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School Backs Down, Won’t Punish Grads For Tossing Caps In The Air
WBBM.COM ^ | 29 MAY 2014 | WBBM.COM

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 night’s commencement ceremony, because people could get hurt.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicago.cbslocal.com ...


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1 posted on 05/29/2014 6:53:41 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Sorry Ridgewood. That’s a time honored tradition in American schools, both high school and college. Deal with it.


2 posted on 05/29/2014 6:56:50 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
#1 lesson you must learn in an American government school - you must respect our authoritah.


3 posted on 05/29/2014 6:57:45 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Public school admnnistration: Last refuge for tyrants and petty dictators.


4 posted on 05/29/2014 6:58:29 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: MichaelCorleone

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?


5 posted on 05/29/2014 7:00:33 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: lightman

And last refuge for perfect examples of the Peter Principle.


6 posted on 05/29/2014 7:01:31 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Maybe if they were graduating from German World War 1 recreation school I could see the risk of injury.


7 posted on 05/29/2014 7:02:14 PM PDT by LukeL
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To: lightman

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.


8 posted on 05/29/2014 7:02:26 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
sure, it's all fun and games till somebody gets their eye poked out... /S

Nanny High?

9 posted on 05/29/2014 7:03:31 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: MichaelCorleone

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.


10 posted on 05/29/2014 7:05:43 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: jsanders2001

See my #10. Unfortunately, it’s apparently not just “cap tossing” anymore. More like spinning mortar boards.


11 posted on 05/29/2014 7:08:04 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: lightman

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.”


12 posted on 05/29/2014 7:09:27 PM PDT by CaptainMorgantown
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

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


13 posted on 05/29/2014 7:11:00 PM PDT by posterchild (It takes a politician to declare a settled science.)
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To: MichaelCorleone
High school graduation was capped off with a fun/drunk ride through Mayberry ... mooning the populace.

I think they still do it .... some 50 years later.

14 posted on 05/29/2014 7:12:51 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: JennysCool

“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...


15 posted on 05/29/2014 7:22:27 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
"...because people could get hurt."

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...


16 posted on 05/29/2014 7:26:21 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: jsanders2001

Idea. A new kind of hat for today’s grads. Mortarboards are so old school.


17 posted on 05/29/2014 7:27:40 PM PDT by taterjay
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To: jsanders2001

That’s why I call them out.


18 posted on 05/29/2014 7:28:10 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: babygene

Next up...concussions from mortarboards. Obama can host a summit on graduation concussions or scratched corneas.


19 posted on 05/29/2014 7:28:48 PM PDT by taterjay
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To: babygene
If your worried about life outside the bubble, perhaps you should stay away from other humans...

Um, I don't think even people outside the bubble expect to get a scratched cornea at a graduation ceremony.

20 posted on 05/29/2014 7:29:21 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: JennysCool

Sounds like assault to me


21 posted on 05/29/2014 7:32:17 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: JennysCool

“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...


22 posted on 05/29/2014 8:06:37 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: babygene

Or charge them with assault


23 posted on 05/29/2014 8:08:46 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL; JennysCool

Sunds like an accident to me.


24 posted on 05/29/2014 8:10:42 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: JennysCool
Um, I don't think even people outside the bubble expect to get a scratched cornea at a graduation ceremony.

No one ever expects a scratched cornea...


25 posted on 05/29/2014 8:11:40 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

They might replace the mortarboard toss with a High School District Superintendent toss.


26 posted on 05/29/2014 8:24:42 PM PDT by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: TChad

If they all launched their hats like missiles at school officials, how long would it take to ban them?


27 posted on 05/29/2014 8:27:04 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

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.


28 posted on 05/29/2014 8:46:34 PM PDT by Steven Scharf
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To: GeronL
If they all launched their hats like missiles at school officials, how long would it take to ban them?

I did a search for "razor edged mortarboard" but found nothing. Might be a business opportunity.

29 posted on 05/29/2014 8:52:49 PM PDT by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

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.


30 posted on 05/29/2014 8:52:59 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: Free Vulcan

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.


31 posted on 05/29/2014 10:28:06 PM PDT by Vehmgericht
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To: Vehmgericht
There was a character in a James Bond movie who used an assault cap.

Yes, Oddjob in Goldfinger:


32 posted on 05/30/2014 12:40:43 AM PDT by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

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...


33 posted on 05/30/2014 3:54:25 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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