Student petition backs embattled Fish...

Student petition backs embattled Fishers principal

There are 594 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Jan 3, 2008, titled Student petition backs embattled Fishers principal. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

With six days of winter break to go, some Fishers High School students returned to school Wednesday to petition for the return of their principal, who is being investigated for failed sobriety tests in a recent ...

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Florence, KY

#1 Jan 3, 2008
So, the kids are hoping to keep an impotent principal around. I can see the kid-logic in that.

The guy should resign already.
Binky Barnes

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Jan 3, 2008
Sadly, too many people are killed by drunk drivers getting their second (3rd, 4th, 5th...) chance. Zero tolerance for people who drive drunk.
Not All Students

United States

#3 Jan 3, 2008
The majority of fellow students I have spoken with are not backing him. We have zero respect for him. His true character came out during his traffic stop.

We the students deserve an honest and ethical leader!
Roundgrove

United States

#4 Jan 3, 2008
And who exactly hasn't made mistakes? C'mon, give this guy a break. I would guess he will never, ever consider doing something like that again.
Lost Cause

United States

#5 Jan 3, 2008
His job is history and you are wasting your time. There is no way parents, students, teachers and administration are going to want a leader that has lied and betrayed them.

He is already made fun of on different posts and his video is being watched nationally on different sources including You Tube.

Even though I disagree with having him return, I respect the select few students for speaking up and supporting him. Everyone is entitled to their opinion.
Phred

Burbank, CA

#6 Jan 3, 2008
It's nice that these students support their principal, but would he have done the same had one of them (the students) been caught drinking? Or would he have imposed one of those "no mercy, zero tolerance" measures?
Carmel dad

Alexandria, IN

#7 Jan 3, 2008
Who are you people? He had problems at North Central. He still has problems. He broke the law. He needs to be punished for his actions. You can bet that anyone else would probably go to jail. Is this the kind of role model or example you want for your kids? Please explain this to me.
Puhleeze

Indianapolis, IN

#8 Jan 3, 2008
I hope that we have not stooped to the level of allowing 17-and 18-year olds to influence life-changing events like this. Mr. Syverson clearly needs professional help--not another "pass".
Fry him

Indianapolis, IN

#9 Jan 3, 2008
Ah, misguided youth.
Zero Tolerance

Indianapolis, IN

#10 Jan 3, 2008
What a hypocrite! Schools and administrators for years have demanded a zero tolerance for rule violations by students not just in school but beyond school and its academic setting (Myspace and Facebook postings and free speech included). Rural farm kids who forgot they had a pocket knife basically a tool in their jackets when they came to school never intending to bring it to school or have a weapon there were routinely suspended and/or expelled and sent off to alternative schools. Likewise kids who had an extra Tylenol or aspirin in their pockets were dismissed for having forgotten or not taking it to the nurse when they arrived at school.
Now this guy who by his own admission is guilty wants not one second bite at the apple (the pass by the police officer) but two (that he not be fired or punished for setting the example that it is okay to drink and get behind the wheel of a car at more than twice the legal limit).
According to the Star he said:"I am profoundly saddened and disappointed because I could have made far better choices and failed to do so".
Syverson should be treated with the same zero tolerance any one else in his school would be treated with if they made the same bad choices he made.
Indy

Indianapolis, IN

#13 Jan 3, 2008
My name would be on that petition if I had known about it.
asdf

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Jan 3, 2008
they should at least havae to wait until he is found guilty of something.
Lesson

Louisville, KY

#15 Jan 3, 2008
HSE should make it even more of a point to discipline (i.e. fire) Syverson just for the fact to set an example.

"students...hope the criminal prosecution doesn't influence school board members and detract from Syverson's continued value as a respected principal."

What respect should be given to Syverson who is in a leadership position of youth. He should not be allowed to continue in that position when he sets the example that he has.
WCC

United States

#16 Jan 3, 2008
Of course. This petition is entirely consistent with societies' and the schools' deviation from that old ethos of personal responsibility and accountability. After all, why should a school principal be held to any kind of ethical standard, it's not like he has kids looking up to him or anything.

And pity the child that doesn't sign the petition now, the drunk and corrupt PrinciPAL knows now who's in his corner and who's not.
Jesus

Carmel, IN

#17 Jan 3, 2008
He should be fired from his job. He should be setting an example.
Confused

Bethlehem, KY

#18 Jan 3, 2008
Why were the students let into the building? The building should have been locked so "somebody" must have let them in. Wonder who it was?
Opinion

Indianapolis, IN

#19 Jan 3, 2008
Roundgrove wrote:
And who exactly hasn't made mistakes? C'mon, give this guy a break. I would guess he will never, ever consider doing something like that again.
Exactly -- look at all the other people who get 2nd, 3rd & 4th chances who don't deserve them. We're asking for a 2nd chance for someone who is (or at least was) very well respected and has offered so many good things to the community. I would rather keep him in our community, doing public service, teaching and being a leader than to subject him and his family to public humiliation and force them to leave. Christians?
Confused

Bethlehem, KY

#20 Jan 3, 2008
Why were the students let into the building for the petition drive? The school should have been locked, so somebody must have let them in. Wonder who it was?
lol

Indianapolis, IN

#21 Jan 3, 2008
Perhaps a law should be passed stating that any person pulled over for a DUI should lose their job? Which occupations should be held to higher standards?

NOTE: Cops keep their jobs after DUI's, as do judges, lawyers, doctors, politions (Sen. Kennedy anyone?) etc.- Each and everyone of these individuals are "role models" and have as great, if not greater level of responsibility to citizens than a HS prinicpal.

Of course we can also discuss PARENTS WITH DUI's...perhaps all of them should lose their jobs and children???
Professor

Indianapolis, IN

#22 Jan 3, 2008
Lost Cause wrote:
His job is history and you are wasting your time. There is no way parents, students, teachers and administration are going to want a leader that has lied and betrayed them.
He is already made fun of on different posts and his video is being watched nationally on different sources including You Tube.
Even though I disagree with having him return, I respect the select few students for speaking up and supporting him. Everyone is entitled to their opinion.
Yea right give him a brek so next time he can hurt or kill one of your loved ones. No one else gets a ride home, we get a ride straight to JAIL and so should he.

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