August 16, 2015
More Gross Over-Reaction By A Public School
In response to a question as to whether he had "made out" with a female teacher at his school, Senior Reid Sagehorn tweeted the words "Actually, yes." For this heinous offense he was called into the principal's office at Rogers High School in Rogers, Minnesota, and then suspended from school for five days. Then his parents moved him to another school. The Police Chief likened the tweet to shouting "fire" in a crowded theater. Really. I would like to understand the Chief's point of view. Does he think that this tweet will somehow cause all of the male students in Rogers High to immediately descend on the unnamed teacher in a lemming-like attempt to make out with her. Or maybe it's more like snake mating where multiple males coil around one female. The Chief (who apparently was never a teenager) also suggested the tweet was a felony.
The local prosecuting attorney got law enforcement to climb down from its hysterical perch, so now young Mr. Sagehorn is suing to have his disciplinary record expunged and for monetary damages.
You think the Chief was clarifying a constitutional point?! Sheesh! Is that why he apologized later? Because he got his constitution wrong or because he was acting like a hysterical old lady?
Posted by: Ron's Log at Aug 18, 2015 2:09:54 PM
Point of clarification....without arguing the merits of events one way or another....the chief's comment about "yelling fire in a crowded movie theater" is free speech criteria argument. The gist being that freedom of speech is not absolute
Posted by: Russ Martin at Aug 17, 2015 9:02:46 AM