From the Naples Daily News:
Last month, a prank got a 17-year-old Naples High School senior suspended and sent to an alternative school.
Nick had been suspended for 10 days and sent to the Phoenix Program, a Collier County alternative school that typically serves students with behavioral problems such as bringing weapons to school or fighting, after dropping his pants at a Thursday, Nov. 9, fashion show at the school.
His parents sought an emergency injunction last week to get Nick back in Naples High.
Okay - I am very conservative when it comes to pranks and believe students need discipline, strict rules & regulations. However, this young man wore a thong and only pulled down his pants for a few seconds, exposing his butt cheeks. As foolish and distasteful as this might be to many people, it should not ruin the teenager's life. The television news reported last night that his transcripts for college are showing "incompletes" and this shannanigan might keep him out of college, since the Board of Directors is considering expelling him from school. I think some community service or even washing down the bathrooms in the school might be appropriate punishment. He should also make a public apology, admitting that it was a stupid thing to do. But expulsion? We aren't talking about drug abuse, drunk driving, rape, or even cheating on a test.
What do you think?