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Student suspended for heroic action

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posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 07:27 PM
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The schools seem intent on producing a product afraid to act against agression:



We’ve been hearing a number of reports this past year about students being suspended for being kids and standing up for their constitutional rights. Kindergartners, first and second graders are being punished for pretend shooting with their fingers or supposedly chewing a toaster pastry into the shape of a gun. But have you ever heard of a student being suspended for saving the life of another student?

Last Tuesday morning, 7th grader Briar MacLean was sitting in class. It was a study period. While the teacher was on the far side of the classroom, one student near Briar began to bully another student. Briar saw the bully grab his victim and place him in a headlock when he heard the distinctive click of a knife opening up. That’s when Briar instinctively reacted and got between the two students and pushed the knife-wielding bully away, where he was quickly subdued.

Read more: politicaloutcast.com...



edit on Tue, 04 Jun 2013 19:50:38 -0500 by JacKatMtn because: extags




posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 07:40 PM
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With every one of these ASININE reports, I question my future in education more and more.

Simply unbelievable.



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 07:41 PM
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Umm,.
what school?
where?



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 07:42 PM
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Oh I am sure I'd have been thrown off the property of that school. I read the article and that's outrageous. He may well have saved the kid's life. So few have the guts to do what can make a difference then spend who knows how long afterward talking about what they coulda/woulda/shoulda done. This kid DID it and did it right, by the sound of it.

I'd have gotten thrown out by enthusiastically congratulating my son on a damn fine job and encouraging him to do so again, if anything similar should ever happen ....right in front of school admin. I think I'd take great pride if my son saw that need and stepped in to take action, too. That's the mark of a fine boy growing to become a fine man some day. Not a wimp that would stand and watch a person stabbed when they could have stopped it.

Too many wimps in this world. I guess this shows part of the reason why.
edit on 4-6-2013 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 07:44 PM
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Originally posted by Lil Drummerboy
reply to post by MuzzleBreak
 

Umm,.
what school?
where?



Calgary, Canada
news.nationalpost.com...



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 07:45 PM
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It's important to set an example of constant apathy in school, otherwise children will grow up to become critical thinkers capable of improving the quality of life for everyone.




posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 07:46 PM
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I'd have gotten thrown out by enthusiastically congratulating my son on a damn fine job and encouraging him to do so again, if anything similar should ever happen ....right in front of school admin. I think I'd take great pride if my son saw that need and stepped in to take action, too. That's the mark of a fine boy growing to become a fine man some day. Not a wimp that would stand and watch a person stabbed when they could have stopped it.
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Agreed.

My parents taught me to care for others, and to give help when needed. This kid deserves a freakin' medal, in front of the entire student body, presented by the principal. Nothing less.



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 08:00 PM
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What?....what?......WHAT?!

No! This is a lie! Is this site real?

Someone tell me this site is a propaganda whore monger.



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 08:14 PM
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teachers and principals have become spineless these days,.
they seem to be like robots of which can only follow a certain protocol
No real interest in doing what is right,.

One of the local schools in our area has a principal Gunderson,.
This school is known for a rather well kept secret drug problem. lol
All the kids know it,.but the principal looks the other way,.
This guy is a joke,.he will harass students for just teenagers but wont
do a dam thing about the drug problem.

The fact that this school even considered even reprimanding the boy for
doing something right,. is appalling,. and sends a wrong message.



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 08:14 PM
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Doesn't sound far fetched to me. They already suspend kids for defending themselves. Why wouldn't they suspend someone for defending someone else?



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 08:17 PM
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The article states that he only served the rest of the day in (In-School-Suspension.) - But be that as it may, what I find even more outrageous, is the response that the mother received when she was informed of the situation:


“They phoned me and said, ‘Briar was involved in an incident today.’ That he decided to ‘play hero’ and jump in.”

“I asked: ‘In the time it would have taken him to go get a teacher, could that kid’s throat have been slit?’ She said yes, but that’s beside the point. That we ‘don’t condone heroics in this school.’”


I hope whoever contacted and spoke with the mother gets hit by a train.
_____

The kid honestly shouldn't have been punished what-so-ever. And the staff of that school clearly needs to 'get a clue.' It's a good thing they didn't suspend him outside of school, for multiple days. This is the type of bull-s*** headlines are made of.


( But ISS? - I can't even count how many times i've been there. ) Lol.



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 08:20 PM
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teachers and principals have become spineless these days,.
they seem to be like robots of which can only follow a certain protocol
No real interest in doing what is right,.

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Not all of us, my friend.

For the past two years I've fought with the INEPT administration at my school. It has taken its toll on me, emotionally, physically, and professionally.

Those of us who see the problems, who speak out...you wouldn't believe the flak we get.



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 08:24 PM
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I had a five dollar and banana split policy for my 6 kids when they were in school.
Meaning: If you get suspended for any reason I see is bullspit, you get five dollars and banana splits for lunch with all of the fixins.
However on the other side of the coin....Let's just say I have well mannered offspring for the most part.



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 08:27 PM
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Originally posted by smyleegrl



teachers and principals have become spineless these days,.
they seem to be like robots of which can only follow a certain protocol
No real interest in doing what is right,.

reply to post by Lil Drummerboy
 


Not all of us, my friend.

For the past two years I've fought with the INEPT administration at my school. It has taken its toll on me, emotionally, physically, and professionally.

Those of us who see the problems, who speak out...you wouldn't believe the flak we get.

Well By all means you have my vote
Givem hell
And keep up the fight



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 08:37 PM
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The problem is that schools have become more interested in social education and political correctness than in teaching science, math, or communication. While this was in Canada, the same thing happens in the United States, and is the primary reason we score behind most other countries in education.

The principal was probably concerned that someone would get the idea that being heroic would get attention, and get themselves hurt trying to emulate this child. What he did not understand is that punishing the heroic child will cause the next student to perhaps not get involved and thus lead to injured students.

Stories like this make me want to get on my knees and thank God Almighty that both my kids are out of school... I would consider this action a direct attack on my child by the faculty.

But, then again, I've been called old-fashioned before.

TheRedneck



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 08:41 PM
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Student suspended for heroic action,


Not true. The student was merely reprimanded. The bully was suspended.


No heroes allowed: Calgary student, 13, reprimanded for defending his classmate against a knife-wielding bully

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Ms. O’Donnell said the bully had since been suspended.


(Source).

The school is undoubtedly at fault, but let's get the facts straight please.
edit on 4/6/13 by Sankari because: typo...



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 08:48 PM
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Yeah I read this and was shocked too...

"The school doesn't condone heroics", no, they condone people cowering in fear and they condone the possibility of people getting hurt.

He should be help up high as HERO among brainless ZOMBIES!



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 08:52 PM
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Well according to the source in the OP, he was suspended for the day


Briar MacLean ended up serving an in-school suspension for the rest of the day.

Briar’s mom, Leah O’Donnell was called to the school and told that her son had been involved in an incident. When the school informed her of what had happened, she was surprised that her son was being disciplined for doing something heroic. Read more: politicaloutcast.com...



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 08:55 PM
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something's fishy about this. The story alludes that the hero boy was disciplined but the knife-wielding
bully received no punishment.

In fact there is no mention of the knife-wielder beyond the obvious encounter. Not sure I am buying
this story prima facia



posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 08:58 PM
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the way it's been going, i'm surprised the whole class wasn't expelled for being in close proximity to a knife. they want to teach kids to passively accept situations where others are suffering because the future will be full of it.



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