The Definition Of Stupidity

On a day when the temperature was 5 below zero with a windchill of -25 a high school in Minnesota showed unbelievably poor judgement during a fire alarm. Smoke from a science project had set off the fire alarm so the school was evacuated as per procedure. Unfortunately one freshman girl was in the pool and was rushed out without being allowed to grab her clothes or shoes from the locker room. Once outside in a wet bathing suit, towel, and bare feet she was not even allowed to sit in a faculty member's car due to school rules. While she stood for 10 minutes in the bitter cold a teacher gave her a jacket and a friend gave her a sweatshirt to wrap her feet in. Finally someone got permission for her to sit in a teacher's car till everyone was allowed back inside the school. The young lady suffered frostbite on her feet and her mother is asking for an apology. Of course the school bureaucrats are making noises about changing some rules in conjunction with the Fire Marshall. So sad, the death of common sense.

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     Posted By: patty - Sat Mar 08, 2014
     Category: Stupidity

Apology??? This would not be a FRIVOLOUS lawsuit!
I wonder what black marks the faculty member would have got if he/she broke the RULE?
Posted by BMN on 03/08/14 at 03:11 AM
If it were a written policy, the faculty member could potentially be terminated. Stupid isn't particularly discriminating.
Posted by Justin on 03/08/14 at 03:23 AM
Sackings all 'round seems the least they could do.
Posted by Richard Bos on 03/08/14 at 08:27 AM
Patty and I often quote Ron White it such situations "You can't fix stupid!" :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 03/08/14 at 08:41 AM
Absolutely correct as usual Ty! 😊
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/08/14 at 09:29 AM
I don't think the idiot in charge teacher would have been fired 'cause the union would have HAD to step in to combat THAT injustice.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/08/14 at 10:16 AM
Ah, pettifogging bureaucrats. However would we be safe without them? I wonder if there will be criminal charges. I bet there would be if the incident had taken place at a home, rather than a school.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 03/08/14 at 10:30 AM
The Unions don´t make up school policy, that´s the 1%ers that sit on the school board.
Posted by F.U.D. on 03/08/14 at 12:30 PM
Who negotiated the contracts with ......?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/08/14 at 12:32 PM
Contracts have nothing to do with SCHOOL POLICY.
Posted by F.U.D. on 03/08/14 at 01:48 PM
No, but, the union will fight to keep a member employed for breaking a rule such as the one above. Such as, teacher you are fired for allowing a student in your car which is against school policy. Union then presents the idiotic circumstances involved to the independent arbitrator and the teacher is then reinstated.(we certainly hope anyway in a case like this)
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/08/14 at 04:02 PM
You know, you guys really need to get your mafia^wunions in shape. Over here, if a teacher pulls a prank like this, the unions wouldn't even think about acting on his behalf. That's not what unions are for. Neither are shady contacts with dubious "businessmen" and leaders who end up buried in sports stadiums.
Posted by Richard Bos on 03/10/14 at 07:46 AM
I agree 100% Richard and I'll even give those Northern European countries major kudos for, not only, their educational systems but the respect and honor they give to educators.

I, and my brother, attended a private school for the 1st 9 grades then went on to a high school system in a city that was/is very, very well endowed financially. Sadly, it seems that the unions have taken hold of education in the US's major cities and it's not going well.

The need for unions has passed. There are laws now that protect the worker and workers are more educated today than in the days when a union was their only hope from corporate oppression.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/10/14 at 11:20 AM
These teachers never learned that when it comes to breaking rules, it is easier to get forgiven than to get permission.
Posted by tadchem on 03/11/14 at 05:49 AM
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