The Knuckleheads of the Day award
Today's winners are Cary Grove(Illinois) Police Chief Ron Delelio, McHenry County State's Attorney Louis Bianchi and High School District 155 Supt. Jill Hawk. They get the award for the following.
High school senior Allen Lee sat down with his creative writing class on Monday and penned an essay that so disturbed his teacher, school administrators and police that he was charged with disorderly conduct.I'm alarmed and disturbed there is such an utter moron as a Chief of Police in the United States. Can I therefore have Ron Delelio arested for disorderly conduct?
"I understand what happened recently at Virginia Tech," said the teen's father, Albert Lee, referring to last week's massacre of 32 students by gunman Seung-Hui Cho. "I understand the situation."
But he added: "I don't see how somebody can get charged by writing in their homework. The teacher asked them to express themselves, and he followed instructions."
Allen Lee, an 18-year-old straight-A student at Cary-Grove High School, was arrested Tuesday near his home and charged with disorderly conduct for an essay police described as violently disturbing but not directed toward any specific person or location.
The youth's father said his son was not suspended or expelled but was forced to attend classes elsewhere for now.
Today, Cary-Grove students rallied behind the arrested teen by organizing a petition drive to let him back in their school. They posted on walls quotes from the English teacher in which she had encouraged students to express their emotions through writing.
"I'm not going to lie. I signed the petition," said senior James Gitzinger. "But I can understand where the administration is coming from. I think I would react the same way if I was a teacher."
Cary Police Chief Ron Delelio said the charge was appropriate even though the essay was not published or posted for public viewing.
Disorderly conduct, which carries a penalty of 30 days in jail and a $1,500 fine, is filed for pranks such as pulling a fire alarm or dialing 911. But it can also apply when someone's writings can disturb an individual, Delelio said.
"The teacher was alarmed and disturbed by the content," he said.
Read this for an answer to my question.
Disorderly conduct can be filed if someone's actions alarm or disturb another enough to "provoke a breach of the peace,'' McHenry County State's Attorney Louis Bianchi said. "So far, we're supportive'' of the charge, he said.Another moron, and for our third and last example of complete stupidity, we have this.
"Our staff is very familiar with adolescent behavior. We're very well versed with types of creativity put into writing. We know the standards of adolescent behavior that are acceptable and that there is a range," Jill Hawk said.The only adolescents in this whole mess are Hawk, Delilio and Bianchi. You would think these three adults would have the common sense to know this essay(and here it comes) is not a criminal matter.
"There can certainly be writing that conveys concern for us even though it does not name names location or date," he said.
Blood sex and Booze. Drugs Drugs Drugs are fun. Stab, Stab, Stab, S…t…a…b…, poke. "So I had this dream last night where I went into a building, pulled out two P90s and started shooting everyone…, then had sex with the dead bodies. Well, not really, but it would be funny if I did." Umm, yeah, what to wright about…… I'm leaving to join the Marines and I really don't give a F... about my academics, so why does the only class that's complete Bull Shit, happen to be the only required class…enough said. The model citizen would stay around to vote in new board member to change the 4 years of English policy, but no one really stays around to vote for that kind of local crap, so whoever gets there name on the Ballet with a pretty face gets to do what the F... ever they want with local ordinance. A person is smart, but people are dumb selfish animals. We can't make rules for ourselves so we vote others to do it for us, but we can't even do that right, I meen seriously, Bush for President? And our other option was John Kerry who claimed to parktake in Vietnam Special Forces missions that haven't been declassified…. F...... Bull Shit. So Power Flower Super Mario. Pudge, hook, rot, dismember "Fresh Meat." Mostly new/young teachers are laid back, and cooperative with students as feedback and input into the curriculum and atmosphere. My current English teacher is a control freak intent on setting a gap between herself and her students like a 63 year old white male fortune 500 company CEO, and a illegal immigrant. If CG was a private catholic school, I could understand, but wtf is her problem. And baking brownies and rice crispies does not make up for it, way to try and justify yourself as a good teacher while underhandedly looking for complements on your cooking. No quarrel on you qualifications as a writer, but as a teacher, don't be surprised on inspiring the first cg shooting.As one of Joanne Jacobs commenters said, Lee's writing is a steaming pile of manure. Here are the guidelines for the writing assignment.
Lee gets charged with a felony for obeying the rules. Have people gone insane?
Write nonstop for a set period of time.
Do not make corrections as you write.
Keep writing, even if you have to write something like, “I don’t know what to write.”
Write whatever comes into your mind.
Do not judge or censor what you are writing.
Don’t cross anything out: Write the new idea down; leave the old one.
Drop all punctuation. That can make your free writing faster and more fluent.
Note- TFM has written web fiction where-
1. 228 people die a horrific death when their plane crashes. Actually I retold this crash.
2. An eight-year-old girl witnesses her mother's rape and murder.
3. A man gets turned into a pregnant circus elephant.
Is any of that writing sufficient to charge me with a felony or is it just enough to say I'm deranged? Don't answer that question!
Now because of Lee's arrest, the young man is not being allowed to enlist in the Marine Corps. What a complete screwup this whole episode is. I guess the military is violence squeamish too.
For complete stupidity and paranoia in education and law enforcement, Cary Grove(Illinois) Police Chief Ron Delelio, McHenry County State's Attorney Louis Bianchi and High School District 155 Supt. Jill Hawk are today's Knuckleheads of the Day.
Linked to- Big Dog, Cao, Conservative Thoughts, DragonLady, High Desert Wanderer, Jo, Leaning Straight Up, Mark My Words, Morewhat, Perri Nelson, Pirate's Cove, Right Wing Nation, Third World County, World According to Carl,
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