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03-03-2008 05:21 PM  10 years agoPost 21
RCHeliJim

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Sue.
What horrible advice. Man, the American mentality..... How does taking money, ultimately from our fellow citizens, fix the issue of a detention?

Just let your daughter know how proud you are of her for taking a stand on something and to hold her head high - teach her to wear those detentions as a badge of honor for what she belives in.

All suing does is take money from the other students of the school district and the taxpayers in the long run and transfer it to a lawyers pocket, with some of it lining his own. Any decent human being would not sue in these cases. Just my two cents man, but this country is going down the toilet due to advice like this..... money does not fix anything, and suing only hurts everyone else in the end.

Honestly, with only a FEW exceptions where the suit may actually help OTHER people and is for a REASONABLE amount, suing is a greedy, selfish act that ends up raising the cost of living for the rest of us. I capitalized the words for a reason, there are very few cases where the suit helps the population as a whole and is for a reasonable amount - very few.
I actually agree with the detentions and so does my daughter. They knowingly caused a disruption and were aware that there would be repercussions. But knowing this they made their statement.
Anyway, it sounds like he is a good dad that has a smart daughter on his hands - keep your eye on her



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03-03-2008 05:25 PM  10 years agoPost 22
Boidman (RIP)

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Detention means nothing in the grand scheme of the oft threatened "permanent record." Suspensions are reported to be seldom if ever tracked, too. Expulsions are a major issue. Sue? - what a joke!

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03-03-2008 05:29 PM  10 years agoPost 23
Camp

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Hey, no detentions! The super pardoned everyone!

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03-03-2008 05:32 PM  10 years agoPost 24
Boidman (RIP)

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Cigarettes in the 2nd floor girls bathroom, for everyone. Yeehaw!

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03-03-2008 05:38 PM  10 years agoPost 25
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Cigarettes in the 2nd floor girls bathroom, for everyone. Yeehaw!

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03-03-2008 05:40 PM  10 years agoPost 26
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03-03-2008 06:36 PM  10 years agoPost 27
GimbalFan (RIP)

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Sue.
What horrible advice. Man, the American mentality..... How does taking money, ultimately from our fellow citizens, fix the issue of a detention?
A suit would not have to be for monetary damages -- it could quite logically be just for reversal of the detentions. Seems like things have been resolved, but if they hadn't, the mere threat of a suit and the ensuing bad publicity and court costs would've at least made the administration think twice about detentions.

They'd've lost. Pennies are legal tender under any circumstance. A biz might be able to refuse to accept them but a government entity probably cannot.

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03-03-2008 07:20 PM  10 years agoPost 28
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Allow me to clarify, they did accept the pennies but had to count them and the lunch ladies considered it a personal insult hence the heavy handed reaction of the school.

Apparently late Sunday the superintendent sent an email to all parents involved (unfortunately I don't get them and my Ex seldom keeps me informed) pardoning the kids and recognizing their clever protest.

He also said that the school will work hard to put their great organization and motivational skills to productive use.

All this because of media coverage.

BTW, I don't really believe in sueing either unless someone knowingly did wrong to you.

RCHeliJim: I couldn't agree with you more, well said.

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03-04-2008 02:14 AM  10 years agoPost 29
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Camp, I'm almost sure this story was on "paul Harvey's" radio show today which is played, I believe, nationwide. In any case I heard about it today before reading it here.

Jeff

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03-04-2008 01:20 PM  10 years agoPost 30
Pistol Pete

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great read...great ending...hope the super keeps his word.

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03-04-2008 02:27 PM  10 years agoPost 31
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This story was on our local news here in Oakdale Ca. this morning.We can barely get whats happening one town over from us.

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03-05-2008 04:47 AM  10 years agoPost 32
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I actually agree with the detentions and so does my daughter. They knowingly caused a disruption and were aware that there would be repercussions. But knowing this they made their statement.
That is an impressive group of young adults. They saw a wrong, offered a solution, were ignored, so they protested. It's not on the same scale as the American Revolution, but has the same spirit! Congrats to all those kids and to the parents who are doing a fine job of raising them.

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