What Happened to J.T. Money topic?

What Happened to J.T. Money topic?

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POPCORN

Saluda, SC

#1 Mar 11, 2008
Just wondering!!!!!!!!!!
justsoUknow

Norway, SC

#2 Mar 12, 2008
I heard they where bringing kids into the office at high school and asking them about Topix, so im guessing it was removed!
In the know

Columbia, SC

#3 Mar 12, 2008
justsoUknow wrote:
I heard they where bringing kids into the office at high school and asking them about Topix, so im guessing it was removed!
How mature of these "adults" to question kids about topix? Thats' just crazy.
justsoUknow

Norway, SC

#4 Mar 12, 2008
Kidna what I was thinking too! I really dont understand the whole thing behind that...but guess someone got their nose out of joint!
UTStudent

Knoxville, TN

#5 Mar 12, 2008
I guess the first amendment doesn't count in Fentress County.
justsoUknow

Norway, SC

#6 Mar 12, 2008
I was kinda wondering how they picked who they pulled in the office to ask about it. My daughter said several names and I haven't saw any of them on here, so im guess some of the stuff the kids said might have had some truth to it.
jess

Summerville, SC

#7 Mar 12, 2008
I think JT has done nothing good at that school the whole time he has been there (that i am aware of) and I hope to see Coach Wright back as Principal soooooooooon!!!!!!!!!!
omg

Jamestown, TN

#8 Mar 12, 2008
i can just imagine..."now, kids, i was surfing the web instead of doing my job and found a topic about me on jamestown's gossip site..."
my2cents

Columbia, SC

#9 Mar 12, 2008
justsoUknow, you're probably right...some people may think that teenagers honestly do not talk to their parents about what happens at school, when in reality they do!
My concern is this...
It is much more than an isolated incident when the same incident keeps occurring with numerous students...
It would be hard for anyone (JT) to deny these accusations concerning the invasion of privacy concerning the cell phones if all the students and parents stuck together on this, I feel that with the appropriate action, this problem CAN be eliminated. Furthermore, unless there are suspicions of illegal activity with the cell phones (for example: the student actually caught cheating in class with the cell phone "red handed") there would not be any purpose for the intrusion of privacy by ANY HS staff member.
I do not have a child in HS right now, so can anyone tell me if they received a School Handbook that contains the cell phone policy? If so, what does it say concerning the cell phones?
behind times

Crossville, TN

#10 Mar 12, 2008
What was the first topic about, missed that one?
No_Name

Saluda, SC

#11 Mar 12, 2008
I know my son got his cell took the other day and JT said he would keep it for a week I ask my son why he got it took and he said because he forgot to turn the ringer off....but I didnt know that all of this was happening with all the students, maybe I need to check in to this a little further.
my2cents

Columbia, SC

#12 Mar 12, 2008
One of the topics that was being discussed in the previous deleted posts were concerns of privacy invasions when cell phones are confiscated...
If the student refuses to give the battery along with the cellphone, they can receive suspension/expulsion by not doing so...this is to insure that the text messages and other private information is available to JT to go through...a previous statement in the deleted posts claimed that this was done for the students protection...protection from what??
In my opinion, as I have stated before, that if its the school intention to keep the student from using the phone during school hours...why does JT need the battery??...If the cell phone is in the possession of a staff member...and the student has the battery, how do they expect them to use the battery -- without the phone?
I feel that taking the cellphone for a week is sufficient enough...and the rules against the use of cellphone has applied. So why the need to access the information that the student has?
As I stated before, unless the student has been caught cheating with the phone, there should not be an obligation to hand over the battery also.
Apparently with the previous posts that were made, a "nerve" was hit...lol...and now JT is questioning the students about the posts on here...how mature!
I know him and I also know some of the students that this has happened to...and apparently he doesn't have a good rapport with the students or the parents.
The way that these situations are being handled in my opinion is unethical.
seventy

United States

#13 Mar 12, 2008
my2cents wrote:
One of the topics that was being discussed in the previous deleted posts were concerns of privacy invasions when cell phones are confiscated...
If the student refuses to give the battery along with the cellphone, they can receive suspension/expulsion by not doing so...this is to insure that the text messages and other private information is available to JT to go through...a previous statement in the deleted posts claimed that this was done for the students protection...protection from what??
In my opinion, as I have stated before, that if its the school intention to keep the student from using the phone during school hours...why does JT need the battery??...If the cell phone is in the possession of a staff member...and the student has the battery, how do they expect them to use the battery -- without the phone?
I feel that taking the cellphone for a week is sufficient enough...and the rules against the use of cellphone has applied. So why the need to access the information that the student has?
As I stated before, unless the student has been caught cheating with the phone, there should not be an obligation to hand over the battery also.
Apparently with the previous posts that were made, a "nerve" was hit...lol...and now JT is questioning the students about the posts on here...how mature!
I know him and I also know some of the students that this has happened to...and apparently he doesn't have a good rapport with the students or the parents.
The way that these situations are being handled in my opinion is unethical.
Doesn't this man have a boss?
justsoUknow

Norway, SC

#14 Mar 12, 2008
Yes, he does Phil Brannon!
wjekfdlkrekl

Norway, SC

#15 Mar 12, 2008
JT MONEY IS THE BIGGEST LYING COWARD IN FENTRESS COUNTY ! HE IS ALSO A DANG CRYBABY!!!!!!!
Ditech

Buffalo Valley, TN

#16 Mar 12, 2008
my2cents wrote:
justsoUknow, you're probably right...some people may think that teenagers honestly do not talk to their parents about what happens at school, when in reality they do!
My concern is this...
It is much more than an isolated incident when the same incident keeps occurring with numerous students...
It would be hard for anyone (JT) to deny these accusations concerning the invasion of privacy concerning the cell phones if all the students and parents stuck together on this, I feel that with the appropriate action, this problem CAN be eliminated. Furthermore, unless there are suspicions of illegal activity with the cell phones (for example: the student actually caught cheating in class with the cell phone "red handed") there would not be any purpose for the intrusion of privacy by ANY HS staff member.
I do not have a child in HS right now, so can anyone tell me if they received a School Handbook that contains the cell phone policy? If so, what does it say concerning the cell phones?
If he doesn't have the battery to check what is on the phone how is He going to know if they are cheating or not. I am sorry parents but I believe the rules state that a teacher or administrator can search anything that a student brings onto school property. This includes book bags, lockers, purses and cell phones. And what are they protecting by searching phones. Kids who have recieved threatening phone calls. They are also looking for those cheating and selling drugs. I am sure JT could care less what the teenagers are talking about unless they are doing something they shouldn't. Kids also have two phones that they carry. One is dead and the other is in use. They give the teachers the dead phones and keep the good ones. How will the teachers know that have the active phones if they can not turn it on. Personally if I were a teachers and a child gave me thier phone without the battery I would think they had something to hide.
I agree

Cookeville, TN

#17 Mar 12, 2008
I agree with you 100% Ditech. Parents should not be getting their noses all twisted when their child has broken a rule to begin with. In allowing that, they are opening themselves up to looking suspicious. Keep your phones at home and you won't have to worry about having your phone taken. Simple as that. Rules are rules. Can't accuse him of breaking one when your kids are breaking one too. Admit it parents. We have to enforce the rules set aside for our kids, just like we have to follow rules in a workplace and now it looks like even in your own vehicle. Won't be able to talk on one there either unless it is a headset. What are you going to do when your child gets a ticket for using his phone? Take on the police and tell them they don't have the right to enforce laws? Two wrongs don't make a right, but without the original wrong the JT would not have to worry about what further steps to take. Grow up kids. The real world waits and it ain't always fun or fair.
JUST THINKING

Jamestown, TN

#18 Mar 12, 2008
look in york institute student hand book page 21. cell phones are under level II, disciplinary options for level II on page 25. everyone needs to be treated the same. we are a state school and they could get involved if the issue consists.
my2cents

Columbia, SC

#19 Mar 12, 2008
The real world isn't fair and I do agree with being subordinate and following the rules. But here is where it becomes a little sticky for me...As a professional in the Education field, I comprehend the reality that each student is different, such as each circumstance. For instance, if you catch a student texting on their phone while taking an exam, to me that's different than a student who forgot to turn their phone off before they entered the building...If you catch a student cheating ....By all means take the cheating student's phone!

As for the threatening phone calls...HAVE THEM TRACED!! If that's occurring in the first place, the parents should be informed just as getting the police involved!

But this zero tolerance policy honestly is honestly a cop out because it alleviates the teachers from any responsibility from making choices on their own...trusting their own judgment in each situation and with each student.
CCC

Allardt, TN

#20 Mar 12, 2008
I don't have children in school at YIA, however, if the rules says NO phones in school, than what part of that do you not understand??

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