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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:28 PM
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Field Trips Canceled After Students See Autopsy of Classmate
Field Trips Canceled After Students See Autopsy of Classmate

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,463364,00.html

PONTIAC, Mich. A medical examiner's office in Michigan has canceled public school tours after a high school group watched the autopsy of a 14-year-old girl from their district.

The Detroit News reports Monday that Oakland County officials decided to stop the tours in Pontiac after they were contacted by the girl's parents, who were very upset about the March tour.

Mike Zehnder, the county's director of public services, says it was "a poor decision" to let the tour go on.

The newspaper reports the teacher who brought in the Waterford Kettering High School group was told the autopsy would be of a Waterford middle school student and discussed that with students.

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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:30 PM
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1. That is so sick on so many different levels...
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:32 PM
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2. We haven't taken field trips in my urban district for several years now
We can't afford them.

How sad to see a district that has the money use it for this kind of a trip. I agree, this is sick on many different levels.
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:32 PM
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3. Yikes. If I'd seen that in high school I'd have had nightmares for years.
WTF were they thinking?
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:35 PM
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4. I can't imagine a high school field trip to see anyone's autopsy.
It's very disturbing to a nonmedical person even if it isn't someone you know.
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:37 PM
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5. oh...gnarly!
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 04:38 PM by QuestionAll


"i know that girl..."
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Edweird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:03 PM
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9. LOL! n/t
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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:37 PM
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6. while it's kinda messed up
I wonder if there's more to it. Did the girl die of violence or drug-related causes, and this was an effort to 'scare straight' the class?
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kimmerspixelated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:38 PM
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7. Were the kids even remotely interested in forensics?
If not, it is beyond weird.
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rvablue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:43 PM
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8. The stupidity of the medical examiner and the teacher is breathtaking
seriously how moronic, stupid and assanine do you have to be to do this??????

:eyes:
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mnhtnbb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:17 PM
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10. WTF?? Parents had to sign all field trip permission slips in our HS district
I can't imagine a parent EVER signing a permission slip for a HS student to attend an autopsy.

:wtf:
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:20 PM
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11. Autopsies were *optional* in the RN program at college.
Who in the hell would think this would be a good field trip...let alone seeing a 14 yo being autopsied?! :wtf:
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carlyhippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:21 PM
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12. it was probably for an anatomy class
but wouldn't dissecting a dead cricket or frog have been a better option? Maybe it was a sick attempt at scaring the kids straight, which still doesn't make it right.
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donco6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:30 PM
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13. I can't imagine OKing a trip to see an autopsy in HS.
Period.
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