Missouri teacher suspended after stud...

Missouri teacher suspended after student dresses as Klansman

There are 40 comments on the Star Tribune story from Tuesday Nov 13, titled Missouri teacher suspended after student dresses as Klansman. In it, Star Tribune reports that:

A southern Missouri teacher who oversaw a history class presentation in which a ninth-grader dressed as a member of the Ku Klux Klan has apologized for a "lapse of judgment" and is suspended indefinitely, the superintendent of the predominantly white district said Tuesday. The Poplar Bluff student who dressed as a Klansman Friday was playing the villain in a skit about voter suppression during a presentation with other students about the 15th Amendment, Poplar Bluff district superintendent Scott Dill said.

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whiney beech

Bloomingdale, IN

#1 Wednesday Nov 14
Like it or not, the klan was part of history. Should evil be portrayed as evil, or do we pretent it never existed?
Ugly monkeys

United States

#2 Wednesday Nov 14
How was he supposed to be dressed for the role? In a Batman costume?

Suspended indefinitely which probably really means fired over a bunch of pc insanity.
Paul

Raleigh, NC

#3 Wednesday Nov 14
whiney beech wrote:
Like it or not, the klan was part of history. Should evil be portrayed as evil, or do we pretent it never existed?
It looks like the First Amendment of our Constitution has been repealed. A teenager, 14, sent a swastika on his I-phone to some other teenagers. He is to be tried for "dissemination of harmful material". The kid is stupid as kids often are, but this resembles the Soviet Union. What is happening to this country?
guest

United States

#4 Wednesday Nov 14
whiney beech wrote:
Like it or not, the klan was part of history. Should evil be portrayed as evil, or do we pretent it never existed?
In this day and age you have to pretend it didn't happen although we all know it did.these candy asses can't stand the truth

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#5 Wednesday Nov 14
Paul wrote:
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It looks like the First Amendment of our Constitution has been repealed. A teenager, 14, sent a swastika on his I-phone to some other teenagers. He is to be tried for "dissemination of harmful material". The kid is stupid as kids often are, but this resembles the Soviet Union. What is happening to this country?
1. The Constitution does not allow others to threaten others, in the case of the 14 year in Chicago area school, it was used as a scare tactic.

2. The 14 year old will be charged in juvenile court.

3. The first amendment has NOT been replaced, you can NOt send, speak, use any speech that inflicts harm onto another. The actions of that 14 year old was a mass message to anyone near.

4. Trump has brought the white supremacist groups and individuals out of their holes and now they feel they can freely express to harm or intimidate others during Trump reign of office; that is what is happening to this country!

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Golda

United States

#6 Wednesday Nov 14
Who was the teacher?
guest

United States

#9 Wednesday Nov 14
Golda wrote:
Who was the teacher?
U don't ask that, do you want a mob of ppl chasing your favorite teacher, your daughter, your Family. No there needs to be hippa-like laws
The internet needs to go back to what it was designed for, to get information. It's turned into the ultimate outlet for bullies.
cabeza

Seattle, WA

#10 Wednesday Nov 14
I do think that people these days overreact about the smallest things. I mean if you could measure the reaction if there were real klansmen having a legal demonstration in that town versus the reaction of a student merely dressed as a klansman, my bet is that the latter would have an even bigger (social) media reaction, ironically.
Paul

Raleigh, NC

#11 Wednesday Nov 14
Smackdown2017 wrote:
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1. The Constitution does not allow others to threaten others, in the case of the 14 year in Chicago area school, it was used as a scare tactic.

2. The 14 year old will be charged in juvenile court.

3. The first amendment has NOT been replaced, you can NOt send, speak, use any speech that inflicts harm onto another. The actions of that 14 year old was a mass message to anyone near.

4. Trump has brought the white supremacist groups and individuals out of their holes and now they feel they can freely express to harm or intimidate others during Trump reign of office; that is what is happening to this country!
How does a pic of a swastika threaten anyone? Neo-nazis in America used to be allowed to march through Jewish neighborhoods because that is what the 1st Amendment is about. Neo-Nazi demonstrations are far rarer than they used to be and far rarer than violent leftist demonstrations now.

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#12 Wednesday Nov 14
Smackdown2017 wrote:
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1. The Constitution does not allow others to threaten others, in the case of the 14 year in Chicago area school, it was used as a scare tactic.

2. The 14 year old will be charged in juvenile court.

3. The first amendment has NOT been replaced, you can NOt send, speak, use any speech that inflicts harm onto another. The actions of that 14 year old was a mass message to anyone near.

4. Trump has brought the white supremacist groups and individuals out of their holes and now they feel they can freely express to harm or intimidate others during Trump reign of office; that is what is happening to this country!
I can't tell you to jump off of a bridge? Sure I can and it isn't illegal. Jump off of a bridge.
Dale

New York, NY

#13 Wednesday Nov 14
whiney beech wrote:
Like it or not, the klan was part of history. Should evil be portrayed as evil, or do we pretent it never existed?
TB, polio and small pox were also part of history...
Paul

Raleigh, NC

#14 Wednesday Nov 14
KyleMackey wrote:
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I can't tell you to jump off of a bridge? Sure I can and it isn't illegal. Jump off of a bridge.
The First Amendment does not protect shouting "fire" in a crowded theater or urge someone holding a gun to someone's head to shoot. Just about everything else is protected and that makes our country unique in the world, even among democracies. But this freedom is under severe threat.
debra

United States

#15 Wednesday Nov 14
What if a black kid with dressed to school as a slave? Would that just be a part of the African-American history or would it offend the white people so much that they would fire the teacher?

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#16 Wednesday Nov 14
Paul wrote:
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How does a pic of a swastika threaten anyone? Neo-nazis in America used to be allowed to march through Jewish neighborhoods because that is what the 1st Amendment is about. Neo-Nazi demonstrations are far rarer than they used to be and far rarer than violent leftist demonstrations now.
If a calling card of violence was blazing on a sharecroppers house front yard in the Dixie south 1920s, do you find that as a protected speech? Of course not and neither someone message you with a swastika to your phone, along those among you in your area.

Hate is NOT permissible! Especially in our schools!

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#17 Wednesday Nov 14
The teacher has lesson plans and they should of been more observant of the regulations of the school district. Anything the goes out the norms, must be bounced off with administrators before final go ahead. This lesson should of been bounced off by the principle for input and the students should addressed before hand what they would wear if the lesson was approved. In other words, not a smart teacher!

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guest

United States

#18 Wednesday Nov 14
Smackdown2017 wrote:
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If a calling card of violence was blazing on a sharecroppers house front yard in the Dixie south 1920s, do you find that as a protected speech? Of course not and neither someone message you with a swastika to your phone, along those among you in your area.

Hate is NOT permissible! Especially in our schools!
But you wreak hatred with every post you make and respond to. Typical hypocrite
MAGA

United States

#19 Wednesday Nov 14
Smackdown2017 wrote:
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1. The Constitution does not allow others to threaten others, in the case of the 14 year in Chicago area school, it was used as a scare tactic.

2. The 14 year old will be charged in juvenile court.

3. The first amendment has NOT been replaced, you can NOt send, speak, use any speech that inflicts harm onto another. The actions of that 14 year old was a mass message to anyone near.

4. Trump has brought the white supremacist groups and individuals out of their holes and now they feel they can freely express to harm or intimidate others during Trump reign of office; that is what is happening to this country!
Just to let y’all know, Smacky is a far left libtard snowflake. She’s blames EVERYTHING on President Trump. She ABUSES animals and has been arrested for it. She is dumber than a box of rocks. She lives in Piedmont and they wish she would move. She posts gibberish on every forum in the state. She supports antifa and hates police. She is a traitor.
guest

United States

#20 Wednesday Nov 14
MAGA wrote:
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Just to let y’all know, Smacky is a far left libtard snowflake. She’s blames EVERYTHING on President Trump. She ABUSES animals and has been arrested for it. She is dumber than a box of rocks. She lives in Piedmont and they wish she would move. She posts gibberish on every forum in the state. She supports antifa and hates police. She is a traitor.
You got that libtard snowflake figured out. Its blaming trump for the Snow
guest

United States

#22 Wednesday Nov 14
Smackdown2017 wrote:
The teacher has lesson plans and they should of been more observant of the regulations of the school district. Anything the goes out the norms, must be bounced off with administrators before final go ahead. This lesson should of been bounced off by the principle for input and the students should addressed before hand what they would wear if the lesson was approved. In other words, not a smart teacher!
Being a teacher in America right now is hard. Social Media has everyone scared. It's almost like staying on the Survivor show for poverty pay.
Teachers are there for the kids, not the money- love their jobs and students or they wouldn't be there.
They are handling real children, mistakes will happen. Human error will happen, intent should matter. This teacher had No ill Intentions!
Yes we'd like to think human error doesn't happen when handling Humans but look around its the reaction that's overrated not the action.
Whattt

United States

#23 Wednesday Nov 14
Smackdown2017 wrote:
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1. The Constitution does not allow others to threaten others, in the case of the 14 year in Chicago area school, it was used as a scare tactic.

2. The 14 year old will be charged in juvenile court.

3. The first amendment has NOT been replaced, you can NOt send, speak, use any speech that inflicts harm onto another. The actions of that 14 year old was a mass message to anyone near.

4. Trump has brought the white supremacist groups and individuals out of their holes and now they feel they can freely express to harm or intimidate others during Trump reign of office; that is what is happening to this country!
Stupid attempt to change/derail the post

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