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NEWS: Students Rewarded for Tattling at School

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posted on Apr, 26 2005 @ 10:17 AM
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Students now have an easier way to make a couple of hundred dollars and it has nothing to do with after-school jobs or chores yet everything to do with tattling on fellow classmates. Recent Tragedies like the Columbine and Red Lake, MN., School massacre's have now motivated more school officials to offer rewards such as cash and other prizes to students who report classmates that use/sell drugs, commit vandalism, steal or carry weapons and other crimes at school. Some schools are paying $100.00 for minor crimes such as theft and vandalism however; the figure goes up to around $500 for information about a planned crime that includes the use of a gun.
 



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For a growing number of students, the easiest way to make a couple of hundred dollars has nothing to do with chores or after-school jobs, and everything to do with informing on classmates.

Tragedies like last month's deadly shooting at a Red Lake, Minn., school have prompted more schools to offer cash and other prizes including pizza and premium parking spots to students who report classmates who carry guns, drugs or alcohol, commit vandalism or otherwise break school rules.

"For kids of that age, it's hard for them to tell on their
peers. This gives them an opportunity to step up if they know something that will help us make an arrest," said James Kinchen, an assistant school superintendent in Houston County, Ga., which earlier this month started offering rewards of up to $100 for reporting relatively minor crimes like vandalism or theft and $500 for information about a crime, or plans for a crime, involving a gun.



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Yet another a knee-jerk reaction to student violence.

Why on earth aren’t the parents teaching their kids to report students they think may be planning crimes or shootings? Better yet, they should be keeping a better eye on their own kids to make sure they never commit any crimes.

I realize that all kids are going to go thru a phase of playing pranks and yes even stealing a candy bar but this current craze of copycat shootings and school violence in general has to be stopped.



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posted on Apr, 26 2005 @ 10:27 AM
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So the policing and ratting out of eachother is drilled in at highschool now?



posted on Apr, 26 2005 @ 10:46 AM
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So the policing and ratting out of eachother is drilled in at highschool now?


I take it you advocate turning a blind eye to criminal activity?



posted on Apr, 26 2005 @ 11:07 AM
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by thematrix
So the policing and ratting out of eachother is drilled in at highschool now?

one step closer to the Neo-Con dream of Nazi-Amerika.



posted on Apr, 26 2005 @ 02:26 PM
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Not at all Skibum, but I don't like kids getting groomed and tought to rat out on everything and everyone for the least thing that happens or "might" happen.

And paying money rewards is even worse.

The generation they are breeding now is gona be the one that in 20 years calls the cops on you because you were watching an action movie about terrorists to which you were laughing and you'll get arrested on "maybe posibly sometime (or maybe not) (but then again maybe so) sympathize with terrorists or criminals or whatever" charges.

Not to mention there are no bigger lying, cheating, backstabbing and hating people on earth then children in highschool. They'll be filling charges against everything and everyone, earn money by it and it'll be your word against theirs. And you'll be the one having your life #ed up because of it.



posted on Apr, 26 2005 @ 02:45 PM
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1984

Luv it


No peer pressure and fear of retaliation vs. $$$

which will win out?



posted on Apr, 26 2005 @ 02:49 PM
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Kids in highschool dont have ANY rights. They are minors. I think its a good idea.



posted on Apr, 26 2005 @ 03:01 PM
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Why don't they just spend more time teaching the kids right from wrong in the first place? Why start paying kids for something they should feel is their obligation? I mean think about it. How long before someone is set up, just so some kid can get a couple of bucks? It's not difficult to plant a bag of weed in someone's backpack or locker. Bam, $100. New PS2 game. Some poor sap gets thrown in jail because some other kid wants a paycheck. And that's $100 that could have been used to pay a teacher, get a couple of text books, even go towards a counselor that could have helped the truly troubled kids. What happened to the philosophy that doing a good deed was its own reward? I guess there's not any money in it. So lets teach our kids that the only things worth doing are the things you get paid for. Beautiful...



posted on Apr, 26 2005 @ 07:39 PM
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I'm getting a bad feeling about this. Whats to stop kids from making up crap about fellow students? The other problem I see is that kids are already being backstabbing @$$holes, the last thing kids need is more incentive to do such a thing.

Of course this may needed to get kids to backstab at an early age. I learned early on in life that those who tattle may benefit society, but at their own expense. By high school a single incident can forever label you as a "nark". Such a sad policy of the hierarchy. So once you get as far as high school the concept of "narking is bad" is more drilled into students heads than "drugs are bad".

Either way I don't see this benefitting anybody. Those who would be told of such things won't tattle, those who would tattle won't be told. And now kids have a way to make profits off of backstabbing their peers.



posted on Apr, 26 2005 @ 07:44 PM
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Originally posted by cyberdude78
I'm getting a bad feeling about this. Whats to stop kids from making up crap about fellow students? The other problem I see is that kids are already being backstabbing @$$holes, the last thing kids need is more incentive to do such a thing.

Happens now! With this the rules change. Now some kid might 'snitch' to get gas money for the weekend


Bad thing is now the incentives have raised the bar. Are other kids going to put out contracts on the snitches?(don't take offense, I really think this is a good idea)



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