Word Count
April 30, 2007
“We can’t have children making rude comments about teachers! We must have discipline. We must have respect! Children should not be expressing their opinions. They need to suck it up and swallow any free thought that does not conform to this school’s administrative policies.”

“I’m not saying I disagree with you but I just don’t know how far we can go in so much as to be invading the private lives of our students.”

“It’s not private when their comments are posted on the internet for millions to see.”

“It’s my understanding that they thought their comments were private. A peer’s discussion if you will, by them and for them only.”

“The internet is available to almost everyone these days.”

“That may be true but who other than the kids having this ‘discussion’ could possibly interested in it?”

“Well, I found out about it didn’t I?”

“That brings up an interesting point? Why are you trolling conversations belonging to kids in the first place? It’s kind of creepy.”

“Because I knew they were talking about me. I just knew they were. And I was right! Therefore I have the right to see them punished. I want them subjugated. I want my pound of flesh. I want my revenge!”

“I think you’re getting paranoid.”

“Am I? Am I really? Just look at that group of kids huddled around.”

“That’s the football team. It’s the last play. They need this to win. They’re supposed to huddle.”

“I bet they’re talking about me.”
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