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Student disciplined after stopping out-of-control school bus

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posted on Mar, 17 2008 @ 11:53 AM
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Seems pretty strait forward to me. You get caught cutting class and you get detention. It's always been that way. Yes she can be commended for saving all of those kids, but I guarantee that wasn't on her 'to do' list that morning when she decided not to go to class.

At that point, the judgment call comes down on her part. Do I help people and face the consequences of being caught breaking the rules, or do I ignore those in need to prevent my own punishment. She did the right thing, and she's getting what is rightly coming to her.

And one day detention is nothing. I could do that standing on my head.




posted on Mar, 18 2008 @ 09:18 AM
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People shouldn't be mistreated or punished for doing something as harmless as skipping a damn class, after saving humans.



posted on Mar, 18 2008 @ 10:24 AM
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Originally posted by Chad Andrew
People shouldn't be mistreated or punished for doing something as harmless as skipping a damn class, after saving humans.


Why not? The two incidences are completely unrelated. And when she woke up that morning, she didn't intend on saving anyone. She did plan on skipping school.

She should be rewarded for saving the kids, and punished for skipping school.

Like I said, cut and dry.



posted on Mar, 18 2008 @ 10:51 AM
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I think you should treat everything with compassion and understanding. She was feeling sick and decided to head home. It's not like she was cutting class to go home and play video games.
Even though it seems cut and dried according to their rules, nothing ever really is. Especially if you want kids to grow up without contempt for laws. Rather than enforcing rules, use common sense. Even some cops know this, they let people off for minor things if they realize they made an honest mistake.
Being stubborn and unflinching with respect to laws and rules.. But there are always exceptions to make.
And sure, nobody wakes up thinking "I'm going to save someone today", but that's what you do when the situation comes up. Whether it's self preservation, or a selfless heroic act.

It's just my opinion, and a moot point now anyway, since I'm sure she's already served detention, and like people said, it's easy to do. But it's the principle of the matter that's probably most important.

I guess they showed her right from wrong.



posted on Mar, 18 2008 @ 11:18 AM
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I'm not saying that there should be no compassion, only that one shouldn't just expect compassion. The school isn't under any obligation to show compassion for this incident. And if she really did 'feel sick' then there are proper routes for this too.

And she's a student, they come up with a lot of reasons to skip school. I've played sick for more than my share of days off.



posted on Mar, 18 2008 @ 10:30 PM
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Punishment for helping people? That's just sick. If I was that girl, I sure as heck wouldn't go to Saturday detention for helping people out. I'd purposely refuse to go to that detention just to make a point, but that's me. I applaud this girl for her actions, and I also hope she'll stay in school instead of skipping class in the future


slight aside: Saturday detention? I've never heard of such a thing. How would they possibly enforce it? When I was in school, NO ONE would have gone to a Saturday detention if a teacher had even dared propose such a thing.



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