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  •  This is what I don't understand. (0+ / 0-)

    I'm not so familiar with the case but the article says the student was across the street from the school - so, not on school property? How, then, is the school supposed to be responsible for his actions, and what authority does the principal have to do anything to him?

    I'm going to go with the easiest explanation, that he was actually on school grounds. Never mind.

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    by maralenenok on Mon Jun 25, 2007 at 12:16:27 PM PDT

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    •  Kids on field trips (0+ / 0-)

      or away games are considered to still be under the "jurisdiction" of the school. Since the principal deliberately excused the kids from class to go watch the torch go by, I am assuming they would have to have returned to class once it was all over. Therefore, the principal might have considered this time, during school hours, to be where she was still responsible for the student's actions. Also, I heard a little more about this on the news and the suspension came from his mouthing off when she asked him to put the banner down...not from just holding the banner...a 10 day suspension seems steep so Im guessing also that he might have had other run ins with her and this was a cumulative suspension...but I have no way of proving that.

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      by fireflynw on Mon Jun 25, 2007 at 10:41:54 PM PDT

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