The issue is that a teacher, and instructor, not a fellow student was the one who singled her out for ridicule for wearing a political t-shirt that was within the schools dresscode.There is always a possibility that any polarizing statement expressed through attire will incite violence in a group where the majority holds a view in opposition to it. It is just human nature. Someone wearing a shirt supporting a sports rival just prior to a big game against them would probably invoke a violent response.
Accusing a person supporting the KKK is like yelling "fire" in a theater. It is a provocative statement made public inciting anger. One vid shown on this thread stated the teacher went further and had other teachers explain to their students how wearing a Romney/Ryan t-shirt is like supporting the KKK. This is akin to inciting a riot.You have no proof whatsoever the teacher is inciting violence or even(that I've seen) that the threat of violence has been confirmed and isn't a creation of the girl and her parents.
You claim that the teacher was wrong, but somehow it was the parents deliberate action is at fault for the outcome. Furthermore, you insist that the parents were fishing for a lawsuit. Do you have some evidence for your opinion or do you even have evidence that other parents go on these fishing expeditions for a civil lawsuit for money (not for policy changes).I also haven't excused what the teacher did. I believe in my first post on the subject I made it clear I felt she reacted in a manner that deserves disciplinary action. It is just my opinion that many of these instances we frequently see these days are, in at least some part, instigated by parents looking for publicity for their cause or financial gain through later legal action.
You go further and accuse the students parents of criminal conspiracy.I don't think it is at all "off the wall" to think someone might plan and execute such a scheme in a society where people jump in front of cars so they can sue the driver.
Your comparing how a assistant principal inappropriately enacted a punishment to what a teacher did to a student?I just find it typical of the right that so many of you sympathized completely with the Texas assistant principal who paddled a female student to the point of bruising and in direct violation of current school policy yet act like this incident is the greatest abuse of power ever.
So two wrongs make a right?BTW, what was the Texas girl's offense again? Oh yeah, she mouthed off to the administrator. Funny how you didn't see that as free speech.