posted on Sep, 6 2014 @ 10:57 PM
Having read the articles and reviewed the video tape the following can be stated:
The facts of this is the following:
The school has a rule/policy that cell phones are not allowed to be used during class. The student violated the rule by using her cell phone while in
class. The student chose not to turn over said cell phone or hang up when instructed by the teacher. The teacher expelled said student from the
class, and then the student encountered the Vice Principle in the hall. The VP demanded that she turn over the cell phone, again, the student refused
and left. The police were called and then proceeded to demand the cell phone, and the student refused, at which the police took action.
There are several things that many tend to forget. The schools, these days, are not allowed to touch a child, they cannot do anything physical to a
child, in fact most schools have a policy to call the police when there is a disruptive student and have more of a hands off approach. So here is the
question, would this be an issue, or news worthy if the girl followed the rules? If she did not use her cell phone while in class? Or handed it over
in the first place?
Everyone is so anxious to take the girls side, yet ignore the fact that she knowingly and deliberately ignored the rules, and acted as if such did not
apply to her. What makes her so special that she can ignore the rules? Nothing at all. If anything it shows a poor character on her part, and does
not bode well for her future if she can not follow rules where she is. What if this had been a job, would there have been the same uproar if her boss
wrote her up for violating a no cell phone policy that is enforced to everyone there?
She did not do what her teacher told her to do, did not follow or do what the VP did, and she did resist and refuse to follow the directions of the
officer. How many chances did she need or should have received? She had more than ample opportunity to follow the rules, and chose not to.
Perhaps we need to go back to the day where a parent could spank a child and allow for such in the school. May mean a lot less of the police being
involved in schools.