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hay    Posted 12-14-2004 at 11:42:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
after reading the posting about the girl suspended for selling jello shots at school, i got to wondering whatever happened to quietly punishing/suspending students without calling the news media to action. when i was a kid in school, if someone done something illegal or immoral, it was usually up to the principal and the parents to take action. why do we all have to report every little infringement to the news nowadays? it seems to me like that is just adding fuel to the fire so to speak so that others will copycat or try similar things. i do think that the suspension was justified because of school rules, but it could have been handled without the news media making a big splash about it.


MikeT    Posted 12-14-2004 at 18:40:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
When I was in grade school (1-8 grades) i carved my initials in every desk I ever set in. Got a whuppin every time too. They never did take my pocket knife away from me!

was a 2 room school - little room and big room. little room was 1-4 grades and big room was 5-8 grades. about 5 or 6 kids in each row (grade).


Jimbob    Posted 12-14-2004 at 18:25:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
When I was in school (2nd grade), I ended up in a waste paper can for day dreaming. Although that was severe, I just thought the teacher was a witch.


Texas    Posted 12-14-2004 at 12:03:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
The school (principle, coaches, teachers) beat hell out of us when we did wrong..and we prayed they didnt follow up with a phone call home. That would mean another whippin.

It seems that the press delights in showing inadequacies of parents and kids, yet would make a bigger deal out of a child being spanked for rule infringement. Its a cant win deal.


tacon1    Posted 12-14-2004 at 13:06:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Same when I went to school, and I'll never forget my Dad lining all seven of us up and telling us that if he ever heard of one of us getting it at school we'd get far worse from him. Needless to say...none of us ever called the media!


Oh my god there is seven    Posted 12-14-2004 at 17:18:30       [Reply]  [No Email]



Texas    Posted 12-14-2004 at 12:58:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Apparantly I had to many of those whippins during spelling...that should read principal...:)


~Lenore    Posted 12-14-2004 at 13:06:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is cruel and inhumane punishment,
hitting you on the head like that, Texas!
..but then some principals had no principles
when disciplining troublesome boys back then. LOL


Peanut    Posted 12-14-2004 at 13:01:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
In elementary school, I had my very own paddle. It had my name on it and holes in it to reduce the wind resistance. I can still feel the sting after all these years. Apparently the principal felt the need to craft a whooping stick just for me.

I make more typos than I accidentally misspell. I wont hold it against you or anyone :^)


jeanette    Posted 12-14-2004 at 15:25:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
our math teacher had a three cornered ruler that he liked to use or he would just throw erasers at you. my how times have changed


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