Skip to comments.School Backs Down, Won’t Punish Grads For Tossing Caps In The Air
Posted on 05/29/2014 6:53:41 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
NORRIDGE, Ill. (CBS) Less than a day after telling graduates they would not receive their diplomas until they apologize for tossing their caps in the air despite being told not to a suburban school district has reversed course.
On Wednesday, Ridgewood Community High School District Supt. Robert Lupo posted on his blog that Ridgewood High School graduates repeatedly were told not to throw their caps in the air at the end of Tuesday nights commencement ceremony, because people could get hurt.
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Sorry Ridgewood. That’s a time honored tradition in American schools, both high school and college. Deal with it.
Public school admnnistration: Last refuge for tyrants and petty dictators.
You know how brutal those clothe covered cap edges can be...wow what a wuss. Can he walk with the sun behind him for fear of his shadow?
And last refuge for perfect examples of the Peter Principle.
Maybe if they were graduating from German World War 1 recreation school I could see the risk of injury.
You know we need to make fun if these idiots not take them seriously. They need a few wedgies and to be strung up on the flag pole. I think it’s time to embrace the “bully” title.
You and me agree on that, but unfortunately for us, it’s a brave new stupid world. Heard this discussed on a talk show today, and while the hosts initially took the side of tradition, a lot of callers pointed out that the problem is not the kids who toss their caps in the air, but the stupid yay-hoos who frisbee them at other people, or out into the crowd. One guy said he got a scratched cornea being beaned by a spinning cap. The tradition would be fine if the kids all respected it, but, well, you know the era we’re living in. FReegards.
See my #10. Unfortunately, it’s apparently not just “cap tossing” anymore. More like spinning mortar boards.
After reading the article, perhaps the retiring superintendent shouldn’t receive his pension until he apologizes for treating his newest alumni and voting constituents of his school district in a “disrespectful and insubordinate manner.”
We’re finally at the confluence of enough cheap technology to catch and prosecute each thrower and enough attorneys to pursue each victim and we’ll let this slide? /s
I think they still do it .... some 50 years later.
“One guy said he got a scratched cornea being beaned by a spinning cap.”
If your worried about life outside the bubble, perhaps you should stay away from other humans...
He's right, you know. Over that past ten years, I must have read that 100 people were decapitated by flying mortarboards. This guy was personally responsible for a number of them...
Idea. A new kind of hat for today’s grads. Mortarboards are so old school.
That’s why I call them out.
Next up...concussions from mortarboards. Obama can host a summit on graduation concussions or scratched corneas.
Um, I don't think even people outside the bubble expect to get a scratched cornea at a graduation ceremony.
Sounds like assault to me
“Um, I don’t think even people outside the bubble expect to get a scratched cornea at a graduation ceremony.”
Sh!t happens. This has been going on at least 50 years since my graduation.
If you don’t feel comfortable wear safety glasses or don’t go...
Or charge them with assault
Sunds like an accident to me.
No one ever expects a scratched cornea...
They might replace the mortarboard toss with a High School District Superintendent toss.
If they all launched their hats like missiles at school officials, how long would it take to ban them?
The piece of paper you get that the call your diploma is just a piece a paper. Your final transcript is the only thing a college or employer should ever want to see. That is the document that proves you completed the requirements of the school.
I did a search for "razor edged mortarboard" but found nothing. Might be a business opportunity.
Well you know those caps are black, and of course tossing them might be construed as a symbol of white privilege tossing black people aside so that black people don’t get anything. That might offend people. So, we can’t toss black caps.
some of these caps are actually “assault caps.” In the right hands they can be deadly. There was a character in a James Bond movie who used an assault cap. He could cut your head clean off.
Yes, Oddjob in Goldfinger:
Some of these folks can’t wait for the Zager and Evans song to come true. I wonder if they ever try to consider who will be at the controls of all the devices that make it unnecessary for them to move or do other “dangerous” activities...