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    School officials lie to kids and tell them their classmate was killed by drunk driver

    Am I the only one here who thinks that the grown ups are morons?

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/06/12/dru....ap/index.html
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    Re: School officials lie to kids and tell them their classmate was killed by drunk dr

    Quote Originally Posted by cincinnati chili View Post
    Am I the only one here who thinks that the grown ups are morons?
    Nope. The people who thought of that idea and the people who agreed to do it are morons. Some can try real hard to paint it a certain way, but will never convince me that it was a good idea. These people are educators? Scary.
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    Re: School officials lie to kids and tell them their classmate was killed by drunk dr

    I think I would remove my child from that school ... if I had a child at that school.
    And make it very clear why. These adults just lost all credibility with the students.

    If something bad really happened, would the students believe them?
    If there's really a fire, and not a drill, will the students evacuate the school?

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    Re: School officials lie to kids and tell them their classmate was killed by drunk dr

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    If something bad really happened, would the students believe them? If there's really a fire, and not a drill, will the students evacuate the school?
    That actually brings up an interesting comparison although I'm sure you didn't intend to. On some level this scenario is similar to a fire drill. In a fire drill, tornado drill, or a practice lock down, the students do not know that it isn't an actual fire, tornado, or emergency.

    I think that what the school did was irresponsible and I wouldn't try to defend them, I just thought a loose comparison could be made there.

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    Re: School officials lie to kids and tell them their classmate was killed by drunk dr

    Southern California is a weird place.

    That would never happen above San Luis Obsipo... has to be the Santa Anas winds.

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    Re: School officials lie to kids and tell them their classmate was killed by drunk dr

    If our school district did this, I'd have some pretty serious heartburn with it.

    We're dealing with 14-18 yr. old teens who aren't the world's most stable people to begin with. Confronted with the horrendous news of their friends' deaths the schools concocted up, I could see events rapidly spiraling out of control. The law of unintended consequences is written in big red letters all over this.

    A serious lapse of judgment on the schools part IMO.

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    Re: School officials lie to kids and tell them their classmate was killed by drunk dr

    The officials that came up with that idea should be canned. It shows a complete lack of judgement.
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    Re: School officials lie to kids and tell them their classmate was killed by drunk dr

    I imagine the worst part of it all would be that immediate reaction and then the search to make sure the people you care about are okay. I would believe the first thing those kids would do is start looking around to see who was there and who was absent to make sure their friends are okay. If someone stayed home sick or had an appointment or something, everybody's first thought would probably be "they're dead!"
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    Re: School officials lie to kids and tell them their classmate was killed by drunk dr

    Quote Originally Posted by cincinnati chili View Post
    Am I the only one here who thinks that the grown ups are morons?

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/06/12/dru....ap/index.html
    I haven't studied torts since the bar exam, but I was wondering if maybe the kids might have a claim for NIED/IIED (negligent or intentional infliction of emotional distress).
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    Re: School officials lie to kids and tell them their classmate was killed by drunk dr

    Do we know if this is a private or a public school? It would be one thing for a private school to choose this "method" of education, but for a public school to use such bush league tactics for moral education just strikes me as beyond the bounds of their authority. Why not just threaten to be the kids if they turn in their homework late?

    Certain lessons should be imparted by parents, who know their children well enough to apply the appropriate type of pressure. I'd hate to see the school district's money wasted on a lawsuit, but I would support a serious reprimand, if not a request for resignation, of the person in charge.
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    Re: School officials lie to kids and tell them their classmate was killed by drunk dr

    Quote Originally Posted by Yachtzee View Post
    I haven't studied torts since the bar exam, but I was wondering if maybe the kids might have a claim for NIED/IIED (negligent or intentional infliction of emotional distress).
    Maybe. It would definitely be IIED, because their entire stated intent was to inflict emotional distress. Those with drama backgrounds and daddies (or mommies) who are lawyers might be showing off "physical manifestations" of the emotional distress these days. It's a required element of the tort.

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    Re: School officials lie to kids and tell them their classmate was killed by drunk dr

    Pretty flabbergasting! You just don't play with anyone's emotions like that. I do wonder if they would have a valid lawsuit?
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    Re: School officials lie to kids and tell them their classmate was killed by drunk dr

    Quote Originally Posted by cincinnati chili View Post
    Am I the only one here who thinks that the grown ups are morons?

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/06/12/dru....ap/index.html


    That's an insult to morons everywhere.
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    Re: School officials lie to kids and tell them their classmate was killed by drunk dr

    What happened to the good ol' days of a staged wreck outside your high school, with "dead" and "injured" students involved?

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    Re: School officials lie to kids and tell them their classmate was killed by drunk dr

    I think what the school did was terribly wrong.
    Last edited by Chip R; 06-13-2008 at 10:08 PM. Reason: uncalled for


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