Archive for the ‘school’ Category

Seung Cho’s only social promotion?

April 22, 2007

On campus, Cho had raised some alarms. His professor for a 2005 seminar, renowned poet Nikki Giovanni, found his work disturbingly dark. “He was writing really creepy things,” Giovanni said. Worse, Cho was intimidating other students in the class by snapping pictures with his cell-phone camera. Finally Giovanni decided to ask Cho to complete the course work outside the seminar, in a tutorial with the department head. “I couldn’t allow him to destroy my class,” she said.

At the end of the semester, Giovanni gave him an A- not for talent or effort, but because she feared angering him.

Hempfield Area High School, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

April 21, 2007

A Hempfield Area High School sophomore spent 12 days in juvenile detention after authorities in Westmoreland County mistakenly charged him with making a March 11 bomb threat, in part because the district had not changed its clocks to reflect daylight-saving time.

High school Principal Kathy Charlton confirmed that some of the district’s clocks were wrong because of the changeover to daylight-saving time, which was three weeks earlier this year.

“All the time stamps were screwed up. Some did (change over), some didn’t,” Charlton said. “Everyone’s system had to be set manually. There were a lot of clocks involved.”

Andrews said state police and school officials botched the investigation. The school received 35 calls early on the morning of March 11, and few were actively investigated, he said.

Webb said he learned about the bomb threat at school that Monday and was called into the guidance office.

“Mrs. Charlton asked me if I had a cell phone. I said, ‘Yeah,’ and she said, ‘What’s the number?’ I told her, and she started saying, ‘We got him. We got him.’ I was completely oblivious to what they were talking about,” he said.

In the principal’s office, administrators demanded that Webb admit to calling in the bomb threat, he said.

“I wasn’t going to admit to something I didn’t do,” he said. “Me and God know I didn’t do it.”

Webb’s parents, Linda and Budd Webb, arrived at the school and listened to the recorded bomb threat. Linda Webb told administrators it wasn’t her son.

“They kept saying that it was his voice. They didn’t even know him,” she said.

County juvenile detention officials wanted to keep Webb in custody, Andrews said. “They wanted him to have a mental health evaluation because he wouldn’t admit to making the call.”

County officials said Tuesday that Webb was in custody no longer than the law requires.

“Legally, we were OK. We didn’t step on this kid’s rights,” said Mike Sturnick, supervisor for the juvenile probation office.

Framingham police station

March 23, 2007

The younger Goodhue will not face any punishment at the school, but has been ordered to write a letter of apology to both the elderly woman whom he scared, and the teacher, for what he put her through by making her go to the police station, Principal Michael Welch said.

What happens if he refuses the orders?
How does a student make a teacher go to the police station?
Is the Framingham police station an unpleasant place to visit?

quote: “… Michael Jackson is a fag.”

November 29, 2006

“I pledge allegiance to the flag, Michael Jackson is a fag.”

Do such rhymes get said at your child’s elementary school?
That one may not get used so much anymore.

I would not call him that.

feng shui in public schools

October 27, 2006

seen on
“Feng Shui Report Recommendations”

I did not know that religion was supposed to be used like that in public schools.

Charlestowne Academy

October 16, 2006

“It’s not acceptable,” associate superintendent Patricia Yandle told the newspaper.During the drill, which lasted less than an hour, Frandino called the school’s main office and said students needed to use the restroom. It’s unclear what the he was told to do, but Yandle said he was not told to have students use the trash can.

Yandle said if the school had been on an actual lockdown and students needed to use the restroom, she would have encouraged them to think about something other than the bathroom.

such as kidney damage and dehydration

here’s a quote from Men’s Health magazine: “Thinking about sex preoccupies your brain, so you won’t feel as much discomfort, says Larry Lipshultz, M.D., chief of male reproductive medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine.” perfect for fifth graders at school

school sports

October 14, 2006

They want to know why people don’t want to participate in school sports. They humiliate a lot of people doing things like that,” said parent Deborah Pomije.