The Knucklehead of the Day award
Today's winner is Gig Harbor High School Dean of Students Keith Nelson. He gets the award for the following.
Video cameras at Gig Harbor High School were installed to catch trespassers, fights, harassment – the stuff that threatens safety at the campus of 1,700 students.Bullshit! Bet my bottom dollar Nelson was engaging in voyeurism, alot of males have lesbian sex fantasies. Why not inform parents of boys and girls who kiss? The double standard is as obvious as Nelson's explanations are bogus. Students may not have a right to privacy, but they should have a right to be protected from Keith Nelson, today's Knucklehead of the Day.
The surveillance system has also helped administrators find and discipline students who break rules, such as leaving trash on a lunch table.
But the high school says it will tighten its own rules on security cameras after two female students were filmed kissing and holding hands.
Keith Nelson, the high school’s dean of students for almost two years, shared the footage with the parents of one of the girls. They have since transferred her to a school outside the Peninsula School District, officials said.
“It’s not our normal practice,” said Principal Greg Schellenberg. “It’s not going to happen again.”
The other girl, who remains at Gig Harbor High, says their privacy was invaded.
“We weren’t doing anything inappropriate, nothing anyone else wouldn’t do,” she said.
The girl, a 17-year-old senior, described the kiss as a quick “peck.”
The News Tribune is not naming her because she is a minor and her family feared retaliation. Her father works for the newspaper.
Nelson said the parents who transferred their daughter approached him before the kissing incident. They asked him to notify them of any out-of-the-ordinary behavior, he said.
A few weeks later, he was inside the busy high school commons area, where by chance he witnessed the kiss, he said. He went back to the security room, watched the footage and invited the parents to view it.
There’s no expectation of privacy when students are in a crowded place, Nelson said. And he would have acted the same way if it had been a boy and a girl kissing, he said.
Joanne Jacobs and Leaning Straight Up are also discussing this story.
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