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PS student expelled for pot brownie sale, gets sent to HYDE

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I'm gonna go burn one. Maybe the vein in my forehead will go down

Anne Bonney:

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Excellent idea!  I'll join ya!  :rasta:

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Don't let the bastards get ya down!  Fuck 'em!  :twofinger:

Comments left for the above article in the OP, "Expelled kids face uncertain road back" (by Kelley Bouchard, Oct. 3, 2010; The Portland Press Herald), #s 21-40:

DefNotADem said... October 3, 2010 at 10:25 AM
jack33 said... All expelled students should be given a chance to return. No one should have the rest of their life screwed up for a civil-type crime or stupidity.//// By law they are allowed to apply for reentry at any time. The school board has to hear the request in executive session. Here is a great overview of how it works and the rules/laws.[/list]
DefNotADem said... October 3, 2010 at 10:26 AM
Pamela057 said... Ok a little punishment is ok..but this is his 1st offense...he should have been suspended but not taken out of school....come on people....I thought you were here to help these students not break them for the rest of their lives...I say get a hold of our President and see what happens."/////// HELLO he was dealing drugs !!!!! He could have killed someone. This is a major offense and is considered a class B crime by Maine law if it is within 1000ft of a school. Get real. These people SHOULD be removed from school. I have presided over 20+ expulsion hearings and they are one of the most effective discipline tools that schools have. There is due process and student actually gets a trial just like in court. 9 times out of 10 the student comes back (reenters) a totally different person. The key though is to have a defined re-entry plan that includes counseling, correspondence courses and community service.homeboy said... October 3, 2010 at 10:30 AM
Ms. Baumans's son has yet to complete his transit through the legal system. Why should she think that he should be now eligible to return to the school system where he committed the crime? At least wait to see the outcome of that case before asking for reinstitution to that school system. The family may want to consider moving to another community...fresh start and all.henryelm said... October 3, 2010 at 10:36 AM
9. Expulsion is the LAST step in the hierarchy. It is reserved for the most serious violations of the rules ( usually those that endanger themselves or others).It would be rare for someone to be expelled without having had other SERIOUS violations, first( and many second chances).It is rarely used. All steps are taken to try to avoid it. Some times you can't avoid it.henryelm said... October 3, 2010 at 10:42 AM
10. School have to consider the safety of ALL of other students in their charge. 11. Some students ARE a danger to others, no matter how much help and support you provide. 12. In this case he was engaged in criminal activity. 13. No you are not allowed to sell drugs in (or near) school. Other parents might frown on it. Schools have a zero drug tolerance policy too. IF he was an adult, he would probably BE in jail. 14 it IS balancing act, which is why some discretion is needed to fit the discipline to the act( and the student's record). 15. I would bet EVERY school expels a student caught selling drugs. 16. It's pretty serious violation of the school rules( and the law).goinbroke said... October 3, 2010 at 10:54 AM
It's not the rules you break, it's "if you break the rules". If you get bounced for a year, just take the rap. Simple enough thats how life is. Stop sniveling.henryelm said... October 3, 2010 at 10:55 AM
Don't know if this was the first time he got caught or not. BUT some offenses go straight to the top rung, expulsion. Usually the violation that result in expulsion are clearly stated (and well known) in school policy. I'll bet selling drugs is at the top in ANY school's policy. Can you imagine the OTHER parent's reaction, if a person apparently selling drugs was allowed to return to their kid's school, without some clear assure, it would NEVER happen again? Come on you all would be all over that.chuckc said... October 3, 2010 at 11:01 AM
Remember in high school you thought that adults were really stupid and lots of life didn't make any sense? Well in my opinion, no one is more spot-on than high schoolers. He sold some weed. Whoop-dee-do. So let's not give him an education? Yeah, no one who sells weed ever does anything good with their life (except half the friggin population.) Don't you think that putting a kid out of school is a great way to make bad habits worse? Isn't that why public officials are always trying to get "at-risk" kids IN to school - to keep them from getting mixed up in drugs and whatnot? He's a grown up. Don't punish him like a child - let him live his own life (which in my opinion, shouldn't have the state regulating herbs.) Call me an old lefty, but sometimes the youth see through all the BS we older people patch together to make up this "civilization" we cherish so much.kay said... October 3, 2010 at 11:05 AM
They are still children. Aren't these the years that we are still "teaching" them, helping them to develop. Whether it be at school, driving, church/synagogues ...they take classes to learn. Just because they may look like an adult, doesn't mean they are one.MaineMan said... October 3, 2010 at 11:19 AM
Fact: If we keep expelling students from school with no recourse, we had better start building more prisons to house them as adults.henryelm said... October 3, 2010 at 1:14 PM
Don't know any details and don't want to. It looks like may have he gotten a 1 year suspension for "endangering an other", not a life sentence(and even that isn't clear). Usually a school would say you need to do x before you can come back(like go to drug rehab, counseling, court). Maybe they didn't do X , or want to do X. Who knows? Clearly if there were only 108 expulsion, it is NOT a big factor in the drop out rate. Yes the conditions for being able to return should be clear. I'm guessing they were.VXBDb3VudHJ5 said... October 3, 2010 at 1:36 PM
chuckc from one old left to another, I also knew kids who thought it might be "fun" to give kids drinks and brownies laced with drugs just to see what happened. That may be why the kid went to the ER - he might not have known anything was in the brownie. I believe kids need to be able to redeem themselves, but when their misdeeds impact other people, there has to be a serious element of accountability involved.Iwatch said... October 3, 2010 at 3:47 PM
Another thing, this kid could get thrown out of private school for less. As a rule, privates have stricter standards. This is why parents pay the big bucks.MudDoctor said... October 3, 2010 at 3:58 PM
probably ended up in the ER with panic attack. why is no one holding the buyer accountable?25tolife said... October 3, 2010 at 4:00 PM
Many people are encouraging and promoting the use of marijuana, including some parents and the PPH. The kid and his mom got what they deserved. Maybe the pot supporters and promoters can pick up the bill for this kids private schooling.Q0FtZU5I said... October 3, 2010 at 6:06 PM
Bonny Eagle Middle School told me it was "too much paperwork" to expel the girl who was repeatedly hitting my daughter. After being called to the school a few times a month for 5 months, I had had enough and told my daughter to go pack her locker. I pulled her from school that day and we moved to get her into a better, safer school. Once after this girl cross-checked my daughter into the lockers, my daughter yelled at her to leave her alone and guess what they did??? Bonny Eagle gave BOTH girls detention and put this bully girl in the same detention as my daughter! Sat them right next to each other! CRAZY!! Bonny Eagle is the worst school!SL said... October 3, 2010 at 6:22 PM
He committed a felony on school property that resulted in injury of a fellow student. Why do his parents feel he even deserves to be in school with others that are there to learn? Another example of fine parenting, kids will be kids...bury your head in the sand and keep thinking that. I am amazed at parents today and their 'jersey shore' kids. Party party party. Only kids who want to learn and aren't problematic deserve to be in public schools...parents should pay for kids that wish otherwise.DefNotADem said... October 3, 2010 at 6:23 PM
Bonny Eagle gave BOTH girls detention and put this bully girl in the same detention as my daughter! Sat them right next to each other! CRAZY!! Bonny Eagle is the worst school!//// Bonny Eagle does more expulsions than most. Its too bad they didn't handle your situation the way they should have but they are not shy to expel students. You had to deal with terribly lazy administrators unfortunately. Middle school students have been expelled for such things before at that school.DefNotADem said... October 3, 2010 at 6:32 PM
kay said... They are still children. Aren't these the years that we are still "teaching" them, helping them to develop./// This is not about what is best for this one student but the student body as a whole. The law says "for the peace and usefulness of the school." not "what is in the best interest of the student".Blue+Fish said... October 3, 2010 at 7:00 PM
Ms. Bauman is a homemaker according to the story. I guess she's never heard of home schooling. I would think she'd have the time and the mental ability (since she's a physical therapist) to help him complete his studies. You know, there is such a thing as a GED and it works to get you into college or the military. But, then again, the military may not want him if he's dealing.

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Comments left for the above article in the OP, "Expelled kids face uncertain road back" (by Kelley Bouchard, Oct. 3, 2010; The Portland Press Herald), #s 41-57:

queenharvest said... October 3, 2010 at 7:04 PM
ok,so a kid got food poisoning. and to all of you "outraged" good samaritans, i am truly sorry no one ever offered you a joint, cause you could use it more than most, you are all so angry i wish that you would all take some weight off your shoulders and be more open minded, accept knowledgeIsaid said... October 3, 2010 at 7:35 PM
I agree that all kids need an education. Some offenses, however, do warrant expulsion. I believe that distributing drugs at school is such an offense. With that being said, the inconvenience/expense of affording an alternative education to such kids should fall on their parents and not the taxpayers. If we make the alternative post-expulsion too attractive, we'll be paying out the same kind of money we do for having "coded" so many kids as "special needs". Maybe Ms. Bauman should homeschool her son.sp2boys said... October 3, 2010 at 9:26 PM
Mom...I need 35 brownies for tomorrow morning...c3RhY3l2aWxsZTQ%3D said... October 3, 2010 at 9:27 PM
If the kid ended up in the ER folks, than he got his monies worth. Of course, he could end up in an ER after ingesting pot...bit different than smoking it. And you thought creeper weed was bad.SL said... October 3, 2010 at 9:46 PM
Queenharvest...yes that's exactly what we all need to do, be under the influence of a controlled or illegal substance while we make decisions and live our daily lives. Some of us are quite capable of living 'above' the influence and don't need to make up fake ailments to be prescribed pot for help. Go burn one and eat some Doritos.Player said... October 4, 2010 at 12:23 AM
Morse is a liberal who does not believe in any serious punishment and believes that schools are responsible for any misbehavior by students. Wrong. Students and parents are to blame for much of the problem. This case illustrates it in spades. But it appears Ms. Bauman is taking responsibility and doing what she can to get her son back into school.Sue01 said... October 4, 2010 at 1:20 AM
The kid who ate the brownie was probably sent to the ER by the school nurse - a zealous response dictated by a litigious school policy. __ ZERO TOLERANCE requires ZERO intellect, and its advocates often meet that standard. Folks, you can't say "I agree with zero tolerance, BUT..." ZT is an ABSOLUTE - a system for those UNWILLING (or UNABLE) to weigh the nuances of various scenarios. __Expulsion should NEVER be automatic. SUPPOSEDLY humans hold ourselves above other animals due to our sophisticated level of conscious thought. Along comes ZT to dispel that myth.amFzcGVyMTIz said... October 4, 2010 at 6:46 AM
Kids are well aware of what offenses result in suspension. I served on a discipline review committee for several years and expulsion was a rarely used option. Most students have an "it can't happen to me" attitude. They are provided with so many academic and disciplinary alternatives to lesser punishments they assume that they will graduate despite failure, return to school quickly despite suspension and never get expelled. Other students learn this when they see penalties reduced regularly for other students in academic/disciplinary difficultystinkyspot said... October 4, 2010 at 7:32 AM
So the kid who tries to start a livery service on Peaks Island without proper licenses is a "go getter" and future businessman, but this young man who is an aspiring pharmacist is a criminal? I thought Pot was legal and harmless?bess said... October 4, 2010 at 8:25 AM
What about the kids who play sports and take a number of ADHD drugs,drink vitamin water, drink those engery drinks to pump themselves up for the game and take muscle supplements??SL said... October 4, 2010 at 8:51 AM
Bess..last I checked taking prescription meds that aren't yours is illegal and would be dealt with in the same manner. As far as supplements, they should be banned but the MPA won't touch it because when kids are being looked at by colleges it would place them at a disadvantage with other states that turn the other way. Parents are the real issue here, on both sides, unless the kid didn't know what he was eating.Les said... October 4, 2010 at 10:25 AM
MPA should be abolished. Too much power and not enough intelligence.marinegal said... October 4, 2010 at 10:56 AM
At least his mother isn't in denial and saying her child did nothing wrong and that he's an angel. I see parents all too often say "my child? oh he or she would never do that kind of thing." There is an admission of what he did and a desire to take steps to make amends and accept responsibility for his actions. He's lucky to have a mother like her. I think he's learned a valuable lesson. There is time for him to get back on track.Hipupchuck said... October 4, 2010 at 12:27 PM
If you don't expect or intend to get high and you get that way you may think something is wrong with you even though it is harmless.harriet said... October 4, 2010 at 2:38 PM
violettaswan said... What a surprise! Lyman Moore Middle School in Portland has almost twice the number of incidents of any school in Portland. Ms. Swan, sounds like you're referring to the bathroom threat incidents of last year. You heard about them because they got blown out of proportion. "Incidents" happen all the time without anyone knowing whether in Portland or Cape. My experience with Moore is that it depends on the teacher, again, just like in any school.1Keith1 said... October 4, 2010 at 5:12 PM
Please don't tell me the buyer thought he was buying an ordinary brownie. That is incredibly naive and ludicrous!bGlsYW1pZQ%3D%3D said... October 6, 2010 at 1:13 PM
im a student at bonny eagle and i have been reading some of the things that you have been saying about bonny eagle its not as bad as you all think and im sorry to hear about what happen to your daughter but saying stuff like that really upsets some of the other students and teachers at bonny eagle everyone here has the scots pride and hearing you guys say stuff like that REALLY hurts us that you all think about our school like that soo all i as is that you not say stuff like that plz and thanx

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