posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 07:32 PM
I'm unclear as to what the actual intention of the Principle was.. making them sit and hold hands. Like previously mentioned on this thread, is that
like shaking hands or hugging to show everyone else the 'issue' is resolved in a friendly and mature way?
Or perhaps, was the mention of homosexuality by the Principle just warning shot to the kids of, 'If you choose in-school, this will be your
punishment.. and remember, you two holding hands isn't going to be easy. There's gonna be a lot of people calling you names..' because he knows his
schools' population is relatively intolerant?
That being said, even IF he personally didn't tell other students to participate, and even IF it was just a 'possible outcome' of the punishment,
the fact that he'd offer that as one of the options for consequence is just stupid.
I think my favorite part of the whole thing is, aren't we supposed to be teaching our kids/the next generation tolerance? And what sort of message
does that send to anyone, parent or student, if humiliation (via a predjudicial context), is an acceptable form of punishment?
Last but not least, I hope at least 1 member of the faculty is gay. Just one. That's all it would take. And may he or she high-5 the Principle for
his actions. In the face. With a chair.