Basically, a high school teenager used a profanity loudly in class. She was given detention and subsequently given a citation for disorderly conduct/abusive language and failure to show for a hearing by the schools police officer.
I'm not sure what transpired with the failure to show for the hearing but what do you think about fining a kid for swearing in school?
Was the detention enough? Was the fine overkill? Why does it seem that all of a sudden schools cannot seem to take care of their discipline problems themselves without involving the police?
I myself have written several posts in which schools have called in the police for what seems to be minor offenses.
Why aren't the schools taking care of these themselves?
This girl doesn't sound like some unruly beast. According to the article she appears to have taken responsibility for what she did and is getting a job to pay the fine.
Credit to her for owning up to this and accepting responsibility but did it really need to go this far?
What do you think?