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Azazel
13-10-04, 02:32
WILMINGTON, N.C. - A teenager may go to jail for using foul language with a high school teacher. Glenn Gattis and his parents don't deny that he cursed or has had other disciplinary problems at Ashley High School. But they say the misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct is an overreaction.

The 17-year-old Gattis says he became frustrated and used bad language when he got in trouble for being late to class again. He said he was ultimately stopped by deputies working as school resource officers, who gave him a citation for using language meant to provoke violence. He was also suspended for three days.

Gattis' mother, Judy Lewis, said she could understand if her son had to serve detention at school. But he could get up to 30 days in jail. The family has hired a lawyer to fight the charge.

School officials declined to comment.

What the hell ???? The guy is going to jail for THAT .... The world is going crazy ... Whats next will they put people in jail becose they burp in public...

Yours_in_darkness
13-10-04, 02:49
Wow, I've never heard of anything that extreme. But I do recall reading about a girl that got suspended because a chain on a keychain on her backpack was something like three inches long and the school considered it a weapon. Right between ice picks and pellet guns. Come to think of it I did a report on zero-tolerance and that's when I found that article.

New-Raider
13-10-04, 03:47
Originally posted by Lionel:
What the hell ???? The guy is going to jail for THAT .... The world is going crazy ... Whats next will they put people in jail becose they burp in public...More power to them, the parents I mean, not the police.
You shouldn't have to be put in jail, or even get arested with a warning just for repeated agressive foul language, otherwise my highschool gym teacher would've never got out of prison!

Thorir
13-10-04, 17:05
Gawd, I`m glad I don`t live in America...

Here we swear like *******s, all of us!

Draco
13-10-04, 17:11
Well our society is depressive...so meh.

New-Raider
13-10-04, 17:23
Originally posted by Lionel:
What the hell ???? The guy is going to jail for THAT .... The world is going crazy ... Whats next will they put people in jail becose they burp in public... The FCC is finally fining CBS for the Superbowl "Breast Gate".
The fine is $5000.
This is because a breast was seen on daytime TV.
It's a good thing she didn't perform topless.
Now "Nip/Tuck" can't even show the original content, and that airs at a time it's allowed!
Meanwhile movie channels were once getting away with full frontal in prime time.
They can't show it at that time now, but it can be fought over artistic, scientific, or educational value.

[ 13. October 2004, 18:26: Message edited by: New-Raider ]