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Kids facing suspension in Tauton over Facebook photo

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mattboston, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. mattboston

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  2. Rob Boudrie

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    There is a lot of brainwashing that needs to be undone.
     
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    He's got good trigger control. But can't tell about her.

    Oh, and this is a big load of Bravo Sierra.
     
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    not surprising some pansy got their panties in a wad over a photo that was taken at someones home......shaking my big old head at this one , just like all the other stories like pop tart guns and finger guns and "pew pew pew" noises
     
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    Do they (the school) need to quote an actual rule that has been broken, or can they just say 'because it's for the children' and do whatever the hell they want?
     
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    when i was in high school they tried to pull some similar bullshit with me over a personal webpage i ran.

    i told them to take their complaint and fold it up until it's all corners and then to sit on it.

    granted i never GAF about getting suspended. [laugh]
     
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  8. boiler_eng

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    This should be no business of the school whatsoever. Unless the picture is inside the school or it was titled in a way that directly/explicitly threatened school property or school staff they should have told the whiny parents that its none of their business and they can't do anything about it.

    Since when is it the school's job to police the home/outside lives of the students. Not just with respect to pictures, but anything they do outside of school. Is it the school's job to intervene if Jimmy punches Johnny in the face at the mall?
     
  9. Infinite Jester

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    Makes me think of that whackadoo a few months back that said children didn't belong to their parents, but to the state and "community". This is the logical conclusion of statism. Involvement in every aspect of your life.
     
  10. Serapis

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    Honestly I am not sure why anyone would support the actions of this school. Set the gun issue aside, this is a CLEAR violation of their civil rights and a CLEAR over reach of a public school. Schools need to be roped in. The principle can do whatever they want based on their personal beliefs and that is just plain BS.


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  11. Mike S

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    Has this been verified as real? I've seen it all over the net this morning.
     
  12. new guy

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    The progressive liberals in this country are too spineless to square off the issue with their fellow adults so they pick on the kids, shamelessly trying to manipulate and shape their minds using the public education system. They're cowards, every one of them, and we as a nation need to wake the hell up and stop paying our government to brainwash our kids.
     
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    This is the story, I posted it in General this morning also.. Something needs to be done to protect this kids rights, I hope their parents get them a Lawer.
    I think that Bristol-Plymouth needs to rethink this suspension, they were at his house with his parents home and they are AIRSOFT guns, they are not real guns and the fact that they called the police and then spoke to them without their parents present is another issue, I would be so pissed, I would hire a lawyer to protect my kids rights !!!! Let's share this and get these kids back in school where they should be !!!


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    ross Country states meet. We were asked, “why would you post something like that?” when we tried saying something, they told us to be quiet and they separated us. I was sent to a room and my bag was searched, along with my clothes and locker. The school called the police and they had a cop speak to us without reading our rights and without our parents permission. We had no say in what happened and we never got a chance to defend ourselves. We are both out of school now, in a school that only allows 4½ days absent. Which means if they don't expel us, we pay for overpriced saturday school and winter school. I understand it was wrong to take a picture with guns but come on. My dad took the photos, in my house. The guns were pointed at the floor, on safety, mock mags in, and our fingers weren't on the trigger. We had a responsible adult and he isnt againts airsoft. He knows gun safety and he keeps my guns, i dont have them unless im out at the fields. Well the dance was friday, and it went perfectly fine. No fights or anything. Today is monday, and now were both defenseless. The school took away whatever rights we had about speech. Our parents didnt have a say either. In 10 days we will have to have a conference with the school board, they will decide if we get suspended or not. I think its bullshit that we get suspended over a photo taken at my house because it was “threatening”. If my school wanted to suspend everyone who posted a “threatening” photo, then i couldnt have a photo with a car because cars kill people. honestly i think its unfair and its not right. My school could care less if you post a picture of you smoking or getting drunk. but you post a photo of a gun and everyone loses their mind. So right now im trying to get this story out to people to try to show that the school is wrong and that it wasnt a threat to anyone. The school is Bristol-Plymouth Voc/Tech in Taunton, MA. Please help me out guys., thanks.






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  14. AngelKing

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    I hate change.org, but I signed it. Uh, why aren't the kids lawyering up? plenty of attorneys would take this on for cheap or pro bono, no?
     
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    Airsoft?

    Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School is a public high school. The guns are apparently Airsoft, read the text.

    Meanwhile, in Nebraska...
     
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    You can go to their FB page and leave a review. I just left an acidic 1-star review for them and there are lots others like it.
     
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    I am in Taunton and I am a big advocate of vocational education so my children would probably have ended up in BP if they were in public school. This is disturbing to say the least.

    It's not the police - they never batted an eyelash when my daughter (15) went in for her FID, acted like it was the normal and right think to do. They also don't care if you shoot on your own property as long as you are safe.
     
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    I signed the petition, and shared it on facebook.

    Ridiculous.
     
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    To be fair, the kids need some more education too. E.g. "I understand it was wrong to take a picture with guns..." Uhh no, it wasn't wrong at all. That's the wrong mentality to have but sadly that's exactly what progressives have been trying to achieve.
     
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    im just glad they caught the perpetrators.

    Boston Strong!!
     
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    In my (IANAL) opinion, the school has just violated the 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th amendments of these kids.

    Any lawyers wanna go in halvsies and sue the ()^* out of the school and the administrators?
     
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    OMG, my blood is boiling. And to add to that, the "taking picture with guns are wrong". Where the **** is this brainwash coming from? Dad should lawyer up now.
     
  23. MrScrewzloose

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    You have the right to remain silent, anything you do or say on Facebook, will absolutely F you going forward... FB is the new electronic version of DNA for conviction.

    F Facebook, period.
     
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    My step daughter goes to school with them. I think the problem wasn't just a photo. The "tweet" they put out said something like "heading to home coming" . Of course the moon bats are gonna panic. My 15 year old step daughter got the tweet and said "this wont fly".
     
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    Maybe the kid feels like a hostage and by him writing that taking pictures with guns are wrong, then the school may let him back it. He claims he could be facing expulsion so he could be getting nervous. Just a theory of mine.
     
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    This, while not justifying the reaction, makes a lot more sense than the school just combing the facebook and suspending kids for holding guns/airsoft.

    I mean... People can't be that unreasonable. *sticks fingers in ears, forgets SWAT was called for a man at home with a steak knife*
     
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    Yeah that is kind of a 180 situation from posting a picture on FB and posting a picture while mentioning a school event. That kind of does bring this from something that the school has no business in to something that is relevant to the school. At a minimum at tweet like that is in very poor taste and if it was my kid they would be in big trouble. If a kid has access to social media they have to learn how to be responsible and have a good idea what to expect as a reaction when posting something.
     
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    If I understand correctly Homecoming was Friday, correct?

    Nothing happened (involving airsoft guns) at homecoming, correct?

    Still a violation of the kids rights.
     
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    Link, screenshot, or username?

    If that's what's going on here, it's still pretty messed up.
     
  30. AntiHippie

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    Without reference to the school reaction - that was a TERRIBLE idea to post that photo with that caption. I mean, really, really, really stupid idea.
     

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