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Old May 9, 2013, 12:06 AM   #26
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Originally Posted by DUCKofD3ATH View Post
First of all, most Americans have no sense of history. If it happened more than five years ago, it's irrelevant to their lives. Hence other than those directly impacted by the attacks in New York and DC, nobody is hitting the dirt when a firecracker goes off. So I doubt the people in that school were so traumatized that they'd panic at the sound of firecracker-like "pop".

So why did the principal expel the girl? Like they say: Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach. And those who can't teach become principals.

Haven't you seen the news accounts of principals disciplining kids for making gun shapes with their fingers?! For bringing toy soldiers to class? For drawing pictures of guns (OK, that one's Canada)?





Our education system has been broken for years and one of the big reasons is unions that coddle mediocrity. Principal Ron Pritchard is a shining example of that axiom.
I never cared abouth the expulsion. She did something dangerous at school, and she knew it.

What I did care about was the criminal charges, and I'm glad to hear the police didn't pursue this any further.
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Old May 9, 2013, 11:15 AM   #27
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Originally Posted by DesertEagle View Post
That was before 9/11, and even before the Oklahoma bombings.

I remember those chemistry sets. I had one myself, and so did two of my closest friends. Lots of fun with that. Thanks for bringing back the memories
When I was a teenager living in a rural area, at times, we used to entertain ourselves by making pipe bombs and blowing up washing machines at the place in the woods where people illegally dumped their trash. Had a friend who blew himself up (he survived). I think teenagers today would have to think more than twice about such activities today.
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