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  •  It really depends on specifics (0+ / 0-)

    that we don't have here.

    Maybe it was stupid of the school — certainly the board appears to be no brain trust. I'm just not willing to say categorically that the suspension was wrong without more data.

    Formerly known as Jyrinx.

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    by Code Monkey on Thu Apr 14, 2011 at 07:06:25 PM PDT

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    •  Ok, that's valid (6+ / 0-)

      context matters greatly but if 12 year old boys are going to get suspended for making stupid sexual comments then you may as well just keep them all home for the year and be done with it.

      We're just like that at that age. The hope is of course that we eventually grow up a little but if you've ever noticed....

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      by Andrew C White on Thu Apr 14, 2011 at 07:13:00 PM PDT

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      •  Oh, absolutely. (1+ / 0-)
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        If this was just about punishing a 12-year-old for being lewd, that's plainly bullshit.

        *shrug* Seems different people imagined different scenes when reading the description. My interpretation cast the boy in a decidedly nasty light.

        Formerly known as Jyrinx.

        “If I can't dance to it, it's not my revolution.” ― Emma Goldman

        by Code Monkey on Thu Apr 14, 2011 at 07:33:00 PM PDT

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        •  The discription in the case (0+ / 0-)

          made it sound like the boy, using two pieces of red candy mimed having breasts himself while stating that he did like boobies. (His words.) The intended audience of this comment was the other children eating lunch around him.  

          As a former 12yo boy, that doesn't strike me as harrasment, and more about him not having a good way to communicate about sex and attraction without being both joking and crude. The same behavior among coworkers would be suspicious, but I don't think this is.

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          by Solarian on Thu Apr 14, 2011 at 08:04:46 PM PDT

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      •  The whole year? (2+ / 0-)
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        If we punished every 12 year old boy who talked about/ went googly eyed over boobies, they'd be in reform school until they were 137 years old.

        Smart people know what they don't know -8.50, -6.92

        by ferallike on Thu Apr 14, 2011 at 07:41:30 PM PDT

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