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The Knuckleheads of the Day award

Today's winners are The Martin County Sheriff's Office and Spectrum Junior-Senior High School Principal Raymond Parrish. They get the award for the following-

A student at Spectrum Junior-Senior High School was arrested earlier this month after he passed gas and turned off his classmate's computers, according to a report released Friday by the Martin County Sheriff's Office.

According to the report, the incident occurred Nov. 4, when the 13-year-old boy "continually disrupted his classroom environment" by purposely breaking wind. He then shut off some computers other students were using.

A school resource officer placed the boy under arrest after he confessed about his behavior, according to the report. He was charged with disruption of school function and released to his mother.

Hasn't anyone heard of detention? Note- Spectrum is not a ordinary school. It is specifically designed for dropout prevention That probably means the students there aren't the best behaved. Considering what this one student did, it seems to me having them arrested in counter productive in light of the school's objectives.

Bottom line- That school and law enforcement officials feel this was a criminal activity is just absurd. Therefore I name the Martin County Sheriff's Office and Spectrum Junior-Senior High School Principal Raymond Parrish today's Knuckleheads of the Day.


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Jempty:Hasn't anyone... (Below threshold)
Fran:

Jempty:
Hasn't anyone heard of detention? Note- Spectrum is not a ordinary school. It is specifically designed for dropout prevention That probably means the students there aren't the best behaved. Considering what this one student did, it seems to me having them arrested in counter productive in light of the school's objectives.

Without more details it is hard to pass final judgement. However; understanding this site it seems that Bill is being a little soft.

Drop out prevention is a laudable goal. Wouldn't it be reasonable to have a cutoff of behavior that puts you outside this 'last chance'?

Based on info provided.

Detention is expensive; ext... (Below threshold)
jax:

Detention is expensive; extra people per student and insurance, plus the possibility of being sued. They outsource punishment to law enforcement to save money and avoid liability. Public schools have been crippled, and have been left unable to enforce any standard.

What do you expect from the... (Below threshold)
Codekeyguy Author Profile Page:

What do you expect from the union infested "publik skoolz"? Union teachers do as little as possible for as much money as they can get. Common sense is NOT a requirement in "teacher's colleges". The ONLY requirement is to be incapable of functioning in the ral world.
I am not speaking of the teaching profession as a whole. I specifically refer here to UNION TEACHERS. I know many fine teachers in private and parochial schools, non-union all, who care about the student, not the paycheck. And do not raise the "publik skoolz have to take EVERYBODY" nonsense. Private schools assume the student CAN DO, unless and until the student proves otherwise. Public schools assume certain students CANNOT DO, and therin lies the problem. (Disclaimer: I have absolutely no respect for the public system)

Sounds like the principal s... (Below threshold)

Sounds like the principal should have been arrested for first-degree over-reaction.

"Spectrum is not a ordin... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

"Spectrum is not a ordinary school. It is specifically designed for dropout prevention"


If this kid is in this school, it's because he's a chronic troublemaker. So, yet again, this gov't school is a 'bailout' for the over-coddled hoodlums who can't make it in 'regular' school. This kid has been given a second chance, third chance, fourth chance, etc.., and he still can't behave like a civilized human.

If they don't get rid of this kid from that school, or at least give him a real punishment that makes everyone take notice, then he and all the other kids just see another example of how you can play the system and get away with it.

I blame it on the lunch roo... (Below threshold)
Tammy:

I blame it on the lunch room burritos.




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