Aodhan threw a snowball at Nathalie the other day. He was doing it purposefully...although not purposefully aiming at her face. Well he got her in the face and this ball happened to have a good chunk of ice in it unknown to him. Her face was all red rashy and had little cuts on it for several days after.
I'll tel you right now, i was a lot more ticked off at Aodhan for not being more careful in his games than i ever would be if he accidentally packed the wrong bottle in his lunch box and then gave it to a teacher upon discovery.
I dont think he would have turned it in if he brought it on purpose. I think the school is sending the message that if you make a mistake you should try to hide it, very bad idea in my opinion.
School should use common sense...yay for sticking to strict rules, boo for the consequences of their decision.
I kind of agree with Bonita on this one, because we only have the boy's parents version of events. For all we know 'voluntarily handing it over' was really: goofed off pretending to drink it, caused big disturbance in cafeteria, when a teacher came to see what was going on he quickly said he 'accidentally' brought it and handed it over. We also dont know this child's history at the school, or how he acted when asked about the situation. I just think there are too many unknowns with this one.
Mom to Arianna (5), Conner (3) and Trent (my baby)
If it's true that he voluntarily handed it over, I think the punishment is unfair. He was actually obeying the rule. He didn't intend to break it, he wasn't trying to get alcohol into school, and when he realized it, he turned it in immediately. I don't understand what is served by punishing him. But if they caught him with it and he made up that he was ABOUT to turn it in, that's a different story.
Laurie, mom to:
Nathaniel ( 11 ) and Juliet ( 7 )
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Based on the article, I think the school is wrong. He made a mistake, admitted to it and turned it in. I think a warning is okay but not a suspension.
Mom to Elizabeth (6) and Corinne (4)