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snow criminals at school

January 9th, 2004 · No Comments

Today’s Seattle Times has an article on snow criminalization including how schools penalize students for snowball fights:

In Snoqualmie Valley School District, where school grounds still had 4 inches of snow yesterday, there is a specific rule against the “picking up and making of a snowball,” said Superintendent Richard McCullough. In the discipline code, it falls under the same category as throwing rocks and stones, he said…

…”We have arrested kids for throwing snowballs and charged them with malicious mischief or vandalism,” said Bellevue Officer Chiu….

…Redmond High School student Ryan Bates has served detention for throwing snowballs.

“I hit a teacher before and got in trouble,” said the 16-year-old. “I think snowball fights are good and bad, good because we are just having fun, bad because people can get hurt.”….

As Ted blogged earlier this week, we don’t have snow days, working and schooling at home. But at least we don’t do detention for throwing snow balls. In fact, on the first day of the snow, we all ran around outside tossing the stuff at each other, Ted and I teaching our students what to do…it was a school-sanctioned snow ball fight!

I think I even hit the principal myself – good thing I didn’t get disciplined 🙂

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