Harmless High School Prank That Occurred Completely Off Campus Turned Over To School Police Officer

from the he-who-laughs-last-is-probably-someone-with-more-power dept

Because no form of school-related misbehavior can be allowed to escape law enforcement's attention these days, a Prior Lake, Minnesota school has turned a recent prank over to its "liaison officer" for investigation.

To be sure, the prank is ill-mannered, tasteless, offensive and sexist -- something that will only narrow down the list of suspects to male high school students. (I've buried the photo of the prank letter below the fold -- sort of NSFWish.)

Some student or students mocked up an official looking letter (using the school district's logo no less) informing female students (and their parents) that a "mandatory vagina inspection" would need to be completed in order to be eligible to graduate. The letter cites "Minnesota Health Code 69" as the impetus for the impromptu inspection, and requests the removal of any piercings.

It goes on from there, using the same sort of stilted language deployed by many official school announcements, only with many more appearances by the word "vagina." The whole thing is crass on every level, and there's no way anyone would believe it originated from a school official.

Despite the fact the school can't find any evidence it was created on campus, it has still decided to move forward with an investigation.

After the school’s police liaison officer saw a tweet about it on Tuesday, Principal Dave Lund sent out an e-mail to parents explaining that administrators “are aware of this letter, and we are addressing the issue internally.”

[Kristi] Mussman [school district spokeswoman] said the prank was “done in extremely poor taste” and administrators were “disappointed.”

Determining who wrote the letter is a police matter. The liaison officer has “some strong leads,” she said.
All well and good, if you're the sort of person who believes that no bad joke should go unpunished. Obviously, the lack of on-campus misbehavior ties the district's hands. This explains its decision to hand it to the liaison officer, who can move freely between these two worlds and use the combined force of school policy and criminal statutes to nail the dastardly perpetrators who amused mostly themselves with this effort.

I'm sure the situation was slightly embarrassing for the school, but it had to be at least as embarrassing for any parent who got their huff on and rang the school, demanding to speak to "Barry McCockiner," the "director of vaginal corrections."

If anything, the prank runs afoul of federal law, which states that you're only allowed to cram unwelcome letters into mailboxes if you've paid the proper postage… and allow a uniformed postal employee to do the actual cramming. As horrifying as the phrase "violated federal law" sounds, the most likely outcome would be a small fine on par with paying the postage for the number of letters hand-delivered by the letter's author(s).

What may be worse is the imaginative reading of other, non-applicable laws performed by the liaison officer, who may be encouraged to make an example of high school boys acting exactly like high school boys. As this investigation continues, the school is attempting to finish the year out on a positive note.
Lund said that with only weeks of school left, staff members and students are trying not to dwell on the prank. “We are moving forward to finish our year strong,” he said. “We have a very good student body … and we are not going to let this prank diminish the positive performance of our students.”
Well, "not dwelling" on the prank would be a whole lot easier if you'd rein in the officer. The last thing you want as summer approaches is a bunch of negative press should this prank result in arrests, prosecution, or even in the best case scenario, the declaration that it violated school policy despite occurring completely off-campus. Your student body will move on more quickly if you actually just let it go. You can't harm the positive performance of your students, but you still have the power to deliver a ton of self-inflicted wounds.


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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 5th, 2014 @ 4:00am

    Since when was the role of the police that of preventing people being offended, or taking excessive action on behalf of the offended?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 5th, 2014 @ 4:43am

    This isn't the UK

    We don't have laws that are designed to prevent people from being embarrassed by free speech. In fact, the first amendment specifically protects parody which is what this is. WTF?

     

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    Keroberos (profile), Jun 5th, 2014 @ 4:45am

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    Since this would be harassment of the sexual variety--not just someone being offended, which is against school policy even if it occurs off campus.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 5th, 2014 @ 4:52am

    There are a number of issues here:

    First there is a legal issue of misrepresentation school officials.

    Second there is a social issue of bad social edicts.

    In the past, 50 years or so ago, such situations as this would have been solved by taking the offenders out to the wood shed and apply now apply a completely politically form of discipline that would produced a complete and though understanding in the offenders of the meaning of the 1 st and 2 amendment.

    For those lacking in understanding reference the Arron Burr / Alexander Hamilton debate on the subject or jerk action, offense, and solution in a more civilized time.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 5th, 2014 @ 5:01am

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    It is much more like wishful thinking, with overreaching authoritarians taking offense that they cannot control all aspects of a pupils life and behaviour.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 5th, 2014 @ 5:10am

    "ill-mannered, tasteless, offensive and sexist -- ... narrow down the list of suspects to male high school students"

    You don't know many girls, obviously. It wouldn't completely surprise me if this had been done by females.

    "Principal Dave Lund sent out an e-mail to parents explaining that administrators “are .. addressing the issue internally."

    This might have been better phrased.

    The only issue I see is the use of school letterhead, surely probably better addressed through a metaphorical slap of knuckles than threats of a criminal record. It certainly would be interesting to watch a judge deal with this in court, but a total waste of everyone's time.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 5th, 2014 @ 5:16am

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    How exactly is this sexual harrassment?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 5th, 2014 @ 5:24am

    I laughed when I read the letter. I'm so ashamed.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 5th, 2014 @ 5:40am

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    me too!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 5th, 2014 @ 5:42am

    the school needs to stop acting like a pussy and just wash this off, warts, wrinkles and all!!

     

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    Keroberos (profile), Jun 5th, 2014 @ 5:52am

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    Um...the multiple references to vaginas, the inspection of vaginas, the removing of vaginal piercings, and the shaving of said vaginas.

     

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    Rabbit80, Jun 5th, 2014 @ 6:04am

    Just give the perps...

    An anal inspection - They might get the message!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 5th, 2014 @ 6:06am

    As a father of 2 girls, if I had received that letter, I would have gotten a good laugh out of it then tossed it. There's no reason to make a federal case out of it.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 5th, 2014 @ 6:49am

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    Yes if those things had actually happened it would probably be sexual harassment. Talking about them isn't though is it?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 5th, 2014 @ 6:54am

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    Then as much as your post should be considered harrasment with all these same words?

     

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    Michael, Jun 5th, 2014 @ 7:01am

    using the school district's logo no less

    Throw these dirty copyright-infringing pirates in jail! They probably used a computer for this, so they have probably violated the CFAA in some way. They are also disturbing the peace.

    Hmm...what else can we add to this...

     

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    TheResidentSkeptic (profile), Jun 5th, 2014 @ 7:14am

    RIP

    Today we add "Sense of Humor" to our list of R.I.P. in America, joining our other old friends:

    Truth
    Courtesy
    Justice
    Common Sense

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 5th, 2014 @ 7:48am

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    That's not even close to harassment. It's not bullying it's not terrorism it's not assault. It is the very epitome of juvenile humor, nothing more.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 5th, 2014 @ 7:52am

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    Did they threaten anyone with such action? No. They said the school would be doing these things, which by perhaps this letter should actually be used as a prerequisite for graduation as ANYONE who would take such a letter seriously obviously lacks mastery of the critical thinking skills that the school system is designed to impart prior to graduation.

     

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    Whatever, Jun 5th, 2014 @ 8:04am

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    Yes, but if a single female student felt pressured by this fake announcement, or changed in any way the manner in which she conducted herself, even for a second, then it's a fail.

    That it was not created on campus really doesn't change anything, because it implicates and involves the school. Threatening students with a "fail" which could lead them not to graduate is over the top.

    Yes, it's juvenile humor, but there is some potential for harm, not just lulz.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 5th, 2014 @ 8:08am

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    That's because it was funny. Some people just need to get off their high horses.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 5th, 2014 @ 8:09am

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    How 'bout "Go Fuck Yourself" - is that sexual harrassment?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 5th, 2014 @ 8:12am

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    Where exactly did they threaten them with anything? They said the school was going to do these things which clearly wasn't going to happen and is completely different.

     

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    RD, Jun 5th, 2014 @ 8:15am

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    "Did they threaten anyone with such action? No. They said the school would be doing these things, which by perhaps this letter should actually be used as a prerequisite for graduation as ANYONE who would take such a letter seriously obviously lacks mastery of the critical thinking skills that the school system is designed to impart prior to graduation."

    Critical thinking skills are no longer taught in american schools. It's all about meeting quotas and being able to pass tests. Blind acceptance of what is being "taught" followed by reiteration and repetition is what passes for "teaching" these days. Problem solving, thinking through things, cause/effect are avoided at all costs. All necessary to have a compliant, dependent populace.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 5th, 2014 @ 8:18am

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    Maybe, I should have said "WAS designed to impart" at least initially. Now, it's a lemming factory.

     

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    Easily Amused (profile), Jun 5th, 2014 @ 8:18am

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    Is your urge to troll so frickin strong that you couldn't pass this up? Or are you really that stupid...

     

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    AricTheRed (profile), Jun 5th, 2014 @ 8:42am

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    "First there is a legal issue of misrepresentation school officials."

    What scool officials? Is "Barry McCockiner," not actually the "director of vaginal corrections." but a school official that operates in some other capacity like the Health teacher or something?

     

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    Bengie, Jun 5th, 2014 @ 8:45am

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    "First there is a legal issue of misrepresentation school officials."

    What the line between this and a parody?

     

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    DB (profile), Jun 5th, 2014 @ 8:45am

    Remember, that the standard here is "reasonable person". No reasonable person could believe that this is anything but a prank.

    Just because some school official pretends that it could be taken otherwise doesn't make it so. Letters from Nigerian princes are far more believable, but we still expect that no reasonable person would fall for them. (The tiny handful of cases where they have is balanced against the billions of emails sent.)

    I actually came up with a few tips while reading. They missed many opportunities. Should I contact Barry McCockinher? Is there mailstop?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 5th, 2014 @ 8:47am

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    I was not harassed, only encouraged.
    BTW, it was wonderful!

     

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    AricTheRed (profile), Jun 5th, 2014 @ 8:49am

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    Given the state of "Campus Security" because of the total parranoia and lack of spine of the entire county lately I would not be too surprised if we see requirements not too far off from this very soon, but daily. Because as every concerend parent that is out there parroting "Think of the CHILDREN!" knows, more than one woman has been caught with a loaded firearm, secreted in that holiest of holies, recently.

    And we wont even get into what the boys have been hiding you know where. In prison I think it's called hooping. I know 'cause I heard about on NPR from Terri Gross on her show "Fresh Air"!

     

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    PRMan, Jun 5th, 2014 @ 9:11am

    I'm a Christian

    I'm a pretty conservative Christian and I see the humor in it. It's kinda wrong, but no need to make a federal case out of it.

     

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    Michael, Jun 5th, 2014 @ 9:35am

    Re: RIP

    Integrity
    Honor
    Good Taste

     

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    Michael, Jun 5th, 2014 @ 9:48am

    Re: I'm a Christian

    We are all glad that you see the humor in being a conservative Christian and that you can admit that it is "kinda wrong", but many of your fellow conservative Christians don't seem to be able to take a joke.

    Plus you are off-topic, we are supposed to be commenting on the article above.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 5th, 2014 @ 9:57am

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    Probably all of the above.

     

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    John Fenderson (profile), Jun 5th, 2014 @ 9:58am

    Re: Re: I'm a Christian

    Chill out, Michael. PRMan's post was on-topic and did not warrant your personal attack.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 5th, 2014 @ 9:58am

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    There isn't one. That is EXACTLY what this is.

     

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    Rabbit80, Jun 5th, 2014 @ 10:02am

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    I think your sarcasm meter is broken.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 5th, 2014 @ 10:03am

    So how come the "Mandatory Penis Inspection" letters were never turned over to the Police?

    Why not? Because the Police would just laugh and laugh, like the rest of us.


    Some examples:

    Carlmont High School

    Camberwell High School

    Mount Baker High School

    Lowell High School

     

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    art guerrilla (profile), Jun 5th, 2014 @ 10:05am

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    don't those pearls get all sweaty and dirty from clutching them so hard ? ? ?

    more non-sense about nonsense; makes ME want to get all up in their faces with as much 'obscene' shit as i can muster...

    one more time with feeling:
    you have the right to NOT be assaulted;
    you do NOT have the right to NOT be insulted...

    grow a pair of 'nads, or FOAD...

     

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    John Fenderson (profile), Jun 5th, 2014 @ 10:17am

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    Well, it wouldn't be the first time! However, in my defense, sarcasm can be a very tricky thing to detect. Just ask the Secret Service

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 5th, 2014 @ 10:22am

    Re: So how come the "Mandatory Penis Inspection" letters were never turned over to the Police?

    Because females have to be protected from stuff like this and males are supposed to be able to just handle it. Right?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 5th, 2014 @ 10:25am

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    Really? Wow. Just wow.

     

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    Rekrul, Jun 5th, 2014 @ 11:04am

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    How exactly is this sexual harrassment?

    In today's society, anything that even remotely offends a woman automatically becomes sexual harassment.

     

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    Derek Kerton (profile), Jun 5th, 2014 @ 11:13am

    WTF? No LOLs

    I scanned these comments for any LOL badges. Nothing!

    Come on, people, step up. This story is all teed up for commenters. It's like one of those "caption this picture" contests.

     

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    Derek Kerton (profile), Jun 5th, 2014 @ 11:17am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: I'm a Christian

    That joke wasn't sarcasm. It was a feigned misinterpretation of what was said. (One of my favorite types of humor.)

    "I'm a pretty conservative Christian and I see the humor in it"

    "it" is misinterpreted from 'the joke letter' to 'being a cons xtian':

    "you see the humor in being a conservative Christian"

    There you all go. I'm pretty sure it's funnier once it's explained, right?

     

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    aldestrawk (profile), Jun 5th, 2014 @ 11:31am

    What strikes me most about this story is that the liaison officer was monitoring the students via social media and was the one who told school officials about a tweet referring to the fake letter. Is this becoming the standard now for school districts across the nation?

    It seems appropriate for the police, including the liaison officer, to investigate something that occurred off-campus. What is very inappropriate is that he was investigating who created the letter. That creation is clearly parody, not a crime, and not subject to school policy because it is thought to have been done off-campus.

    If the letter was delivered to a specific subset of students homes it could be considered sexual harassment. If so, it still doesn't rise to the level of any crime that I am aware of and isn't subject to school policy because it was off-campus. I do fault Tim for not recognizing the sexual harassment aspect. He apparently missed the session on sexual harassment at re-education camp. I will inform the proper authorities. Tim, sexual harassment is not funny! Vaginas are not funny! No, no... NOT FUNNY!!

     

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    aldestrawk (profile), Jun 5th, 2014 @ 12:03pm

    prank or guerrilla action?

    At the end of my senior year in high school I organized a group who came onto campus in the dead of night, opened the circuit boxes for all the bells (not fire alarms) and cut the wires. This was primarily a political statement but did have the timing and elements of being a senior prank. I was one of those actually in the halls cutting wires (Don't get excited, statute of limitations has long ago eliminated the possibility of prosecution). We had several lookouts, including outside at each end of a hall (yes, we had copies of keys). Although the lookouts had earpiece walky-talkies one of them was caught unawares by the lone custodian working at night. We weren't aware that custodians worked at night. Luckily, the custodian didn't notice us inside the hall and so we finished and only saw the him and our companion at a distance. We sprinted through the sports fields to the get-away car and were not caught. The administration never connected the bell malfunctions with that student trespasser. The most surprising incident was that the custodian brandished a gun in front of that student. Even back then, anyone carrying a gun on campus was a big no-no. We didn't report him though for obvious reasons.

     

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    That One Guy (profile), Jun 5th, 2014 @ 12:27pm

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    Well there's your problem, 'reasonable person' and 'school administrators' generally don't fit together very well.

     

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    Zonker, Jun 5th, 2014 @ 12:35pm

    As others have noted above, this was not really a prank so much as it was a parody (a prank would have to be believable enough to trick somebody) and parody is protected First Amendment speech. Sure it was juvenile and crass, but neither are forms of offensive speech that would not protected under the First Amendment.

    The fact that the school is even investigating the matter reinforces the parody's mockery of the type of heavy handed and invasive behavior the school administrators are known for. In other words, by sending a police officer to investigate a non-criminal matter so far outside the boundaries of what is considered acceptable they are demonstrating that the parody hit the mark as something the school would actually do if they could find a way to justify it to themselves.

     

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    John Fenderson (profile), Jun 5th, 2014 @ 1:21pm

    Re: prank or guerrilla action?

    "We weren't aware that custodians worked at night."

    You guys were smart enough to pull off a fairly elaborate prank, but not smart enough to figure that custodians work at night. It reminds me of my own cases of intelligent idiocy at that age!

     

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    Androgynous Cowherd, Jun 5th, 2014 @ 6:22pm

    Unbelievable?

    It goes on from there, using the same sort of stilted language deployed by many official school announcements, only with many more appearances by the word "vagina." The whole thing is crass on every level, and there's no way anyone would believe it originated from a school official.


    Ten years ago, I would have agreed with you. But nowadays we have Todd Akin and the rest of the Tea Party, and all those misogynist laws in red states requiring women submit to vaginal ultrasounds and similar humiliations if they seek abortions. It's sadly not so implausible that a public high school in a Tea Party state could end up with such a thing as "vaginal inspections".

     

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    art guerrilla (profile), Jun 5th, 2014 @ 7:57pm

    Re: Re: RIP

    if we don't turn this titanic empire around, we are bound to run aground... we rip the hull open, that tomorrow will make today seem like moral and enlightened times...

    the sooner the fall, the gentler for all...
    Empire must die, or surely we will...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 5th, 2014 @ 11:25pm

    Inspect vaginas because terrorists!

     

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    Michael, Jun 6th, 2014 @ 9:39am

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    Thank you Derek for that completely correct assessment of my rather poor attempt at humor.

    That you John for coming to the defence of PRMan who does not think it makes sense to make a federal case out of bad jokes.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 6th, 2014 @ 4:11pm

    it's clear that this letter is parody and is simply reflecting some officious letter received by perpetrators. basically a revolt against cuntish communication. no more need be said.

    btw, a big fuck you to mike... you are cunt and you know it ;)

     

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    William Brown (profile), Jun 6th, 2014 @ 5:24pm

    Lunds Humor

    Lund said ...
    “finish our year strong,”
    “very good student body"
    "positive performance of our students.”

     

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    xenomancer (profile), Jun 6th, 2014 @ 10:32pm

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    By that reasoning the Vagina Monologues was a global human rights disaster.

     

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    xenomancer (profile), Jun 6th, 2014 @ 10:36pm

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    In today's society, anything that even remotely offends a woman automatically becomes sexual harassment.
    Whoops, tautology!

    When is the press conference and stuttering forced apology?

     

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    xenomancer (profile), Jun 6th, 2014 @ 10:45pm

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    don't those pearls get all sweaty and dirty from clutching them so hard ? ? ?
    Mental wires crossed but for a moment and now I'm stuck with the image of a very angry, and apparently out of shape given the sedentary job and all the sweat, director of vaginal corrections, foaming at the mouth while trying to defend the very serious business he conducts in the execution of his titular duties.

    I know we'd all jokingly pass it off as a silly job: "how hard could it be to correct a vagina?" But, could you really blame the school for being so transparently flabbergasted at being called out on its incompetence?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 7th, 2014 @ 10:26pm

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    Except that there are actually no laws against sexual harassment, only workplace polices.

     

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    Just Saying, Jun 9th, 2014 @ 2:10am

    Group Think Much?

    No it was not just a funny prank.

    Yes it was harassment. It was a threat of involuntary vaginal assault. Rape threats are not, in most communities, considered hootingly awesomely funny.

    In fact, harassing women and girls out of school is illegal. Google "Title IX".

    "high school boys acting exactly like high school boys."
    And as a result, here is some very very basic information written for people who have never considered the reality of high school girls:
    http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/ocrshpam.html

    And I am sure you can Google statistics, but given the school size odds are one of the recipients of that oh-so-funny note has been sexually assaulted.

    The importance of addressing dating and verbal aggression to prevent violence:
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23233161


    So, if it had been a funny flyer about lynching instead of sexual assault (which is what we call forced vaginal contact) would you still find it so funny? That you all embrace this as funny is sad. "Gosh, just because it would have made some icky girrrrrls not want to go to school, well boys will be boys!"

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/07/sexual-harassment-middle-high-school_n_1079117.html

    "T he harassers often thought they were being funny, but the consequences for their targets can be wrenching, according to the survey. Nearly a third of the victims said the harassment made them feel sick to their stomach, affected their study habits or fueled reluctance to go to school at all."

    Forced vaginal contact is not considered that amusing by most communities. Educate yourselves. Don't be *that* *guy*.

     

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    Spaceman Spiff (profile), Jun 9th, 2014 @ 2:50pm

    1/2 way through, and LMAO!

    Crass, vulgar, offensive, and REALLY, REALLY HILARIOUS! The best response to this sh!t would have been to simply ignore it! Anyway, kudos to the perps of this prank! Way worse than any I have perpetrated, but I think might have conspired with them to do this my younger years... :-)

     

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    nasch (profile), Jun 9th, 2014 @ 4:36pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

    In today's society, anything that even remotely offends a woman automatically becomes sexual harassment.

    Whoops, tautology!


    That's not a tautology, unless "sexual harassment" is actually defined as "offending a woman", which is a definition I've never heard of.

     

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    nasch (profile), Jun 9th, 2014 @ 4:44pm

    Re: Unbelievable?

    It's sadly not so implausible that a public high school in a Tea Party state could end up with such a thing as "vaginal inspections".

    Did you actually read the letter?

     

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    Rekrul, Jun 9th, 2014 @ 9:42pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

    That's not a tautology, unless "sexual harassment" is actually defined as "offending a woman", which is a definition I've never heard of.

    So it won't violate most company's sexual harassment policies to tell your friends a dirty joke in the office while within earshot of a woman who might be offended by it?

     

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    nasch (profile), Jun 10th, 2014 @ 7:28am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

    So it won't violate most company's sexual harassment policies to tell your friends a dirty joke in the office while within earshot of a woman who might be offended by it?

    I think you're employing a logical fallacy. There are things that might offend a woman that are sexual harassment. It does not follow from that that anything that might offend a woman is sexual harassment.

     

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