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High school punishes student for giving drunk friend a ride

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by MJ5150, Oct 15, 2013.


  1. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
  2. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    Yeah I had read about this. Just another example of how stupid "zero tolerance" policies can get.
     
  3. hover

    hover

    Oct 4, 2008
    Massachusetts
    I've been following this...absolutely ludicrous on the school boards part. What, would they have preferred the drunk student drive themself home? This girl should be commended, but instead...no good deed goes unpunished. Disgraceful. So much for fostering good values.
     
  4. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid I don't play bass

    Apr 10, 2009
    Canada
    Any school that tries to tell me what to do outside of class hours can go **** itself. And that is besides the point that it makes no sense at all.
     
  5. Mktrat

    Mktrat Seriously, are we not doing phrasing anymore? Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2013
    The Mitten
    Yeah THIS^^^^
     
  6. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    I mostly agree, but as a student athlete, I believe most schools require those students to sign and adhere to a code of conduct. I know I did when I was in school, but maybe those aren't around anymore?

    -Mike
     
  7. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    There's still codes of conduct as far as I know. I'm thinking that they're going at this with the angle that she was "aiding and abetting" the underage drinking by giving her friend the ride rather than calling her parents for example. Still BS in my opinion, but that's the only way it even makes a little sense to me..
     
  8. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid I don't play bass

    Apr 10, 2009
    Canada
    For some reason only the hockey team at my high-school had that, and it wasn't enforced much.

    Then again the legal drinking age in my province is 19, it's 18 where I currently live. Alcohol isn't demonized nearly as much and nobody bats an eye to the sight of a 17 year old with a beer.
     
  9. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Looking for a gig around East Islip, NY!

    Jan 13, 2008
    It's absolutely atrocious that our society has allowed these rules to continue to exist in our school system.
     
  10. zero tolerance policies are stupid. no better word for it.
     
  11. jp58

    jp58

    Dec 9, 2009
    Tennessee
    Yep. I'm yours for the 4, 5, 8 hours that I'm there.

    At one point, APSU had a "no drinking while in a school t-shirt" policy.
     
  12. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    I blame the lawyers. The constant threat of litigation requires that specific methods and rules be required and adhered to without regard to common sense, like in this situation. The punishment here is likely from the school district and not the particular school itself.
     
  13. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    In as far as zero tolerance policies - lawyers, yeah definitely.

    School officials who want an "easy way out" I suspect also but I think that "entitled parents" also share a big part of the blame.
    Having three kids in the public school system right now, I've seen enough to wonder what it must be like to be a decision-maker in a given school district... I think I would go nuts having to deal with some of the parents I've seen... :eek:
     
  14. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Banned

    Feb 13, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
    I make a point of wearing my (ultraconservative) school's swag when doing "unsavory" things.
     
  15. LiquidMidnight

    LiquidMidnight

    Dec 25, 2000
    "I may play ball next fall, but I will never sign that. Now me and my loser friends are gonna head out to buy Aerosmith tickets. Top priority of the summer."
     
  16. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Pink quote FTW!

    -Mike
     
  17. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

    Jul 7, 2009
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    A school/school district having a jobsworth attitude regarding a student? Unbelievable! Next they're going to claim these people are civil servants....
     
  18. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    It's all about power, this is why we had a 7th grader suspended for the ENTIRE YEAR for playing with an airsoft gun in his own yard!

    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/201...ed-for-the-year-after-toy-pellet-gun-incident

    I think the only zero tolerance policy we need in our schools is one for stupid educators.
     
  19. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid I don't play bass

    Apr 10, 2009
    Canada
    Silly Americans.
     
  20. hbarcat

    hbarcat Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Rochelle, Illinois
    The lesson here is that the girl should have called a parent to give her drunk friend a ride home.

    The other lesson is that we should act surprised when high school kids get drunk at parties and refuse to call anyone to pick them up knowing that a parent will necessarily be informed. I hope the school district is happy with their policy knowing it will result in more teens driving drunk.



    ******* nitwits. :rollno:
     

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