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Old 05-18-2012, 03:08 PM
 
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How innocent was this? Well, they wrote "2012" in notes on the school doors. They covered windows with pink and yellow pieces of paper. They used about a dozen sticky notes to create a smiley face on a chalkboard. Yes, a smiley face.

Matthew Tully: Sticky situation shows Cascade High School superintendent must REALLY need his summer vacation | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:04 PM
 
Location: My little patch of Earth
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Zero tolerance.

I'm surprised the school wasn't locked down and a swat team dispatched.

These terrorist threats must end.

Execution for all involved.
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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I was disgusted when I saw the story on the news.
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Sad, isn't it. A truly harmless prank treated like a crime.
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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One day fun will be illegal and it will be pushed underground.

[it will be called the "Funderground"]
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Alderwood, Washington State
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Zero tolerance.

I'm surprised the school wasn't locked down and a swat team dispatched.

These terrorist threats must end.

Execution for all involved.
Joseph Stalin had it right it'd seem
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:17 PM
 
Location: TX
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I think the punishment should've been for all involved to have to remove the Post-It notes and all that. Not a suspension (even a two day), and certainly not a firing!
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:35 PM
 
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if I had to assume, one might assume they were suspended for trespassing on school property after hours, something that actually is a crime.
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:39 PM
 
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Zero tolerance.

I'm surprised the school wasn't locked down and a swat team dispatched.

These terrorist threats must end.

Execution for all involved.

Zero tolerance for WHAT? It sounds like the school board needs to have a nice long chat with the superintendent on the issue of appropriate discipline. I'm guessing there are going to be parents at school board meetings over this one... If this is a pattern of behavior for him, he needs to go.
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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if I had to assume, one might assume they were suspended for trespassing on school property after hours, something that actually is a crime.
If you read the article you would not have to assume.

Both a board member knew and the janitor and the students were allowed to do it. And then when students protested the suspension the superintendent suspended 50 more students because they protested.

And this was a school tradition no less.
And with sticky notes. You can't get more harmless than this for a senior prank.

Thankfully the story ended semi-happily..from the OP link:

"Fortunately, after a thorough public flogging and a meeting with parents on Wednesday, Spray accepted what just about everyone else in Central Indiana already knew: that he was dead wrong to order the mass suspensions and that things would only get worse if he failed to acknowledge his mistake."
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