Monday, April 30, 2007

Innocent Mistake May Cause Suspension of Band Student

Sometimes I wonder if terror fears have completely destroyed common sense in both public education and in public security. In the featured story today a student is facing suspension over a pocketknife found in his carry-on luggage during a band trip. The knife was left in the bottom of a pocket and left-over from a camping trip years earlier. I will be interested to see how this all turns out...

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Monday, April 30,2007

Student with a knife in his luggage is barred from a band trip (The York Dispatch)
EASTON -- The sophomore class president at Bangor Area High School was removed from a band trip to Great Britain when airport inspectors found a knife in his luggage, and he faces an expulsion hearing Wednesday.

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Saturday, April 28, 2007

Two Band Directors Indicted For Same Crime

Band directors indicted at Alton High School (The Telegraph)
EDWARDSVILLE ? The marching band director at Alton High School and his chief assistant were each indicted by a Madison County grand jury Thursday on charges of battery, alleging the teachers made inappropriate physical contact with one or more female students during incidents in the last two years.

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