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The bad apple ruins it for everyone.

Hey phoena, here's a story to add to treating everyone like criminals:

Today a fourth-grader used their younger sibling and a friend to create a distraction in our school's book fair while the kid tried to steal /eight/ books by slipping them into their backpack. The kid wasn't socioeconomically disadvantaged and is the offpsring of a juvenile court prosecutor. Think dad needs to put a healthy fear of breaking the law into the kid before they get beaten down for that kind of foolishness.

Among the new policies instituted as a result, jackets and backpacks must be left in the hallway outside the book fair room (or better yet, left in the classroom). I spent the rest of the day shivering without my hoodie to ward off the A/C's cold rays. Thanks, kid.

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colleend
Mar. 16th, 2008 02:00 am (UTC)
I'm surprised that they are allowed to wear jackets and have backpacks in the school at all...but then again, I was in high school when columbine happened and we had VERY strict rules about all of that...I guess things have loosened up a bit since then...

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