posted on Jan, 3 2008 @ 07:36 PM
We have let political correctness and fear of lawsuits replace reason and being humane. One remedy would be to require that anyone who imposes PC
rules like this one is liable for all attorney and court costs plus the punishment that would have been given had the person been found guilty. And
this includes all of the ones involved. In this case it would be the two teachers and the officers, AND those responsible for the school rule, that
is, the principal and/or the school board. If the child was charged with a felony that called for, say six months in jail, and a jury found her
innocent. She would receive all the associated costs from EACH of the ones involved in her arrest, and EVERY one of them would be sentenced to six
months in jail. Agreed that most of the sentences would be suspended, but it would scare the hell out of everyone involved in this silliness.
In other words we have to punish the people who do stupid things because of stupid rules. Then maybe they'd learn to use common sense.
Geez, 65 years ago when I was in school, would pack my lunch of two buttered slices of bread sprinkled with salt and pepper, then include a nice ripe
juicy home-grown tomato. I'd cut it with my jack knife and put on the bread. Had she done that in the morning, by lunch I'd have had a soggy mess.
Strangely, I probably had a hundred tomato sandwiches at school and it never occurred to me to stab someone with my jack knife.