She may have been an angry creative or an even more undesirable straight
up right brainer.
How dare some of these students be so antisocial as to have unacceptable
skills that are outside the box of sports, spelling, and brown nosing?
And how dare they be such trouble makers if they don't like teachers
brow beating those unacceptable skills out of them?
If they arrested everyone who ever wished that "W" were dead, half the
country would be in jail.
BTW, I once heard it suggested that capital punishment is an excellent way
to implement term limits at all levels.
Bob Kaplow NAR # 18L >>> To reply, there's no internet on Mars (yet)! <<<
Kaplow Klips & Baffle: http://nira-rocketry.org/Document/MayJun00.pdf
Just in the interest of having at least a few facts...
Took me a while to find this article. But it does a good job of showing
the school's side of the case, and quotes the specific laws under which
the girl was charged.
From the article:
So, with a mumbling "I dunno" kind of response, maybe the school
officials felt the girl might actually pose a danger to someone. And of
course once you escalate something, it gets escalated all the way --
because nobody wants to be the one that decides to give a break to
someone who later turns out to be a psycho.
Personally I think the girl showed poor judgment to write what she did,
and worse judgment in how she chose to respond to questions about her
composition. I also think the school overreacted. But then, I don't
know the girl, which presumably the school does.
So the school escalated things _after_ consulting the girl's parents and
other authorities... Maybe there's more to the story than what's in the
Gordon S. Hlavenka http://www.crashelectronics.com
If your teacher tells you to Question Authority
One would hope so, because on the face of it a "reasonable person"
could not possibly interpret "the statement as a serious expression of
intent to harm or assault."
It's not like this was new, only the reaction. Lo these many decades
ago, a friend wrote a similar paper on the topic of how to improve the
human gene pool, for biology class. The paper was then openly
discussed, talking about criteria for selecting the victims, etc.
A good lession in natural selection and evolution. Wait, are we still
allowed to talk about evolution?
On Sat, 22 Oct 2005 10:02:03 -0400, email@example.com wrote:
Nuts! It was so peaceful and quite here for a while. Can't you just
let sleeping dogs lie? You have to ask "The Economist" if he feels
threatened by stupid a 14 year old girl, armed with a civics paper
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