Wednesday, May 29, 2013
I don't even want to know where they thought the cell phone was hidden...
But I do think that the teachers in Quebec who thought it was a good idea to strip search a bunch of sixteen year olds because they thought one of them might be cheating on a test [link] probably should have opted to go into retail. Or waste management. Or pretty much anything other than teaching.
Not that there's anything new about threatening to have kids strip searched. I remember when I was in High School they used to threaten it if they thought a kid had drugs on them. To be fair though they'd call the cops in, not do it themselves.
I have to assume that this is a case of teachers pushed past their coping point. They couldn't possibly have thought that it would be allowed. Maybe it started out as a threat they had no intention of following through on, but just snowballed from there.
They must have known that wasn't going to go down well once parents found out! You can't just drag kids into a room and tell them to get their kit off! Hell, they'll be lucky if they escape without charges of sexual misconduct.
God knows if my kid was treated like that, I'd be out for justice, and nothing less than their heads on a spike would satisfy me.