Best
164 Comments
Post
  • #8
    !
    Did anyone receive any disciplinary action because of this. I will bet if she had pointed her thumb and fore finger at someone and went bang, she would have been hauled off to jail before she suffered from frost bite. Hope no one gave her an pain pill!

    I suspect the 10 minute delay was caused by the Principle having a hard time removing his/her head from his/her A$$
  • #81
    !
    @drpeeper What needs to happen to these officials is like in Mickey Blue Eyes where the mob has the guy in the freezer.....for a few days.....
  • #98
    !
    @Allex_Spires Yes...lets walk through the complete comedy of errors...

    First, you have the brilliance of the school administration scheduling a fire drill during sub zero weather. Now granted, the district may have been legally obligated to conduct this fire drill and like good little nazis, the administration followed orders. Now competent school leadership would have pushed back and said....I don't care if its required...i'm not going to subject the students and staff to the dangerous and extreme weather conditions.

    Second, after the decision to hold the fire drill was made, why weren't the gym teachers notified to not have the students change on this day, to avoid this very situation. Additionally, in sub zero temperatures, even students and teachers not wearing coats would be placed in danger of hypothermia and frostbite. Were the students told to keep their coats with them on this day?

    Third... why the hell would a teacher feel the need to ask permission to allow this poor student to seek refuge in a faculty members car? That is something you do immediately without even thinking.

    So why did this h appen? Is it that the school administrators are that clueless and incompetant. Or is that the district leadership or state education department that punative that the school leadership was fearful of punative actions for violating the fire drill requirment.
  • R Load more replies

  • #9
    !
    What idiots. I'm not one for frivolous lawsuits but I hope the girls parents use the shit out of this teacher and all responsible parties.
  • #115
    !
    @Yobyag bordering on gross incompetence

    on the part of several people... including the teacher who waited for permission before putting the girl in a car... tho I'll give that teacher a pass since that teacher was the only one who seemed to actually DO SOMETHING.
  • #14
    !
    @BobSmith I am from Maine and when temperatures get below freezing any time outside even without wearing nothing but a wet bathing suit, is dangerous. When you combine the cold with wind chill, in this case reported to be -25 degrees, and since wind chill only affects exposed flesh not inanimate objects then you are dealing with life and death issues. One would think that educators would be educated on this.
  • #28
    !
    @JohnVicky One would hope, unfortunately logic wasn't applied here.

    Perhaps at least people will learn from this and not do similar stupid things in the future.
  • #11
    !
    This sort of mindless adherence to procedures drives me nuts. Can't anyone think for themselves anymore? It also seems to happen a lot in schools, where youngsters are supposed to be taught to think!
  • #128
    !
    @Smoovious Really? Kids today are being brainwashed that perversion is OK. That drugs are OK. That being disrespectful is OK. That lying is OK. That being a slacker and still getting an award for just being there is OK. Want more? Teachers have turned into unionized babysitters paid for by our tax dollars. Bad teachers are protected and in some places can send vulgar sexually explicit texts to students veiled under their 1st Amendment rights. Kids are passed thru grades and graduate unable to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, name the last 4 presidents or read higher than a 5th grade level. Oh I could go on but why?
  • #20
    !
    I don't know about the rest of you people and I know the young girl had no choice in the matter but it seems common sense would dictate the best place to be during a fire is in the water.
    Smh.
  • #34
    !
    @tomincali - With temps below zero, I think we can safely assume the pool was indoors. You're right about the danger of exposed power lines, though . . . or the ceiling could collapse or something.
  • #36
    !
    @Denizen_Kate
    Quite right.
    Nor other things like an oil base fire that floated on the water or structural damage that would cause the roof to collapse.
    I was being a little facetious. I do that sometimes when utter stupidity renders me from saying what's really on my mind.
    The young lady should procure all legal rights afforded to her.
    Have a great evening!
  • #37
    !
    @Denizen_Kate
    Ha!
    See you were on the roof thing, too.
    I had thought of a few more possibilities where it would be unsafe to remain in the water. Electrocution was not one of them , though.
  • R Load more replies

  • #64
    !
    If a parent was turned in for doing that same thing there would more than likely be a criminal charge and a hearing. The teacher should be subject to the same. Of course if it was my child the teacher would be in the hospital with a broken face but that's just me.
  • #19
    !
    I smell a possible lawsuit. Negligence on the part of the school, they allowed a student to be bodily harmed when it was preventable. She didn't have to get frostbite, god forbid what if she lost her toes? Either someone is going to pay with their job or with a check.
  • #56
    !
    No common sense here.Probably as a peaceful parent,i would have made a special trip to the school as soon as I Heard what had happened,drug the A hole outside that was responsible,Ripped their clothes off,had someone dump water on them,and stood back and watched them freeze their A off.What on earth is the matter with people?
  • #127
    !
    Now i would paid for a ticket for this and watch it and laugh my ass off then good job. But now every one suffer now because the school dist will be sued and what defense do they have none.
  • #47
    !
    I'm beginning to believe a lot of the folks who we trust to educate our children are idiots without the common sense one would expect from anyone. Nothing else can explain how this happened. The superintendent of schools and the principal of the school should be fired.
  • #100
    !
    Well, the brain is not unlike muscle tissue.... atrophy will set in without use. School operations are now dictated by "zero tolerance" policies, which do not require those that implement and enforce policies to actually think and exercise their brains.
  • #26
    !
    Take a real close look at this stupidity ... then ask yourself .... do you want these type of people running your life for you because that's exactly what our socialist government wants to do!
  • #113
    !
    See my comment below:

    "Our sheepish, follow the rule book to the letter, stay with the herd, meek & timid(in general) society really "blows my mind". The teachers actions(or in this case, lack thereof) is a direct result of this and a clear example."
  • #75
    !
    Schools are locally funded mainly, so aren't 'dependent on mindless big govt bureaucracy', if anything they are dependent on mindles SMALL govt bureaucracy.
  • #77
    !
    @AceLuby I wasn't so much thinking about funding as I was about endless regulation from on high, but local governments are typically still too big for their breeches - I know mine here in Charleston, SC, definitely is!
  • #58
    !
    Complete fail for the teacher that did this and anyone that let it happen... kids need to know that they can respectively deny to obey nazi like orders.
  • #114
    !
    "Liable" is the problem these days. Find all the teachers that knew she was out like that; beat them good; Then next time they may think "well this is not covered in the rule book...Maybe we should use our common sense then and do something!
  • #138
    !
    I don't intend this harsh toward you in any way except simply as an expanding of my thought. Anyway:

    Yes "gammler", they are responsible(the word you used) for our children in their care. I assumed the previous comment(since they used LIABLE)simply advocated the use of lawsuits and the like to remedy every problem. I advocate thinking a little. However the prevalence is to follow rules, listen to your leaders, and above all for Gods'(whoops!) sake be politically correct and while we're at it; never ever think for yourself we'll do that for you! I REALLY have a problem with where the US is and is headed today!. Can you tell? That's why I think this and most other idiotic things like this could be avoided if people used their common sense(if available) along with freewill instead of blindly(sheepishly) following rule books, the crowd, their leaders...well, you see where I'm going with this.
    Anyone with common sense would have clothed the child and/or somehow provided her warmth even if it was a REAL fire and not just a drill.
  • #141
    !
    @imjimd

    I still don't really see what point you are making. If you are saying that the school authorities should have used common sense, that's like saying I love God, the Flag, Mother, and apple pie. As for blindly following the rules even if the rules were inappropriate for the situation, I agree but it is the same thing.

    Obviously the school didn't use common sense and blindly followed the rules when they were not appropriate for the situation. That's a given. The school is liable for any damage that the incident caused the girl in question. The damage can't be undone, and the school should be made to pay both in cash and in reputation for it.
  • R Load more replies

  • R Load more comments...
Post