We often hear stories of punishments taken to the extreme, but I believe this one takes the cake. It's a repulsive story of student punishment taken too far (If your squeamish, please turn away). Get this, as part of their detention, students at a school in the Bronx were forced to do janitorial duties (*Gasp*). That's right, these poor kids (Who were, obviously, in detention for no reason) were forced to clean toilets. It's absolutely vile (You can't try to better children by making them do stuff. Everybody knows that!). Thank goodness the Department of Education is going to look into this (Because we all know the old ways of detention were actually working. You never saw repeat customers to detention...). They should prosecute the school for this offense (Yeah, because cleaning toilets is like water-boarding...), send the principle to jail (Or maybe water-board her?...). How are the youth of this nation going to learn anything if we're too busy forcing them to be responsible for their actions?
Now, the students did weigh in on the matter, one said "After school the principal came in with the inspector lady and she was like 'Oh, everyone has to pitch in and clean the toilets and stuff.'" (HA!...Sorry, I just imagined him saying that in a high pitched, mock-principle voice...sorry...carry on) "So we was cleaning them and we had to clean around them and nasty, it was just mad nasty" (It's only nasty because you and your nasty self use the toilets), and another had this to say "Like that's not cool, like making kids clean toilets like that's not how that should go" (Maybe they should have like made the kids stay for like an extended English class...). So in the end I wag my finger at the school that would do this and say "shame on you for trying to better our youth!"
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