Luxornv wrote in post #15818426
Wow, some of you people are taking this too seriously. The girl messed up her picture because her parents don't normally buy them as indicated by the OP. Though keep in mind, these are also the yearbook pictures too. So now her year book picture for this year will be one with a ridiculous pose, as well as a few of her friends. This is nothing to suspend a kid over as one poster pointed out. Not to mention, this is just a money grab by the school and the portrait studio (probably Lifetouch). So this is not a charity thing for people who cannot afford pictures normally. Besides, if the parents really wanted the pictures to be nice and had intentions of buying them, then they would have instructed their child to dress nicely and act appropriately on picture day. Stop making up BS and finding reasons to punish a kid for pointless reasons. This is the thinking that is corrupting schools. To everyone criticizing the OP on this, stop punishing his child, and worry about your own if you even have them. No one was harmed, nothing was damaged. This seems like a pretty innocent joke.
Honestly can say I don't understand the mentality people like yourself have, look at this post - you're saying because the photographer is not doing it for charity and doing his job for profit, trying to earn a paycheck, that he's not worth being treated with some respect? Who cares if you don't agree with their business model, the amateurs they hire, etc. but to go out of your way to try and screw with someone just to mess up their day and show off in front of friends is pathetic IMHO! Photographer should have handled it better, should have put a stop to it pretty quick and realized what was going on - but still doesn't exactly give the right to go out of ones way to treat people like garbage. Feel sorry for the waiters, parking attendants, hotel check in crew - you know those "lesser" people.
Want to know the problem with schools - work in for awhile - it's really clear that a lot of kids think they can do no wrong at all, they are overly special. We let them get away with way too much as parents try to be friends and they know little Timmy or Sally can do no wrong ever! Nobody was physically harmed, no damage to equipment, there's another problem with schools, people like yourself think that's the only problem. Again, work in one for awhile and you'll find it just is absolutely not true at all - the stupidest little things can cause big problems, it's unfortunate but it does.
As for my suspension comment that you twisted into something it's not - they wasted my time and their teammates time, they got suspended from playing and not school. Suspending from school for this would be idiotic, a talk of why it wasn't the smartest idea is pretty much all that needs to be done so it can be used as a teachable moment to show others some respect and realize that just because you do it others may copy and make it worse. Selfishness only thinking of themselves, add that to problems in school.