The Blaze has this video:
December 21, 2010
December 21, 2010 at 5:58 pm
Good thing they weren't tossing out chestnuts! Those could put out someone's eye!
"Keep their cheer to themselves." What an asinine comment.
December 21, 2010 at 9:30 pm
Those that can, do. Those that can't, teach. Those that can't teach join the administration.
December 21, 2010 at 10:40 pm
Mightn't a suicidal student be thrown off by a candy cane and a smile? Gee, maybe people are depressed because too many people are keeping their cheer to themselves…
December 21, 2010 at 11:35 pm
Hate to be the Scrooge here, but remember they weren't passing out candy canes, they were tossing them (i.e. throwing them). I've been in enough classrooms to know that teenage boys + throwing (tossing) things = bad idea. Even if it starts innocently enough, it often devolves. There's just that natural tendency at that age to horseplay with friends. Despite the colorful sweaters, this smacks of a one-sided story. I'd be interested in seeing video, or hearing an unbiased account. Or perhaps the school has a strict No Throwing policy (because it creates a disturbance), should they suspend that policy just because it's Christmas?
December 22, 2010 at 2:35 am
If I were the parent of one of the kids, there'd be two things said to the principal:
1) My child is not going to detention, and try and stop me, and
2) "Sic Semper Tyrannis", which is the motto of the Commonwealth of Virginia
December 22, 2010 at 2:54 pm
The administration is blaming suicide on Christmas cheer. Wouldn't the Christmas cheer be the one thing to prevent suicide. What about the self esteem of the Christmas cheerers? They don't count as citizens being disenfranchised by the PC police? The other thing the PC police do not recognize is that these young persons will grow up and realize that they have been done out of their civil rights.
December 22, 2010 at 2:58 pm
K. Snyder: They weren't throwing "things" they were lofting food, candy canes, and their spirit is of giving not chaos. And their civil rights of free exercise of religion, speech and PEACEABLE ASSEMBLY were punished. Tyranny by any other name is just as evil
December 22, 2010 at 3:00 pm
A third thought: Wouldn't it be great if the children became doctors in the nursing home of the PC police?
December 22, 2010 at 4:00 pm
Do you know any teen-aged boys? I absolutely love them, but they are the definition of "chaos", unless you ask my husband, whose definition of chaos is me (and yes, I realize that is grammatically incorrect:-).
And yes, the whole thing is stupid.
December 22, 2010 at 4:37 pm
Pretty much the entire public school teaching community in the US is totally insane. Take your kids away from these certifiable looneys and teach them truth instead.
December 22, 2010 at 5:01 pm
Mary: Yet you can't toss or loft something without throwing it. Also, candy canes and food can be defined as things in a materialistic sense. A strict No Throwing policy at a school would probably include tossing and lofting of things, irregardless of what that thing was.
I wish the administrators would/could say something. This just smacks of a story that has more than one side to it. Often people who get in trouble with rules have a different version of events than how the other side remembers it.
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