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#31 mudslag


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 07:53



i did see that part, and more. she arrived same time but left with the friend before police could identify the underage drunk person (her friend). The girl did do the right thing by not letting her freind drive drunk, but that's just a smoke screen for the real reason and why the school is punishing her.



Again you are playing the assumption game. For all you know the police were more then aware of the drunk girls state but let her go with her sober friend that they did recognize. Iv personally been on both sides of that fence when I was under age and was allowed to both go home with a sober designated driver as well as be one taking drunk underage friends home. Shockingly police can be sensible and not resort to arresting everyone they see doing something wrong in the eyes of the law. 

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 08:04


From a legal standpoint, nothing happened (Im not sure how being 17 and drinking is even treated, as a misdemeanor or what). But the driver did nothing wrong....Besides, why should the school get involved in things OUT OF school hours? They have no permission as legal guardian out of school hours.

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 08:54


From a legal standpoint, nothing happened (Im not sure how being 17 and drinking is even treated, as a misdemeanor or what).


The law of the land says you must be 21.

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 09:06

We really need a good house cleaning of these idiots who are running our schools.

AMEN!! These zero tolerance policies are totally dumb. Just an excuse for school administrators to follow cookbook discipline and not to take responsibility for making hard decisions.

Another example is if some kid is being pummeled by a bully he gets suspended too for being in a fight, sometimes even if he/she don't (or cann't) fight back. Doesn't matter if the participation was voluntary or not.

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 09:11

The 'moral' thing to do would be to 'rescue' the one who made the mistake.

The 'ethical' thing to do would be to let the one who made the mistake suffer the ramifications resulting from the 'mistake'.


One doesn't learn 'lessons in life' when one doesn't suffer injury or harm as a result of actions.



The person drinking wasn't of legal age to drink and therefore should not have been partaking of the spirits.

The person who went to pick up said under-age person is therefore guilty of aiding the alleged crime- consumption of alcohol by one otherwise prohibited of such.