Skip to comments.High school punishes kids for wearing Christmas sweaters (Bah! Humbug!)
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 schools 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 couldnt be THAT serious, i.e. they didnt 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 its now a slap on the wrist punishment. Hmm. Whats your deal, Battlefield High School?
Candy canes are "weapons"?....................
Seems like a good place for a battle.
“Sue them and stew them.”
A government agency denying the civil rights of students?
This stuff is getting ridiculous.
If people homeschooled, they wouldn’t have these kinds of problems. Break the teacher’s unions and shut these liberals down.
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.
They said candy canes can be sharpened into weapons. So I guess pens and pencils are locked in the armory.
And you should wear your Christmas sweater too.
And now we punish people for wearing sweaters. Just because.
The beatings will continue until morale improves.
“... faced detention and other punishment as a result of their involvement in the Christmas Sweater Club.”
I see snowflakes, bows, Christmas trees and stars.
I guess donning a sweater with a ...gasp...Nativity Scene, would have meant the electric chair.
That would be funny, except it appears to be true.
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!!!!!
“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.
This says enough for me right there.
Brytlea beat me to that punch!
Ignore the damn schools and wear those CHRISTMAS sweaters until we get sanity back.
Particularly in academia fascists.
No “perhaps” about it..............
Don’t forget to bring a big box or two of candy canes. Maybe some starlight mints as well.
This must be satire.
yes, sweater too! thx.
And candy canes
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.
If you criminalize candy canes and sweaters, then only criminals will have candy canes and sweaters...
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.
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.
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.
This country is going to hell, not in a handbag, but in a Japanese express train.
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?"
Oh, one o' dose...
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.
Where is the concern for the epidimic of real physical violence that have hit public schools over the past year or so?
“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.
Doesn’t this school principal qualify for the “Village Idiot of the Year” award?
The leftists need to be confronted with the fact that
they don’t oppose “religion”
they oppose Christianity.
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/
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 :)
Most of the real violence, especially gang related,
is done by minorities,
and punishment of that activity would be inherently racist and insensitive.
I think April is actually the month with the highest rate of suicides.
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.
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.
“Noel” means GOOD NEWS!
And what is that good news?
“unto you a Savior is born!”