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109 Responses to Stupidest School Suspension Yet

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    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    April 12, 2008 at 10:02 pm
    Am with Pennywise here....

    F U C K the authority

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    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    April 12, 2008 at 10:02 pm
    Duke is getting deleted so i get the honors
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    VikingGuy Male 18-29
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    April 12, 2008 at 10:05 pm
    fecking stupidest reason of all time...someone should fire the principle of that school
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    BakaNeko728 Female 18-29
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    April 12, 2008 at 10:07 pm
    wow that`s pretty harsh. it`s not like he was just yapping on his phone to a friend just a room over or something. there should be exceptions to that rule.
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    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    April 12, 2008 at 10:08 pm
    not fired.. they should just deployed their dad to iraq

    lets see then if they dont allow to take their calls

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    milkymilk Female 18-29
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    April 12, 2008 at 10:11 pm
    how ridiculous.
    even if they have a no phone policy, there should be exceptions.
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    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    April 12, 2008 at 10:12 pm
    can i have ur milk ^^

    sorry i couldnt resist its almost to easy

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    iluvspsdavid Female 13-17
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    April 12, 2008 at 10:18 pm
    i hate people like that.
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    swtdreams285 Female 18-29
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    April 12, 2008 at 10:20 pm
    He seems so calm under the circumstances; is getting your case on Fox News give that effect?
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    Okasen Female 13-17
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    April 12, 2008 at 10:20 pm
    No phones policies alone are ridiculous, especially with that new emergency text message thing the government is setting up (Google search it if you`re confused) because i want to have my phone on in case of emergencies. And even for non emergencies. Whats so bad about being in the hallways in passing periods and maybe calling your mom to bring up your science homework, or tell her that school is being let out early (We had a tornado here recently, and we were kept in school late, and we couldn`t call our parents. I wanted to know if the house was in one piece (luckily it was). Why couldn`t I call her?

    As long as you don`t start talking on your cell to your friends while the teacher is giving a lecture, whats the big deal with getting a call and asking to be excused so you can take it.

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    Mauger Male 18-29
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    April 12, 2008 at 10:21 pm
    stupid kid shouldnt be talking on his phone! who needs fathers! BABIES, BABIES need fathers. that kid is a baby. im glad they suspended him, they shouldve executed him really. ( lol, school ftw )
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    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
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    April 12, 2008 at 10:21 pm
    Once again, more proof that school faculty doesn`t think.
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    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    April 12, 2008 at 10:24 pm
    i love loofas Pic
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    Mauger Male 18-29
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    April 12, 2008 at 10:25 pm
    i bet that wasn`t even his dad. infact i know that wasn`t his dad, because ... the bible says so.
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    Johnny_Blaze Male 18-29
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    April 12, 2008 at 10:27 pm
    Gee what`s more important, learning the periodic table or talking to your father half way around the world in a war zone?...THE PERIODIC TABLE OF COURSE!
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    unbelievable Male 18-29
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    April 12, 2008 at 10:34 pm
    lol when he found out his father was on the phone i know he was thinking "poo, i have nothing to say to him" "wasup" was the best he could do
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    Apple_18 Female 18-29
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    April 12, 2008 at 10:36 pm
    if you need to talk to your parents, no one has a right to stop you. here in ks they told us, if you want to even use the schools phones in free time to call your parents they have the authority to deny you that call. F**K THAT my friends!
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    TacoChel Female 18-29
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    April 12, 2008 at 11:01 pm
    He could`ve at least stepped out of the classroom instead of taking the call there in class.
    It`s just rude to sit there talking on the phone, even if it is your parent, while others are trying to learn. I don`t agree with the no cell phone policy, but thats just common courtesy.
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    Gnarkill07 Male 18-29
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    April 12, 2008 at 11:02 pm
    i am a student at the University of Oklahoma and we have a text message emergency alert system. It encourages students to read text messages in class. its great!
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    TeHrussian Male 18-29
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    April 12, 2008 at 11:02 pm
    *whispers* "Speak up!"

    No wonder your kid can`t handle talking on the news or even his own stress.

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    AnwarNova Male 18-29
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    April 12, 2008 at 11:09 pm
    lol suspended is stuid. answering in class is disrespectfull...but c`mon..have a little understanding lol
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    eeeriddler08 Female 13-17
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    April 12, 2008 at 11:16 pm
    thats just retarded.
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    Eichenkatze Male 18-29
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    April 12, 2008 at 11:24 pm
    The chick doing the interview was annoying as feck.
    As for the topic, i think that`s just stupid. Your dad`s in Iraq. You haven`t seen him for hell knows how long. You don`t get to talk to him frequently, for all you know he could be dead the next day and it could be your last time to speak with him.
    Hell, I`d answer too. The school can eat their own remains.
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    shepherd Male 30-39
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    April 12, 2008 at 11:27 pm
    Another reason why the war is so ridiculous.

    The U.S. sends its people to "help" people get a better life while their own society falls apart.

    "Fighting for peace" is an oxymoron.

    PULL OUT - oh sorry, you can`t can you, because you`ve got to finish what you started, even though you can`t.

    We may all, justifiably, cry "FREE TIBET" from Chinese oppression

    how about "FREE IRAQ" from U.S. oppression

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    adilicious Female 13-17
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    April 12, 2008 at 11:33 pm
    It`s not just the whole hes-in-the-army thing.

    I think it should be allowed to use your phone during breaks in between classes if its with your parents, are you kidding?!

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    adilicious Female 13-17
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    April 12, 2008 at 11:35 pm
    Okasen, wow. They wouldn`t let you call your parents during a tornado?
    drat that, I`d just call anyways and tell them to leave me alone since we were after school anyways.

    I hate schools.

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    moonie_kat Female 18-29
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    April 12, 2008 at 11:44 pm
    Despite the fact that I dislike the war on Iraq, I believe that this is crazy!

    If a parent needs to talk to his child, they should be able to. Especially in cases where the child doesn`t see their parent often. As long as the phone call doesn`t disrupt class, it should be fine.

    Honestly, I don`t understand why schools are Nazis about the cell phone policy. As long as people aren`t talking on them in class (just excuse yourself out of the classroom), it should be fine.

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    Dragonlord Male 18-29
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    April 12, 2008 at 11:46 pm
    I`m going to take the side of the school on this one. Not only should he have known better than to take the call DURING CLASS, but his mother should have known better than to contact his father and tell him to call... DURING CLASS.

    There is no reason whatsoever to be taking text messages or phone calls during class. None. If something is that important, the people can call the school, and the school can relay it to the kid if they deem it necessary.

    Oh, and I hate to point this out, but there`s a reason that an education is necessary. If you don`t get a proper education, you might end up having to join the army and fight a meaningless war.

    Oh yeah. That`s right. I went there. I called today`s soldiers a bunch of ignorant idiots that support a useless war. Years ago, when they became soldiers for a good cause and were dragged into it, I would have said differently. But if you`re there now, it`s because you chose to be there. And if you chose to be there, you support a meaningless

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    Dragonlord Male 18-29
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    April 12, 2008 at 11:50 pm
    And now that I`ve played devil`s advocate, let the flame wars begin. Don`t worry, I`ll never check this board again. I just came here to stir up a controversy, because people need to at least be introduced to the other side, even if they still disagree afterwards.

    Mark my words, though, somebody will leave a message in direct response to me, even though I won`t be reading it. :P

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    shepherd Male 30-39
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    April 12, 2008 at 11:52 pm
    Quote - "Honestly, I don`t understand why schools are Nazis about the cell phone policy. As long as people aren`t talking on them in class (just excuse yourself out of the classroom), it should be fine."

    It should never "be fine" to use a phone or take a phone call when you are in the middle of something, especially school.

    When did it ever become ok to say in the middle of a conversation "o, sorry, I`ve got to take this."

    Our lives have become governed by beeps and stupid rings.

    People cannot demand our attention when it suits them, there are times when it is great to have a phone on your person, but that time is yours not the person who`s ringing. Especially when you are in the middle of something - especially in school.

    While I sympathize with this case - read my earlier post - I hate mobile phones and think they make people rude and inconsiderate.

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    krazyluv Female 13-17
    650 posts
    April 12, 2008 at 11:54 pm
    Normally I would sympathize with this kid but all last week I watched a girl in my class be a total brat with her cellphone. Its a small school, with few policies and we were warned that if teachers see a cellphone they take it till end of class or end of school day. She will pull her phone out and answer it WHILE the teacher is talking and when the teacher takes it, she will borrow someone else`s phone , call her mom, her mom calls school and threatens to get teacher fired, all because the kids stepdad is important to the school.
    I understand that this kids father is in Iraq but the story made it sound as though he gets to talk to his dad more often than alot of other soldiers kin do.
    Would it have killed him to miss one call?
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    scott-13 Male 13-17
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    April 12, 2008 at 11:55 pm
    Surley this is fake?
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    maples Male 13-17
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    April 13, 2008 at 12:11 am
    Dragonlord, your an non-nice individual. I`m sorry. Even if we need education, a phone call a month is really gonna destroy that? Please. And I post this to squelch my own needs to talk.

    About the video, Jesus Christ wtf is wrong with that school. They even talked to the dad beforehand, and they still suspended the kid. And ONLY replied after the thing was aired! Horrible bastards. They should be burned.

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    deathbringer Male 18-29
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    April 13, 2008 at 12:16 am
    ugly mum
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    alikabul Male 18-29
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    April 13, 2008 at 12:22 am
    Gotta love the fact that his mother embarrased him on national television. "speak up..."
    Hahaha! That`s great! Like spitting on her finger and rubbing something of his chin!
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    TheBuzzer Male 18-29
    472 posts
    April 13, 2008 at 12:30 am
    I had a cell phone at my high school before. Nothing was wrong with it. Just make sure it was set to viberate and ask to be excused when it shakes.

    In college do the same thing in small classes in large lecture halls you can just walk out for a second.

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    cruxshadows Female 18-29
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    April 13, 2008 at 12:34 am
    First Of All, Dragonlord, You Will Be Checking This Board Again - You Dont Stir A Messenge Board Up Without Checking What Mess You`ve Left Behind. What Would Be The Fun In That?
    Secondly, In My School We Were Allowed To Take Calls If It Was An Emergency But We Had To Tell The Front Office. I Dont Believe This Boy Should Have Got Suspended, Maybe A Detention Or Something But A Suspension? Stepped Over The Line There, Buddy. I Would Have Taken The Call As Well.
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    moonie_kat Female 18-29
    358 posts
    April 13, 2008 at 12:39 am
    @ sheherd

    Personally, I never even take my phone to school. However, banning cell phones all the time is a little extreeme. (Did it even mention if he took the call while he was in class or the hallway?) Yes, some people are rude about using their phones in class. Yes, it`s rather annoying to watch people texting behind their books.

    In this case, I think, though, it wasn`t such a big deal. He wasn`t talking to his BFF about what`s going on with so-and-so. He was talking to his father.

    Although I myself would`ve waited for a more oppurtune time to return the call, I still don`t think that this particular issue merits a suspension.

    I`ve had many teachers take phone calls while in class. Rude? Yes. Common? Unfortunately. Our society is forever becoming a more and more casual one. We`ll just have to adapt.

    And what would he have missed? Two minutes of class? That`s hardly going to affect his grade or comprehension of the material in his class.

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    Bajatar Female 40-49
    345 posts
    April 13, 2008 at 12:51 am
    Uhh, they played the "but he`s in Iraq" card. I was half expecting the guy to wave a small flag during the interview :D
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    andtothedrew Male 18-29
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    April 13, 2008 at 1:06 am
    "He could`ve at least stepped out of the classroom instead of taking the call there in class.
    It`s just rude to sit there talking on the phone, even if it is your parent, while others are trying to learn. I don`t agree with the no cell phone policy, but thats just common courtesy"

    iawtc. ignorance is ignorance. it wouldn`t have been difficult for him to ask to be excused for a family emergency or to tell his dad to call him back when he wasn`t busy trying to get an education to avoid following his footsteps. i personally hate mobile phones and people who never put them away.

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    Icicle0424 Male 18-29
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    April 13, 2008 at 1:18 am
    Phones in the hallway or between classes should be fine. phones during class should be set to vibrate, and only used in case of emergency. Now, is talking to one`s dad in Iraq an emergency? possibly, but take the conversation outside the class. If he was in class talking while the teacher was trying to teach, drat him. Otherwise I think that the whole thing is silly. Suspension for using a cell phone even only once? That`s just ridiculous, a simple case of abuse of authority. If it`s a weapon or drugs or something that`s understandable, but a phone? The worst he could do is slightly increase someone`s odds of brain cancer... or is that an urban legend?
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    vicious_liar Male 13-17
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    April 13, 2008 at 1:48 am
    Hmmm....LAME! I think there should be exeptions, like when somebody you know or a relative is in the hospital and/or about to die. I`m glad they let us do that in my school. My school sucks in every other way though.

    @ Icicle, there`s not even close to enough radiation to even slightly increase that chance.

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    vicious_liar Male 13-17
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    April 13, 2008 at 1:49 am
    The people there are hella-ugly though, they should kill them before they spread their seeds.
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    poliepapie Male 18-29
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    April 13, 2008 at 2:55 am
    if i called during classes, i think my teacher would be throwing books to my head. your phone shoulden`t be on during classes.
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    michaelcsr Male 40-49
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    April 13, 2008 at 3:24 am
    While I understand the "no phone calls" policy in school (You shouldn`t be talking to your friends when you`re suposed to be paying attention), exceptions like this can and should be made. It`s not like the kids Pop can call anytime he wants to. I`m sure the boy doesn`t spend all his class time on the phone.

    BTW, as much as I really dislike FOX "news" chanel, props to them for reporting this.

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    signed_in Male 18-29
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    April 13, 2008 at 3:34 am
    Also, they knew the school had a no phones policy when he joined. If they don`t like it then he should have applied to a different school.
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    LoudIsGood Male 13-17
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    April 13, 2008 at 3:56 am
    He should have at least had the courtesy to "go to the bathroom."

    Parents or no, answering your phone in class is just rude.

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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    April 13, 2008 at 4:17 am
    My two cents. He should have been suspended because he broke the rule as it stands now. However, it`s a suspension I would take in a heart beat, one that I would expect any kid to take in a heart beat, and one that needs to be changed.

    This will hopefully lead to a change in the rule of some sort, but until that rule is changed, it needs to be enforced.

    If it happened to my son, I would have told him he did the right thing, refused any national attention, and worked on changing the rule.

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    staberind Female 18-29
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    April 13, 2008 at 4:28 am
    meh, sensible rule in school, moron child/family, slow news day. case solved.
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    JimHxn Male 13-17
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    April 13, 2008 at 5:15 am
    Yeah, the school shouldn`t`ve suspended him over that, it`s not really that serious, but come on, if his dad is being an american hero and no doubt killing many innocents, how can he have time to be on yahoo AND make a phone call? If he`s such a good dad, he wouldn`t phone in school time anyway.

    Trust Fox to go on the `Back our boys` campaign.

    Yeah, go ahead, shout me down.

    jim

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    zafiras88 Female 18-29
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    April 13, 2008 at 6:42 am
    There is no reason that the Dad could not call the school office directly -- and have the kid paged to the office to take the call. School rules are in place for a reason -- and if the rule is "no cell phones" then he shouldn`t have had one on him in the first place. Simple as that. That is what he is in trouble for -- having the cell phone to begin with -- not just for taking the call.

    If parents and kids want the rule changed -- start there - but don`t act like an idiot for not understanding why he got in trouble. He got in trouble for violating a rule that was already known and already in place.

    The kid and the parent just come out looking like idiots.

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    Ailurophile7 Female 18-29
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    April 13, 2008 at 6:59 am
    As a teacher, I can see where banning the "no cell phone" rule would lead to abuse. Okay, let kids step into the hall to use their phones. You know that kids will use that privilege to call their friends and miss more class time than they can afford. There is no reason the father couldn`t have called the school office and had the kid paged, rather than call his phone while he was in class.
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    elkingo Male 30-39
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    April 13, 2008 at 7:01 am
    zafiras88

    I agree totally, children don`t need cell phones. Its just ridiculous. I somehow made it through all my schooling without one safely. The rule that he was suspended for breaking, was one that he had broke more than once.


    As for the war.. I support it, our troops, and our president. Do some research before you call it Bush`s oil war, it was Clinton that signed the resolution to put us in war with Iraq, only Bush had to deal with it.

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    quick_sand8 Female 40-49
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    April 13, 2008 at 7:22 am
    Some power hungry moron thinks upholding a school policy got off on this!! What a shmuck!!! The kids father is in Iraq for god`s sake!! My Honor Roll daughter was suspended for 3 days,in 9th grade for "Holding hands" with a boy,outside in the winter time before the doors to the school even opened!!
    So this doesn`t surprise me at all!!! FcKING idiots!!! Oh, by the way... I hope mom stands her ground!! I sure did!! They met "Roseanne" when I walked into that principals office let me tell you!!!!! He wasn`t principal the next year!!!!!
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    April 13, 2008 at 7:26 am
    ^ wow that was strong. I think they ought to put followup information on these stories, like the email and phone numbers of all involved.... hah
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    eklen Male 18-29
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    April 13, 2008 at 7:28 am
    People have been suspended for much worse reasons, this is totally acceptable in my opinion. If he wanted to then the should`ve tried to set something up with the school before-hand, but randomly answering a cellphone call in the middle of class while there is a policy such as, there is no problem.
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    catbarf Male 18-29
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    April 13, 2008 at 7:34 am
    Quick_sand is either an idiot or a child, and lying through her teeth at that. No intelligent adult is going to try and bypass language filters and use a total of 29 exclamation points in one post.

    If the rules are `no cell phones`, then breaking said rules will get you suspended. Deal with it. If you think it`s a bad rule, there are ways you can get it revoked. But to throw a tantrum because you weren`t allowed to break said rule is ridiculous.

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    FreeMark4You Male 18-29
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    April 13, 2008 at 7:34 am
    Ok, im currently deployed to iraq.. i get to call home in a good week, 3-4 times a week, a Master SGT is a very high ranking enlisted person, and i know for a fact that the majority of e-7(SGT first class) and higher e-8(Master SGT) and e-9(Sergent major) get ALOT more time to make phone calls compared to the lower enlisted personnel, and the Master SGT in my company has a damn phone in his room. the kid could of waited to talk to him later, and thats my point of view.
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    SmartLarry Male 70 & Over
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    April 13, 2008 at 7:53 am
    Scott-13 shut you piss-hole.

    of course its real it wouldn`t be on here you waste of space.

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    CaptainPat Male 18-29
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    April 13, 2008 at 7:55 am
    i understand o cell phones in school but if the kids talking to his own parents idont think the school should be able to stop him. Especialy if he was in a class he had free (it didnt tell what class it was) like a lunch or a study hall. the bitch-ass lunch monitors at my school yell at you if you have anything with buttons on it. like someone was trying to take a picture for the yearbook one time and they got bitched at because the camera is considered an "electronic device" im guessing they yearbooks gonna be pretty blank this year.
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    SmartLarry Male 70 & Over
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    April 13, 2008 at 7:57 am
    "F U C K the authority"

    who gave you your fee education you MTV-watching Ipod listing Pimpface butthole

    or did you just skip school. if you did then that explains alot

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    CaptainPat Male 18-29
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    April 13, 2008 at 7:58 am
    ps quicksand, you sound like an awesome mom. My mom would probably yell at me if something like that happened.
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    CaptainPat Male 18-29
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    April 13, 2008 at 8:05 am
    Oh and i know an even stupider one, i know a kid that got a full day of ISS (in school suspension) for crushing one of those little carrots with his thumb during lunch
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    baddogsmaste Female 30-39
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    April 13, 2008 at 8:19 am
    wow, totally uncalled for. Some people just dont know when to pick and choose their battles.
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    Bluedot34 Male 18-29
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    April 13, 2008 at 9:01 am
    Couldn`t watch it all the way through, but someone needs to question the authority
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    jd_rOcCa Male 13-17
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    April 13, 2008 at 9:13 am
    Newscaster: And he looks good too!
    *awkward silence*
    Boy: Thanks.
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    FallenHero Male 18-29
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    April 13, 2008 at 9:14 am
    Grrr. People who suspended him deserve a smack upside the head.
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    jd_rOcCa Male 13-17
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    April 13, 2008 at 9:21 am
    On the contrary, if the boy wasn`t expecting a call, he should have had his cell phone off. If he was expecting a call, then he had this planned out, and he was breaking the rules. Most schools allow parents to call the school`s phone. Then the boy could be pulled out of class to go speak with his dad.

    However, suspension is too great a punishment for interrupting a class. They could`ve temporarily confiscated his phone or something.

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    rosie51391 Female 13-17
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    April 13, 2008 at 9:40 am
    hmm at our school if we`re caught on our cell, they take the phone and you can get it back at the end of the day. i think they give out some minor punishment but its nothing major. they pretty much let us use our cells at anytime thats not during class without issues.
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    Neagle Male 30-39
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    April 13, 2008 at 9:48 am
    Phone time, as well as any down time, is so limited to a active duty soldier that there is no question his son had every right to take that call. With such a high rate of the students parents deployed the school should have had a policy set up to deal with this situation when it arouse. Step outside the door and take the call. Calling the office first takes to much time. This principal is a doctor no less and he still has the incite of a monkey to wait to act until he was embaresed on the news. Now to wave my flag....
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    ladygem Female 13-17
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    April 13, 2008 at 9:49 am
    there should definatly be exceptions to the no cell phones rule, and talking to your parents, expecially if their in a war zone is one of them.
    As for the people who say that kids don`t need cell-phones in school, in some cases they absolutly do. I go to school more than 45 minutes away from where I live, and in emergencies, like when we were on lockdown last year, I want to be able to reach my parents and my parents to be able to reach me.
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    CaptainPat Male 18-29
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    April 13, 2008 at 10:42 am
    at my school they take away your cellphones weather they`re on or not. if they see it sticking out of your pocket they take it from you and if you refuse then you end up getting in trouble. But some teachers are cool and just tell you to put it away.
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    Zoto Male 18-29
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    April 13, 2008 at 10:48 am
    "meh, sensible rule in school, moron child/family, slow news day. case solved."

    Thank you saberind.

    The kid should have stepped outside of class, OR the father should have contacted the school to page his son. Schools have rules for reasons (that students must follow), and a suspension, in this case, is not too harsh a punishment; the boy knew the rules, and he violated them.

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    evilducky00 Male 18-29
    430 posts
    April 13, 2008 at 11:28 am
    F U C K the schools!
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    marencolleen Female 18-29
    531 posts
    April 13, 2008 at 11:31 am
    way back in the day when i was in highschool (2004) cell phones weren`t such a big deal. They didn`t start clearly stating rules about it until after i graduated because most kids had the brains to not flaunt the phone in front of their teachers... besides the school had phones all over that kids could use whenever they wanted. but yea, suspension is a bit extreme unless the kid was being really out of line (like talking on the phone excitedely in the middle of a test and not leaving the classroom.)
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    thelonious Male 40-49
    3286 posts
    April 13, 2008 at 11:37 am
    Rules are for losers. They should let the kids do whatever they want, whenever they want
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    marencolleen Female 18-29
    531 posts
    April 13, 2008 at 11:46 am
    okay, i`m thinking more on this. being suspended for a one time phone call is a bit extreme, but how much of this case do we know? Maybe the kid has gotten in trouble before about his phone? and as for everyone else "playing the iraq card" come on, this is FORT HOOD! Why is this kid so special that he gets to talk to his daddy during class? atleast half of his classmates have a parent over there too. and unlike at the begining of the war, its not hard for families to get ahold of each other now. soldiers can call almost whenever they want, if that doesn`t work there`s free internet and xbox live isn`t a treat. its not like this was the only time for three months that the kid was going to be able to talk to his dad.
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    kezerb Female 13-17
    79 posts
    April 13, 2008 at 11:46 am
    cruxshadows wtf is with the capitals at the beginning of every effing word!? >-(

    Anyways this is stupid because, in college, I have had teachers taking phone calls in the middle of class all the time, from thier friends! One went to answer a call 10 mins into the lesson and never came back!!! We have 90 minute lessons at my college too

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    Willowpuff Female 18-29
    2220 posts
    April 13, 2008 at 12:24 pm
    There`s nothing wrong with this at all.
    If the school rules are "no phones in school"...

    Honestly, the marker pen was WAY worse than this.

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    MarthFador Female 18-29
    1004 posts
    April 13, 2008 at 12:29 pm
    here, the rule is no cell phones seen/heard during the school day. As soon as the last bell rings, you`re free to use it.

    also..."Hold on dad, it`s class time. Talk later!" After school. "-ring ring- Oh hey, dad! What up? I was just- -BLAMBLAMBLAM-.....dad? daddy? OH MY GOD"

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    GeMiNi0587 Female 18-29
    173 posts
    April 13, 2008 at 12:31 pm
    There`s something very wrong with that. Whoever did that to the kid can eat poo and die, the kid needed to talk to his father.

    School can wait, it`ll be there the next day at the same place, same times. His dad isn`t, therefore his dad is more important.

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    nme Male 13-17
    110 posts
    April 13, 2008 at 12:38 pm
    thats just retared
  83. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    April 13, 2008 at 12:44 pm
    There is a policy in Miami-Dade that high school students are allowed to answer there phones in class, the schools never follow that policy. In my old school even during lunch they would suspend you for it. in my current school they are more lenient. They just press end and thats it.
  84. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7935 posts
    April 13, 2008 at 12:46 pm
    "okay, i`m thinking more on this. being suspended for a one time phone call is a bit extreme, but how much of this case do we know? Maybe the kid has gotten in trouble before about his phone? and as for everyone else "playing the iraq card" come on, this is FORT HOOD! Why is this kid so special that he gets to talk to his daddy during class? atleast half of his classmates have a parent over there too. and unlike at the begining of the war, its not hard for families to get ahold of each other now. soldiers can call almost whenever they want, if that doesn`t work there`s free internet and xbox live isn`t a treat. its not like this was the only time for three months that the kid was going to be able to talk to his dad."

    1. THey said it was his first time one the phone.
    2. There is an 8 hour time difference so yes it is difficult to get a hold of him

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    madcow93 Male 13-17
    27 posts
    April 13, 2008 at 12:52 pm
    "speak up" lol
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    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7935 posts
    April 13, 2008 at 12:55 pm
    "If it happened to my son, I would have told him he did the right thing, refused any national attention, and worked on changing the rule."

    National attention would help you on the rule change though

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    TruTexasGirl Female 18-29
    415 posts
    April 13, 2008 at 1:02 pm
    how awful for that poor kid! All he wanted to do was talk to his father. That school is totally in the wrong for doing that
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    adam1993 Male 13-17
    242 posts
    April 13, 2008 at 1:41 pm
    god thats bullpoo
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    April 13, 2008 at 2:42 pm
    Hey.....you break the rules, you pay the price. He should`ve just stayed home from school that day so he could talk whenever he wanted. He got what he deserved. The next thing you know, he`d be taking a call from the hospital when his mom was in the hospital on her death bed. Some things just have to wait.

    (end sarcasm)

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    Panthergal09 Female 18-29
    69 posts
    April 13, 2008 at 2:57 pm
    Shepherd, this post had nothing to do with the war. It had to do with school`s cell phone policies. Get over yourself. My school lets us use our phones during free periods and passing times. I think they`d probably understand if I took this particular call during class though.
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    Kaomixx Male 13-17
    4 posts
    April 13, 2008 at 3:27 pm
    This is so stoupid.the kid should have been able to say."It`s my dad fromm iraq" and have been excused to talk to him.The system sucks!
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    harrydick Male 18-29
    332 posts
    April 13, 2008 at 3:29 pm
    My school, they take up your cell and make you pay $15 to get it back that goes toward to the "School Scholarship Fund", which I thought it was bullpoo until I heard about this.
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    Eatinyersoul Male 13-17
    2 posts
    April 13, 2008 at 4:00 pm
    The dad could`ve just called to office...
    No big deal.
    But he shouldn`t have been suspended.
    >_>
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    th25tina Female 40-49
    368 posts
    April 13, 2008 at 4:42 pm
    that school should be sued. That kid needed to talk to his dad, no matter where he is...but especially when he`s so far away in such a dangerous place.
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    PoonHat Male 18-29
    194 posts
    April 13, 2008 at 6:52 pm
    Bitch shouldn`t have answered his phone in class.
    Sure it was his dad and all, but if they allow cellphones then for dratsake would anything get done?
    Not like anythings getting done anyways, though.
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    jlevy1 Male 18-29
    2 posts
    April 13, 2008 at 7:10 pm
    I kind of agree. Ok, yeah, the school didn`t HAVE to suspend him, but at the same time, if half of the students in the school have parents deployed in Iraq, then how much poo do you think will get done if they let everyone answer their phones when a deployed parent calls. What the school SHOULD do is have a free period where students are allowed to talk on their cell phones.

    Also, I sort of have a problem with the way the story is portrayed by Fox News. Way to totally get the school`s point of view. Now *thats* unbiased journalism!

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    zero87194 Male 18-29
    33 posts
    April 13, 2008 at 8:47 pm
    i got suspended for laughing at my teacher. she was goinig over grades and she said no one is failing but i have two d`s(this is funny cause my teacher has huge knockers) so laughed and she said i was immature.
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    Zerocyde Male 18-29
    3256 posts
    April 14, 2008 at 2:53 am
    "Stupidest School Suspension Yet. School suspends student for talking to father. Schools are ridiculous."

    Really?

    1. A rule was made.
    2. A rule was broke.
    3. A punishment was delivered.

    Is that not how it is supposed to work anymore?

    Besides he was not "suspended for talking to his father." Who the drat wrote that line? Fox drating news? Jesus... He was suspended for having a cell phone at school when his school had a rule against it.

    If I write a love poem on a large knife while I`m using it to stab someone in face will all you dumbass kids comment on here about how sad it is that I was sentenced to death for writing a love poem?

    rofl, fuucking children these days...

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    Groogle Male 30-39
    2172 posts
    April 14, 2008 at 7:42 am
    Mother: *Mutter* "Speak up!" *Mutter*
    Kid: WAAAAZZZZZUUUUUPPP!

    Make it happen.

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    donk Male 30-39
    103 posts
    April 14, 2008 at 9:38 am
    A rule is a rule. Schools now have to spell out rules in black and white, no gray areas, no exceptions. The school in the town I live in had a cell phone rule a couple a years ago that said you could step out of the room and answer your phone in cases of emergencies. What happened is every call kids received was an "emergency". "But Mr Teacher, Tiffany just broke up with Blake so this is an emergency." Kids were stepping out of the room 3 to 4 times during class. They changed it 2 years ago to say that no cell phones were to be turned on during class. They had to do that because kids were abusing the privilege. That is why schools have rules that are black and white, if they make exceptions for 1 person then everyone else will want exceptions made for them also.
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    whyaskwhy Female 13-17
    275 posts
    April 14, 2008 at 11:55 am
    really awkward interview. especially the
    "we have your father on the phone! what do you wanna say to him?"
    "..WASSSSUPPPP....!"
    *pause* "hey how are you?"
    "good, how are you"
    *pause*

    most awkward thing ever! the mom and son were so boring and the reporter was so fired up about it

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    JMoney100 Male 18-29
    312 posts
    April 14, 2008 at 2:01 pm
    He should have just asked a teacher that likes him if he could use their room when it was empty to talk to his dad who is in dratin iraq for christ`s sake. Not that I agree with the action taken, but he should have been a little more clandestine about it, maybe he wouldnt have gotten caught...

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    Aintudied Male 18-29
    14 posts
    April 14, 2008 at 2:20 pm
    If I was married to that i`d be in Iraq too...
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    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
    1264 posts
    April 14, 2008 at 11:34 pm
    "YOU WILL NOT GET SUSPENDED FROM FOX FOR TALKING TO YOUR DAD" AHAHAHAH GET IT! GET IT! CAUSE HE WAS SUSPENDED FROM SCHOOL FOR TALKING TO HIS DAD AND- AND HE WAS TALKING TO HIS DAD ON FOX! GET IT!
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    BikerTeen Male 13-17
    2113 posts
    April 16, 2008 at 12:48 am
    over half are at war? good men
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    robock Male 18-29
    317 posts
    April 16, 2008 at 8:25 pm
    huh. FOX make a big deal out of nothing. what is so wrong with no cellphone inside the school? there was (almost) no cellphone when i was in high-school. It is not like they suspended him for receiving a call from his dad over the school`s telephone.
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    oinj Male 18-29
    23 posts
    April 17, 2008 at 5:38 am
    stupid school, use some discretion
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    Will-O-Wisp Female 18-29
    458 posts
    April 17, 2008 at 6:26 am
    I think special circumstances should have been allowed, and the parents and their son DID say they`d thought it`d been taken care of as they`d talked beforehand with the school officials.

    Admittedly, it was a rule and he did break it, but it seems like he broke it having been informed or misled to believe that it was okay.

    Annoying, yes, but a suspension isn`t going to kill his school career.

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    AntiHero94 Female 13-17
    66 posts
    April 18, 2008 at 10:25 am
    cute guy o.o

    lol thats so dumb if my dad were gone id being on the phone with him every hour of the day

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