Thursday, February 18, 2010

Arrested for Doodling

Jen: Wow, did you hear about the junior high student in New York who doodled on her desk and was arrested for vandalizing? She wrote something along the lines of "I love my friends" and the teacher caught her. The teacher told the principle who then called the police, and they cuffed her in front of her classmates! Now she has a record, and for what? Doodling? I know I did that as a student back in the day! I get that they're trying to set an example, but in the end I think the school comes out looking like a bunch of idiots. This punishment doesn't fit the "crime" in my opinion! Have her clean desks as punishment for crying out loud! Thoughts?

Crystal: Serious???  That's nuts!  I hate tagging, and think that people who do it are dumb...but I did my share of desk doodles as well....not respectful in any way, but I was a dumb teenager and it was harmless in my eyes.  I didn't do it with malicious intent....so had I been arrested for it...wow!  What a change in my life that would have been. 

I would have hated the teacher, the school, the police...I would have grown up with this thorn in my side towards authority and the police for sure...may have changed my whole path in life!!

Punishment shouldn't be thrown off the table....it's still wrong to vandalize property on any level...but I definitely think cleaning desks or something to teach you a lesson, without leaving a mark on your legal records, is much more called for!!

15 comments:

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

I agree with Crystal, cleaning desks or some punishment may be in order. But being ARRESTED for it? Crazy stupid!! Come on, people!!

jeff said...

Hey bitchies queens ! How ru ?
My god ! ! ! Sorry ! Oups ! I learn bi... and not bea... ! I need glasses... of course... and what i learn... Punishment shouldn't be thrown off the table....it's still wrong to vandalize property on any level...but I definitely think cleaning desks or something to teach you a lesson, without leaving a mark on your legal records, is much more called for ! ! !
Very interesting...:)))

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Suzy said...

I just had a horrible flashback to every teacher reinforcing the no writing on your desk rule.

Now they cuff you for it. I'd be on death rown by now.

nobutterfly said...

Wow, I totally agree. These sound like some messed-up power-hungry adult bullies. Poor girl! Way too far.
TGatAC

Simply Me said...

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A Wedding Story said...

I think there are definitely worse things to get in trouble for!!!

OceanDreams said...

Oh my goodness that is crazy, I used to doodle on my desk all of the time, lol!

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Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Wow! That is serious punishment. But that's not teaching a lesson. That's terrorizing into submission. This poor kid will probably now go on to be a car jacker, or like a shoe bomber--a total enemy of the state. Talk about overreaction. And the kid hadn't even written anything offensive. Dang.

Southern Princess said...

Wow. What a punishment! Poor kid!

I am just amazed at this...wow.

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Sharon Mayhew said...

Punishments should be just.

Jessica Nelson said...

Being arrested is ridiculous. Have the student clean or buy a new desk. Grrr. I think the government is getting just a it too intrusive.
Thanks for the info. Had no clue that could happen!
Also, thanks for following my blog. :-) Thought I'd pop over and say hey.

Post Grad Hair Cut said...

This is completely unheard of. Once I made the mistake of drawing a picture on my desk and signinig my name...I scrubbed tables.

The Little Red Shop said...

Hmmm...what do they do to the gum chewing ~ under desk stickin' offenders? That's just nutty. What else are the kids supposed to read when they are bored out of their gourds during class?

Have a beautiful weekend! Thank you for following my blog!

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ApachesPrincess said...

Wow, thats taking things way to far if you ask me! Like Julie said..classes get boring!

 

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