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overedge
05-05-2010, 11:29 PM
And of course the student and her parents are suing.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/calgary-teen-sues-elite-private-school-claiming-wrongful-expulsion/article1556963/

:rofl: at "Volvo mafia"....

genevieve
05-06-2010, 12:11 AM
They don't mention if the boy was expelled too...I'm guessing not? Or maybe he wasn't a student there.

PDilemma
05-06-2010, 12:42 AM
Nowhere in the article does it say or imply that she was expelled to "protect the school's reputation". It says she was expelled for having sex at a school function. It also says that the school's policy is to expel students for "sexual misconduct" which probably means inappropriate sexual behavior at school or school events or harassment of other students or staff.

The problem here is not that the school has the rule in place or that the school expelled a student for violating the rule. The problem is that there is no substantial proof that the student violated the rule. She was expelled based on an unfortunate circumstance and gossip. That is what is wrong in this story.

overedge
05-06-2010, 02:42 AM
Nowhere in the article does it say or imply that she was expelled to "protect the school's reputation".

But it does in this one:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/prairies/teen-expelled-to-protect-elite-calgary-schools-reputation-court-told/article1558123/

IceKween
05-06-2010, 03:37 AM
Not surprising. I went to a christian university that was recovering from a lawsuit from a young woman who became pregnant. She was expelled, the father was allowed to remain in school. All of it was settled with 'no comment' on the settlement. I hope she sues. It's gender discrimination pure and simple. But then again, that's what I see in christianity and conservatism these days. Why any woman would want to be a member of this club, to me just shows extremely low self-esteem and fear. Fight it, fight the good ole boy christian sexism.

Really
05-06-2010, 03:40 AM
The original article I read in the Calgary Herald said nothing about the school's reputation. Strathcona Tweedsmuir is well-known in Alberta. It has a good reputation for academics, but that's about all I've ever heard (except for the fact that it's private, and expensive).

Ziggy
05-06-2010, 03:46 AM
Jesus Christ, hello 21st century. Being expelled from school for having sex?

And I understand her boyfriend wasn't expelled (it's not explicitly mentioned in the article)?

There's just no words...

pollyanna
05-06-2010, 03:51 AM
Jesus Christ, hello 21st century. Being expelled from school for having sex?

Worse than that, it's for ALLEGEDLY having sex, as in it's gossip with no proof, no witnesses, and a firm denial from the expellee.

Maybe we should start some gossip about the principal and teachers at the school so they will get fired. Then start some rumors about the Volvo mafia so their kids get expelled. That would be just as acceptable, wouldn't it? :P

Prancer
05-06-2010, 04:04 AM
Jesus Christ, hello 21st century. Being expelled from school for having sex?

So if they had been having sex on the counter in a women's restroom, you'd be cool with that?

I mean, sex is one thing. Having sex in the open in a public restroom during a school function would get a kid bounced from just about any school, I would think, especially if the students were intoxicated.

And yes, I know that's not what happened; I was addressing what Ziggy said, not the testimony--which, apparently, did not include any statement regarding the school's reputation (as that part is not a quotation) and also explicitly said that it was not known whether or not the student had had sex. The first article (very sympathetically, I must say) presents the case offered by the girl's family; the second focuses more on the testimony of the defendants; there do seem to be quite a few differences in perception of events there.

Was her boyfriend also a student at the school? Because if he was and it was believed that he was having sex with an intoxicated girl, I find it hard to believe nothing was done about it.

Ziggy
05-06-2010, 04:22 AM
So if they had been having sex on the counter in a women's restroom, you'd be cool with that?

Fine it it was in a closed cubicle, not fine if it was on the counter. ;)

pollyanna
05-06-2010, 04:26 AM
And yes, I know that's not what happened; I was addressing what Ziggy said, not the testimony--which, apparently, did not include any statement regarding the school's reputation (as that part is not a quotation) and also explicitly said that it was not known whether or not the student had had sex. The first article (very sympathetically, I must say) presents the case offered by the girl's family; the second focuses more on the testimony of the defendants; there do seem to be quite a few differences in perception of events there.

Phfffft! I never let facts get in the way of my righteous indignation. ;)

MOIJTO
05-06-2010, 12:34 PM
Why should we be surprised that something like this happens, it happens everyday.

Prancer
05-06-2010, 02:41 PM
Fine it it was in a closed cubicle, not fine if it was on the counter. ;)

But she was on the counter, he was standing in front of her...


Why should we be surprised that something like this happens, it happens everyday.

Something like.....what? The expelling of the students? Students getting drunk? Gossip in the schools? Sexual activity (or not) in public restrooms?People not reading links before expressing judgments? Posters making vague comments?

Gazpacho
05-06-2010, 09:13 PM
Was her boyfriend also a student at the school? Because if he was and it was believed that he was having sex with an intoxicated girl, I find it hard to believe nothing was done about it.That's what I'm interested in as well.

However, I do know a case of an intoxicated date rape at an elite boarding school, and the school did zero about it because the guy was a star athlete.

genevieve
05-06-2010, 09:33 PM
Something like.....what? The expelling of the students? Students getting drunk? Gossip in the schools? Sexual activity (or not) in public restrooms?People not reading links before expressing judgments? Posters making vague comments?
All of the above.