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    Teacher with Facebook gun photo remains on leave

    BEAVER DAM (WKOW) -- A Beaver Dam teacher who posted a prominent photograph of herself with a gun on Facebook has not been allowed to return to her school and remains on administrative leave.

    "We are collecting more information," Beaver schools superintendent Donald Childs told 27 News. When asked when teacher Betsy Ramsdale would return to her duties at Beaver Dam Middle School, Childs said he could not provide that information. "Not yet."

    ...In a statement, Christopher Ahmuty of the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin said Ramsdale should not have been forced out of the classroom.

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    This is stupid. I'm glad the ACLU is on this.
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    Re: Teacher with Facebook gun photo remains on leave

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    This is stupid. I'm glad the ACLU is on this.
    While I have no love at all for the ACLU, this is a case where they might actually accomplish something useful. I hope this lady is vindicated for an obvious, idiotic and rather stupid action by the school board. There is NO justification for their actions. AT ALL.

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    Re: Teacher with Facebook gun photo remains on leave

    Ya this is quite stupid. It's not like she threatened the school or her students in any way. Lots of people own guns. My brother's Facebook profile picture shows him holding a rifle. I don't see what the big deal is.
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    Re: Teacher with Facebook gun photo remains on leave

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    While I have no love at all for the ACLU, this is a case where they might actually accomplish something useful. I hope this lady is vindicated for an obvious, idiotic and rather stupid action by the school board. There is NO justification for their actions. AT ALL.
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    Re: Teacher with Facebook gun photo remains on leave

    This is simply a knee jerk, reactionary auto-response driven by a case of 24 hour news cycle driven paranoia. Nobody wants to seen as the person who didn't investigate the one in a million chance that someone with a gun might be a criminal threat. Because you know damn good and well some idiot will get on the internet and the cable news and begin the persecution cycle against the school. So what do they do? They "launch an investigation" and the press jumps all over that. It's a cycle that's simply indicative of the right here, right now media. It perpetuates itself.


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    Re: Teacher with Facebook gun photo remains on leave

    This is simply the result when schools adopt a zero-tolerance policy. Zero tolerance policies are simply institutionalized stupidity, in which they are proud to say "we will ignore all logic, mitigating factor and exceptional circumstances when it comes to drugs or weapons." Obviously, a teacher using firearms off campus is perfectly acceptable and the school has no reason to care. However, the same "anything and everything gun-like is automatically evil without regards to reason or logic" that leads to kids getting suspended for water pistols leads to crap like this. Hopefully the fact that his teacher is an adult will make this moronic administrators realize just how stupid they have become.

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    Re: Teacher with Facebook gun photo remains on leave

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Hopefully the fact that his teacher is an adult will make this moronic administrators realize just how stupid they have become.
    Alright so I got the rest of your post.....but the fact that this teacher is an adult means what exactly? No school shootings by stressed out, deranged adults I'm guessing?
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    Idiotic school decision. Good to see the ACLU defending the 2nd Amendment.
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    Re: Teacher with Facebook gun photo remains on leave

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Idiotic school decision. Good to see the ACLU defending the 2nd Amendment.
    It seems to me that they would be defending the 1st amendment, here, rather than the 2nd.

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