UPDATE: The school that suspended 17-year-old Chaz Seale for accidentally packing a beer instead of a soda in his lunch has relented and is now allowing him BACK. Lucky him! Going back to where the folks in charge can’t tell the difference between a crime and a mistake!
Anyway, his “minor in possession” charge will be dropped, too. I was happy to read that the superintendent admitted that the school officials botched this. Maybe they can be suspended for 60 days? – L.
Readers — I don’t like to simply chronicle the stunningly asinine decisions made by school administrators who either HAVE no brains or believe they are not allowed to use them on the job, but sometimes I’m so mad I have to get it out. So read this story. It’s about a Texas teen with a spotless school record who accidentally grabbed a beer instead of a soda when he was packing his lunch.
Realizing his mistake once he got to school, he actually took the beer TO his teacher, BEFORE lunch, so he wouldn’t get in trouble. And…
He got in trouble: A 3-day suspension and 60 days in an “alternative school.” (No one says “reform school” anymore.)
His mom appealed the sentence so now the young man “only” has to spend 30 days at the other school. Because, of course, he still must pay for his sin: Making an honest mistake, admitting it, and dealing with it.
We citizens must hope he’ll spend the next 30 days learning how to be something other than a responsible young man who packs his own lunch. – L