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"Texas superintendent threatens 3-day suspension for students who walk out to protest gun laws" - Do you support the students or the Superintendent?

“A school is a place to learn and grow educationally, emotionally and morally. A disruption of the school will not be tolerated.”

https://www.vox.com/2018/2/21/17037674/florida-shooting-protests-texas-superintendent-suspension


"Walkouts have been reported in various states, including Florida, Colorado, Minnesota and Illinois, where some school administrators said they were instructed to allow students to walk out peacefully, while others, like those in the eastern Texas city of Needville, said they had a zero tolerance policy toward such demonstrations."

http://abcnews.go.com/US/texas-superintendent-vows-suspend-students-walkout-protest-guns/story?id=53268955
hunkalove · 61-69, M
Reminds me of my high school principal when I asked him why something was the way it was and he replied, "I don't have to give you a reason." I said, "I thought you were supposed to be a teacher."
Wraithorn · 51-55, M
[@45528,hunkalove] Well said then. I hope he felt like a dork.
Wraithorn · 51-55, M
I think he should feel encouraged that his students are actually taking note of what is happening in their country and want to air their views.
They are the future leaders. If I was him I would also encourage the whole school to organize debates on the subject. Putting a lid on a boiling pot is not a good idea.
They should be allowed to vent, discuss and learn about something which affects them directly.
Wraithorn · 51-55, M
[@5932,Abrienda] Education, and what I mentioned above is all about education.
Abrienda · 22-25, F
[@385840,Wraithorn] Ohhhh....I seeeee. You think an event staged by 15 year olds is a proper educational venue?

Here's some education for you...South Africa has over 17,000 murders every year, a statistic from your own government and a HIGHER murder rate than the USA. People in your country live in fear of daily attack. I think you ought to be worrying about that rather than telling Americans what to do, good?
Wraithorn · 51-55, M
[@5932,Abrienda] This question is about school kids in a 1st world country. Crime in S.Africa which is a 3rd world country is a seperate issue entirely.
I was just giving my opinion which is my right as a citizen of the world who is using a worldwide internet.

Your attempt at misdirection by mentioning crime-ridden S.A. isn't relevant really.
sarahcupcake · 31-35, F
Students all day, all night, all of the time.... America is totally bonkers. Even now... even after so many people's children have been killed by the common availability of guns.... they are so selfish as to not be able to bring themselves to make guns illegal. It's absolutely unreal
greenmountaingal · 70-79, F
[@494891,sarahcupcake] Guns can't be made illegal in the USA; it's the Constitution.
Abrienda · 22-25, F
[@113373,TexChik] Why are Americans NOT asking how the local police could visit Cruz 39 times and the FBI notified twice without effect YET are happy to let the same government which shows it was incapable of dealing with ONE 19 YEAR OLD MANIC and a school that hired a "security guard" who did not even go into the building during the shooting have total control over all lethal weapons?
Abrienda · 22-25, F
[@358142,greenmountaingal] And would result in Second Civil War and millions of deaths. But that of course has never stopped totalitarian personality types before so she'd probably be all for it.
I absolutely support them. There have been walk-outs in my state, too—with parents and teachers joining the students.
Good for them. I hope someone sues that superintendent.
Crazywaterspring · 56-60, M
[@328496,bijouxbroussard] The position of school superintendent can be political in nature. I hope he gets fired for punishing these kids.
Fernie · F
I support the students 1000%
sarahcupcake · 31-35, F
same[@331316,Fernie]
[@331316,Fernie] As do I ! ✊🏽
Crazywaterspring · 56-60, M
That is a strong lesson for those students. Gun violence is an epidemic the politicians refuse to address. School boards are elected in Texas and this could be something for them to take up.
sarahcupcake · 31-35, F
Totally agree [@523909,Crazywaterspring]
Crazywaterspring · 56-60, M
Voting age is eighteen. It would be a safe bet some of those kids will be voting in November. Shootings are almost a daily occurrence.
greenmountaingal · 70-79, F
It's a serious problem, but not an "epidemic."
RodneyTrotter · 51-55, M
I support anyone who walks out of a school in that country. I certainly wouldn't put a kid of mine into one.
Northwest · M
If the people don't like it, they should vote him or her out of office.

This is Texas though, so good luck with that.
[@9416,Northwest] Lol, true.
Graylight · 46-50, F
If a disruption in the school is something administrators want to avoid, maybe leave guns off the table.
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
the recent shooting was a movie made from the morning's drill, things are leaking out, one student was basically told to ask questions off a script by CNN and he refused....I support the superintendent on this. If they want to protest they can do it on the weekend on their own time. Gonna love how this plays out when all the crap is shoveled into one big pile.
WalksWith · 51-55, F
Students, of course! I will always side with the innocent.
SteelHands · 61-69, M
That generation will end freedom and possibly destroy the world.

Maybe we shouldn't care that they want to kill each other in school.

Maybe we should be thanking them.
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
[@377644,Noahkahol] they are being manipulated by groups who want a one-world govt. and they don't even realize it yet.
SteelHands · 61-69, M
[@16806,cherokeepatti] Saul Alinsky subverted William Ayers and Bernadine Dorn and others on College campuses back in the late 60s just like the Clintons.

They infiltrated most of the Democrat party and the K12 school system, and have destroyed an entire generation of American kids. They're being told that civil disobedience is their obligation. That violence against the norm is the greatest thing that they can ever do.

Every one of those kids, almost anyway, is as potential a deadly threat as the shooters. They're lying, conniving, fake empathy, manipulative punks that need a good ass kicking.
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
[@377644,Noahkahol] well when colleges started accepting huge donations from corporations the corporations can have a little influence on what is being taught in the classes, they don't give huge amounts of $$$ for nothing. Children need to be taught critical thinking and it hasn't been done in a long time.
Salix75 · 46-50, F
Jackaloftheazuresand · 26-30, M
If it really matters to them they wild hold their ground, this is one of those tests
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greenmountaingal · 70-79, F
[@448067,Qwerty14] 1st and 2nd.
Abrienda · 22-25, F
[@448067,Qwerty14] Their First Amendment right does not give students or anyone else the right to disrupt a school or any institution public or private. You do not need to be an American to be able to understand about their constitutional rights which you obviously don't.
[@5932,Abrienda] You know what really disrupts a school? A mass shooting. Trust me, the school is fine if the kids wanna protest. People protest at schools all the time and it never stops classes from happening. But a mass shooting will. If you actually care about class disruption then you'd want an end to mass shootings and support these brave teens who are standing up to congress to make that change.

 
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