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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    Just heard about another interesting story of how a Nebraska school district has asked a 3 year old deaf boy (Hunter Spanjer) to change how he signs his name because it resembles a shooting gun (which violates the district's non-violence policy).

    Hunter Spanjer, 3-Year-Old Deaf Boy, Told By Preschool To Change Way He Signs His Name



    Hmm. As in " "
    Sooo, if his use of fingers resemble shooting of a gun, and they wish to "forbid any instrument that looks like a weapon", does that mean they should ban all his fingers? some of his fingers? just the offending hand? Sheesh
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    Quote Originally Posted by professordeb View Post
    Sooo, if his use of fingers resemble shooting of a gun, and they wish to "forbid any instrument that looks like a weapon", does that mean they should ban all his fingers? some of his fingers? just the offending hand? Sheesh
    Perhaps just the most violent fingers should be banned. Or the fingers that most look like weapons? Hmm...much to ponder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwanfan1818 View Post
    When I was in high school, couples made out between classes by their lockers. These regs would have put a damper on that.
    I was thinking something like this was behind the no hugging or contact rule. Someone took it up a notch and someone's parents got upset about their child being disciplined or not being disciplined for it.

    My brother got in trouble for making out in the stairwell and my father was not amused. Although his anger was directed at my bro, some parents might blame the school.

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    Some of these "regulations"; and the rationale for them, boggle the mind.

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    And for every stupid no contact overreaction, you have the under reaction by school officials:

    Child Was Bullied by Students, Teacher, say Kopachuck Parents:

    http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/0...-students.html

    Records Describe Bullying Incident:

    http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/0...-incident.html

    Just roughousing my a@@

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    Was the ISU in charge of the investigation and "punishment"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by znachki View Post
    Records Describe Bullying Incident:

    http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/0...-incident.html

    Just roughousing my a@@
    At the end of the article that the boy was sending mixed messages. That made me think of people who blame females for wearing revealing clothing and that what might happen to these women is somehow their fault...
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    Quote Originally Posted by znachki View Post
    And for every stupid no contact overreaction, you have the under reaction by school officials:
    Actually, it's more like for every overreaction, you have 100 under-reactions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacMadame View Post
    Actually, it's more like for every overreaction, you have 100 under-reactions.
    This.
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    I wish I could ban the phrase "boys will be boys" forever.

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    And also "we were only joking." Ya, right.
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    Don't you have a sense of humor

    What are you, a girl?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacMadame View Post
    Actually, it's more like for every overreaction, you have 100 under-reactions.
    Exactly. My nephew told me this afternoon that his chemistry teacher got pissed off at a kid for talking over her in class (and I sympathize with her on that a little as I always told students that if they wanted to talk to each other during study time, I was going to tell them to be quiet but if they insisted on talking while I was addressing the class, then we'd have a real problem--it is just rude behavior). Instead of asking him to be quiet, however, she informed him that if he didn't quit it she was going to deck him. Yeah. Apparently, the whole class went silent in shock and then she tried to play at it being a joke. Nephew's words: "It was just off, though, not like a joke at all." I signed up to sub at his school and he suggested that perhaps she'll be suspended and I'll get a sub call. I told him I doubt a thing will happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    At the end of the article that the boy was sending mixed messages. That made me think of people who blame females for wearing revealing clothing and that what might happen to these women is somehow their fault...
    I know. I imagine that any kid would be sending "mixed messages" when he's trying not to get beat up by a classroom of kids - and the teacher. Geeze

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