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High school punishes kids for wearing Christmas sweaters (Bah! Humbug!)
guyism.com ^ | 12-20-2010 | Staff

Posted on 12/21/2010 7:32:20 AM PST by Red Badger

I think the ironic celebration of the holidays in the form of gaudy Christmas sweaters is kind of lame. But one Virginia high school’s punishment of a group that called themselves the “Christmas Sweater Club” just seems ridiculous, even by oversensitive public school standards.

Ten students at Battlefield High School in Manassas, Virginia faced detention and other punishment as a result of their involvement in the Christmas Sweater Club.

One of the students involved told WUSA that the school said they were “maliciously wounding other kids.”

The Club believes that the accusation stems from them throwing candy canes to other students at the halls.

Another club member told WUSA that an administrator told him that “the candy canes could be used as weapons by sucking on them and making them have sharp points.” The student said that no one had done that [ED. NOTE: Presumably because this isn't "OZ" and most high school aged kids tend not to need to shiv someone in the cafeteria].

When reached for comment, school principal Amy Etheridge-Conti said they did more than hand out candy and cheer, but she refused to comment specifically on the matter.

So in summary, no one involved seems to know what they did wrong. And it couldn’t be THAT serious, i.e. they didn’t viciously sodomize freshman boys in the locker room while wearing Christmas sweaters, since they only got detention and clean-up duty. Unless sodomizing freshman boys is so common at this high school that it’s now a slap on the wrist punishment. Hmm. What’s your deal, Battlefield High School?


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: antichristmas; battlefieldhigh; candycanes; christmassweaterclub; education; highschool; manassas; politicalcorrectness; princewilliamco; schools; teens; virgina
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Candy canes are "weapons"?....................

1 posted on 12/21/2010 7:32:24 AM PST by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

Manassas, huh?

Seems like a good place for a battle.


2 posted on 12/21/2010 7:33:30 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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To: Red Badger

“Sue them and stew them.”


3 posted on 12/21/2010 7:33:43 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Red Badger

A government agency denying the civil rights of students?


4 posted on 12/21/2010 7:34:39 AM PST by devistate one four ( jihad is a 2 way street! Kimber CDP II .45 OOHRAH! TET68)
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To: All

This stuff is getting ridiculous.


5 posted on 12/21/2010 7:35:31 AM PST by Irenic
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To: Red Badger

If people homeschooled, they wouldn’t have these kinds of problems. Break the teacher’s unions and shut these liberals down.


6 posted on 12/21/2010 7:36:24 AM PST by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: Red Badger

Were I a parent of one of these students, i’d show up at that school in principal’s office to rip them a new one. i’d likely bring a lawyer as well.


7 posted on 12/21/2010 7:36:46 AM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Irenic

They said candy canes can be sharpened into weapons. So I guess pens and pencils are locked in the armory.


8 posted on 12/21/2010 7:37:26 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: theDentist

And you should wear your Christmas sweater too.


9 posted on 12/21/2010 7:38:50 AM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Red Badger
We used to punish people who did things that everyone recognized as bad, because they violated the written law.
Then we punished law abiding citizens, by passing laws that made it harder for them to remain law abiding citizens.
Then we started punishing law abiding citizens based on whims of government functionaries -- "Your dog approached me, so I shot it."

And now we punish people for wearing sweaters. Just because.

The beatings will continue until morale improves.

10 posted on 12/21/2010 7:38:51 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Red Badger

“... faced detention and other punishment as a result of their involvement in the Christmas Sweater Club.”

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I see snowflakes, bows, Christmas trees and stars.

I guess donning a sweater with a ...gasp...Nativity Scene, would have meant the electric chair.


11 posted on 12/21/2010 7:39:32 AM PST by EyeGuy (RaceMarxist Obama: The Politics of Vengeance)
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To: ClearCase_guy

That would be funny, except it appears to be true.


12 posted on 12/21/2010 7:39:44 AM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: theDentist
Were I a parent of one of these students, i’d show up at that school in principal’s office wearing a Christmas sweater to rip them a new one. i’d likely bring a lawyer as well.

Fixed.

13 posted on 12/21/2010 7:40:00 AM PST by JRios1968 (^)
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To: Red Badger
the candy canes could be used as weapons by sucking on them and making them have sharp points

Unlike sharpened pencils and metal math compasses, right? Ooooh, what a scary gang of thugs - a few nerdy looking guys in Christmas sweaters who drink mugs of hot cocoa of all things!!!!!

14 posted on 12/21/2010 7:40:15 AM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: JRios1968
Were I a parent of one of these students, i’d show up at that school in principal’s office wearing a Christmas sweater to rip them a new one. i’d likely bring a lawyer as well.

Fixed.

BUMP

15 posted on 12/21/2010 7:40:50 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality. Save America From Bankruptcy.)
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To: Red Badger

“Mother Kathleen Flannery said a administrator called her and explained that, “not everyone wants Christmas cheer. That suicide rates are up over Christmas, and that they should keep their cheer to themselves, perhaps.”

Education majors are the dumbest of the dumb. Perhaps.


16 posted on 12/21/2010 7:41:43 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: Red Badger
Amy Etheridge-Conti

This says enough for me right there.

17 posted on 12/21/2010 7:42:08 AM PST by gopno1
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To: paulycy; brytlea

Brytlea beat me to that punch!


18 posted on 12/21/2010 7:42:28 AM PST by JRios1968 (^)
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To: Red Badger

Ignore the damn schools and wear those CHRISTMAS sweaters until we get sanity back.


19 posted on 12/21/2010 7:43:13 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: gopno1
Hyphenations speak volumes.

Particularly in academia fascists.

20 posted on 12/21/2010 7:44:37 AM PST by EyeGuy (RaceMarxist Obama: The Politics of Vengeance)
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To: ladyjane

No “perhaps” about it..............


21 posted on 12/21/2010 7:47:49 AM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an “idiot”, you can be sure that you are doing to something right.)
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To: JRios1968

Don’t forget to bring a big box or two of candy canes. Maybe some starlight mints as well.


22 posted on 12/21/2010 7:48:59 AM PST by susannah59
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To: Red Badger

23 posted on 12/21/2010 7:49:34 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality. Save America From Bankruptcy.)
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To: Red Badger

This must be satire.


24 posted on 12/21/2010 7:51:16 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: JRios1968; brytlea

yes, sweater too! thx.


25 posted on 12/21/2010 7:52:47 AM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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In our communities, where our voices count, we need to do everything we can to defund the public schools. They have become a menace to our way of life.
26 posted on 12/21/2010 7:53:33 AM PST by Godwin1
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To: theDentist; brytlea; susannah59

And candy canes


27 posted on 12/21/2010 7:57:07 AM PST by JRios1968 (+)
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To: ladyjane

I suspect this administrator will not be doing any community service on Friday morning. I wonder if this disturbed bastard realizes how many Kiwanis Clubs, Knights of Columbus, Marines, Masons, Rotarians will be “spreading cheer” to those less fortunate. He or she should try it sometime. Before they end up killing themselves.


28 posted on 12/21/2010 7:57:10 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Red Badger

If you criminalize candy canes and sweaters, then only criminals will have candy canes and sweaters...


29 posted on 12/21/2010 7:57:18 AM PST by Homer1
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To: freekitty

Using the tactics advocated by Charleton Heston which he learned in the civil rights era, every student should show up in Christmas sweaters. Refuse to obey any orders having to do with the sweaters. Sit down in the entry way to the school. They hate sunshine on their depraved bullying,,,, if they start arresting you for petty misdemeanors, great! Another free chance for sunshine in court. With enough participation,,,, they will shrink away. This principal is already in over her head. She never expected to answer calls from around the nation. She was only trying to throw her weight around with kids in the hall. More pressure,,, she’ll fold.


30 posted on 12/21/2010 7:59:21 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Homer1

How about they celebrate take a maching gun to school day and take out anyone who disapproves! Seriously, this has to stop. Anyone standing for election to any school board which promulgates this type nonsense must be removed during the next available election.

Hopefully that works because the populace is getting POed over our elected officials continuing to refuse to listen to the voters. There are two avenues open when that continues. One is to recast the Constitution. Where is the vote now for a constitutional convention? Must be close, last I heard it was 33 or so states in favor. Once we get to 37, game on. Not a better time than now with the turn over of most state legislatures to GOP this past election. If that fails, well, you know the drill and it ain’t pretty.


31 posted on 12/21/2010 8:02:40 AM PST by Mouton
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To: Red Badger

The government, acting through school administrations, hates this country and its traditions, and is trying to turn this country into a secular materialistic socialist jihadi-friendly hell.


32 posted on 12/21/2010 8:04:50 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Liberalism is against human nature. Practicing liberalism is detrimental to your mental stability.)
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To: Red Badger

This country is going to hell, not in a handbag, but in a Japanese express train.


33 posted on 12/21/2010 8:07:17 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (Onward to the battle royal!)
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To: Red Badger
Never mind the Christmas sweaters, time to break out the artillery...Everyone wear Jesus sweaters.

Screw the schools. Show them the words:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;

And ask them, "Do you or do you not abide by the US Constitution?"

34 posted on 12/21/2010 8:08:12 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month)
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To: gopno1
Amy Etheridge-Conti

Oh, one o' dose...

35 posted on 12/21/2010 8:09:58 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Red Badger
“maliciously wounding other kids.”
36 posted on 12/21/2010 8:10:16 AM PST by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has limits.)
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To: Red Badger

If these students showed up in religious Islamic garb, no one would have said a word.

In fact, the school would have excused them from class for ‘prayer time’ and would have given them korans and a private prayer room. The same with Hispanic or Black garb.

Make no mistake about it. PC crap is NOT anti religious, they are specifically anti White Christian and anti- semitic.

It is a virulent form of anti Americanism which focuses on anything that is traditionally American.

Remember, as Obama stated so clearly, their goal is to “fundamentally change America” and that is what it is always about.


37 posted on 12/21/2010 8:10:48 AM PST by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: paulycy

38 posted on 12/21/2010 8:11:00 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Red Badger
“maliciously wounding other kids.”

Where is the concern for the epidimic of real physical violence that have hit public schools over the past year or so?

39 posted on 12/21/2010 8:11:11 AM PST by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has limits.)
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To: ladyjane

“Education majors are the dumbest of the dumb. Perhaps.”

I don’t think there’s any “perhaps” necessary. I’d rather have the school janitors and lunchladies running the schools at this point. At least we know they have some kind of actual proficiency at something.


40 posted on 12/21/2010 8:12:00 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: Homer1

Doesn’t this school principal qualify for the “Village Idiot of the Year” award?


41 posted on 12/21/2010 8:12:37 AM PST by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: 240B

The leftists need to be confronted with the fact that

they don’t oppose “religion”

they oppose Christianity.


42 posted on 12/21/2010 8:12:46 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Red Badger

It just goes from rediculous to degrading - but all of this crappola stands as a threat. Fight back; that is all one can do and must do. These ‘suberts’ cannot win.


43 posted on 12/21/2010 8:12:56 AM PST by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . .and Obama, not made in the USA either. . .)
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To: Red Badger
It just goes from rediculous to degrading - but all of this crappola stands as a threat. Fight back; that is all one can do and must do. These 'suberts' cannot win.

oops; typo alert. ..subverts works better/

44 posted on 12/21/2010 8:13:22 AM PST by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . .and Obama, not made in the USA either. . .)
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To: paulycy

That cat does not look like he is feeling the Christmas spirit! I think he’s plotting revenge on whoever forced him to wear the sweater :)


45 posted on 12/21/2010 8:13:44 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: oyez

Most of the real violence, especially gang related,
is done by minorities,

and punishment of that activity would be inherently racist and insensitive.


46 posted on 12/21/2010 8:13:59 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: ladyjane

I think April is actually the month with the highest rate of suicides.


47 posted on 12/21/2010 8:14:49 AM PST by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: ladyjane

administrator called her and explained that, “not everyone wants Christmas cheer. That suicide rates are up over Christmas, and that they should keep their cheer to themselves, perhaps.”

That is one of the dumbest things I have ever heard. To think these are the people in charge of teaching kids.


48 posted on 12/21/2010 8:15:08 AM PST by skyman
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To: Red Badger

List of Proper sweaters allowed according to principal Amy Etheridge-Conti:

1) Mao sweaters

2) A sweater depicting Christ in a jar of urine

3) Any Sweater celebrating the religion of peace

4) Che Sweaters

5) of course, an Obama sweater is always permitted.

6) Anti-war sweaters

7) Red Sweaters with a hammer and sickle—those are not weapons, by the way, but tools of the oppressed.

8) A sweater with a decapitated Sarah Palin

9) A sweater stating —spreading of wealth is good for society

10) Any pro-choice sweater

Since this is the DC area, Redskin sweaters are prohibited due to offending Native Americans.


49 posted on 12/21/2010 8:15:29 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: skyman

“Noel” means GOOD NEWS!

And what is that good news?

“unto you a Savior is born!”


50 posted on 12/21/2010 8:16:34 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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