A Stevie Production
Upton is in grade nine at Suburban Utopia High School, and is now in big trouble with the school administration...
Since he started at the school in September, he has been critical of the state of the toilets at the school... he has a little trouble with IBS and is sometimes compelled by urgent necessity to use the stalls for their intended purpose. Cuts hit very hard at the cleaning budget this year, and now the heavily used toilets are only cleaned once a week; in consequence, they are pretty grotty by Friday.
Finally, he took a few snapshots with his Ithing and posted them to the public service desk of The Toronto Star...
- One of the least awful pictures... warning:
A great deal of fuss was generated and the school administration got their knuckles severely rapped over this.
Upton has now come home from school with a suspension notice... he has been suspended for a month for taking pictures in the school washrooms.
This is a GTA wide policy intended to stop kids from taking embarrassing photos of other kids... but the wording of the bylaw is not specific and it does indeed prohibit the use of cameras of any type in school toilets or changerooms... but you strongly suspect that the rule has been enforced just to punish your lad for whistle blowing (there were NO students visible in any of your son's snapshots).
This is a very serious suspension, of course, and may well cause your son trouble later on when he applies to college or university.
How do you react?