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Girls play game of strip volleyball
Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 7 November 2001 | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Posted on 11/08/2001 6:27:45 AM PST by Fintan

FORT WORTH, Texas - Girl volleyball players at a Fort Worth middle school were asked by their coaches to play a game of "strip serve" volleyball, which school administrators criticized as inappropriate after some parents complained.

During the drill, held Sept. 21 at the Gene Pike Middle School gym, two girls took their shirts off and one girl may have taken off her shorts, district officials said.

Three female coaches supervised the 22 eighth-graders while they played the game, which required that team members take off shoes, socks, kneepads or hair accessories if a player missed a serve. After a few girls took it upon themselves to undress further, the drill was immediately stopped, administrators said.

The drill should have never been conducted, Northwest Independent School District Superintendent Keith Sockwell said on Monday.

"I thought it was the most stupid thing I ever heard. You just don't do things like that," he said.

An investigation began after several parents complained about the activity. Statements were taken from the players and the coaches, officials said.

The girls' written statements indicated that, for the most part, they were not upset about the game, Pike Principal Kyle Copp said. The coaches were "remorseful," he said.

The three coaches, whom the district declined to name, are still employed, Deputy Superintendent Ron Hibbs said. Some parents said that even though the coaches apologized to the players, they should have been punished.

"It's an appalling story," said the mother of a Pike volleyball player, who asked that her name not be used. "They got no reprimand for this that the kids could see. Nobody sees that there's consequences to bad choices."

Said another: "I think it was an error in judgment, and that's all it was - plain and simple."



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1 posted on 11/08/2001 6:27:45 AM PST by Fintan
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To: Fintan
The coaches were probably graduates of Wellesly College.
3 posted on 11/08/2001 6:31:07 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: Cyber Liberty
I shouldn't have to remind you that threads of this nature are required to have pictures.

Maybe not of these particular girls -- 8th graders. Remember: 13 will get you 20.

5 posted on 11/08/2001 6:33:30 AM PST by r9etb
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To: Fintan
"I thought it was the most stupid thing I ever heard. You just don't do things like that," he said.

Naw. Sticking your face in a fan is far stupider...

6 posted on 11/08/2001 6:33:38 AM PST by Junior
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To: Cyber Liberty
These were middle school girls....no pics, please. Now of course, if this were some college on a beach in California, THAT would be different :)
7 posted on 11/08/2001 6:33:45 AM PST by egarvue
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To: Cyber Liberty
Ummm . . . they were 8th graders. I'd just as soon skip pictures of them and move on to pictures of more mature volleyballers - like Gabriella Reece, perhaps?
8 posted on 11/08/2001 6:34:02 AM PST by wideawake
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To: Fintan
The three coaches, whom the district declined to name, are still employed ...

Why?

9 posted on 11/08/2001 6:34:12 AM PST by dighton
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To: Cyber Liberty
Um, they are in eighth grade and like 13 years old.
10 posted on 11/08/2001 6:34:49 AM PST by Methos8
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To: Fintan
Said another: "I think it was an error in judgment, and that's all it was - plain and simple."

These jerks could discover this purported error in judgment has contractual or even legal consequences.

The FIRST error in judgment had to be the day these three adult imposters were hired.

11 posted on 11/08/2001 6:35:57 AM PST by GretchenEE
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To: Fintan
Girls play game of strip volleyball (at Middle School)

What the f***?

12 posted on 11/08/2001 6:35:58 AM PST by sargon
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To: Methos8
Hmmmmm....is Paula Poundstone teaching phys ed now??
13 posted on 11/08/2001 6:36:54 AM PST by 1 FELLOW FREEPER
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To: Cyber Liberty
Boy, am I glad that you said it first. The minute I saw the headline, that's the first thing that I thought of as well.

I'm glad someone else is taking the heat.

But a Møøse once bit my sister while she was playing strip volleyball. Got her right in the service.

14 posted on 11/08/2001 6:37:11 AM PST by BlueLancer
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To: Cyber Liberty
These are eighth graders. The appropriate picture is of Gabrielle Reese, as she was also once as 8th grade volleyball player.
15 posted on 11/08/2001 6:37:36 AM PST by NittanyLion
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To: dighton
The three coaches, whom the district declined to name, are still employed ...

Why?

Silly goose, you can't fire a dyke! That just isn't politically correct.

16 posted on 11/08/2001 6:38:26 AM PST by hopespringseternal
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To: Fintan
Said another: "I think it was an error in judgment, and that's all it was - plain and simple."

Why is it that these dumbasses think that classifying their outrageous behavior as "errors in judgment" exonerates them?

17 posted on 11/08/2001 6:38:37 AM PST by HIDEK6
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To: Cyber Liberty
pictures

OF 8th GRADERS !!!??? your on the wrong board...

18 posted on 11/08/2001 6:40:02 AM PST by is_is
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To: NittanyLion

Oh, all right...


19 posted on 11/08/2001 6:42:38 AM PST by Fintan
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To: Fintan
"The three (female) coaches, whom the district declined to name, are still employed"

If the coaches were male does anyone think they would still be employed?

The real question: What's the difference between 3 Lezzies gawking at girls vs. 3 guys...????

20 posted on 11/08/2001 6:43:29 AM PST by TRY ONE
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To: HIDEK6
The teachers very poorly conceived idea wasn't 'outrageous behavior.' The girls took the game too far, as 14 year olds are wont to do. The coaches screwed up, and now know not to introduce 'strip' ANYTHING in practice.

They should've known that BEFORE this story, though, and do need some serious reprimand. I don't think firing is quite appropriate, unless they have a few other little details in their employment records.

*Hanging my head in shame that I have to stick up for my fellow teachers in more and more stories like this one!*

21 posted on 11/08/2001 6:43:31 AM PST by Teacher317
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To: Fintan
The coaches were female. If they were male, this would be splashed from one end of the world to the other - and the libs would be out in force.

I find it difficult to believe that our public school system is so devoid of standards for proper behavior. But then, its been a long slow slide downhill ever since Dewey.

22 posted on 11/08/2001 6:44:13 AM PST by daniel boob
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To: Fintan
OK, I'll be the male pig that I am and take the bait. I would LOVE to see a game of strip volley ball with Britney Spears, Jessica Alba, Cristina Aguilera, Shakira and Hillary Clinton.
23 posted on 11/08/2001 6:44:21 AM PST by Clemenza
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To: Fintan
Just imagine what would have happened if the coaches were MEN!
But, since it was women coaches, it was "...an error in judgment..."
If it HAD been male coaches this certainly wouldn't be "all it was",
and certainly not "plain and simple".
24 posted on 11/08/2001 6:44:47 AM PST by freefly
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To: Fintan
In all seriousness, considering the age of these girls, I would take my children out of this school if I were a parent. I would also wish some "Sicillian Justice" on the admistration.
25 posted on 11/08/2001 6:45:43 AM PST by Clemenza
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To: r9etb
Have you seen 8th grade girls today?

They look like juniors in high school back in the 60's. [Might have something to do with all the hormones our food producers stuff into chickens and beef cattle].

There was a PBS special about 13 to 15 year old girls from a wealthy suburb in the South having sex orgies and drug partys with jocks all night. The guys would line up and go into a bedroom for "free monicas" .... PBS actually interviewed some of the girls. The girls gave very, very graphic descriptions of what went on and how messed up the girls were (far worse than the famous "blue dress") after these sessions.

Let's face reality. Our society has been totally corrupted. The publicity about Clinton's "monicas" has changed teen attitudes about sex forever ....

"No, Mommy. Tommy and I aren't having sex .... we're just playing around a little bit ...."

26 posted on 11/08/2001 6:46:23 AM PST by ex-Texan
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To: BlueLancer
Mind you, moose bites kan be pretti nasti.
27 posted on 11/08/2001 6:47:08 AM PST by Xenalyte
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To: Fintan
Hey just your typical Predator Lesbo Dykes sizing up the new meat in your public schools!

I wonder how many of the Predator Lesbo Dykes are Girl Scout leaders to size up new meat after schools!

I'm glad that I'm homophobic about predators like these queens of diversity! Cracking the code re diversity. Diversity ='s perversity!

28 posted on 11/08/2001 6:47:35 AM PST by Grampa Dave
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To: ex-Texan
Yeah. I call these girls "Britney Spears virgins." "I'm still a virgin, even though I engage in sodomy."
29 posted on 11/08/2001 6:47:48 AM PST by Clemenza
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To: Fintan
.... and the next time someone asks me if my (homeschooled) kids are missing out on "socialization", I'm going to show them this article. Public schools are horrible, appalling unrealistic institutions, run by an ineffectual and malevolent bureaucracy. Why do I say this? Because this "serve or strip" nonsense is all about public humiliation as a disciplinary tool--and the practice is performed everywhere in public schools. This just happened to be an egregious example.
30 posted on 11/08/2001 6:49:01 AM PST by Own Drummer
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To: Fintan
This is just sick and wrong. I've seen adult leagues progress to quesitonable levels, but young girl... the coach is an idiot.
31 posted on 11/08/2001 6:51:03 AM PST by rintense
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To: Clemenza
I would LOVE to see a game of strip volley ball with...Hillary Clinton.???????????????????

Uhhgggghhh, dang, your stomach is stronger than mine. You just had to go and ruin that picture didn't you. That would be mentally debilitating...AAAACCCKKKKKK, heave...

32 posted on 11/08/2001 6:51:11 AM PST by el_texicano
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To: Cyber Liberty; Fintan
No surprise that this already was posted at FR. It's just that kind of story!
33 posted on 11/08/2001 6:51:31 AM PST by mountaineer
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To: Fintan
The girls' written statements indicated that, for the most part, they were not upset about the game,...

For this they have their parents to thank.

34 posted on 11/08/2001 6:52:08 AM PST by Romulus
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To: Fintan
Zero Tolerance for stupid teachers!!
35 posted on 11/08/2001 6:54:18 AM PST by kassie
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To: Fintan
That ain't no 8th grader!
36 posted on 11/08/2001 6:56:52 AM PST by Hugh Akston
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To: GretchenEE
The FIRST error in judgment had to be the day these three adult imposters were hired.

Bull's-eye.

37 posted on 11/08/2001 6:57:09 AM PST by dighton
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To: Clemenza
I would LOVE to see a game of strip volley ball with Britney Spears, Jessica Alba, Cristina Aguilera, Shakira and Hillary Clinton
There is something more than vaguely disturbing about the selection...
38 posted on 11/08/2001 6:58:16 AM PST by Hugh Akston
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To: Teacher317
*Hanging my head in shame that I have to stick up for my fellow teachers in more and more stories like this one!*

FWIW, I agree with your comments....

39 posted on 11/08/2001 6:59:19 AM PST by r9etb
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To: el_texicano; Hugh Akston
Just checking to see if you guys were awake. :-)
40 posted on 11/08/2001 7:00:06 AM PST by Clemenza
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To: Hugh Akston
That ain't no 8th grader!

She was once in 8th grade. That's kinda close...

41 posted on 11/08/2001 7:00:07 AM PST by NittanyLion
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To: Fintan
That's what I get for not reading the article more closely. I was actually refering to pictures of the pedophiles running the volleyball, but it got twisted in the translation.
42 posted on 11/08/2001 7:00:39 AM PST by Cyber Liberty
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To: Fintan
I really didn't want to open this................
43 posted on 11/08/2001 7:00:40 AM PST by kahoutek
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To: Fintan
Girl volleyball players at a Fort Worth middle school were asked by their coaches to play a game of "strip serve" volleyball, which school administrators criticized as inappropriate after some parents complained.

This just begs the question:
Why did the school administrators wait until AFTER some parents complained before criticizing these coaches' behavior?

44 posted on 11/08/2001 7:01:12 AM PST by cuz_it_aint_their_money
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To: Semper Paratus
No, they are in Fort Worth, so they are probably grads of Texas Women's University in Denton. About the same!
45 posted on 11/08/2001 7:01:50 AM PST by I_Publius
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To: Fintan
Let's hear it for public schools....
46 posted on 11/08/2001 7:02:58 AM PST by Terriergal
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To: Cyber Liberty
Very crude.
47 posted on 11/08/2001 7:03:14 AM PST by Terriergal
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To: Terriergal
Try reading my later post, oh rude one.

You know me better than that.

Oh well...scrath one "friend" from my old list....

48 posted on 11/08/2001 7:04:38 AM PST by Cyber Liberty
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To: Fintan
Error in judgement???? What a crock that is. The instructors knew what they were doing. Fire the lot of the perverts.
49 posted on 11/08/2001 7:04:59 AM PST by cynicom
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To: TRY ONE
No doubt they were fans of this idea of cultural enhancement/education: Vagina Monologues .
50 posted on 11/08/2001 7:05:29 AM PST by beowolf
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