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Posted 22 August 2013 - 13:01

Article I of the United States Constitution forbids any grant of nobility in the United States. Sadly, Dana Carter, the very important new principal of Calimesa Elementary School in Southern California’s Inland Empire, failed to get the memo about the 226-year-old document.

An already-changed policy instituted at Calimesa Elementary for the start of the school year had forced students to kneel down in front of Carter — and potentially other administrators– before being sent to class, reports CBS Los Angeles.

School officials described the bizarre kneeling policy as a postive effort to protect students. During its brief life, the policy was most frequently implemented at the official beginning of each class day and right after recess.

Several parents didn’t love the procedure. A flyer opposing the policy circulated among offended moms and dads.

One parent, the mother of a seven-year-old girl at the school, spoke to CBS Los Angeles.

“She says that she has to drop down on one knee with her hands at her side, wait for the principal to come out, lift his arms and tell them to go to class,” the unidentified mother told the station.

“I feel that the principal wants to be like a king, and we don’t have kings in America,” she added.

Not long after CBS Los Angeles initially broke the story, Cali Binks, the local school district superintendent, announced that the controversial kneeling policy would be immediately eliminated.

The school district notified parents of the change by mass phone calls.

It is completely unclear what threatens the Calimesa Elementary campus to such an extent that the principal wanted to demand that students kneel before her before school and after recess.

Principal Carter has apparently deigned to schedule a meeting with parents to design future safety options for the school.


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Posted 22 August 2013 - 13:09

children kneeling in front of an authority figure...




nope, nothing shady about that at all.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 13:18

Search his computers for 'poRn'. :p

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 13:30

"Several parents didn't love the procedure.."


If anyone made my daughter kneel before them this would read a whole lot different.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 18:13

I'd go up to that school and kick some ass if they tried that with any of my family. We don't bow the knee to anyone.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 18:16


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Posted 26 August 2013 - 07:37



The principal has a Zod complex.

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:47

the principal doing it wrong, it supposed to be bow and not kneel,
i mean even Obama put the example about bowing to king(s):


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Posted 26 August 2013 - 14:34

And it happened in CA, doesn't surprise me.

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 14:45


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Posted 26 August 2013 - 14:45

The girls could use it for practice!!

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 14:47

The girls could use it for practice!!

We should be able to downvote.


Especially since these are very young kids.

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 14:58

We should be able to downvote.


Especially since these are very young kids.

We should be able to sense sarcasm/jokes.


Especially since this is the internet.

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 15:05

I'm curious what the school would have done if a kid refused to kneel......would they try to suspend them for "not following school policy" or something?


This whole thing sounds like a joke, knowing how I was when I was a kid I would have flat out refused to kneel to anyone, and if I ever have kids they will be brought up in a similar manner.

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 15:13

that is very creepy and strange that someone would implement a policy like that in an elementary school let alone that the school board would have let them do it.