The school is at fault and the chaperones are at fault…
January 21, 2019 § Leave a comment
“Because we were being loudly attacked and taunted in public, a student in our group asked one of our teacher chaperones for permission to begin our school spirit chants to counter the hateful things that were being shouted at our group. The chants are commonly used at sporting events. They are all positive in nature and sound like what you would hear at any high school. Our chaperone gave us permission to use our school chants. We would not have done that without obtaining permission from the adults in charge of our group.” from the statement prepared for Sandmann [calling it ‘his’ statement is a bit of a lie].
The chaperones gave their children permission to engage in a “shouting or chanting” contest with strangers who were taunting them. The chaperones authorized engagement. The chaperones “bought” into a shouting contest. I’m thinking that the safest and wisest course for these children who were in the care and custody of “supposed” adults, would have been to say. “This is not good. We need to leave now because we do not know who we are shouting at.” This is not a high school basketball game.” The school was a fault and the chaperones are at fault in my estimation. A school that buses its children to make a point at political rallies has made a mistake. Smart people do not give children permission to engage in shouting contests with adults. The “picture” should be of chaperones directing their charges onto a bus not “standing their ground”… Or am I missing something?