WALTER E. WILLIAMS
Police arrested 20-year-old Lindsey Sweetin Thursday for filing a false police report about a sexual assault she originally said happened in the Harmon Parking garage on the University of Arkansas campus.
According to a police report, on March 8, Sweetin’s brother called the University of Arkansas Police Department to report that his sister had been sexually assaulted in the garage on March 5.
When police interviewed Lindsey Sweetin, she told them when she was walking back to her car in the deck after class, a man she described as being between 50 and 60-years-old with gray hair approached her and asked if she had any jumper cables.
Sweetin told officers she told the man she couldn’t help, and at that point she said the man “grabbed her and put his hand up her shirt, and then pulled her towards him and put his other hand down her pants and touched her buttocks” and then the man “pushed her against the back of her car and put his hand down the front of her pants, touching her vagina.” Sweetin told officers she sprayed the man with pepper spray and got in her car and drove away.
After the interview, police reviewed video footage from the Harmon Parking Garage during the time that Sweetin said the incident happened. Detectives did not find any men in the video matching the description Sweetin provided them. Detectives also spoke to potential witnesses who were in the garage at that time, and they told officers they did not hear or see anything out of the ordinary.
On March 11, Detective Josh Bowen interviewed Sweetin again at UAPD. Detective Bowen asked Sweetin if she was telling the truth about the incident, and Sweetin said no. When asked why she would lie, Sweetin said she did see a man that matched the description she gave on Dickson Street and he scared her, but that the man never followed her into the Harmon deck.
Sweetin told Detective Bowen she had texted her boyfriend about seeing a man that scared her, and that her boyfriend made a suggestion that something more might have happened, and then the boyfriend told Sweetin’s brother. Police say Sweetin said the story just got worse from there and she “continued to go along with it because she did not know what else to do.”
Sweetin was arrested for Filing a False Police Report, which is a Class D Felony.
Yet another fake “Islamophobic” hate crime. Hamas-linked CAIR and other Muslims have not hesitated to stoop even to fabricating “hate crimes,” including attacks on mosques. CAIR and other groups like it want and need hate crimes against Muslims, because they can use them for political points and as weapons to intimidate people into remaining silent about the jihad threat.
“State University, Man Attacked and Referred to as an ‘Islamic terrorist,’” Baristanet, April 25, 2014 (thanks to Martin):
UPDATE 4:16 pm: Montclair State University has confirmed that the alleged assault of a male student on April 24, 2014 was a fabrication. The student is being charged with creating a false public alarm and filing a false police report.
This in from Montclair State University Police Department:
At approximately 9:30 PM this evening, April 24, 2014, the University Police Department received a report of an assault that occurred at approximately 7:30 pm in front of Whitman Hall. The male victim reported being assaulted by three unknown white males after being referred to as an “Islamic terrorist.” The only description of the three males is that they all were wearing blue jeans and black hoodie jackets. The males fled in an unknown direction.
If you have any information about this incident we urge you to contact the University Police at (973) 655-5222, the Confidential Tips Line at 973-655-8477, or utilize the Hawk Eyewitness E-tip via text message to 67283 from any cell phone.
Chief Paul M. Cell
Montclair State University Police Department
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has called on Asnuntuck Community College (ACC) to drop its disciplinary action against a student following a conversation on campus with Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy. Making matters worse, ACC deprived the student of crucial due process protections, even refusing to review exculpatory video evidence.
On October 23, 2013, student Nicholas Saucier recorded on video a conversation with Governor Malloy, who was speaking at ACC that day. Saucier asked Malloy questions about recent gun legislation, and the conversation was halted abruptly when Malloy got into his car and left. A second recording shows ACC President James Lombella and a campus security officer leading Saucier off campus.
Based on this conversation, ACC suspended Saucier and charged him with violations of its Policy on Student Conduct, including harassment, threats, and failure to “[d]emonstrate good citizenship by not engaging in conduct prohibited by federal, state, or other laws.” Saucier chose to defend himself in a formal hearing rather than agree to an informal resolution requiring him to plead guilty to all charges, withdraw, and submit to a mandatory professional evaluation for readmission.
At his November 18 hearing, ACC gave itself discretion to “decide what information is appropriate” for consideration, then refused to review Saucier’s videos showing his speech to be protected by the First Amendment. It also prohibited any recording of the hearing, depriving Saucier of a fundamental safeguard colleges routinely afford students. These unwritten abridgements to ACC’s written procedures severely impaired Saucier’s ability to defend himself.
ACC found Saucier guilty of all charges. It lifted Saucier’s suspension but placed him on probation with the condition that any future conduct violations “will likely result in Suspension or Expulsion from the College.” In a letter sent January 13, FIRE called on ACC to reverse its severe violations of Saucier’s free speech and due process rights. The college has failed to respond.
“This case stands as a startling example of what can happen when disrespect for student First Amendment rights is combined with disregard for student due process rights,” said Peter Bonilla, Director of FIRE’s Individual Rights Defense Program. “ACC’s myriad violations of Nicholas Saucier’s rights, effective rewriting of its conduct procedures, and failure to rectify its errors should give all Americans great concern.”
FIRE is a nonprofit educational foundation that unites civil rights and civil liberties leaders, scholars, journalists, and public intellectuals from across the political and ideological spectrum on behalf of individual rights, freedom of expression, academic freedom, due process, and rights of conscience at our nation’s colleges and universities. FIRE’s efforts to preserve liberty on campuses across America can be viewed at thefire.org.
A student at the University of California, Los Angeles, went off on a bizarre and tearful tirade Wednesday after her colleagues voted to dismiss a student council proposal to boycott, divest from and sanction the Jewish state.
The measure was defeated by a vote of 7-5, according to Legal Insurrection.
After the measure was a defeated, one of its supporters lost her cool and launched into a mostly unintelligible outburst.
“I’ve never been more f***ing disappointed than today,” she cried, rocking back-and-forth in her chair.
After that, she started to moan.
“I’ve never been so f***ing disappointed on anything,” she said, pounding her fist on the table. “We f***ing blew it. I’m sorry.”
“And I’m like, I’m like sorry for blowing up right now. And I’m just so disappointed,” she added. “I don’t understand why, like, it went like that.”
She followed this up with more unintelligible moaning:
“The defeat of the divestment resolution was hailed as a win for opponents of the Boycott, Sanctions, and Divestment (BDS) movement, which aims to economically isolate Israel and the Jewish people,” the Washington Free Beacon notes. “It follows a series of defeats for backers of the boycott movement, who continue to be viewed as anti-Semitic fringe activists.”
Ben Shapiro showed up at a UCLA meeting where the undergraduate student government was voting on whether or not to become part of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement and torched the people there supporting the movement, calling it a “direct manifestation of anti-Semitism.”
Because their main job appears to be giving your kids the education the billions of dollars we throw at the Abbott districts doesn’t give them.
Essex County College President Gale Gibson is known to march from office to office with a poster-sized board under her arm.
With crushed corners and tears, the well-worn board makes one thing clear: ECC ranks at the bottom of New Jersey’s 19 county colleges as far as graduation and retention rates.
Gibson — who was appointed interim college president in April and confirmed as president Oct. 15 by the board of trustees — has made boosting ECC’s rank her top mission and has laid out an ambitious five-year plan.
“There’s no place for Essex County College to go but up,” Gibson said in an interview. “I see the college in a better place in five years and if it isn’t I shouldn’t be sitting in this chair. It cannot remain where it is right now.”
The numbers on the ranking chart paint a stark picture: 5 percent of full-time ECC students who began in fall 2007 graduate within three years and just 46 percent of students who began in fall 2009 returned in fall 2010.
But inching up the rankings means overcoming major academic challenges — especially at a college where an alarming number of students arrive unprepared for college level work from Newark, East Orange, Irvington and nearby towns. About 90 percent of students take at least one remedial course and 80 percent of students enroll in at least two.
Newark receives more than $672 million of our tax dollars in education funding. East Orange garners $170 million, and Irvington gets $106 million. Add in $63 million for the City of Orange and that’s more than a billion dollars a year to subsidize a public school system which graduates a crop of students who are utterly unprepared for the rigors of community college.
British students were threatened with a “racial discrimination note” if they decided to skip a field trip on Islam. The note would be a permanent stain on their school records.
Families were told to pay £5 per child for the Explore Islam trip.
Field trips are generally a fun break from the ordinary school routine. But for some British students, not going on a field trip could have put a dark stain on their permanent records.
In a letter sent to students at Littleton Green Community School, students and parents were warned that skipping a religious education field trip would result in a “racial discrimination note” on their permanent records.
More crushing injustice on campus, this time at the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies:
In a letter sent to colleagues in the department after the sit-in, [Professor] Rust said students in the demonstration described grammar and spelling corrections he made on their dissertation proposals as a form of “micro-aggression.” “I have attempted to be rather thorough on the papers and am particularly concerned that they do a good job with their bibliographies and citations, and these students apparently don’t feel that is appropriate,” Rust said in the letter.
You see, by highlighting spelling and punctuation errors, the professor is contributing to an “unsafe climate for students of colour.” For those of you interested in the policing of tiny tragedies, “micro-aggressions” are defined by one official report as,
Subtle verbal and nonverbal insults directed toward non-whites, often done automatically and unconsciously. They are layered insults based on one’s race, gender, class, sexuality, language, immigration status, phenotype, accent, or surname
The victim culture runs very deep it seems, and that is exactly how the Left likes it! Their mission? Keep those minorities bitter, and perpetually poorly educated!
College students in New Jersey voted overwhelmingly for Barack Obama. And now they’re shocked to discover that his signature legislative achievement hits them where it hurts, in the pocketbook.
It was a health care shocker for college students in New Jersey who found out that they can’t buy low-cost health insurance at their schools because of the Affordable Care Act.
Now, they are at the risk of being without insurance, CBS 2’s Christine Sloan reported.
Many students have found themselves in health care limbo this semester. Community colleges in New Jersey used to offer cheap health insurance for hundreds of dollars a year but they had to drop the practice because Federal Law prohibits the sale of bare bones policies.
Under the Affordable Care Act it would have cost more to run the program and the cost would have been passed on to students.
“More than a thousand dollars per student and that is dramatically different,” said Union County Community College, Vice President of Administrative Services, Stephen Nacco said.
Students like Carlos Arias depended on the low-cost health care.
“I’m kind of healthy right now but I am worried that when something happens I’m not going to go to the hospital,” Arias said.
If only these students studied a bit of history, and possessed any common sense, or read THIS BLOG! Ed told you, I told you………..
A police officer at Modesto Junior College in California told a patriotic libertarian student that it was against college rules for him to hand out copies of the U.S. Constitution on campus.
Ironically, this flagrant violation of the student’s Constitutional rights took place on September 17th: Constitution Day.
The exchange between student Robert Van Tuinen and a campus police officer was captured on video. Tuinen told the officer that he wished to start a Young Americans for Liberty chapter on campus, and hoped that passing out copies of the Constitution would generate interest in that. The officer, however, maintained that Van Tuinen was not allowed to distribute flyers without college authorization.
“Anytime anything is being passed out it has to be… you have to go through the Student Development office,” said the officer.
The irony of being told to stop distributing copies of the Constitution was not lost on Van Tuinen.
“Do you know what this is?” he responded. “Why are their rules tied to my free speech?”
The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects the right of people to exercise free speech and peaceably assemble in public places.
Nevertheless, the officer brought Van Tuinen to the Student Development office, where administrator Christine Serrano told him that he could only hand out flyers while inside a “free speech zone” on campus.
The zone is a sad little circle of cement. It only fits two people, and was booked for days.
When Van Tuinen insisted that he had a First Amendment right to hand out flyers wherever he pleased, Serrano told him, “You really don’t need to keep going on.”
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education lambasted the college’s callous and Orwellian behavior, asserting that Van Tuinen did indeed have the right to distribute copies of the Constitution wherever he pleased.
“Passing out flyers outdoors is one of the most Constitutionally-protected activities there is,” said FIRE Senior Vice President told The Daily Caller. “Every single person enforcing this should have realized something was wrong.”
FIRE sent a letter to the college advising it to drop its free speech prohibition immediately.
Shibley warned that while Modesto’s policy takes the cake for heavy-handed oppressiveness, dozens of other campuses have similarly unconstitutional policies.
“Out of the 400 largest and most prestigious schools that FIRE evaluates, 1 in 6 have free speech zones,” he said. “This sort of thing is happening at 1 in 6 schools.”
I ask because I have always wondered what type of man Feminists are into. The Other McCain has done some research and concludes that crazy is the way to go if you want to bang a young Feminist
Pasadena City College’s porn professor Hugo Schwyzer admitted Thursday he had sex with students as recently as 2011 and said he has admitted himself to a psych ward for the fifth time this summer. . . .
On Tuesday a woman who identified herself as a former PCC student wrote on a blog about having sex with Schwyzer in his campus office in 2008. The former student said she knew of at least one other girl who also had sex with the porn professor. . . .
In a statement issued late Thursday afternoon, PCC officials said the college would “act swiftly to conduct an investigation and hold Mr. Schwyzer accountable for his actions while an employee.”
The student, who identified herself as “Megan Moore” said she enrolled in Schwyzer’s History 25B class “Women in American Society” in spring semester 2011. After meeting for coffee at Starbucks on North Hill Street and Walnut Avenue, the student said she developed a relationship with Schwyzer.
After that, “We continued to meet for sex, sometimes in his office with the door locked, for the next seven months until I graduated PCC in December 2011,” she wrote.
“Throughout his spectacular recent fall from grace Hugo has maintained that he never slept with his students after 1998,’ she continued. “That simply isn’t true. I know one other girl besides myself with whom Hugo was having sex the same semester.”
And, not surprisingly, Meagan is into the whole “SlutWalk” nonsense
She says she “was one of the organizers of the 2011 SlutWalk in Los Angeles.
So, the question remains. Do crazy Feminist girls like crazy male Feminists, or does doing the Horizontal Bop with Crazy male Feminist professors make Feminist girls crazy enough to think that things called SlutWalks empower women?
That racial hoax at Olberlin College? Looks as if maybe they did it to create a crisis they could exploit
When The Great Oberlin Racism Hoax of 2013 was exposed last month by Chuck Ross at The Daily Caller, troubling questions arose as to How Could Oberlin Be So Cruel as to not have told students there weren’t really Nazi and KKK sympathizers stalking the campus.
Police records reveal that the Oberlin administration was aware, no later than February 27, that it was a hoax led by someone who was not racist, but rather, a pro-Obama liberal “anti-racist” activist who did it as a “trolling” prank to get a campus reaction. The students protesting on campus on March 4, when classes were canceled, were not told.
Oberlin could have informed the campus and the nation that there were no actual fires, just fire alarms pulled as a prank. Instead, it allowed fear and disquiet to spread. One student I spoke with stated that “people were freaking out when [the administration] brought in the FBI,” thinking there really was a threat.
But it’s even worse. That fear and disquiet was exploited by student activists aligned with the Oberlin Multicultural Resource Center and Afrikan Heritage House with the encouragement of the Oberlin administration.
Oberlin “used that fear to get students to push for even more extreme policies”
A student contacted me to alert me to how the campus turmoil was exploited to encourage and then implement aggressive multicultural and left-wing agenda items:
I’d like to personally thank you for your coverage of the Oberlin hate hoax. Many students… have been following your site and are glad that somebody is helping to get the word out about the Oberlin administration’s response.
The Daily Caller story just grazes the surface of what really happened. The administration didn’t just allow students to live in fear, they actually used that fear to get students to push for even more extreme policies on campus. Many students formed into “working groups” to propose solutions for “institutional change”, nearly all of which have been approved by the administration and are being enacted.
This student’s concerns are reflected in the timeline of events, and documents reflecting the agenda.
Go read the rest at Legal Insurrection. Never forget the Left will do anything achieve their ends
Kieran Crump-Raiswell was looking for work when he was attacked.
CCTV images show Kieran’s killer hid in bushes before stabbing the ‘oblivious’ teenager in the chest.
UK Muslim Imran Hussain knifed gap-year student Kieran Crump-Raiswell to death in the street. Then he ran to his car laughing and drove off.
Kieran, 18, was heading to look for a job when Imran Hussain, 27, walked up to him and “without warning” stabbed him four times in the chest, Manchester Crown Court was told.
A teenage gap-year student was knifed to death in the street in broad daylight by a “laughing” stranger in Manchester, a jury has heard.
Kieran Crump-Raiswell, 18, was heading to look for a job when Imran Hussain, 27, walked up to him and “without warning” stabbed him four times in the chest, Manchester Crown Court was told.
Witnesses to the shocking scene in Whalley Range said Hussain appeared to be “sniggering” as he ran to his car and drove off, jurors heard.
The killing was the second of two street assaults committed on total strangers within 12 days in January.
Mature student Hussain, from Bracknell, Berkshire, drove from his student flat in Coventry on January 4 and punched a man in the face in Nottingham and ran off.
A 55-year-old teacher at Seoul High School in South Korea has been jailed after he allegedly beat up a student, then immediately went into a hallway and masturbated in front of passing students.
According to the Seoul Department of Education, the teacher became irate when he noticed that a student was listening to music through a set of headphones during class.
The teacher, identified only as “Mr. A”, severely beat the student while other students fled the classroom.
“Mr. A” then reportedly chased students out into the hallway where he immediately dropped his pants and began masturbating. A student in the hallway captured video of the event on his cell phone and uploaded it to various social networking sites.
When questioned about the incident, “Mr A” reportedly denied masturbating and insisted that his pants fell down as he ran after the students. The teacher’s story fell flat when school administrators reviewed the video evidence as captured by the student’s cell phone.
The teacher has been removed from his teaching position, however formal charges have not yet been announced in the case.
Via Angry White Dude comes your WTF??? Post of the
Day, Week, Month, Year
Friends…I have no idea where to begin or end with this story. After you read about this…see if you feel the same. You have to wonder if workshops like the example I’m going to share with you are now becoming the new normal across this land…and if they are, you tell me what’s wrong with this picture!
One things for sure…our country is upside down, you have to wonder if she’ll ever be turned upright again! See what you think…this is via DC:
Students at Brown University will host a workshop called “Protect me from what I desire,” which purports to help gay minority students resist their same-sex attractions to white people.
The event is sponsored by the Comprehensive Allyship Network, and will take place on April 8th. Though it will feature conversations about many aspects of gay sexuality, the dominant theme will be racial, according to the event’s Facebook page.
“Some of us… find ourselves falling always for the white queers or other bodies that possess dominant power, wishing we could have more agency in the process, be more intentional about who we desire and how,” the page reads.
Students will be segregated by race for a portion of the event. White students will be in one group, and persons of color in another. Organizers described this session as “intentional, anti-racist, and feminist.”
In addition to confronting white supremacy, the workshop will also explore how “ableism, capitalism, and heteronormativity,” impact same-sex desire.
I would comment but I would not know where to start to dissect this cancerous mass of Leftist insanity. I mean these folks are so demented that they make a Joe Biden speech sound almost lucid, note, I said ALMOST lucid
A student at Florida Atlantic University has charged that his professor in intercultural communications class told the whole class to write the name JESUS in bold letters on a piece of paper, then drop the papers and stomp all over them.
The alleged incident happened three weeks ago on the Davie, Florida campus of FAU, according to WPEC-TV.
Junior Ryan Rotela, a devout Mormon, is the student making the charge.
“Anytime you stomp on something it shows that you believe that something has no value,” he told the South Florida CBS affiliate. “So if you were to stomp on the word Jesus, it says that the word has no value.”
Some students stomped; others, including Rotela, didn’t. He said he told the instructor, Deandre Poole, that the assignment offended his religious convictions.
Two days later, the junior alleges, he went to an FAU school official to express his unease with the assignment.
The result? Rotela has been suspended from the class.
An FAU official defended the decision, telling WPEC that the Jesus-stomping was part of a classroom exercise from a textbook: “Intercultural Communication: A Contextual Approach, 5th Edition.”
Wouldn’t it be refreshing, just once, if Liberals admitted they were wrong instead of doubling down on inanity
Here’s a copy of the letter the school sent to parents:
Dear Parents and Guardians:
I am writing to let you know about an incident that occurred this morning in one of our classrooms and encourage you to discuss this matter with your child in a manner you deem most appropriate.
During breakfast this morning, one of our students used food to make inappropriate gestures that disrupted the class. While no physical threats were made and no one [was] harmed, the student had to be removed from the classroom.
As you are aware, the … Code of Student Conduct and appropriate consequences related to violations of the code are clearly spelled out in the Student Handbook, which was sent home during the first week of school and can be found on our website, http://www.aacps.org….
If your children express that they are troubled by today’s incident, please talk with them and help them share their feelings. Our school counselor is available to meet with any students who have the need to do so next week. In general, please remind them of the importance of making good choices.
So, if a student, a child, eating a strawberry Pop-Tart into a shape, because seven-year-olds are kids and kids do that kind of thing, causes a teacher with obvious mental shortcomings to freak out, other kids might need counseling? Excuse me while my head explodes.
Yesterday (3/3/13) I was guest host on The Jason Mattera Show on WABC in NYC. Joseph Phillips from The Cosby Show was one of my guests. Check out what his son’s school did to this honor school student because of a picture of an AirSoft BB-Gun. Our schools have lost their frickin’ minds. Also, check out me and Steve Pauwels (of ClashDaily.com) yapping about how some churches are setting the next generation up to be steamrolled by bad people and policies.
Here’s the letter Joseph sent to his son’s school:
Principal David Fehte
El Camino Real Charter
5440 Valley Circle Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA. 91367
My name is Joseph C. Phillips. My son, Connor, is currently enrolled as a sophomore at El Camino Real Charter High School. I am writing you concerning a recent encounter my son had with one of his teachers, that is of grave concern to me.
Last Friday, February 22nd, James DeLarme confiscated a camera belonging to my son. Apparently, Mr. DeLarme was alarmed by a photo of a rifle he observed on my sons camera.
My son is involved in the hobby of air soft- war games played with BB guns. Air soft is not a new past time; far from it. Air soft is a recreational activity played nationwide by both boys and girls and men and women of all ages; there are stores all over the city and the internet dedicated to selling air soft equipment. My son worked, saved his money, and purchased a new air soft rifle. On Friday, Connor was showing his friends a photo of his new toy when Mr. DeLarme walked by, saw the photo and snatched the camera from my son’s hands. My son attempted to explain to Mr. DeLarme that the rifle was a bb gun used for playing air soft. It was at that time that Mr. DeLarme exclaimed that he didn’t know anything about that and the police would have to be called. It is my understanding that Mr. DeLarme left the room and shared the photo with another teacher, who was also “disturbed” by the photo, so disturbed apparently that they both felt the need to scroll through all of the photos on my son’s camera. After a time, Mr. Delarme returned the phone to my son, but not before he inquired about Connor’s mental state: “Do you have any animosity towards your classmates?” “Are you angry at anyone at school?” etc.
I am well aware of the sensitivity concerning guns, especially given recent events in Connecticut. However, I am also quite aware of Mr. DeLarme’s political opposition to guns-I believe his quote on the television was, “…Guns are to blame! We have to do away with guns!” It is my belief that in this instance politics trumped good sense and as a result my son’s privacy was violated, his property confiscated, he was needlessly embarrassed in front of his classmates, treated as a mental patient, (by someone unqualified to determine anyone’s mental state), and subsequently threatened with police involvement. In addition, neither my wife nor I was ever notified. I had to discover this during a conversation with my son.
Did I mention that this was a photograph of a rifle? There was absolutely nothing on that camera that would qualify as lewd, illegal, or immoral. NOTHING! As Mr. DeLarme surely knew and learned when he violated my son’s privacy by scrolling through the entire camera.
I am LIVID!
It may come as a shock to Mr. DeLarme, It may even be news to you, but my son is not the only boy in Woodland Hills with a BB gun. There are quite a few boys attending your school who not only own BB guns, but own real guns as well. (Some of them play air soft with my son!) Their fathers, mothers, and brothers also own guns and shoot regularly. Owning a gun is NOT a sign of mental illness. Owning a BB gun is NOT an indication of mental instability! Certainly, showing friends a photograph of a gun is NOT a warning sign that a student is a potential danger to his classmates! I object, in the strongest of terms, to my son being treated as a potential danger and to his being threatened with law enforcement. I further object to not being notified! If Mr. DeLarme truly believed my son presented a danger, both my wife and I should have been notified immediately!
What remains unclear is what other images does Mr. Delarme (and the teacher he consulted with) deem so “disturbing” that such an intervention is warranted. If my son had been showing friends a photograph of a marijuana plant, would Mr. DeLarme have snatched the camera from my son’s hands? What if my son had been flashing a photo of a bottle of Jack Daniels? Teen age drinking is illegal, owning a rifle is not. Something tells me that this teacher and his cohort would have kept stepping- that the only reason for DeLarme’s behavior was his distaste of guns (and apparently his objection to the second amendment).
Mr. Fehte, I suspect that you are old enough to recall a time when most boys owned BB guns; when a .22 rifle was a popular Christmas gift available for purchase at Kmart or the local sporting goods store; when high schools had rifle teams; when a pocket knife in a boys pocket was a sign that the boy was involved in the Boy Scouts. If you do not remember a more innocent, and dare I say, level-headed time, I certainly do. And trust me, I am not that old. Is this what the new world hath wrought? Teachers looking over students shoulders, peeking to make certain they are not sharing any objectionable images? Students threatened with police intervention for having a photo of a gun? Students embarrassed in front of their classmates because they are out of step with the political agenda of their instructor? Is this El Camino Real Charter High School at its finest? Should I expect the rest of my sons’ tenure at Elco to be similarly absurd? What about his brothers, who are also slated to attend Elco? Should I be worried that their dignity will also be subject to disrespect because they have a legal, but politically objectionable photo on their cameras?
It is my sincere hope that this matter is addressed, that my son receives the formal apology he did not receive on Friday, that parents are informed as to the protocol concerning police intervention, and that instructors at Elco are provided some guidance, so they do not over react, thus causing more harm than good.
I thank you for your time and attention to this matter and look forward to hearing from you.
Joseph C. Phillips