MILLBURY, Ohio — Parents have complained to a northwest Ohio school board that a chaperone sealed students in their hotel rooms with duct tape during a high school choir trip.Ok, you get that? This was a HIGH SCHOOL choir trip from Ohio to Chicago. They stayed in hotel rooms. Ok? With me so far? I have not floored you yet that a school was allowed to take kids to a hotel room, have I?
At a heated meeting yesterday, Michelle Mata told the Lake Local school board in Millbury that the tactic panicked her son during a recent weekend trip to Chicago.
Sylvia Keeler says she may file charges. Her son, Mark Hummel, said he worried he could be trapped during a fire.
School board president Timothy Krugh told parents the tape was meant to keep students safe. Schools Superintendent Jim Witt says the tape would show if students violated curfew but wouldn't have kept them from escaping in an emergency.
Ok. Now we have reports that two moms are flipping out about this. Were they not made aware of how the school was going to handle curfew and maintaining separate sleeping chambers? DID THEY NOT EVEN BOTHER TO ASK BEFOREHAND?!?!?
Ok. Now comes the juicy part. These are high schoolers, right? They were AFRAID of being in a room whose door had some duct tape on it?!?!?!? Oh.... My...Gawd!!!
Ok. Let me first say that nothing in this story suggests that these kids were ... "special". So, noting that I must assume that these are ordinary high school kids. Well, Ok. They were in ... ugh.. ... choir. But still. fairyly normal kids.
Ok. Hotel room door whether being on the inside of the building or located on the outside of the building all open in toward the inside. Placing duct tape on the doors would mean placing the tape into a corner created by the door and the door jam. Thus, this does not really create that big of a sealant. Do you agree? And yet, these kids were "panicked" over this?
Ok. Now, I really love the School Board's reasoning on this. At least the first excuse. It is for their own safety. HAHAHAHAHHAAHAAAA.
No, it is for YOUR own safety keeping horny kids separated from each other. OMG. If you can't trust these kids to maintain themselves then why take them on a field trip in the first place?!?!!?
Ok. Now, depending on the type of hotel they stayed at, if the hotel used key cards instead of real keys, all the school representatives had to do was go to the front desk and request a time-stamped door access for all the kid's doors. That would tell the school when the door was last accessed for entry.
Come on people. Get over it. Grow up. Let your kids live and learn. Schools, get back to teaching kids how to read, write and do math and science. You are failing. My kid still writes like he is in kindergarten. No teacher has cared. I tried and had him doing decent penmanship early on, but with teachers not caring how he scribbles, he learned not to care. Georgia is flunking almost all of its students and this school board is focusing on taking kids to hotel rooms and getting sued by NINNIES!!!