Sixth-grader with swimsuit issue suspended

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  1. MacNut macrumors Core

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    A 12-year-old student at a Belpre, W.Va., school apparently has been suspended for bringing a copy of Sports Illustrated to school.

    Of course, it wasn't just any old edition of the magazine.

    Sixth-grader Justin Reyes was suspended for three days for bringing Sports Illustrated's swimsuit edition to his public school, Pittsburgh TV station WPXI reported on its Web site on Monday.

    Belpre City School District officials said sexually suggestive material is not allowed on school property.

    "You saw bad stuff on the Super Bowl halftime show," Justin said. "You could see more on that than in [the magazine]."

    A teacher confiscated the magazine and officials recommended Justin spend time at an alternative school. His mother, Nicole, refused, adding that she's outraged the school district considers the magazine to school a delinquent act, WPXI reported.

    "That is not sexual harassment. I doubt my 12-year-old is the only one looking at Sports Illustrated," she was quoted as saying.
     
  2. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    I think the kid's attraction to women should be beaten out of him! And later on, they can beat him for not seeming to be attracted to women by heckling him furiously and harrassing him continuously.

    It'll be great! And oh so fair!
     
  3. tpjunkie macrumors 65816

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    Gimme a break...if you don't need an ID to buy it, who cares what kind of pictures you're looking at? jeez....
     
  4. spinner macrumors regular

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    Suspended for SI swimsuit edition. Damn, I wonder what they would do to him if he had actually brought a real porn mag to school? Firing squad perhaps? :rolleyes:
     
  5. Benjamin macrumors 6502a

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    a boy that likes women, what has the world come to eh? never saw that comming eh, boys liking girls. tsk tsk on his natural behavior
     
  6. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Knee jerk reactions like this are great - the only ones looking like idiots are the people handing out the 'discipline'.

    And it just makes all the teachers and principal at that school look like fools. A little national coverage goes a long way :D

    D
     
  7. Mav451 macrumors 68000

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    Hah, this happened at my school before. A guy in my 5th grade class brought Playboy.

    Many of the guys in my class "went to the bathroom", where eventually a male teacher caught alot of guys in there...all of whom were suspended. I have no idea what happened to the guy who actually brought it, though I don't remember seeing him for a while hahah.
     
  8. takao macrumors 68040

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    sometimes america surprises me.....
    in 7th grade we had some giant 'Palmers' posters on the walls (perhaps 5-6 big ones and a few small ones)

    america seems to be more catholic than the vatican sometimes ....
     
  9. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Ahhh.

    How could he!

    He should be expelled!


    Bad Bad Boy! :p

    I have the mag in front of me right now, I'm not impressed by this years issue. (No I didn't buy this issue along, I have a subscription)

    lamee.

    Get the ACLU on their butts. :p
     
  10. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    So does that mean your gonna throw it away :rolleyes: :p
     
  11. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    haha you want it?

    All of the other SI issues go to my mom's High School Class...

    But there isn't much sports in here...

    haha.:p
     
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    When I was in grade school you could get Sports Illustrated (Swimsuit Edition as well) from the school library.
     
  14. judith macrumors regular

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    In addition to suspension, alternative school? That's the part that goes to the extreme - maybe some details were left out here, is the kid constantly causing trouble, and this was a 'last straw' kinda thing? Seems too outrageous an action (discplinary) as a stand-alone issue.

    I haven't seen the magazine issue, I know some suits these days provide very little coverage, but even so, "sexually suggestive" is vague terminology at best. With clearly defined school policies like this, damn-near anything qualifies for suspension!

    I'm glad to see his mom finds the actions they've taken as out-of-line, at least he's got that support.
     
  15. AngryLawnGnome macrumors regular

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    This is ridiculous. People are getting too involved in censorship of the media, with the Janet Jackson bans and other such garbage. A twelve year old with sports illustrated? It's gotten out of hand, to say the least.
     
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    Could be worse. He could be gay.
     
  17. Awimoway macrumors 65816

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    Ha ha. My grandpa's "eccentric" second wife was from Belpre, W. Va.



    This story is just childish. I've seen things in school that caused trouble or that I didn't approve of. Recent example: A drink sold in a plastic bottle that was long and narrowish with a squat rounded lid and a little hole in the top (i.e. it looked like a hard-on and you were basically servicing it to get a drink) was being passed around to a friend in class. As soon I saw it, I told the owner to put it away or lose it.

    If I had confiscated it, would I be a national story now? Perish the thought. :rolleyes:

    Whatever happened to maturity in this country?
     
  18. kiwi_the_iwik macrumors 65816

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    Probably went to the "Ellen DeGeneres School", as advertised by Mr. Bergis...

    ...so no wonder it infuriated the teachers!

    ("...Damn! We LOST one....")

    :D
     
  19. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Just give the girls in the class a copy of Cosmo and call it even.
     
  20. Les Kern macrumors 68040

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    I'm American and I'M surprised. Such an odd mix of XXX and R-rated stuff, and SHOCK at seeing a nipple.
    We're a bunch of Puritans that masturbate in the shower.
    What the hell is wrong with us?
     
  21. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    That's what I find surprising. A lot of people think we here in Ireland are much more conservative, but American TV is the most (morally) censored I've seen. By comparison, there's generally little problem with toplessness or even full-frontal nudity here. I find it a little bizarre that fewer people have problems seeing dead victims of war or famine on TV than with naked people.

    After all, under our clothes, we're all naked, aren't we? ;)
     
  22. Stelliform macrumors 68000

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    I think this year's issue (like last year) has a whole section of models with suits painted on them. (In other words, naked except for the paint.)
     
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    Having lived in Europe and the United States, I find it interesting that a lot of Americans think were some kind of degenerating cesspool of indecency when we are in fact the most conservative (morally and politically) 1st-world nation this side of Singapore.
     
  24. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    That's just those Americans with cable... :D
     
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    We also have a much more frontier sense of right and wrong. Something is right or something is wrong.

    Sex on TV is bad because it encourages it wrong ways, unmarried or adulterous. In a frontier society this is a problem because it leads to a whole slew of unprovided for mouths to feed. In civilization there is such an interconnectedness that the individual bears little costs.

    Violence on TV is okay because its a reminder that bad things can be made to happen to bad people. In a frontier society its a reminder that while yes you can kill your neighbor, your neighbor can kill you as well and few people would care either way. In civilization the interconnectedness is more important than the individual and violence is a disruption of interconnectedness.

    International media refer to W as a cowboy derogatorily. He wears it as a badge of honor.

    I think I am going to go watch Demolition Man now...
     

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