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    Default Not Even Sure What to Say at This Point

    Wife came home from a full day of teaching yesterday (Thursday) and spelled out the following...

    [backstory] Few months back, a kid (student at the school) was busted with a hit list, resource officer rotation and movement tracking spreadsheet, and some IED making supplies. Kid got busted when his sister heard of his plans and turned him in. Apparently, he had at least two other accomplices willing to take part in his little Columbine re-enactment.

    [crux of the issue] The kid was released Wednesday into the custody of his mother while he awaits trial. A fellow teacher, and a friend of my wife, emailed the entire school (all staff and administration within the school itself, not the entire district) a link to the news article stating that the boy had been released the day before. The only text supplied by the teacher was "FYI".

    [questions] Was what the teacher did morally objectionable? Was what the teacher did offensive? Was what the teacher did illegal in any way?

    [school/administration response] Within five minutes, the teach was substituted out of class and 'escorted' to the head principal's office. Once she arrived, he threatened the teacher with immediate dismissal if she didn't retract the email through the school systems intranet. Once retracted, an official reprimand letter was placed in her employment file, cause/reason: inducing a panic.

    [teacher response] Apparently several gave the district a middle finger salute coupled with a big fat FU as they went on the internet once home, found the article that was retracted, and posted it on their personal Facebook pages. As of this morning, according to the wife's string of text messages to me, a dozen teachers have been called down to the school districts administration offices (separate from the three high schools) and given official reprimand letters as well for sharing the article on Facebook.

    What kind of Orwellian world do we live in where it has become a fireable offense for warning colleagues, and the community at large, about a potential threat to their personal safety?
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    Sounds to me like this was going to be another setup staged school shooting incident and it got found out and the plan ruined... Good for the teachers... they dod the right thing.
    I still can't fathom how we in this country allow our officials <whom we know screw us over everyday> to be guarded by guns but yet don't allow our children no such protection

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    Here's the article that was sent by the teacher:

    http://www.thisweeknews.com/news/201...ased-to-mother
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    Teacher did the right thing.
    School can issue punishment for using their property to disseminate information, but once home F' em.
    My work has the same policy, blah,blah,blah. Not allowed to use the internet on company time for personal issues.
    They are lenient (obviously) but don't make the mistake of doing bad juju.

    Once I leave the property, all bets are off!
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    The teacher did the right thing for warning everyone about this potential threat. Shame on the school for trying to keep the public unaware of this incident! My high school was completely screwed up as well. My new principal was a previous employee at another school, and was charged with sexting a teenage girl at that school. After he was charged, he applied for the job at my school, and worked there until his court case made it's way into the local paper. My school initially stated that it WAS AWARE of the pending charges when he applied for his job, but hired him anyway. After a few hours they retracted that statement, and said that they weren't aware of it. I believe they were aware of it (how could they not be?), but didn't want to feel the wrath of angry parents; so they lied about it. I can't tell with absolute certainty though.

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    I'd sue the ever living **** out of the school so quick a fat kid at a Twinkie Convention would like he was in slow motion.

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    It's not about the teachers or the principle or the superintendent or the public opinion. It is about the children's safety, do whatever you can wherever you are to insure the children's safety.

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    Sounds to me like the teachers need to go in for an attorney, and if they're u.....uni.....union. They need to have their union step up and do something for them.
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    This is an attempt by the school district/teacher's union to sweep this incident under the rug, while keeping it from public knowledge. By allowing this incident to be reported, the school district stands the possability of a state inquiry which could effect funding/school ratings. I suppose, it is the district's responsability to ensure an element of stability/control and not induce public panic by keeping this quiet. It's not right, but this is life in America these days.....appearence is everything !
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    But it's public knowledge
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