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Thothmes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 07:22 PM
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39. Zero tolerance policies
relieves them of the responsibility of making judgemental decisions.
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  -Teen Suspended After Accepting Call From Father In Iraq proud2Blib  Apr-15-08 03:08 PM   #0 
  - sigh...........  PDJane   Apr-15-08 03:11 PM   #1 
  - Oh, that's ate up.  muddleofpudd   Apr-15-08 03:12 PM   #2 
  - FIRE THAT TEACHER! NOW!  Karenina   Apr-15-08 03:21 PM   #9 
     - The teacher didn't suspend him  proud2Blib   Apr-15-08 03:32 PM   #15 
        - Thank you for correcting me!  Karenina   Apr-15-08 03:58 PM   #24 
           - Teachers get lied to all the time. Some teachers have become  Snarkturian Clone   Apr-16-08 10:11 AM   #59 
  - I would have taken the call too  GloriaSmith   Apr-15-08 03:13 PM   #3 
  - this is what you get when schools have stupid "zero tolerance" policies  provis99   Apr-15-08 03:16 PM   #4 
  - If they really wanted to enforce their no cell phone rule,  proud2Blib   Apr-15-08 03:34 PM   #16 
  - "Zero tolerance" is just code for "zero use of brain".  dicksteele   Apr-15-08 03:43 PM   #19 
  - Actually (unfortunately), it's a liability risk reduction technique.  muddleofpudd   Apr-15-08 03:46 PM   #21 
     - That's a good point  proud2Blib   Apr-15-08 04:35 PM   #27 
        - You are correct. This was not trivial, but  muddleofpudd   Apr-15-08 05:27 PM   #33 
  - Zero tolerance policies  Thothmes   Apr-15-08 07:22 PM   #39 
  - It doesn't matter where your parents are, you take their call  Winterblues   Apr-15-08 03:18 PM   #5 
  - I imagine this one will get  LanternWaste   Apr-15-08 03:18 PM   #6 
  - Would people's reactions be the same if it was a call from an incarcerated parent  TooBigaTent   Apr-15-08 03:20 PM   #7 
  - I would feel exactly the same way if it were as you suggest  yardwork   Apr-15-08 03:22 PM   #12 
  - Incarcerated parents can only call collect and in most prisons,  proud2Blib   Apr-15-08 03:35 PM   #17 
  - You sound like someone with no children.  Greyskye   Apr-15-08 04:13 PM   #25 
  - I have two great daughters who knew not to violate school rules. They left their  TooBigaTent   Apr-16-08 07:50 AM   #40 
     - The father had cleared it with the assistant principal.  MiniMe   Apr-16-08 08:11 AM   #47 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-15-08 05:00 PM   #30 
  - Everyone in the military CHOSE to enlist. There is no draft. Idolizing these killers  TooBigaTent   Apr-16-08 07:52 AM   #41 
  - Stop Loss negates that statement.  Lars39   Apr-16-08 07:56 AM   #42 
  - You both made good points...  TankLV   Apr-16-08 11:45 AM   #60 
  - no it doesn't. nobody was ever stop-lossed "into" the military...  QuestionAll   Apr-16-08 11:55 AM   #63 
     - You'll be the first to cry HELP when the next flood or tornado wrecks Elgin, IL and no one will come  Breeze54   Apr-16-08 12:15 PM   #66 
     - no i won't. but it's very...human...of you to wish for harm to befall others...  QuestionAll   Apr-16-08 12:23 PM   #70 
        - You should know. You spew hatred daily on DU. You have a lot of experience.  Breeze54   Apr-16-08 12:26 PM   #72 
           - such as? you're the one wishing for harm to befall others because of their opinions...  QuestionAll   Apr-16-08 12:48 PM   #77 
              - Your reputation across the internet precedes you.  Breeze54   Apr-16-08 12:54 PM   #80 
                 - okaaay....since i spew so much hate, it must be easy for you to provide some examples...  QuestionAll   Apr-16-08 12:58 PM   #82 
                    - Laughing at you.  Breeze54   Apr-16-08 01:29 PM   #85 
                       - you apparently have me mistaken for someone else, then...  QuestionAll   Apr-16-08 04:02 PM   #88 
     - Do you consider every single person who's ever joined military "wanna-be warrior"?  uppityperson   Apr-16-08 12:32 PM   #75 
        - pretty much. that IS the main purpose of the military and it's training.  QuestionAll   Apr-16-08 01:04 PM   #84 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-16-08 08:02 AM   #45 
     - Name one soldier currently killing Iraqis who was drafted.  TooBigaTent   Apr-16-08 08:11 AM   #46 
        - Army Stop-Loss Program Forces 50,000 into Extended Duty - a back-door draft !  Breeze54   Apr-16-08 08:24 AM   #50 
           - Oh yeah? Well, other than all of them...  uppityperson   Apr-16-08 11:53 AM   #62 
           - I know... it was just a 'few'...  Breeze54   Apr-16-08 11:57 AM   #64 
              - And another, topic from just now  uppityperson   Apr-16-08 12:23 PM   #69 
                 - Thanks for the heads up...  Breeze54   Apr-16-08 12:32 PM   #76 
           - didn't they all agree to be stop-lossed if needed when they signed up in the first place?  QuestionAll   Apr-16-08 11:58 AM   #65 
              - I hope you are flooded out of your home this year. Good Luck wih that!  Breeze54   Apr-16-08 12:16 PM   #67 
                 - i'm not dumb enough to buy a house in a flood plain, so i have no worries about that...  QuestionAll   Apr-16-08 12:26 PM   #71 
                    - There's always tornadoes coming to a town near you.  Breeze54   Apr-16-08 12:28 PM   #73 
                       - i've always done just fine on my own- never had a need to call for help...  QuestionAll   Apr-16-08 12:51 PM   #79 
                          - LOL.... you are such a child.  Breeze54   Apr-16-08 12:56 PM   #81 
                             - and yet you're the one calling names and wishing for harm to befall others...  QuestionAll   Apr-16-08 01:00 PM   #83 
  - Why should we punish kids, then, for the 'sins of their fathers'? eom  varkam   Apr-16-08 05:17 PM   #89 
  - It would for me. nt  Crabby Appleton   Apr-15-08 05:52 PM   #35 
  - hhmmm lets see...  iamthebandfanman   Apr-15-08 05:59 PM   #38 
  - I was thinking along the lines of  ItNerd4life   Apr-16-08 12:29 PM   #74 
  - Don't you think there's a difference? nt  JerseygirlCT   Apr-16-08 01:56 PM   #87 
  - Unbelievable. I hope and trust that the suspension will be removed  yardwork   Apr-15-08 03:20 PM   #8 
  - Kieth Olberman needs to spend a moment with this! eom  chknltl   Apr-15-08 03:21 PM   #10 
  - Two day suspension for taking any call during school is excessive  CreekDog   Apr-15-08 03:21 PM   #11 
  - Note - this happened in Dallas/Fort Worth.  yardwork   Apr-15-08 03:23 PM   #13 
  - I thought it was closer to Killeen.  proud2Blib   Apr-15-08 03:37 PM   #18 
  - This is so. The dateline of the story just was Fort Worth  muddleofpudd   Apr-15-08 03:43 PM   #20 
     - I apologize. I was making the point that it happened in Texas.  yardwork   Apr-15-08 03:47 PM   #22 
  - no it didn't  nebenaube   Apr-16-08 09:44 AM   #57 
  - Copperas Cove Is on the edge of FORT HOOD, for CRISSAKES!  Ilsa   Apr-15-08 03:26 PM   #14 
  - School district's Web site sports a very interesting banner!  slackmaster   Apr-15-08 03:51 PM   #23 
  - Sad  proud2Blib   Apr-15-08 04:39 PM   #28 
  - now there's a great irony  barbtries   Apr-16-08 08:36 AM   #52 
  - some things are worth the consequences doled out by idiots.  aikoaiko   Apr-15-08 04:18 PM   #26 
  - I wish you had included what state this happened in in your OP...  Breeze54   Apr-15-08 04:50 PM   #29 
  - Sorry I used the title of the article  proud2Blib   Apr-15-08 05:08 PM   #31 
  - The principal gives permission, and yet the child is suspended?  Orsino   Apr-15-08 05:12 PM   #32 
  - I think the OP said that it was the assistant principal who gave permission  MiniMe   Apr-16-08 08:16 AM   #48 
  - The kid dd the right thing. nt  Crabby Appleton   Apr-15-08 05:51 PM   #34 
  - I hope KO got this...  cynatnite   Apr-15-08 05:55 PM   #36 
  - suspended?  Johonny   Apr-15-08 05:57 PM   #37 
  - File this under "Some people just don't know when to quit."  Sentinel Chicken   Apr-16-08 07:56 AM   #43 
  - Special privileges for the storm troopers and their families. n/t  tuckessee   Apr-16-08 08:01 AM   #44 
  - Oh give me a break.  mainegreen   Apr-16-08 09:20 AM   #54 
  - How insensitive of you!  proud2Blib   Apr-16-08 09:23 AM   #56 
  - Even if you think so,  NYC Liberal   Apr-16-08 09:46 AM   #58 
  - wow - just - wow...  TankLV   Apr-16-08 11:48 AM   #61 
  - Give me a break  BoneDaddy   Apr-16-08 08:24 AM   #49 
  - heartless and brainless  barbtries   Apr-16-08 08:31 AM   #51 
  - A lot of interesting discussion here  brystheguy   Apr-16-08 09:14 AM   #53 
  - Yes, the point is that the school gave permission  proud2Blib   Apr-16-08 09:23 AM   #55 
  - You beat me to the post!  Gilligan   Apr-16-08 12:18 PM   #68 
  - High Schools out of control.  Buzz Clik   Apr-16-08 12:50 PM   #78 
  - Oh brother.  JerseygirlCT   Apr-16-08 01:56 PM   #86 

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