Originally Posted by oneupper
It happens, doug. Student got and signed the same letter as all the others, but either didn't read it, or didn't tell his family about it or whatever excuse. Afterwards doesn't own up to it and does his CS (like the other offenders), but goes crying to mommy and the press.
Tells me a lot about this kid's character or lack thereof.
Oh and people take falls for what others do ALL the time. It's unfair when the responsibility/consequences aren't that clear from the beginning.
Not the case this time.
So it is ok to expect someone else to control the actions of others and when they can't, punish them for it?
It is unfair either way. You can't expect an 18 year old to be able to control the actions of people hundreds of feet away from him.
Yes, it sucks that some people could potentially ruin it for others. But by punishing the wrong party doesn't do anyone any good.
There isn't an easy solution here, but punishing the student for the actions of his family/friends surely isn't the right solution.