Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The use of robotics in school

At least, I imagine these “people” are robots: programmed to respond in one way and one way only to defined events, no individual judgment allowed.
Glen Meadow Middle School seventh grader, Ethan Chaplin, was recently suspended after, he says, he was simply twirling a pencil in math class. News 12 New Jersey reported that the Vernon Township, New Jersey teenager was twirling a pencil with a pen cap on top when another student yelled, “He’s making gun motions, send him to juvie.” But Ethan denies that interpretation of his actions and said that the student who yelled the comment had been bullying him earlier that day and was just trying to get him in trouble.
Oh, it get’s worse.
Although Ethan explained the bullying situation, he says that administrators ignored his side of the story. The teen was taken to the principal’s office and News 12 notes that, “he was suspended, pending the outcome of a psychological evaluation.”
And worse.
Infowars ([yeah, I know, but the story looks legit so far – Paco] spoke to Mr. Chaplin, who explained the five-hour long physical and psychological evaluation that his son endured, possibly for naught. Chaplin told the outlet, “The child was stripped, had to give blood samples (which caused him to pass out) and urine samples for of all things drug testing…Then four hours later a social worker spoke to him for five minutes and cleared him. Then an actual doctor came in and said the state was 100 percent incorrect in their procedure and this would not get him back in school.”
The lights are going out all over the country...

(H/T: Mrs. Paco)


rinardman said...

Seems to me the principal is the one that needs a five-hour long physical and psychological evaluation.

Paco said...

You got that right.

Michael Lonie said...

School vouchers.

RebeccaH said...

How is it the kid had blood samples drawn without parental permission? If that story's true, I smell a helluva lawsuit.

Steve at the Pub said...

At any school I went to, the principal would have to first ensure the father of the kid was a pussified beta male...
... and that the mother was not a strong-willed tiger mum.

...coz most of our dads woulda either flattened the sonuvabitch, or else had him so scared he was urinating into his underwear.

Coz exactly that happened over far less.