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High school student gets suspended for putting school for sale on Craigslist
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I read elsewhere that he was an A-student, too.

While there are people protesting this decision, it would be better for him to just to embrace the decision, in the sense of sending a message of "good riddance" to the school system.

Quote:The Independence School District suspended Scheele for three days and banned him from attending graduation due to what they considered to be an “implied” threat; the 18-year-old wrote the school was for sale because of the “loss of students coming up.”

“I decided to say the reason we’re selling this is because of 'the loss of students,' because the senior class is graduating,” Scheele said Wednesday.

"In the hometown of U.S. President Harry Truman and in a place named after one of our nation’s key principles, ‘freedom,’ we hope that the district reconsiders its position and encourages the freedom of speech of our nation’s next generation of leaders,” Tony Rothert, legal director for ACLU of Missouri, said in a news release. “There is still time for the district to do the right thing and allow Kylan to walk across that stage.”

A district spokesperson said a parent contact local police about the ad, concerned about their student's safety. The Independence Police Department requested two subpoenas to determine who created and posted the ad, which the court granted.

According to the district spokesperson, the police report said, "Given the nature of the post, the Independence Police Department was treating this as a very serious threat."

The police report also said: "I also informed Scheele that due to recent school shootings there was a concern that the posted ad could have alluded to something happening at the school before or during graduation. Scheele agreed with that given the circumstances.”

The district said the Craiglist ad caused concerns and substantial disruptions at school, and multiple parents contacted the district and checked their kids out of school.

"The clear substantial and material disruption served as the basis for the suspension," the district spokesperson said.

Thousands of people online have expressed that the school district went too far.

There’s now a petition with more than 2,000 supporters calling for the district to reverse its decision. One supporter even plans to protest outside of the high school on Friday at noon.
05-29-2018 08:51 AM
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Textbook case of failing to exercise discretion.


Quote:The police report also said: "I also informed Scheele that due to recent school shootings there was a concern that the posted ad could have alluded to something happening at the school before or during graduation. Scheele agreed with that given the circumstances.”

Should have concluded "...and then, with that cleared up, we had a good laugh and we sent the little scamp to a single day of detention."

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05-29-2018 09:34 AM
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High school pranks used to be a rite of passage.

Now they require balls of steel.

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Quote:"...and then, with that cleared up, we had a good laugh and we sent the little scamp to a single day of detention."

Not sure if serious but I'd have taken 3 days suspension over a day of detention. At least I'd have been free of that prison -- I mean school.

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05-29-2018 10:46 AM
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(05-29-2018 10:46 AM)BlueMark Wrote:  
Quote:"...and then, with that cleared up, we had a good laugh and we sent the little scamp to a single day of detention."

Not sure if serious but I'd have taken 3 days suspension over a day of detention. At least I'd have been free of that prison -- I mean school.

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05-29-2018 11:32 AM
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The prank is hilarious and the guy was creative...all the other fuss around it is just screaming butthurt people!
05-29-2018 01:15 PM
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Saying "loss of students" after all the recent school shootings was not smart to say the least.

I'd say it was deliberately worded that way. The guy was clearly pushing boundaries. He can say it was about graduation but it's very easy to interpret it as a threat, IMO.

Stupid is as stupid does.
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05-29-2018 02:59 PM
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What price did he put?

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05-29-2018 05:44 PM
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Backpage failed this kid

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05-29-2018 07:09 PM
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When I was in High School, not that long ago, some kids snuck into the rafters with several pounds of crickets and released them. Those shits were chirping for over a week.

They got detention. Now I can't even imagine what would of happened to them.
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05-29-2018 07:15 PM
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RE: High school student gets suspended for putting school for sale on Craigslist
In the real world, a comment made on the internet of more or less the same level innocuousness would result in this man being fired. Sadly, they are probably teaching him a very valuable lesson here. He will likely be very discerning with what he posts online in his own name from now on. Total shame that it's come to that but there you have it.
05-29-2018 07:28 PM
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this kid got off lucky, it could've been much worse.

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05-29-2018 10:13 PM
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RE: High school student gets suspended for putting school for sale on Craigslist
Who in their right mind would want to buy a school lol.

But in seriousness, I suspect bullying or some external pressure for an A-grade kid to do so.
05-29-2018 11:02 PM
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