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Science project gone wrong? PIOG

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 I seen this article on yahoo and got me thinking.... http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/teen-arrested-expelled-science-project-gone-bad-205842602.html Sounds like she just made her own "science project" with only the information in this article it sounds like to me that she was doing this because she wanted to not for a project. What do you think? Is the petition to drop charges a good thing? We have 0 tolerance in most schools does this fall into that area or is it really just a project gone wrong? What do you think?

 

 

by on May. 2, 2013 at 10:34 AM
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fantasticfour
by Grumpy on May. 2, 2013 at 1:14 PM

 I saw this.  I have no idea if she was actually DOING a science experiment for school or for curiousity.  Did she have permission to do it from a teacher, was it discussed?  There are too many unanswered questions for me to make a snap judgement, however with the information given, I think the penality was harsh.

jazzgirl205
by on May. 2, 2013 at 1:20 PM

What ifs allow fear in your home and offer it a comfortable chair.  I don't play that game.

BTW, We probably live within 2 hrs of each other.


Quoting atlmom2:

Doesn't matter with sue happy idiots out there, what if's matter do matter whatever the neighborhood is like.


Quoting jazzgirl205:

"What ifs" are just used to scare other people and keep them in line.  When I lived in a an upscale town, I heard that phrase constantly.  A person can what if anything to death.  




Quoting atlmom2:

The what if's do matter. Just like pranks. Doesn't matter if no one was hurt, pranks are off limits and punished here. Same type thing. Kids need to think before they act.





Quoting jazzgirl205:

No one was hurt so all the "what ifs" are moot.  I'm more concerned that the school was so quick to trash her future with a criminal record.  Everyone knows it was just a mistake.  The school acted cruelly.









atlmom2
by Susie on May. 2, 2013 at 1:21 PM
I am not gonna argue. I will agree to disagree. No I do not live in fear by the way.


Quoting jazzgirl205:

What ifs allow fear in your home and offer it a comfortable chair.  I don't play that game.

BTW, We probably live within 2 hrs of each other.



Quoting atlmom2:

Doesn't matter with sue happy idiots out there, what if's matter do matter whatever the neighborhood is like.





Quoting jazzgirl205:

"What ifs" are just used to scare other people and keep them in line.  When I lived in a an upscale town, I heard that phrase constantly.  A person can what if anything to death.  





Quoting atlmom2:

The what if's do matter. Just like pranks. Doesn't matter if no one was hurt, pranks are off limits and punished here. Same type thing. Kids need to think before they act.








Quoting jazzgirl205:

No one was hurt so all the "what ifs" are moot.  I'm more concerned that the school was so quick to trash her future with a criminal record.  Everyone knows it was just a mistake.  The school acted cruelly.














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jazzgirl205
by on May. 2, 2013 at 1:46 PM

Deal! Have a nice afternoon.


Quoting atlmom2:

I am not gonna argue. I will agree to disagree. No I do not live in fear by the way.


Quoting jazzgirl205:

What ifs allow fear in your home and offer it a comfortable chair.  I don't play that game.

BTW, We probably live within 2 hrs of each other.



Quoting atlmom2:

Doesn't matter with sue happy idiots out there, what if's matter do matter whatever the neighborhood is like.





Quoting jazzgirl205:

"What ifs" are just used to scare other people and keep them in line.  When I lived in a an upscale town, I heard that phrase constantly.  A person can what if anything to death.  





Quoting atlmom2:

The what if's do matter. Just like pranks. Doesn't matter if no one was hurt, pranks are off limits and punished here. Same type thing. Kids need to think before they act.








Quoting jazzgirl205:

No one was hurt so all the "what ifs" are moot.  I'm more concerned that the school was so quick to trash her future with a criminal record.  Everyone knows it was just a mistake.  The school acted cruelly.
















chattycassie
by Bronze Member on May. 2, 2013 at 2:18 PM

 Agreed

Quoting luckysevenwow:

Should have known better, unless she really didn't understand just how destructive these chemical compounds could be when mixed.

I'm not saying she doesn't deserve some kinda consequence, but expulsion and being arrested seems like overkill to me.

Quoting chattycassie:

 I agree that the 0 tolerance is really taking the common sense out of schools. I however have to say at 16 she should have known better than to be taking things to school like this. She could have really hurt someone.

Quoting luckysevenwow:

I don't think it was part of a project per say, but that doesn't mean she wasn't doing it as a science experiment. Kids aren't always the brightest people, sometimes they really don't think their actions through, and based off of the principals statement I assume she just made a stupid mistake.

 

Recently we have had a rash of those types of 'bombs' being left out in the open, in the case of whoever is doing those ones, I would say they know what they are doing and the risk they are putting people at at.

I don't really know what the right answer is. Zero tolerance has really taken common sense out of schools. It doesn't sound like her intentions were to harm though....

 


 

drfink
by Emily on May. 2, 2013 at 9:39 PM

me too

Quoting chattycassie:

 Agreed

Quoting luckysevenwow:

Should have known better, unless she really didn't understand just how destructive these chemical compounds could be when mixed.

I'm not saying she doesn't deserve some kinda consequence, but expulsion and being arrested seems like overkill to me.

Quoting chattycassie:

 I agree that the 0 tolerance is really taking the common sense out of schools. I however have to say at 16 she should have known better than to be taking things to school like this. She could have really hurt someone.

Quoting luckysevenwow:

I don't think it was part of a project per say, but that doesn't mean she wasn't doing it as a science experiment. Kids aren't always the brightest people, sometimes they really don't think their actions through, and based off of the principals statement I assume she just made a stupid mistake.


Recently we have had a rash of those types of 'bombs' being left out in the open, in the case of whoever is doing those ones, I would say they know what they are doing and the risk they are putting people at at.

I don't really know what the right answer is. Zero tolerance has really taken common sense out of schools. It doesn't sound like her intentions were to harm though....

 


 


zacmacsmomm
by Bronze Member on May. 3, 2013 at 9:01 AM

I have no problem with the expulsion, that could have been horrible.  But felony charges are just stupid.  There was no criminal intent and she is only 16. 

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