Disciplining Students for Off Campus

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    From Cranford to Ohio, school districts weigh disciplining teens for off-campus misbehavior | NJ.com

    Common sense would say that if 9 football players are arrested for aggravated assault, they should be kicked off the team. However, if they post a picture of a bong on facebook, it's not a crime.

    But common sense no longer rules the day esp. in public education. Comments?
     
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    last time i checked....posting pics is not a crime....
     
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    You are right. But according to the article, a girl was kicked off the cheerleading squad for a picture of her drinking at a wedding.

    One size does not fit all, and that's what's being challenged. It could go either way, instead of case by case decisions by the school.
     
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    i think the schools should leave the kids alone during their off time....if there are police charges then the school may take action but for facebook? really? what amazes me ...who has the time to police teens on facebook...isnt that their parents job?
     
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    Some school districts seem to act as though they have parent rights over students in and out of school.

    Some businesses also seem to think they have rights over their workers in or out of work, too.

    That's how control freaks think.
     
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    on one hand people trash the nanny state ...while on the other hand they allow this type of censorship of behavior to go on....i am against behavior modification by the state or any other governing body...esp when it concerns our personal behavior or our behavior in our homes
     
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    Well, I believe certain dangerous/criminal activities outside of school can impact the safety of students within the school. However, the HIB law includes such silliness as gossiping on the internet from home.

    There should be a common sense approach and the courts should not be in the business of dictating discipline in the schools. Certainly, they have better things to do. :confused:

    We will see one of two scenarios:
    1. ALL activity outside of school will be handled by the schools
    2. NO activity outside of school will be handled by the schools

    Neither of these will protect students IMHO.
     

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