Watch Me Take The Bar
Watch Me Take The Bar
This blog, originally started as a chronicle of my taking the bar, is now a look into the mind of an attorney in solo practice in Port Clinton, Ohio.
Thursday, March 02, 2006

If You Are Reading This, You May Already Be In Danger of Being Suspended!

This is, without a doubt, one of the most ridiculous stories I have ever read.

A student in Costa Mesa, California, got on the popular teen website Myspace and created a group, the name of which was, "I hate [name of the girl.]" He invited some friends to join this group. He had a folder, within which was posted, "Who here in [this group] wants to take a shotgun and blast her in the head over a thousand times?"

Now, this is clearly disturbing and something that needs to be dealt with. The school district is attempting to expel him.

But here's the thing: The students who looked at the group -- didn't actively participate, simply LOOKED at the group -- were suspended.

Come on.

This is thought police stuff, folks. I'm all about preventing bullying and that sort of thing, but all these students did was click on a website. At home. On their own time.

Abandon all thoughts of the constitution, ye who enter the TeWinkle Middle School.

Good grief.

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