Tuesday, November 02, 2010

We've got spirit, yes we do, but bring a horse, you land in deep poo

Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School in Massachusetts has suspended for two days a student dressed as a mascot who rode a horse that was being led at a slow walk around the school's parking lot a couple of times as part of Spirit Week:  

"The father tells FOX25 the school compared the stunt to bringing a 'loaded firearm' to school" 

We can totally see the comparison. 

The kid's parents, who had safely and responsibly trailered the horse to the school and seemed to have been present the entire time, have decided to appeal the punishment on the grounds that the administration is being much too heavy-handed. 

Gee, you think? 

It's a wonder students today even bother to try to come up with fun ways to stimulate school pride when anything and everything is considered a "dangerous weapon".  Are crepe paper and masking tape next to be outlawed?  Don't want to have an epidemic of paper cuts or adhesive rash, you know.  

When we were freshmen in high school, our class decorated an antique fire pumper truck for our Homecoming float.  One of our football players, whose fireman father had secured the loan of the engine, made sure to fill the truck with water before the half-time parade.  Yep, the opposing crowd was duly given a bit of a spritz as the engine passed by.  We suppose if that happened today the junior terrorists would be jailed for wielding a weapon of mass moisturization.


Crotalus said...

The members of that school board are simply not fit to govern, in any capacity. Throw them out!

Anonymous said...

This was probably done by the administration, not the school board. However, the board oversees the administration and is responsible.

Mark Twain said it best: "First, god made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards."