Diadem wrote:Anubis wrote:As a final note, one of the things that really irritates me is schools overstepping their authority, and I think it's pretty clear that they did so in this case. Unless the picture was taken on school grounds (extremely unlikely), this should have been completely outside their jurisdiction.
Even if it were within their jurisdiction, it would still be evil and stupid. This is a girl making a (stupid) mistake. She did not hurt, or try to hurt, anyone. She did not do anything immoral. She wasn't trying to be bad or anything like that. She, at the immature age of 13, merely did something that was not very wise. Punishment is simply not appropriate for such a situation. In fact it is an evil response. Even if she broke the rules. If there were any rules against what she did, surely they were for her protection and nothing else? When a 13 year old girl breaks a rule you made for her own protection, the proper response is not to destroy her! It is to offer help and protection.
Of course, that's assuming that the rule actually is for her own protection (I'm sure that's the *claimed* justification for such rules...). I suspect that many such rules are actually motivated by the same thing that motivates the bullies.
I feel like an alternative title for this thread could be: "Much of humanity still sucks." Stuff like this makes me want to stop caring entirely.