Calf. School Threatens to Expel Teen for Photo of Air Force Brother on Notebook

A teen in an advanced learning program at a California middle school was threatened with being kicked out of her program because she had a photo of her Air Force brother on a four-ring binder.This seems to be purely a case of another school being against the military.

The school, Golden Valley Middle School in San Bernardino, California, claimed that having photos on a binder broke the program’s policies. The girl, 13-year-old Brianna Gentry, also had photos of her little league ball team alongside the photo of her brother who is serving as a military policeman in Montana.

In an interview with KTLA TV, the girls said, “My brother’s very important to me. I haven’t seen him in a while.”

Officials at Brianna’s school told the girl that it was against the rules to have photos on her assignments binder and threatened to expel her from the advanced placement program called AVID.

After the girl was threatened by school officials, her mother wrote a long letter to the school demanding to know why her girl was singled out from among the other kids who also had photos in the clear plastic face piece of their binders.

Brianna confirmed to the TV news that she was the only one threatened with expulsion from the class over the pictures and the suspicion is that it was because her brother was in uniform in the image.

The school responded to the mother claiming that the rules were the rules and provided the rulebook page in question. But Brianna’s mother noted to the news folks that there was not a single mention of photos on binders in the very rules the school sent to her.

The AVID rules only state that a binder be kept but is silent on whether or not that binder can be decorated. The segment in question reads that students must “maintain the AVID binder with assignments, grade sheets, and daily notes as required.”

Ultimately, in a totally random decision, the school decided that she can keep the image of her soldier brother in the binder but must remove the photos of her softball team.

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  • Commander_Chico

    The mother is a whale. Probably looking for a payday.

    Then you have to go to the bottom to find out they let her keep the picture of the brother anyways. Called “burying the lede.” Much ado about nothing. The world burns, and Warner writes a story about jaywalking.

    http://smalbanynewyork.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/insert-look-of-outrage.jpg

    • jim_m

      Dumbass. They threatened to expell her because she dared put a photo that might be interpreted as supporting the United States. THAT was her crime. Once they got called on their anti-American BS they slithered back under their rock. Very much like you.

      Of course you believe that this is not a story because she prevailed against these anti-American bullies so the fact that thy tried to do this is no big deal. Just like every appeaser before you, you cannot take a stand for anyone’s rights but your own. What a sorry excuse for a human being you are.

    • JWH

      The mother is a whale. Probably looking for a payday.

      In situations involving litigation or potential litigation, feel free to speculate on a plaintiff’s pecuniary motive. But what does her weight have to do with anything?

      • jim_m

        But what does her weight have to do with anything?

        Chico can’t help himself. He has to show his prejudice toward other people.

        • JWH

          Do not be prejudiced against anybody. Except mimes.

      • Joe Lagle

        Its typical ad hominen attack by a lefty

      • Commander_Chico

        Women (and men) should maintain themselves if they go out in public, especially if they go on TV. It’s an aesthetic issue.

        • JWH

          So, I was about to go to work this morning, but I realized my weight might offend Chico. So I’m just going to stay at home and eat pizza.

        • Jwb10001

          You should make sure when you go out to keep you mouth shut because most of the things that come out of it are either stupid, bigoted, or paranoid. I’d rather be fat than be as out of whack as you are.

    • warnertoddhuston

      Then why at the end of the video did the girl and mother both say they were satisfied with the school’s final actions? The world burns and Commander_Cheapo sits on a website carping about a blogger.

      • jim_m

        Chico is projecting. He accuses them of doing exactly what he would be doing and what he has admitted to doing in the past: seeking a payout for doing nothing.

    • Jwb10001

      Damn you’re a narrow minded equal opportunity bigot aren’t you?

    • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

      “The mother is a whale” Ad hominem attack from the liberal lightweight who sadly lacks anything resembling an argument.

      • jim_m

        I suggest that he lacks a lot more than an argument, seeing as he pays for his sexual gratification. His criticism of people’s appearance is probably stemming from a serious self-image problem of his own.

        • Commander_Chico

          My Asian girlfriend would make you drool.

          • jim_m

            Sorry, but the credibility of your denials is zip.

          • Jwb10001

            Yep we all believe that one Chico….

        • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

          The selfie he uses for an avatar suggests that.

  • stan25

    To the liberals, like Chico, anyone bigger than Twiggy is considered a whale.

    • Commander_Chico

      There are too many fat women in America. Chico is against that.

      http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/images/luoxu/2004/11/22/img415ff861ae77e.jpg

      • JWH

        Chico is a sexist pig, then.

        • Commander_Chico

          I am sexist, but not a pig. The pigs are these obese people. Sexism is another word for biology.

          http://data2.whicdn.com/images/60594010/large.jpg

        • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

          That is certain and almost certainly the least of his sins.

      • http://www.traveLightgame.com/ ljcarolyne

        What’s the difference, both are pretty pathetic showing their dirty laundry.

      • jim_m

        Chico in his rush to hate America first has neglected to mention that the US for a several years now has not been the most obese nation in the world. Mexico, Kuwait, Micronesia, Tonga and some other Pacific island nations are all considered fatter than the US depending on which study you cite.

        I suspect that Chico probably looks more like the person on the right in his picture than the pone on the left.

        • JWH

          Jim, I’m the first person to say we’ve got an obesity problem in this country. But I think it’s beyond rude to insult people over their weight, even in the third person.

          • jim_m

            Certainly we do have an issue. But the time has passed when it was just the US and if you look at global statistics we are no longer alone in the obesity arena. The stereotype of Americans as fatter than everyone else is no longer quite as true.

            But I also agree that his attack was irrelevant, rude and was simply a gratuitous attack on someone who did not deserve that criticism.

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            Having gone there to begin with, I argue that chicka has earned this whirlwind. Let him reap as he has sown.

  • http://www.traveLightgame.com/ ljcarolyne

    Rules to no end, just to make trouble anyway they can. Now a days the students are not the ones making trouble, the teachers are.

  • Plinytherecent

    This is actually an important function for the school to perform – teaching students how to deal with arbitrary and capricious behavior by our overlords. That will be a very important life skill as the left helps the government take over increasingly large portions of our lives.

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