Seems as if a high school senior in Georgia decided to check up on his school’s Principal. You know, to see if the individual had really been a “goody two-shoes” back in the day, and still was. So this being 2013, he used the Internet.
Much to his delight, he found a mug shot of his Principal. So, this being 2013 – he posted the mug shot photo on Instagram, along with some later comments.
Seems the Principal found and didn’t like that. So the Principal called the young man into their office.
The Principal then told the young man that they “knew the law” and called police. When Police arrived, the Principal asked the Police to arrest the young man.
Apparently the Police didn’t “know the law” like the Principal did. They gave the Principal a “WTF?” look, refused to arrest anyone, and left.
The Principal nonetheless decided to suspend the student for “disrupting school” and being “belligerent”. The suspension letter further said student was suspended for “spreading misinformation”.
(In fairness, when questioned about the photo, the student posted on Instagram that he thought the mug shot was from a DUI arrest. However, his comment clearly stated that to be his opinion vice a documented fact. It turns out the arrest resulting in the mug shot was actually for missing a court date for a speeding ticket.)
The student’s suspension was originally for 4 days, but later was reduced to 2 days. It seems that “spreading misinformation” isn’t listed as a prohibited action in the school’s student handbook.
Looks like the Principal really “knows the rules”, too.
The Principal also reportedly threatened to suspend several other students for having a copy of the mug shot photo on their cell phones. I guess it must have been a “dirty” enough photo to qualify as pr0n.
No, I’m not kidding above. This lunacy actually happened.
The incident occurred at Riverdale High School, in Riverdale, Georgia. Per the linked article, the
moron “esteemed and level-headed” Principal at that school appears to be a Ms. Jamille Miller Brown.
Frankly, it sounds more to me like Ms. Jamille Miller Brown is nothing more than a childish, petty tyrant and control freak who’s now butt-hurt. I think her “widdle feewings” were hurt when her past record of misconduct was made known, and she’s now just desperately trying to limit the spread of information about same. But I could be wrong.
IMO she’s also a freaking idiot who deserves and needs to be fired for terminally bad judgement and abuse of authority. Then she could move to NYC, get a job in city government, and work for a like-minded control-freak. But maybe that’s just me.
Riverdale High School seems to be part of the Clayton County School System. The contact information for the Clayton County Board of Education seems to be available here. According to their map, Riverdale seems to be in District 3.
Contact information for the Superintendent of Education for Clayton County can be found here.
Perhaps the Board of Education President and members would be interested in hearing what others think about this matter. Ditto the Superintendent of Education.