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June 20, 2006

It’s all about “order”

Filed under: common sense, cultural values, High School, Texas — texased @ 4:42 pm

Texas Civil Rights Project Newsclip: Student Prosecutions Raise Outcry:

There were two days of protests. The first day, students from Stony Point High School marched to Round Rock High School, alarming school officials and causing them to lock down the school. Police said they just gave warnings and instructed students not to do it again.The next day, they did it again. Police issued more than 200 citations, but only after escorting the students through town, trying to “keep them from getting run over,” Ryle said.

Gordon Perez, Round Rock high’s associate principal, said the school also disciplined the students with in-school suspensions or Saturday detention. Perez said the students may not have been punished as severely if they hadn’t unsettled both campuses.

“Their whole day was disrupted as a result of this situation,” Perez said.

See what happens when the real world intrudes on schools–a lock down?! I can see where the city decided to file charges regardless of the students First Amendment Rights. They probably don’t even bother teaching it in the schools. Oh wait, unless it’s on the TAKS. They mention “order” a number of times in the article but what they really mean is control.

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