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Disney world prank angers parents (Teachers' elaborate joke "really stupid judgment")
The Windsor Star ^ | 2/21/2013 | The Windsor Star

Posted on 02/21/2013 8:10:45 PM PST by Dallas59

Parents at a South Windsor school are expressing outrage after teachers led graduating students to believe they were heading to Disney World for a year-end trip - only to reveal the next day that the kids were the butt of an elaborate joke.

One of the teachers recorded the scene on an iPad and it was later shown to another class so they too could join in the teachers' merriment.

"I have a lot of respect for teachers and what they do, but this was really stupid judgment," said parent Peter To-polovec.

(Excerpt) Read more at 2.canada.com ...


TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: jokes; teacher

1 posted on 02/21/2013 8:10:55 PM PST by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

Done to teach a lesson to one kid who was snooping in a teacher’s desk.


2 posted on 02/21/2013 8:30:43 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: Dallas59
those involved "realize their error ... they're owning the problem."

Oh. Fantastic. That means its all right then. Whew!

3 posted on 02/21/2013 8:32:35 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: donna

Is that point in the article?


4 posted on 02/21/2013 8:35:44 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: donna
Reminds me of the waitress who won the Toyota or should I say Toy-Yoda as part of a work place contest.
5 posted on 02/21/2013 8:36:07 PM PST by soupbone1
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To: CaptainK

Yes, page 2.


6 posted on 02/21/2013 8:37:29 PM PST by liege
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To: Dallas59

Wow, reading some of the reactions by the parents makes it clear why government schools are allowed to get away with the crap they pull every day. The wussification of the free world is in full stride. What a bunch of weak-kneed wimps. I feel more for these kids more because their parents are spineless than I do for what these idiot teachers did to them.


7 posted on 02/21/2013 8:40:17 PM PST by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: Dallas59

Only one thing for teachers to do now...they have to pony up for the real thing


8 posted on 02/21/2013 8:41:21 PM PST by Insigne123 (If you can't do, teach; if you can't teach, teach gym)
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To: Dallas59

This reminds me of that company that held a raffle and led some woman to believe she had won a new car, and then they took her into a conference room and presented her with a “toy Yoda” (the Star Wars character). She sued.


9 posted on 02/21/2013 8:44:30 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: liege

Thanks. I read the article too fast.


10 posted on 02/21/2013 8:51:01 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: soupbone1

It reminds me of the Opie and Anthony prank of winning a hundred grand (candy bar)!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twIF3BgmIWM


11 posted on 02/21/2013 8:53:38 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Dallas59; Squawk 8888

Ping.


12 posted on 02/21/2013 8:54:06 PM PST by fanfan ("If Muslim kids were asked to go to church on Sunday and take Holy Communion there would be war.")
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Makes me think of the Honeymooners episode where Ralph thinks he’s going to inherit a rich man’s “fortune”...and then finds out at the will reading that “Fortune” was the name of his pet bird.


13 posted on 02/21/2013 8:55:33 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Lancey Howard

14 posted on 02/21/2013 8:55:42 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Dallas59
The kids, ecstatic by now in anticipation, were urged by the teachers to yell out where they were going: "We're going to Disney!" That's when they were told to look at the last slide, which announced their 2013 field trip wasn't to a fabulous Florida funland, but to a Windsor bowling alley.

Bowling? is that appropriate for 8th graders?

"It's a very intimate situation! It's all sexy with the smoke, and the sweating, and the shoe rental..."

15 posted on 02/21/2013 8:56:17 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (I think, therefore I am what I yam, and that's all I yam - "Popeye" Descartes)
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To: Oztrich Boy

Sick.


16 posted on 02/21/2013 9:00:24 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: Dallas59

I say take the kids to WDW with $ from the teachers’ pension


17 posted on 02/21/2013 9:02:46 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: Dallas59

Very likely the most important lesson these kids will ever learn in their public school.


18 posted on 02/21/2013 9:06:59 PM PST by OKRA2012
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To: Dallas59

“He said part of his weekend was spent convincing his three children that “this is not the norm” and that teachers, as authority figures, should continue to be respected and trusted.”

Remember Children, the government is your authority figure and should be respected and trusted... because... you have no other choice.


19 posted on 02/21/2013 9:07:36 PM PST by Skywise
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To: Skywise

“Hey...Teacher....Leave those kids alone.”


20 posted on 02/21/2013 9:08:38 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Dallas59

“Bonnie Stewart, mother of twins who attend Grade 8 at Roseland, came home at 5 p.m. Friday to find both her kids already in their beds. She woke her son, who told her everything.”

8th graders in bed at 5:00pm on a Friday? What the.....


21 posted on 02/21/2013 9:15:06 PM PST by peggybac (My boss I respect, my father I revered. Chris Rock, Mr. Obama is NOT my boss or my father.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

LOL!
Yeah, I had the specifics messed up, but that’s the story I remembered.
Thanks for finding that.


22 posted on 02/21/2013 9:28:29 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Dallas59

HA-ha!


23 posted on 02/21/2013 9:42:31 PM PST by Ken H
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To: Mase

There are new public school horror stories daily, see Massataxes for instance, and parents who were desensitized too don’t know or don’t think its their business to do anything about it


24 posted on 02/21/2013 9:47:06 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Oztrich Boy

Why would you allow your kids to go on overnight trips with these pervs in the first place?


25 posted on 02/21/2013 9:49:25 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: CaptainK

I just wanted to know the motivation for such a trick. It was mentioned near the end of the article.

We need to get our kids out of public school.


26 posted on 02/21/2013 9:55:20 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: fanfan; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...
Thanks fanfan.

To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

27 posted on 02/21/2013 9:59:36 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Dallas59

just what you would expect when dumb idiots get put in charge. I think their utter lack of honesty and empathy should get them fired, every last one of them.


28 posted on 02/21/2013 10:12:52 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

The Toyota woman won her lawsuit. In fairness, the kids should also sue their teachers.


29 posted on 02/22/2013 12:50:56 AM PST by Rybashka
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To: Dallas59
He said part of his weekend was spent convincing his three children that "this is not the norm" and that teachers, as authority figures, should continue to be respected and trusted.

Whatever happened to "Question authority"?

This father definintely drank the kool-aid

30 posted on 02/22/2013 11:45:40 AM PST by Don W (There is no gun problem, there is a lack of humanity problem!)
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To: Lancey Howard

Good memory. I looked it up and she got her real Toyota:

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/2002/05/09/toy-yoda.htm


31 posted on 02/22/2013 11:46:18 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Dallas59
"I have a lot of respect for teachers..."

Live and learn.

32 posted on 02/22/2013 11:53:58 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Jodee Berry ...a former Hooters waitress

Are they serious? Is this the same Hooters that is known for ...

33 posted on 02/22/2013 4:14:59 PM PST by Dartman (Mubarak and Gaddafi are going to look like choirboys when this is over)
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