet Jaguar

as Isaid before four day vacation.


13 posted on 11/18/2007 6:41:45 PM PST by CzarNicky (The problem with bad ideas is that they seemed like good ideas at the time.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Muchos gracias!


14 posted on 11/18/2007 6:42:15 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: CindyDawg

I’m tellin’ ya, one of them is messing w/me. I went to post SOMETHING......darned if I remember now....and my comment met the blue screen of death, saying the thread was pulled.

And now, here it is back.

I think, maybe, *looking around room again*, *under desk*, Hmmmmmmmmm.............I’ll walk away for a second or so.

:)


15 posted on 11/18/2007 6:42:23 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Mother of the Bride here, treat me with respect for once, will ya? ;))
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To: Jet Jaguar

This is an OUTRAGE!!!!


16 posted on 11/18/2007 6:42:49 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

OMG, it’s gone! LOL -did you use voodoo?


17 posted on 11/18/2007 6:43:08 PM PST by tioga (Snow Flurries in New York.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

A security guard patrolling the parking lot looking into cars for things to bust the students on????


18 posted on 11/18/2007 6:44:01 PM PST by gunservative
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To: tioga
I'm NOT HERE! Shhhhhhh!!!!!!!!
19 posted on 11/18/2007 6:44:11 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Mother of the Bride here, treat me with respect for once, will ya? ;))
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To: Jet Jaguar; All
Clicky Here
20 posted on 11/18/2007 6:44:56 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Mother of the Bride here, treat me with respect for once, will ya? ;))
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To: Brad's Gramma

Yeah. I was going to post something too but....what was this thread about? BRB :)


21 posted on 11/18/2007 6:45:24 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: Brad's Gramma
SPOOKY ;^)
22 posted on 11/18/2007 6:45:55 PM PST by tioga (Snow Flurries in New York.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Oh yeah. Stupid rules but if the rest must obey them, the elite should too.


23 posted on 11/18/2007 6:46:28 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: stephenjohnbanker
It’s a sham of an outrage!!

In fact, it’s an outrageous, sham of an atrocity, as well as an affront of an abuse of power.

24 posted on 11/18/2007 6:47:04 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: ThomasThomas

I have NO clue. Never shot a gun in my life. “Bout time I learned though.


25 posted on 11/18/2007 6:47:28 PM PST by tioga (Snow Flurries in New York.)
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To: tioga

ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR FREAKIN’ MIND?????????

Go get thee hence to a range!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


26 posted on 11/18/2007 6:48:17 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Mother of the Bride here, treat me with respect for once, will ya? ;))
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To: Brad's Gramma

LOL........I go to bed without locking my door, too.


27 posted on 11/18/2007 6:49:10 PM PST by tioga (Snow Flurries in New York.)
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To: tioga

You definately need a gun then:’)


28 posted on 11/18/2007 6:50:12 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: CindyDawg

LOL.....the last one in does lock up, I am usually first to bed though.


29 posted on 11/18/2007 6:51:54 PM PST by tioga (Snow Flurries in New York.)
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To: All

Bridget Pauletich-Otterman

Charles Otterman

William Lipscomb

Mike Planeta

Christine A. K. Pritchard

The Dysart School District’s Governing Board welcomes the public, including all school staff, parents, and community members, to its meetings.

Regular meetings are held on Wednesday evenings beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the governing board room of the Dysart Education Center, 15802 North Parkview Place in Surprise. Study sessions are also held as needed for the purpose of studying one or more specific issues in depth. No action is taken during a study session. Occasionally, a special meeting is held to handle specific Board business. Executive sessions are also scheduled periodically for discussion of confidential matters, which include personnel, legal matters, and “meet and confer” items. An executive session is closed to the public, but official action on executive session items is taken during regular Board meetings.

The meeting agenda will be available within 24 hours prior to scheduled day/time.


30 posted on 11/18/2007 6:52:30 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: gunservative

Yep.


31 posted on 11/18/2007 6:53:04 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: Jet Jaguar
When I was in high school we took our shotguns, along with live shells, to school and left them in the car when we were going hunting after school. The school personnel didn't snoop in cars and if they did they wouldn't have said anything.

If I went to the school in this article I'll guarantee that I'd have some shotgun shell boxes visible in my car. Maybe empty but who would know. I'd probably manage to pack a small lunch in one. Could be fun.

32 posted on 11/18/2007 6:55:34 PM PST by FreePaul
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To: Jet Jaguar

Too bad she wasn’t a terrorist. They’d have waved her thru.


33 posted on 11/18/2007 6:56:49 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Jet Jaguar
Arbitrary and capricious rulebook alert. I saw a school official being interviewed on FoxNews. She was spinning that it was just fine to have an elastic, or living, definition of a “dangerous instrument”, and they stood by the citation of the student. This is disqualifying sophistry for a person who holds such a position, for it invites situations just like this. I hope the student has a good Due Process case.
34 posted on 11/18/2007 6:57:02 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: Brad's Gramma; Admin Moderator

I know I posted this in extended news twice.

I know it got pulled once.

But, it no longer resides in the extended news sidebar.

Crying foul.

I will ping everybody to it.


35 posted on 11/18/2007 6:58:44 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: theBuckwheat

Thanks.


36 posted on 11/18/2007 6:59:20 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: Jet Jaguar
"she fears the punishment will cloud her permanent record as she applies to colleges.

Or find a school with a skeet team and use title IX to get a scholarship.

37 posted on 11/18/2007 7:01:13 PM PST by ThomasThomas (An investigative journalist is one who uses spellcheck.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; All; y'all; Everybody; None

ping


38 posted on 11/18/2007 7:05:36 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: theBuckwheat

Walmart leaves shotgun shells out on the shelves - doesn’t sound like they consider them too dangerous.


39 posted on 11/18/2007 7:07:40 PM PST by nvcdl
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To: theBuckwheat

What, exactly, makes shotgun shells dangerous without a shotgun? Was she going to build a fire and toss them in??


40 posted on 11/18/2007 7:20:15 PM PST by susannah59
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To: Jet Jaguar
I think parents should be entitled to a “Form 180” option when dealing with secretive public school administrations.

If a signed parent/student privacy release form regarding a specific incident is tendered, the school should not be allowed to hide their official (and often insane) records of actions taken, by claiming mandatory nondisclosure due to “privacy rights”.

The NEA does not have the same power to “classify as national secrets” certain information as does the DOD/CIA/NSA etc.

I shouldn’t have to file formal legal action to gather detailed information regarding any and all actions of all the unelected, unionized bureaucrats of a school system, regarding anything affecting my child.
And if I decide to make that information widely available, guess what?
That is my right of decision, not the public school systems.

Time to shine a spotlight, and watch what scatters.

41 posted on 11/18/2007 7:24:28 PM PST by sarasmom (Hunter /Thompson 2008! 15-35% of Democrats would be happy to vote for Hunter Thompson as POTUS!)
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To: susannah59
"What, exactly, makes shotgun shells dangerous without a shotgun?"

A bangstick...


42 posted on 11/18/2007 7:33:46 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Welllll...doesn’t sound like anyone was in any kind of danger. Shells without a gun aren’t much good on their own. When I was in HS, guys would come in during deer season with their guns racked up in the pickup and no one thought anything about it. And undoubtedly, she knows more than most about gun safety.

That being said, ‘rules is rules’. Too many parents don’t back up the school system when little Johnny or Janey get in trouble. My son took his cell phone to school and used it in the bathroom (to call me to remind me to pick him up as he had to use the library). He got caught using it - confiscation of cell phone and in-school suspension. Too bad, you knew the rules kid. We all have to abide by rules in this life.


43 posted on 11/18/2007 7:34:23 PM PST by ktscarlett66 (Face it girls....I'm older and I have more insurance....)
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To: Jet Jaguar

” Her family is fighting the Dysart Unified School District to get the offense, possession of a “dangerous instrument,” expunged. Administrators stand by their decision and rejected the family’s first appeal. “We can never comment on a specific situation with a student (due to privacy laws), but what I can say is that whenever we are dealing with any infraction . . . our duties involve keeping students in a safe and secure environment,” Dysart Superintendent Gail Pletnick said.”

The girl is a champion skeet shooter, for Lord sakes!!


44 posted on 11/18/2007 7:35:50 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Here in the Dakotas we just leave them rolling around the floor of the pickup. The spent ones are in the truck box.


45 posted on 11/18/2007 7:37:46 PM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I agree. I am at a loss for words beyond this.

Other than STUPID.


46 posted on 11/18/2007 7:38:18 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: Last Dakotan

Same here.


47 posted on 11/18/2007 7:38:50 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: ktscarlett66

Thanks. Well said.


48 posted on 11/18/2007 7:39:43 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: Jet Jaguar; Travis McGee; Eaker; hiredhand; Tijeras_Slim; Shooter 2.5; humblegunner; MileHi; ...

PING PING PING


49 posted on 11/18/2007 7:40:14 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. ©)
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To: Squantos

Muchos Gracias Amigo!

:0)


50 posted on 11/18/2007 7:41:43 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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