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SF student suspended over Connecticut poem (possibility of being expelled)
ABC Local ^ | 12/27/12 | Alan Wang

Posted on 12/31/2012 7:23:46 PM PST by Libloather

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A San Francisco high school senior is suspended because of a poem she wrote which dealt with the school shooting in Connecticut. What she wrote has left officials with a dilemma.

It was a dark poem and in the wake of the Connecticut tragedy, it raised red flags and triggered a quick response by school officials. Now the student is facing the possibility of being expelled.

"I understand the killings in Connecticut. I know why he pulled the trigger," said Courtni Webb, the suspended student.

**SNIP**

She says she didn't turn in the poem as an assignment. Instead, the teacher discovered it in class and took it to the principal. But Webb says she's turned in dark poems about suicide and sadness in the past with no problem. It's a genre she likes.

(Excerpt) Read more at abclocal.go.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: california; connecticut; poem; sf

Uh, oh. That 'government is a shame' crack could get ya in REAL trouble with the teacher's union.

On the bright side - a California student actually knows where Connecticut is.

1 posted on 12/31/2012 7:23:52 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Lots of misspellings in a poem written by a “high school” student.


2 posted on 12/31/2012 7:26:10 PM PST by thecodont
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To: thecodont

So, un-PC. I’m with you ...


3 posted on 12/31/2012 7:29:50 PM PST by BunnySlippers (Yes, they have. Don't you read?I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Libloather

Having chipped away at the 2nd amendment, Statists are now chipping away at the 1st... and the 4th (the teacher “discovered” the student’s poem in class).


4 posted on 12/31/2012 7:36:18 PM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Libloather

The school should be very embarrassed.


5 posted on 12/31/2012 7:37:37 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Through the woods and over the cliff ....)
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To: thecodont

They should grade her spelling, but its Kalipornia so they probably don’t grade spelling.


6 posted on 12/31/2012 7:39:27 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Flick Lives

It’s a poem for heaven’s sake. How does a poem hurt someone? The article stated the student enjoys this “genre” and has turned poems in as assignments in the past. Teen girls can look at the world in dark ways. Geez... when I go to pick my son up from high school, half the girls are always crying. It’s the age, I guess.


7 posted on 12/31/2012 7:42:51 PM PST by momtothree
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To: GeronL

OK, I’ll give her this compliment:
She wrote it with pen and ink on actual paper.
Look around you at most teens. Pen and paper? No, they’re slumped over their smartphones, staring slack-jawed at the screen or busily clicking away with their thumbs.
At least this girl wrote something archival and non-electronic (as poems have been written for centuries).


8 posted on 12/31/2012 7:45:49 PM PST by thecodont
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To: Libloather

At one school a kid was arrested and removed from school in handcuffs because he drew a picture of a flaming glove. The cops also went to his house and looked for bomb making stuff. The kid was suspended from school over it.


9 posted on 12/31/2012 7:52:22 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Libloather

San Francisco public schools are child abuse.


10 posted on 12/31/2012 8:04:10 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Libloather
I wonder how the school would react to this;

The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;

Yeats - The Second Coming

11 posted on 12/31/2012 8:12:54 PM PST by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence but it is the road to our ruin!)
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To: Navy Patriot
"San Francisco public schools are child abuse."

Fixed it for you.

12 posted on 12/31/2012 8:21:12 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: thecodont

They don’t teach spelling anymore. That’s why they can’t spell when they have to hand write something. No spell check.


13 posted on 12/31/2012 8:44:40 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: Libloather

Did she have a permit for the poem?


14 posted on 12/31/2012 8:49:59 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Libloather

The students English teacher should be SLAPPED for competence.. and her eyes POKED.....


15 posted on 12/31/2012 10:24:54 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: GeronL
They should grade her spelling, but its Kalipornia so they probably don’t grade spelling.

They're opposed to spelling, which is a tool of rich white oppression of indigenous and non-white peoples.

16 posted on 12/31/2012 11:14:44 PM PST by Standing Wolf
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To: thecodont
Lots of misspellings in a poem written by a “high school” student.

Just take a careful look at the posts on Free Republic. A good number of the members of this forum have the written communication skills of a child.

17 posted on 12/31/2012 11:17:58 PM PST by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
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To: Libloather

Guns. Writing. Thoughts.

What used to be free exercises of rights are now punished.


18 posted on 12/31/2012 11:58:21 PM PST by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: Libloather
Big surprise!
A self important deep thinking senior in High school using third grade grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.

I think her English teacher should be expelled, too!

19 posted on 01/01/2013 12:41:51 AM PST by publius911 (Look for the Union Label -- then buy something else)
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To: Libloather

It’s more than obvious what she’s saying, if people would just read her work more carefully. What she is saying is the following:

“Materialism in today’s society, combined with Reagan Administration budget cuts, led to the CT shooting.”

...and for that, she’s suspended.

By the way, she’s black - she’ll have a kick-butt lawsuit against these racist clowns for kicking her out just because of her skin color. I love it!!


20 posted on 01/01/2013 1:02:06 AM PST by BobL
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To: Libloather

Not quite Sylvia Plath, but she’s pointed that way....


21 posted on 01/01/2013 6:12:53 AM PST by Peet (Alles hat ein Ende nur die Wurst hat zwei. (Monroe in "Grimm"))
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