More Proof That It Sucks to Be a Teenager Today

Submitted by: eugenius 9 years ago in

High school seniors busted for wearing a jokey t-shirt.
There are 124 comments:
Male 1
PreoSmo:

"Whether or not you think the students were dumb . . . it`s their right to free speech. The amendment says they have a right and to allow people to take that right away from THEM, gives them permission to take rights from you."

Minors don`t have the same rights as adults. See: Fredrick v. Morse, among others.

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Female 2,258
The kid who designed the class shirt for the grade above mine when I was in high school made an inappropriate shirt, but the advisor caught it before the shirts were printed up. It was a simple design on the front of the shirt on the left breast, and all it said was
Seniors
2003
However, the `I` was positioned directly over the 00`s and made to look like a penis.
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Male 650
haha they wish they could drink to .08
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Female 1,231
I didn`t get it at first. Then came the "ooooh..." moment.

Seriously... don`t senior shirts have to be approved first? At least they aren`t wearing uniforms.

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Female 465
That`s absolutely ridiculous, people are way too uptight these days
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Female 124
gee point .08 is the limit in usa? ours is .05 here in australia.. but then again drink age limit is 18 and thats for people with full licenses, ZERO is the limit for people with learners and provisional licenses ...
mad overreaction tho... meh give em a detention or something n tell them not to wear em anymore while on school premisesAustralian BAC
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Female 121
They deserved it. You wear something that promotes/makes light of underage drinking, especially after you were warned not to, you should get busted. Now, did they deserve to have to earn the right to go to prom AND walk the stage at graduation? No. But they deserved at least to be suspended. Idiots.
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Female 818
I almost thought she was going to say they had to earn back the right to wear shirts xD
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Male 4,807
What the kid said at the end of the video sums it all up. Kids are go to do what they do anyway. A shirt is`nt going to make a difference. ( they were pretty cool shirts btw)
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Male 7,933
"it said on it "we run train""

CHOO CHOO ALL NIGHT! How can your girl leave you and be with me all night!

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Female 299
this has happened at my school before, but the shirt the kid made up meant something much worse..

it said on it "we run train"

meaning like..sexual references to girls and such..
a kid in my grade got a 10 day suspension for wearing the shirt to school.

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Female 1,697
"The legal blood alcohol level in the USoA.
Anything higher while driving, and you`re in trouble."


Just for that? Come on!!!, there are more important things going on in the world

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Male 612
i didnt even catch on to what it meant till they said....people are so uptight these days...its ridiculous
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Male 244
I think these guys are just trying to be cool. It`s really not that funny of a joke. People who drink just for the sake of drinking are losers.
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Male 486
well ther graduating arent they? so they obviously didnt drink enough to mess themselves up so get over it daym and .08? gosh itd take like 30 bottles to get u half way buzzed gosh
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Female 532
Dainty: "I look down on people under the age of 21 who drink."

What about countries that have a lower legal drinking age?
And also,
"And age has nothing to do with being mature. Nothing whatsoever. It`s the individual them self." - then why did you say that you look down on those people?

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Male 416
``doomlike, holy hell. theres a cat that looks exactly like that nearby.``

Nazi cats are on the rise, watch yourself.

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Female 110
Wow.. -_-
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Male 75
This is why i like England so much, a minimum age of 18, and the law is pretty lax about it, in fact the minimum drinking age is 5, you just cant buy it till your 18, not that that stops most, (btw, i`ve never met a parent who gave their 5 year old alcohol)
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Male 604
ly will bring us to a more socialized system
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Male 604
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I understand because your "workplace" right now is Burger King.. When you grow up and make it to the REAL workforce, you will soon see demanding from a corporation will get you a one way ticket to the unemployment office."
Excuse me? What you think the kids that go to college are any more respectful than others? There`s a lot of articles going around about how today`s college graduates entering the workforce are in fact more laidback, chill, etc.

You try and head a company and turn down an electrical engineer or something. You don`t have a choice but to hire us because the demand is insanely high and only growing over the next decade. If a company doesn`t give me full benefits, vacation time, and at least average starting pay ($65K) then I`ll simply take my skills to europe, which is making great exceptions in immigration just to allow more foreign engineers to enter the workforce as easy as possible.
The next generation will be much worse, but hopefull

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Female 1,134
thank god im grad next year

class of 09!!

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Female 5
*(that should say country...it split the word up...sorry)
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Female 5
that`s funny! i can`t wait to see people get suspended for wearing the wrong color socks/shoes now.
and who really cares about drinking age? it should be that if you can go out and protect your coun try (18) you should be able to drink-but no...if a state lowers its drinking age, then the gov`t will take away the $$ they`re giving the state for highway/transportation "repairs" etc.
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Male 142
Should have said under that principal

"Donna McDowell
Bitch"

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Female 7
I`m so glad I live in England. Not only that, but in a little countryside town in the North East

We get away with everything, I`ve been out in the local pubs since I turned 17, now I`m 18 and am quite bored with alcohol to be honest, I still go out to the local every saturday but it`s more of a social thing

I don`t know if I could cope if it was 21 - we would have nowhere to hang out

At 18 you`re mature enough to be able to handle whether you drink or not

And no wonder there are so many underage drinkers in America, they have this big thing on alcohol like its so bad

Its always been around me here in good old yorkshire

And also, whats with the school? So uptight

I`m in my last year of sixth form, going to uni in september, we all get on with the teachers and wear whatever we like. we gave my english teacher a bottle of jack daniels for a leaving present, and we went on a school trip to do an essay and we all just got wasted

England is great. Where i live anyway.

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Male 233
"i agreed with the students until she said they were warned in writing. At that point if you still want to break the rules, you have to accept the consequences. If any students didn`t know about the warning, then they should not be punished as harshly"

thats the thing, they weren`t told they were gunna be suspended. they just said "its disrepectful to [insert BS reason here]"

nowhere did it say "you`re gunna get suspended LOL"

and at any rate, it`s still highly overreacting

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Female 117
After sifting through comments and finally understanding how it was relevant to drinking (was uber confused for a moment there), I ask how will that promote alocholism? It`s no different than advertising beer on TV, but they don`t make a fuss out of that do they.
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Male 7,933
http://www.usatoday.com/money/workplace/...

I think we are doing fine for ourselves in the work place

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Male 20
i agreed with the students until she said they were warned in writing. At that point if you still want to break the rules, you have to accept the consequences. If any students didn`t know about the warning, then they should not be punished as harshly
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Female 28
but its a tshirt...?
teens are gonna drink wether a tshirt says it or not. at least this way theyre telling everyone the limit... possibly stopping teens drinking too much lol
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Male 233
doomlike, holy hell. theres a cat that looks exactly like that nearby.

but as for who cares? im sure those students do. theres a chance i know somebody who knows them.
Schools everywhere have been going suspension crazy, and its ridiculous.

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Male 416
...Who cares ? There T-shirt has been banned because the teachers didn`t like it, it`s not like the US is suddenly a police state.
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Female 76
Wow, that school is retarded and strict, just like mine! My freshmen year, we were going to make shirts saying, "The jokes are old but we`re still fresh" but the school said fresh could be taken sexually or some other bull. They did the same thing to us sophmore year, shooting down an awesome t-shirt idea, so our junior shirt simply stated "Juniors: because everything else was `inappropriate`" Luckily no one was ever suspended over a class t-shirt.
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Male 544
"i say if you show the teens respect, they show you respect"

Agreed.
Number one rule I learned in kindergarten 11-12 years ago: Treat others the way you want to be treated.
Even now, I use that rule. `nuff said.

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Male 2,306
Very clever!
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Male 50
The fact is teens will drink underage anyway. I have always thought that 21 was a bit old to start drinking, in fact one of the highest levels in the world. I can see how the school has an issue with the shirts, I work for a school , as a teacher , of course it is a kindergarten so I never face these issues, but many schools now face a higher point saying treat school as you would a full time job. Dress in the right clothes, be on time etc. Still such a large number of students got in trouble for such a thing is a bit odd, I mean just tell them not to wear the shirt at school anymore.
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Male 9,305
It`s settled then. Principals need to lighten the drat up.
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Male 397
i say if you show the teens respect, they show you respect
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Male 397
shutup DrewK

there`s ur damn respect

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Male 292
This is typical of the Livonia, Michigan school system. I went to a rival school of Stevenson and the same s#!* went on 10 years ago. I may be one the `older crew` here but I know lame and uptight when I see it. DAINTY makes some valid points about teenagers drinking, but promoting it(if .08 really is promoting) isn`t against the law.

I was suspended for dying my hair `cuz my life may have been in dangr from gangs. At the time, there was one legit `gang` member in our Livonia school, and he was white and from the `burbs. So I redyed my hair the same color as the lunch lady, which was purple. Got called into the office again and brought her with me. `Nuff said. Perhaps the L-Town school system should concentrate on their alcoholic teachers, the art teacher who smokes pot, the touchy-feely gym freak and the football coach whose shorts were way too tight. Screw Livonia Public Schools.

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Female 1,566
`10 sounds kinda cool if you say "class of twenty-ten".

But seriously, schools are so uptight. My sisters friend just got suspended. He`s Asian, and he was joking around with this other kid about how he was going to go kamikaze on the school because he got a detention for chewing gum. ahahaha. Three day suspension for saying it.

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Female 1,142
Wow. Everyone was talking about this at our school today.
Good ol` Michigan...
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Male 332
Class of 007 and having our prom at the casino was pretty special. Shaken not stirred T-shirts were sweet.
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Female 21
I live right by there.
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Male 544
"I am starting to doubt the argument, (looking at you DrewK) that i am inferior to older people and must respect and obey them, regardless of the logic of their commands, or their..."

You mean we should all get equal respect? lol

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Male 544
Now that I think of it, "Class of `o-leven`" sorta works.
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Male 37
I am starting to doubt the argument, (looking at you DrewK) that i am inferior to older people and must respect and obey them, regardless of the logic of their commands, or their level of reciprocal respect, simply because they were born before me. Although it may be true that teenage brains are still developing, the societal subordination of young people does not seem to be a result of intelligence disparity: a brainy 17 year old would be expected to defer almost unconditionally to an idiotic adult. Rather, the science of human development seems to simply be a rationalization of teenage oppression, suspiciously similar to reasons given for the disenfranchisements of women and minorities found throughout history.
The result of this suppression, predictably, is rebellion; manifested in ways such as risk taking, blatant disrespect, and drug-use, all which paradoxically validate the controls put on teenagers in the minds of adults.
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Male 10
..and people wonder why so many students drop out of school. My school was just as retarded as this place, I wouldn`t stand for it.. so I left and got my GED. Looking back on it I regret not getting an actual diploma, but I don`t regret leaving that sh*thole. Principles should encourage ethical decisions, but they shouldn`t punish a large group of people for a play on words. A person preaching that their morals are higher, and more correct is pointless, because you need only to pay attention to your own. You`ll influence more people passively.
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Female 960
I am so glad I am out of school.
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Male 6
Thats kind of stupid, I think the school over reacted.
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Female 353
it dosent suck to be a tenn, its just the teens are getting dumber!
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Male 233
what happened was they wore the shirts one day, and the teachers complained about them, but no restrictions were actually put on them, so when students showed up with the shirts the next day they were all suspended, even though they were given no fair warning.
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Male 233
wow. im shocked this got on here. im in the same district. its terrible. The whole district is so insanely strict on the stupidest bs. My gf almost got suspended just for standing up during lunch. i have a friend who was suspended for a day because the teacher thought his tic-tac was a drug. This angered me when I heard about it. Our district blows. Utica Community Schools, for those who wanna know.
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Male 1,386
lol. class of `10!
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Male 495
"Friday, May 16, 2008 5:04:12 PM
^^^^
Respect is often a downfall. Generation Y is able to get more out of the workforce than Generation X was able to partly because generation X had more respect towards co-workers and the company. Generation Y is more selfish and wants to get more tools to work with and more opportunities. Companies dont want to hire them because of this but they are forced to and the workers get more out of the company than previous generations. The "ME" attitude is what has helped them a lot."


I understand because your "workplace" right now is Burger King.. When you grow up and make it to the REAL workforce, you will soon see demanding from a corporation will get you a one way ticket to the unemployment office.

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Female 56
yeah im class of `10 but i don`t like how it sounds either.
The only "cool" thing, well for me at least, is that we`re the 1st double-digit class of the 21st century
>.< weeee. i notice these things -_-
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Male 1,526
oh, sorry, left out we had a picture of a monkey drating a hippo on the front.
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Male 1,526
in my middleclass school we made a shirt with "kk" on it, "man glömmer aldrig en kk"

kk = klass kompis = someone from the same class.
but kk = knull kompis = F*ck buddy

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Female 1,287
.08 seniors...i like it.
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Male 7,933
^^^^
Respect is often a downfall. Generation Y is able to get more out of the workforce than Generation X was able to partly because generation X had more respect towards co-workers and the company. Generation Y is more selfish and wants to get more tools to work with and more opportunities. Companies dont want to hire them because of this but they are forced to and the workers get more out of the company than previous generations. The "ME" attitude is what has helped them a lot.
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Male 495
^^^^And what exactly is wrong with respect being a MUST? This world is in real trouble If you KIDS think you can operate it without respect.
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Male 7,933
And its all about Class X (class ten or class oh-ten sounds retarded.)
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Male 7,933
BINGO! Smartest post so far. It`s about respect. All I see here are a bunch of PUNK kids that think they are entitled to throw mtheir nose up at whom ever they want. I fear for this world with this attitude coming up. Then again most of you will probably grow up and realize how silly you sound in all of these threads.

You come from a generation where it was a must that you had to give respect to adults, you figured...okay, when we are adults then we get the respect. We grew up in a generation where age is just a number. You feel like you aren`t getting respect, and we feel like you are keeping us down. With that said, Generation Y is going to probably be more successful in the work force because they see themselves as commodities where if one company doesn`t like them, another we pay just as well. Sure we may sound silly, but we will get what we want.

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Male 7,933
bass_stud, it cause they speak ebonics
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Male 495
"Friday, May 16, 2008 3:55:46 PM
The only thing different between being a teenager today and years before is that teenagers today have the false mindset that they deserve to be disrespectful and get whatever they want. Yeah it`s just a shirt, but someone told them not to wear the shirts, yet they insisted. It`s given that you should do what authorities say or you`ll be punished. How hard is it to just accept that you can`t wear a shirt?"


BINGO! Smartest post so far. It`s about respect. All I see here are a bunch of PUNK kids that think they are entitled to throw mtheir nose up at whom ever they want. I fear for this world with this attitude coming up. Then again most of you will probably grow up and realize how silly you sound in all of these threads.

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Female 1,120
That was so stupid. Why should those kids care just don`t wear them at school and wear them when you get home. They`re almost done with it anyway.
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Male 544
"Sorry, didn`t mean to stretch out the page >_>"

Yeah, Mishuata, way to go. :P

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Female 10
Sorry, didn`t mean to stretch out the page >_>
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Female 10
What`s retarded is that I almost got suspended for wearing a tanktop. Three finger straps. I`m a freshman. It was something like this, different color. http://shop.pacsun.com/webapp/wcs/stores...
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Male 544
I`m `11 too. Always thought that `11 and `10 sucked though, Because saying "Class of eleven/ten" doesn`t really roll of the tongue compared to "oh-eight."

And yeah, schools nowadays (in USA) suck. In fact, there was an announcement on the P.A. at my school today saying that throwing water balloons will not be permitted. WTF?

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Male 511
dainty, thats discriminant (sp?)
i may be `11 but im more mature than u know
probably cuz i was suicidal from harrassment...BUT i am more mature than most my age
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Male 772
I was about to say they overreacted, but it`s understandable considering they were already warned.

Seriously, schools in this country are gradually failing. Eventually, students won`t bother coming to school with so many restrictions.

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Male 390
Kenny_f you rock my world.
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Male 10,440
haha! American Schools... boned again.
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Female 17
They should save that shirt and go to MSU since it already has Sparty on it. I wish I had that when I went there.
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Male 15
I think what`s important to look at is that the kids understood the reasoning behind the school`s decision, and the school seemed like they understood that the kids had no malicious intent.

Yeah, as an in-joke, it`s like, "Ha ha ha, .08," but really, it`s a non-issue. This whole thing is going to blow over before too long, and nobody will even care.

Chalk it up to kids being young and stupid. That`s the whole thing here.

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Male 511
^^ lmao koug, first day of college, im gonna walk into class in my pj`s! but i still have a few years
Class of `11 for the win!!! *high fives SuperJesus*
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Female 360
.08? heheheh, thats clever :-)
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Male 386
Class of `11

`twill be time

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Male 604
Is this really preparing anyone for college? Why do high school students need such excessive shielding from real life? People wear PJs, miniskirts, and next to nothing to my classes constantly, and I`m an electrical engineering student ("severe nerd" in layman terms). Going high/drunk to class gets a chuckle at the most and is entirely forgotten about 5 minutes later. And let`s not even touch the Liberal Arts department - I`ve heard several stories of english and philosophy professors definitely smoking the ol` grass, if you know what I mean. And this in one of the top 1 business, top 9 engineering (varies depending on specific program), and top 3 architecture schools in the country. I don`t even dare ask what`s going on elsewhere. It`s just silly, and to assume people are driven to illegal actions based on... THIS bullpoo? Ugh.
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Female 55
The only thing different between being a teenager today and years before is that teenagers today have the false mindset that they deserve to be disrespectful and get whatever they want. Yeah it`s just a shirt, but someone told them not to wear the shirts, yet they insisted. It`s given that you should do what authorities say or you`ll be punished. How hard is it to just accept that you can`t wear a shirt?
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Male 1,825
oh, and alchohol is fun
not saying its smart or anything,
but its really fun
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Male 1,825
really dainty, you dont stop growing till your 25, so if our generation is fudgeed by alchohol, the law wont do anything
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Female 102
Heh, this isn`t far from me, saw it on the local news before they got suspended, still were waiting.

I find this stupid on the news this morning a kid said that they`ve worn acutal shirts with acholol logos on them.

And yeah, they get busted for a .?

Ugh. >.< Give them (us teens as well) a break! I mean it`s like the adults were perfect as well. B-|

I`m sure my class (`10) could do worse though, seriously.

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Female 657
Uh yeah. School dress code says not to promote drugs/alcohol/sex/whatever. If you don`t like it, try homeschooling. None of these kids look like they`re financially hurting so it`s not like if they really had a problem with it, they couldn`t afford to be homeschooled. If you want the opportunity to go to school with your peers, you have to adhere to the school`s rules.

I don`t understand why this is an issue.

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Female 4,225
^^THANK YOU! And the Germans have like almost do drinking accidents- and they love their booze.

USEA SUCKS!

And actually, the education system sucks as well,

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Male 511
we should take europes example, they have drinking age 18 (in most countries) and they can have it whenever when under parent supervision, alchohol is around them so its not like OMG I HAVE TO GET DRUNK UNDERAGE, its like bread, its there but u dont get excited over it.

our country sucks, that school sucks, props to creater

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Male 36
I`m so glad my school isn`t as uptight as that, yet again it is in the roughest part of the area. Walk around there alone you`ll end up mugged, raped and stabbed simultaneously, but I digress.
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Female 472
It doesn`t matter whether or not you feel that the T-shirt slogan makes teenagers want to drink (would it have made YOU want to drink if you saw that as a teen?). Whether or not you think the students were dumb . . . it`s their right to free speech. The amendment says they have a right and to allow people to take that right away from THEM, gives them permission to take rights from you.

Anyone who says `Those kids deserved that` or `They shouldn`t have said that` are completely retarded.

And I know some of you might be parents but honestly, keeping them from seeing that t-shirt isn`t going to keep them from drinking. Like the kid said at the end: kids are going to drink or not drink regardless of the t-shirt.

/rant

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Male 1,766
i thought it meant there GPA or something
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Female 58
They take a lot of things too seriously, and then the principles think they are defending the school from TERRIBLE things when nothing really happens. Such as a 5th grade boy who hates school is asked what would he do if he was trapped in the school forever, and he replies I would try to break out. And if I need weopons I would turn the rulers into swords and make the pencils really pointy. And then he nearly gets the police called, and nearly gets expelled. (This happened to my brother, so it IS true.) Or like right now seniors getting in trouble for wearing a shirt, which is a joke!
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Male 4,793
dude that is awesome! why do ppl care if kids drink anyway, its no different from random 30 year old Joe drinking, if ppl wanna drink underage, let them. i choose not to drink, but seriously telling ppl they cant drink til 21 is just a form of control.
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Male 464
What does ".08" mean?
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Female 188
I think its stupidmbut I do see why the principal would get mad but still they`re over reacting.
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Female 60
....At first I had no idea what it meant, until they made the comment about the alcohol. Its so stupid of what the schools are doing nowadays. father getting arrested because of daughter not going to school and now this. whats next?
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Female 204
its not loading for me, can anyone find another source for this story?
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Female 1,984
Ugh... stupid teenagers. Drinking? Morons deserved what they got.
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Male 1,053
Omg thats so gay!
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Male 28
Its a shirt..
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Male 1,825
if i were them i would plant crack cocaine in the principals office and tell the police. don`t fu*k with us, there are more of us then of you
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Female 364
Why was it on the news? Seriously, don`t we have better things to report about?
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Female 364
That`s so stupid.
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Female 4,225
Class of `10 rules!

*Starts singing American Idiot*

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Male 91
"`10 for the win. ;D"
Heck Yeah! :)
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Male 91
Well, a kid at my school almost got expelled for something not near as bad.
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Female 4,225
HOLY CRAP DREWK! *Unsheaths sword* Red alert

-Need to add DrewK to iab Uncyclopedia

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Male 495
Completely inappropriate for high school students to be wearing AT SCHOOL. On their own time, whatever, but the school has a duty to promote responsible behavior. My kid wouldn`t wear that shirt period. (with me knowing about it anyway)
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Male 11,739
I`d tell the principal to shove it up his ass, even if that was one of my kids. It`s a T-SHIRT for crying out loud. Get the f*uck over it.
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Female 4,225
^^Class of `10 too Dainty? Same here
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Male 291
class of `09!
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Male 291
lol...I`m really concerned though...why do people have to be so uptight these days? it seems that no one can take a joke and everything has to be serious.

That shirt was hilarious! I give mad props to the guys that came up with that design and I wish the kids at my school had that much creativity.

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Male 17
The seniors at my high school have something like that on their shirts...and our school didn`t care.

I think they put like Seniors take it to the Limit Class of .08 or something.

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Female 486
Lol, so what? They should cut them some slack, seriously.
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Male 62
Clever shirt. But i can see why they don`t want them wearing them.
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Female 9
Hah,
that`s one of our rival schools.
We heard about it on the announcements today.
I`m surprised it`s on IAB.
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Male 534
I didn`t even understand it at first.
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Female 4,225
I`m going with crap and riddler.


Yep, sure sucks to be a teenager today

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Female 114
My class almost made shirts with the same saying on them...

Good thing we didn`t?

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Male 260
sigh.....This country embarrases me
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Male 2,160
pretty soon here you´ll have no rights unless your over 55...
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Female 375
thats so stupid
its just a shirt!
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Male 209
Lmfao, that`s pretty awsome :-)
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Male 1,620
Link: More Proof That It Sucks to Be a Teenager Today [Rate Link] - High school seniors busted for wearing a jokey t-shirt.
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