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Fri Aug 7, 2020, 12:30 AM

Georgia teens shared photos of maskless students in crowded hallways. Now they're suspended.



At least two North Paulding High School students have been suspended after sharing images of a school hallway jammed with their mostly maskless peers, and the principal has warned other students against doing the same.

North Paulding High School in Dallas, Ga., about an hour’s drive from Atlanta, was thrust into the national spotlight this week when pictures and videos surfaced of its crowded interior on the first and second days of its first week back in session. The images, which showed a sea of teens clustered together with no face coverings, raised concerns among online commenters and parents over how the district is handling reopening schools during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Facing a fierce online backlash, Paulding County Schools Superintendent Brian Otott told parents and guardians in a letter that the images “didn’t look good.” But he argued that they lacked context about the 2,000-plus student school, where masks are a “personal choice.”

Hannah Watters, 15, wore a mask as she captured the inside of her school. On Wednesday, she ended up with a five-day suspension for violating the district’s student code of conduct, BuzzFeed News reported. The rules bar students from using social media during the day or using recording devices without the permission of an administrator.

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SunSeeker Aug 2020 OP
dchill Aug 2020 #1
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keithbvadu2 Aug 2020 #3
SunSeeker Aug 2020 #4
BadgerKid Aug 2020 #5
SunSeeker Aug 2020 #6

Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri Aug 7, 2020, 12:37 AM

1. Superintendent Brian Otot: is keelhauling still a personal choice?

Gee, I kinda hope so!

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Response to dchill (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 7, 2020, 12:45 AM

2. Pathetic that the only ones trying to protect these kids are two of their classmates.

It is a shameful abdication of responsibility by the adults who are charged with protecting these kids' safety.


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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri Aug 7, 2020, 12:58 AM

3. What are the acceptable infection/death rates before shutdown again?

What are the acceptable infection/death rates before shutdown again?

That must be in the plan.

Or are they unlimited?

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 7, 2020, 01:19 AM

4. Kemp doesn't give a shit how many die in Georgia.

And there is certainly no national plan.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri Aug 7, 2020, 04:23 AM

5. What if all students made similar posts?

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Response to BadgerKid (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 7, 2020, 11:51 AM

6. Kids would learn solidarity works.

Alas, this is Georgia. I imagine most of those kids are from Republican homes watching Plandemics and telling the kids masks are bad for you.

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