Skip to comments.Teenage skeet shooter suspended for having ammo in car
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.
*looks around the room*
Nope. I see no mods.
Duplicate thread......the MODS are coming. (snicker)
OK. Once more on the hopes this one can stay up.
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. ;)
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Governing Board 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
Language Acquisition/Migrant 623.876.7073
Literacy K-3 623.876.7089
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
Human Resources 623.876.7912
When did common sense cease to exist?
Nuh uh! Dare you to find the first one!
Thats ok, don’t you shoot doubles in skeet?
In before the mods? :’)
as Isaid before four day vacation.
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.
This is an OUTRAGE!!!!
OMG, it’s gone! LOL -did you use voodoo?
A security guard patrolling the parking lot looking into cars for things to bust the students on????
Yeah. I was going to post something too but....what was this thread about? BRB :)
Oh yeah. Stupid rules but if the rest must obey them, the elite should too.
In fact, it’s an outrageous, sham of an atrocity, as well as an affront of an abuse of power.
I have NO clue. Never shot a gun in my life. “Bout time I learned though.
ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR FREAKIN’ MIND?????????
Go get thee hence to a range!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LOL........I go to bed without locking my door, too.
You definately need a gun then:’)
LOL.....the last one in does lock up, I am usually first to bed though.
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.
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.
Too bad she wasn’t a terrorist. They’d have waved her thru.
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.
I will ping everybody to it.
Or find a school with a skeet team and use title IX to get a scholarship.
Walmart leaves shotgun shells out on the shelves - doesn’t sound like they consider them too dangerous.
What, exactly, makes shotgun shells dangerous without a shotgun? Was she going to build a fire and toss them in??
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.
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.
” 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!!
Here in the Dakotas we just leave them rolling around the floor of the pickup. The spent ones are in the truck box.
I agree. I am at a loss for words beyond this.
Other than STUPID.
Thanks. Well said.
PING PING PING
Muchos Gracias Amigo!
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