DAYTON, Ohio – The mother of an eighth-grader at Dayton View Academy says her daughter is being punished after telling on two fellow classmates who had sex on a school bus.
The incident reportedly occurred during a spring break trip while eight chaperons were pre-occupied at the front of the bus watching a movie. The girl is in trouble because she did not tell one of these chaperons about the two other students, deciding to tell her mother when she got home.
Because of that decision, she learned a lesson about good deeds at an early age and will be disciplined by the school. Part of her punishment includes not being able to attend the school picnic or the prom her mother had already purchased a dress for. Do they really have proms in eight-grade?
Anyway, the school defends its decision and released the following statement: “The authorities have completed their investigation, and the school has taken appropriate actions inline with our school policies concerning such matters.”
What that means is that this school’s administration, like many others, no longer looks at incidents individually and tries to handle them with common sense while taking into account the people involved and the surrounding circumstances. Nope. Now days they just pigeon-hole an act into an offense detailed in their guidebook and dole out the punishment attached to it. It’s all pretty lame.
“That says that yeah you go ahead and tell but you are going to get in trouble for it,’ ” the girl’s mother said. “Even if she knew about the act, I feel like the chaperons should have known about it before her.” She’s kind of has a point there. I mean, eight chaperons and yet two students were still able to bump uglies?Tags: Crime, Juvenile, Ohio, school bus, Sex