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    This is also just nuts...

    Mayor: Punishment Doesn't Fit Crime in Case of Connecticut Teen Barred From Prom - FoxNews.com
    This kid has been barred from his senior prom... because he stuck 12" letters on the wall of the school overnight, asking a girl to go to the prom with him.

    Repeated calls to Shelton High School Headmaster Beth Smith were not returned on Wednesday, but Tate told The Connecticut Post he was told the posting constituted trespassing and posed a safety risk.
    In a statement to FoxNews.com issued Wednesday, Shelton Public Schools Superintendent Freeman Burr declined to comment on the matter.

    "In response to your recent inquiry, I am aware of the local, state and national media attention surrounding the situation and I have no further comments regarding the matter at this time," Burr's statement read.
    Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti said he's unsure that the "punishment fits the crime" for James Tate, an 18-year-old senior at Shelton High School who, along with two friends, posted 12-inch tall cardboard letters outside the school’s main entrance last Thursday night so students would see the message in the morning.

    "Based on what I know, I'm not sure that the punishment fits the crime," Lauretti said. "This may very well be a situation that needs a second look. Part of the problem in today's world is that we make policies or recommendations without common sense or flexibility built in and we lose sight of the big picture. This may be one of those situations."

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    Re: This is also just nuts...

    Silly. What the heck was the "headmaster" thinking??
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    Re: This is also just nuts...

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Silly. What the heck was the "headmaster" thinking??
    "I'll show that little bastard. He can't stick letters to MY wall and get away with it!"??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    "I'll show that little bastard. He can't stick letters to MY wall and get away with it!"??
    A principal on power trip. Not surprising.
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    Re: This is also just nuts...

    "Based on what I know, I'm not sure that the punishment fits the crime," Lauretti said. "This may very well be a situation that needs a second look. Part of the problem in today's world is that we make policies or recommendations without common sense or flexibility built in and we lose sight of the big picture. This may be one of those situations."

    Lauretti said Tate and his family have deep "roots" in the community, with his father serving on a city commission and his mother on the city's historical society.

    Shelton High School senior James Tate and two friends posted 12-inch cardboard letters outside the school’s main entrance last Thursday so students would see the message in the morning. The students were later barred from attending the prom. (FNC)
    "They're very involved," he said. "I would hope that higher priorities are given to higher offenses. I'm not sure what the crime is here; we're talking about something that happened at night."
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    Re: This is also just nuts...

    This must have caused a huge disruption to the school day. All those poor children, unable to concentrate all day... wondering if she'd say yes or no.

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    Re: This is also just nuts...

    I think we should go back to my old principles stance on "disruptive" activities:

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    Re: This is also just nuts...

    Damn. That idiot headmaster just punished a creatively romantic act that would have gotten most guys laid on the first date. Bummer.

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    Re: This is also just nuts...

    I think the prom is silly. They should dump that dance.

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    Re: This is also just nuts...

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Damn. That idiot headmaster just punished a creatively romantic act that would have gotten most guys laid on the first date. Bummer.
    Whipping out anything that's 12" will get most guys laid on the first date.
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