It is always such a delight to read yet another story describing the complete disassociation from reality that is our public school system:
Authorities say seven people attending high school graduations in Rock Hill are facing charges after police say they cheered while students’ names were being called.
A police spokesman says school officials request police patrols to prevent graduation disruptions that include standing, hollering and clapping.
He says those attending the commencements are told their behavior can be prosecuted.
I do believe if I attended a school with such an asinine policy that I would refuse to attend commencement. Sorry, have a bit of a sore tummy, just mail the diploma, ta!
Sure, graduation is a Big Deal for high school students, but I think attempting to imbue it with the gravitas due a papal election is going just a tad overboard. And what a way to start kids off on the road to college, with a (presumably) misdemeanor tag on their records!
Well done, school administrators! You’ve done an admirable job demonstrating to these kids that their future will be chock full of imaginationless bureaucracy and officious busybodies. Well done, indeed.