posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 11:52 AM
I heard this story yesterday and was completely outraged!
All self-taught, Bryan plays the piano by ear, he writes and sings Rap music, shoots and produces his own videos, and creates compelling photographs,
often using himself as the subject. But his creativity and impulsiveness got him in big trouble last Friday at his school, Colonial Forge High School.
"The mascot is an eagle, but it wasn't there. No mascot, no fun." So he decided to be the new mascot: Banana Man. He put on his banana costume and ran
out on the football field at Colonial Forge High School during halftime, just after the band finished. On YouTube videos, you can hear students
cheering on the Banana Man. They loved it. But the principal, Dr. Karen Spillman, did not.
The police escorted this boy off the field, HANDCUFFED him, and put him in the back of a squad car!
I am truly surprised they didn't tase him.
Bryan has been suspended for 10 days and is facing expulsion from school!
What is wrong with this picture? This is not only ridiculous, but a gross abuse of power. Honestly, public education has sunk to a new low. Their
idea of discipline or consequence is to let the courts deal with it.
Most are too lazy to get up off their ass and help kids learn from their mistakes.
To show you how misguided the system is, I will share an incident that happened at my daughter's middle school.
An eighth grade student brought a knife to school, took it out in the lunch room and began cutting himself.
Now, you might be thinking something like a pocket knife? Oh No! This was a hunting knife with an 8 inch blade!!
Was he arrested? No! His mother was called, met with the principal and the kid was given a 3 day suspension!!!
Again, I ask you what is wrong with this picture?
As always, thanks for your time.
edit on 23-9-2011 by paxnatus because: link