Iowa ISD Overstepping It's Authority?

J o s e jrojas at MINDSPRING.COM
Thu May 2 08:06:13 MDT 2002

Too bad there are no names mentioned.
Then everyone would know what a whore the girl is. 
Just another angle to think about.

The only person who should get in trouble is the kid who took the camera, IF he did not have permission.


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Gary Freitag 
  To: RUSHTALK at 
  Sent: Wednesday, May 01, 2002 3:24 PM
  Subject: Re: Iowa ISD Overstepping It's Authority?

  I question the usefulness of the suspension and part of me says the school
  has no business in this, but I think this is not completely a private
  affair since the pictures were publicly shown to many individuals.  And no
  doubt this event was rumored, discussed and caused some disruption at

  What I totally object to though, is the lawsuit.  These kids need their
  butts kicked, and as a parent I would welcome the school's participation
  in the punishment if appropriate and effective.  But even if the parents
  didn't feel it appropriate, this lawsuit makes a mountain out of mole hill
  and should be handled more discretely.  I find it laughable when people
  proclaim they are acting on some great principle, when all they are doing
  is abdicating their own responsibility to address their children's poor
  behavior.  They should be embarrassed.  These people are not patriots
  making sacrifices and standing up for liberty.

  gfreitag at

  >Six students from a school district in Iowa have been suspended from
  >school for ten days for lewd and lascivious activities.  Here's the
  >details as I heard them on The O'Reilly Factor:
  >Five boys and one girl are at a private home having a party or get
  >together.  At this event, the girl begins to take her clothes off.  A
  >student who had brought a school-owned digital camera from school, begins
  >taking pictures of the girl as she strips.  The camera changes hands and
  >most of the boys take a photo of her.  The party at that house breaks up
  >and the students then head for another location or home in Ames, IA.  At
  >this location, the pictures on the disc are shown to other individuals.
  >Eventually all individuals leave this location and head for home.
  >Subsequently, word of this photo taking activity gets out to authorities
  >at the school where these students attend, who eventually advise them
  >that they would be suspended for ten days for their taking part in the
  >incident.  They even advised they would call in the police department.
  >The police are called in and advise that no offense took place (I suspect
  >because there was no display of these pics to the public and all were
  >willing or consenting individuals, even though the individuals in this
  >incident were minors).  Five of the six individuals have acquired a
  >lawyer to file suit against the ISD, citing they had no authority to
  >suspend the children for an activity that took place on a weekend, not an
  >organized activity by the school, and not on school property (i.e.
  >private home); citing the 14th Amendment of the Constitution.
  >The only aspect of this case that has anything to do with the school, was
  >that the camera used was school property.
  >Using the above cited elements of this event, do you believe that the
  >school district overstepped its bounds in suspending these kids for ten
  >days for an activity that took place off campus (non-school event), on a
  >weekend, and at a private residence?
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