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Girl Writes About Pot in Her Diary, School Reads It and Suspends Her All Year

  1. 5-HT2A
    Administrators at a Dallas County, Missouri, school read a teenage girl's diary, discovered a reference to marijuana within its pages, and suspended the girl for the rest of 2014.

    The punishment was imposed last May, but the girl's father just went public with the situation. According to The Springfield News-Leader:

    Grayhorse said his daughter left her journal at school, where it was discovered by school administrators. In the diary, Krystal wrote about experimenting with marijuana and considered bringing it to school. But no marijuana was found in Krystal's possession, nor was she given a drug test. Grayhorse said the diary entry may have been a fictional story rather than a concrete plan of action—he can't say for sure, since the school never gave the diary back.

    The official cause of suspension listed on the disciplinary papers was "possession of a controlled substance," which Grayhorse said is absurd given that she didn't possess any drugs:

    District officials maintain that Grayhorse has not revealed the full story, but they can't elaborate, due to privacy laws.

    This would not be the first time a student was disciplined for actions that stemmed from a fictional story taken too seriously by tone-deaf school administrators. But even if Krystal's conduct was worse than Grayhorse admits, only under the absurdity of "zero tolerance" could a full-year suspension be justified.

    by Robby Soave

    September 15, 2014

    Source:
    http://reason.com/blog/2014/09/15/girl-writes-about-pot-in-her-diary-schoo

Comments

  1. andherheadpoppedoff
    Like we all didn't see the mind police coming?
    I would so fight that....when is writing in a notebook anything more than writing, maybe for an English class.
  2. RoboCodeine7610
    That is fucked up. I'm curious as to just who decided to read a teenage girl's diary from beginning to end for no reason; after all you'd have to be pretty fucking exhaustive to find a single reference to marijuana in the entire diary.

    Robo
  3. TheBigBadWolf
    this seems pretty clear to me.

    People who are trying to put their "political correctness" agenda on young persons minds to make them do whatever is demanded by their "uppers".

    Spanish Inquisition
    Mind Controllers
    Camouflaged Fascists

    that was the good kind of types I can think of.

    What sadly also comes to mind when it is on about reading female youths' diaries is:

    Pervert "Educators".

    We are only half an inch away from actual Thought Crimes being prosecuted.

    BBW
  4. RoboCodeine7610
    That's the first thing that came to mind, I gotta be honest. It makes no sense to read it for any other reason...

    Robo
  5. TheBigBadWolf
    Robo,

    this happened and happens all the time, everywhere. And nobody is asking questions as status quo is better to maintain than make ships sink.

    And lo and behold: sneaky perv was right to read the diary - they had a thought about evil drugz, that can and will not do.

    thats how you turn victims into offenders.

    and in the closet the mind washing machine is humming its monotonous song. century by century.
  6. RoboCodeine7610
    Well I'll tell you what. If it had been my daughter, I'd have called them all into a room and ridiculed the shit out of them for reading a teenage girl's diary. Of course, I would have also insinuated the obvious motive behind it.

    Also, if even her parents hadn't read it, who the fuck are they to do it? If you ask me, that's a direct intrusion on their parenting. Teachers are there to teach, and discipline strictly within the walls of the school. Getting involved in what happens outside is plain disrespectful to the parents; especially given the circumstances.

    Robo
  7. TheBigBadWolf
    First and foremost this is an unacceptable intrusion in the girl's privacy, aside to the issues connected to parenting.

    Schools have been manoeuvered into this situation to be the all-scutinizing instance as parenting is not very en vogue.
    Same thing happening with overprescription of Ritalin et. al. for AD(H)D diagnosed kids. Better to give a pill and expect them to do the trick instead of parenting.

    But thats the view of a childless person only.

    BBW
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