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I had to attend our schools graduation today and had a dad confront me wanting to talk to the principal. No way I can do that even if I wanted to, I had no way of getting in touch with any administration as I was only handing out programs at the gate. Prelude to the story is this: The principal today pulled out 5 kids and told them they were not walking in graduation tonight. Earlier last week, all seniors had been told if anyone gets caught pulling a prank they were not walking. So last night some time, these 5 kids egg a teacher's house, her car, one of the buildings at school and one of the buses. They left behind the empty egg cartons from Walmart. Our on campus officer goes to the nearest Walmart and looks at the surveilance footage and sees all 5 on camera buying the eggs. BUSTED!!! They get called out and no longer get to walk. :edward: So, back to the gate. Dad tells me about his daughter not getting to walk and really wants to talk to the principal. He's a "veteran of 2 wars" and this scars him more than her and I'm divorced and this is the only thing I had to look forward to yadda yadda yadda. Sorry dad, nothing I can do and it's too late any way says one of my female co-workers. He goes into the stadium in a huff, I assume to look for her or whatever. When he comes back by he asks if I can deliver a message to the principal. I said sure, no sweat. He says, "Tell her to go F#%K herself." I said sure thing. :thumbs After he leaves I'm just laughing telling the others about it. Only one of them thinks I'll actually deliver the message. They don't know me very well. :smilelol

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I had to attend our schools graduation today and had a dad confront me wanting to talk to the principal. No way I can do that even if I wanted to, I had no way of getting in touch with any administration as I was only handing out programs at the gate.

Prelude to the story is this:

The principal today pulled out 5 kids and told them they were not walking in graduation tonight. Earlier last week, all seniors had been told if anyone gets caught pulling a prank they were not walking. So last night some time, these 5 kids egg a teacher's house, her car, one of the buildings at school and one of the buses. They left behind the empty egg cartons from Walmart. Our on campus officer goes to the nearest Walmart and looks at the surveilance footage and sees all 5 on camera buying the eggs. BUSTED!!! They get called out and no longer get to walk. :edward:

So, back to the gate. Dad tells me about his daughter not getting to walk and really wants to talk to the principal. He's a "veteran of 2 wars" and this scars him more than her and I'm divorced and this is the only thing I had to look forward to yadda yadda yadda. Sorry dad, nothing I can do and it's too late any way says one of my female co-workers.

He goes into the stadium in a huff, I assume to look for her or whatever.

When he comes back by he asks if I can deliver a message to the principal. I said sure, no sweat.

He says, "Tell her to go F#%K herself."

I said sure thing. :thumbs

After he leaves I'm just laughing telling the others about it. Only one of them thinks I'll actually deliver the message. They don't know me very well. :smilelol

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yea i almost got pulled from my HS ceremony.. thankfully I BS enough and did the inhouse comunity service to get my diploma a week later. yea.....

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I will never understand how any parent thinks they are doing their child a favor by protecting the child from the consequences of their own actions. . . :thumbs to the principal.

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:clap for you, and the principal. And I completely agree that kids & parents now-a-days think they should get away with anything, or be able to protect them or skirt around the consequences. :bs You do wrong, you deal with the consequences... nuf said. "I'll pick your dumb ass up in the morning, son/daughter. Enjoy your night in the steel hotel." :) Guaranteed they think twice next time.
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Desertdawg

Yeah for the principal for sticking to his/her decision. But I really hate to see any kid denied the chance to cap of 12 years off schooling with what has become a last attempt at controlling a kid before he is released in the cruel world. There has to be some way of punishing them without denying their one and only chance in life to graduate with their class, tomorrow morning you can't just call everyone back to do it again. We've seen it happen here a couple of times and the resentment seems to last a lot longer than warranted for the crime committed. We even have a girl here that moved up a grade last year but was denied the valedictorian position she had earned and the opportunity to walk because (now get this...) she hasn't been part of this class over the years, but the kid that moved here this year is ok to walk!!! Walking across the stage is a big part of life, to deny anyone because of a stupid rule or as some from of punishment is just wrong! /off my soapbox

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But I really hate to see any kid denied the chance to cap of 12 years off schooling with what has become a last attempt at controlling a kid before he is released in the cruel world................

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wickedfastvette

The pranks are part of the fun of graduating!! They told us the same thing when we were graduating, did it stop us? NO! Dumb asses shouldn't have got caught.

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Sorry to hear that you had to take all the heat, it's not like you made the rule the Principle did. I see both sides to the story and agree with both. I dont think the Principle should of made that harsh of a threat if they new they were going to go through with it. However, these kids are stepping into the real world. There are going to be some rules and laws you might not agree with but if you do the crime you have to accept the consiquences plain and simple. If I was the father I would be wooping my kids ars for sure, but I can also be a little heated with the principle for making such a harsh punishment. I agree with you Dawg, not being able to walk with there class can do some serious damage and effect them for many years. Now go and tell your awesome message to the principle because I think they deserve to here what you had to go through for them. Atleast pass on the wonderful message. :banannadance:

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Yeah for the principal for sticking to his/her decision.

But I really hate to see any kid denied the chance to cap of 12 years off schooling with what has become a last attempt at controlling a kid before he is released in the cruel world. There has to be some way of punishing them without denying their one and only chance in life to graduate with their class, tomorrow morning you can't just call everyone back to do it again.

We've seen it happen here a couple of times and the resentment seems to last a lot longer than warranted for the crime committed.

We even have a girl here that moved up a grade last year but was denied the valedictorian position she had earned and the opportunity to walk because (now get this...) she hasn't been part of this class over the years, but the kid that moved here this year is ok to walk!!!

Walking across the stage is a big part of life, to deny anyone because of a stupid rule or as some from of punishment is just wrong!

/off my soapbox

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But I really hate to see any kid denied the chance to cap of 12 years off schooling with what has become a last attempt at controlling a kid before he is released in the cruel world................

Sounds like the 12 years of trying to teach them right from wrong in this case didn't work (unless I am missing something). Yes, it is a cruel world and one, in my mind, must learn to live and survive in it within the bondaries we are given by society, acceptance of actions, laws, etc. otherwise we do not survive what lies ahead. Just my thoughts and I'm not saying I'm right.

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The pranks are part of the fun of graduating!! They told us the same thing when we were graduating, did it stop us? NO! Dumb asses shouldn't have got caught.

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Kudos to you and the school administrators! Maybe it's me, but I'm sick and tired of so many people in today's society not taking responsibility for their actions. What really galls me is that we have, as a society, had to resort to spelling out what is right and wrong where there was a time not so long ago when it was taught and learned at home. No, now we have to spell out to little Johnny and Janie that this is a bad thing to do, and should you do it bad things will happen to you and then have them cry "foul" when punishement they were warned of is administered. Bottom line for me is... How did it evolve that accepting personal responisibility for one's actions was optional? I'm sick and tired of everyone thinking that they are an exception to the rules that have for a long time have been the basis for most of our civility towards one another in spite of our differences. EOR-

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Desertdawg

Don't get me wrong, they did something bad and deserve to get punished, but there are plenty of ways of making them suffer for what they did. I just disagree with taking the graduation away from them.

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Seems like the warning and consequencies were spelled out to them well beforehand.

If they have a reading disability or don't understand or comprehend the English language, maybe they shouldn't have graduated in the first place.

I say "Tough SHIT !!!" to the vandalizing punks.

The school didn't take away their graduation....the kids decided to take squander away their graduation by their conduct and actions...sounds pretty simple to me :)

Kudos to the school for standing up and taking action

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The plot thickens... First off, I did not have to relay the message. She had already gotten it. Apparently they were yelling and screaming at her during her speech. Also found out that they had security escort her out to her car after the ceremony. Second, turns out that one of the mom's went to Walmart with them and purchased the stuff for them...on a "food assistance card" no less (food stamps). :toetap

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The plot thickens...

First off, I did not have to relay the message. She had already gotten it. Apparently they were yelling and screaming at her during her speech. Also found out that they had security escort her out to her car after the ceremony.

Second, turns out that one of the mom's went to Walmart with them and purchased the stuff for them...on a "food assistance card" no less (food stamps). :toetap

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Wow... those parents are GREAT influences. Some people are simply a waste of oxygen. :galletos:

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Wow... those parents are GREAT influences. Some people are simply a waste of oxygen. :galletos:

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