8/30/2007

High School student suspended for his own football hoax

I haven’t written in a while but I wanted to point out something I just saw on digg. I have previously written about great college football game hoax by Yalies at Harvard in 2004 and the original Great Rose Bowl Hoax of 1961 by Caltech. A high school student in Ohio decided to copy this prank and was suspended for three days and banned from extracurricular activities for a semester. A video of the gag was posted to You Tube so you can see for yourself that this was not something that should warrant a suspension. There was no profanity involved, the prank didn’t cause anyone physical or monetary harm either. This didn’t happen during class time but between quarters at a football game. I can’t see how the principal of this school can justify the suspension. These kids were just having fun. This student is in his senior year so a suspension could be disastrous for his applications to college and the principal should know this.