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  • From the article: “It’s not the yellow bat at Walmart,” she said.

    As if that would have felt any better. I’ve been hit with them more than once and it doesn’t tickle.

    • Would you have liked it if it did tickle?

      • Nope, I don’t like to be tickled.

        • Anonymous

          Gee I thought you advocated gay marriage?

  • Anonymous

    sounds like someone outta bat the coaches that were “supervising” this stupidfest.

    am i reading this right; was that a the pajama party for the football team? wow….

  • Anonymous

    none of the participants in this (after school acitvity) should be allowed to play any sport in this school every again and a judge if court case is persuded should barr them from any other school…..we need kids like this who grow up in this day and age not knowing this was wrong right from the start. The coaches would also need to find new careers because their coaching days would be over and as a parent of a child I love dearly I would use every thing in my power to see that this was the case.

  • Anonymous

    The coaching staff IS responsible. The law goes like this: If you knew, you should have done something about it, and if you didn’t know (what was going on), you should have.” Done deal. As the person in power/authority, you are ultimately responsible for the conduct/behavior of both yourself and the students you are authorized to be in charge of. Hence the word, ‘authorized’ = authority. If they admitted that they didn’t know it was taking place, there it is. Period. Or, put another way, Think: Penn State.

    • Anonymous

      Could you show me where to find that law? If you are right, there are a lot of people at U.M.O. who need to be brought up on charges for not doing anything about the useless football player threatening and assaulting women on campus a few years ago.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, in the interest of political correctness, let’s hang criminal records on all these kids for stupid high school pranks.

    • Anonymous

      Man you said it better than I. When you get the “touchy-feely” crowd angry, they whip out the tar and feathers faster than even the “law&order” conservatives.

      • Anonymous

        I thought you tea trolls were all about “personal responsibility”

        These kids had no issues breaking the law – they should have no issues with the consequences.

        • Anonymous

          tea troll?

          The tea party sees me as a heathen liberal. Get a new insult.

    • Anonymous

      Why should they be allowed to break the law?

    • Anonymous

      when YOU get hit with a bat after the hitter takes six of seven running steps to get some good wood on the back of your leg….You won’t be calling it “pranks”

      and even if it was “pranks” it looks like the “pranks” crossed the legal line….so because they are “just kids” we should let them break the law? if they do not learn personal responsibility from this, maybe later you will be paying to incarcerate them after their next “prank” ends up in a conviction.

      are you so dense you think that getting in trouble with the law for hitting someone with a bat is political correctness and not just correct?

      • Anonymous

        Having survived Catholic nuns, summer camp, high school, and Parris Island back in the 70’s, I predict these “victims” will somehow muddle through. These boys should be suspended and given some community service time. Please bear in mind that the people pushing the hardest for criminal charges have ulterior motives. Criminal convictions carry a lot more weight in a civil trial than mere suspensions and a reprimand. These are KIDS that made A mistake. They should be disciplined by their parents and the school, not the law. Perhaps you confused old school and dense? No problem, it happens a lot these days.

        • Anonymous

          ayuh, those were the golden days we should definitely cling to them. for sure.

          i’m not saying every prank is grounds for a criminal conviction but if you beat someone with a bat, at a certain point it could become criminal. and it is always stupid….regardless of whether you and i participated in the same stupid stuff.

          just cause something is “old skool” it should be allowed to happen? ban interracial marriage? throw “retards” in the asylum? let sadistic nuns beat kids in the name of God? hang or burn young black men for looking at white women the wrong way?

          i think the confusion may be on your part; you seem to not understand that in most cases old school IS dense.

  • Anonymous

    “The entire football team will take part in community service as punishment for the hazing…”

    Why is the entire team being punished for the hazing that only some did and others were the victims of?

  • Anonymous

    Yawn…. In the military hazing occurs on a regular basis. Try going across the equator for the first time on a Navy vessel.

    Someone should inform these young “victims” that life is tough.

    Oh by the way, when you go to work there is a very good chance you will be bullied by your boss.

    • Anonymous

      I crossed the equator and arctic circle on a merchant vessel. I never considered either of those events as hazing. Nobody hit us and it was all in good fun.

    • Anonymous

      I got my blue nose when I crossed the artic circle in a P3….LOL

      • Anonymous

        I only got as far as Baffin Bay. Never made it across the circle. Cold enough in northern Canada to make my shoes break apart.

  • Anonymous

    I know my parents would have done enough to me if I had participated in that to make up for all the punishment the school and law enforcement could hand out. But that’s a big problem, Parents of those in trouble will no doubt blame the school for not looking after their kid or for punishing their kid. Schools and their officials can no longer win for losing when it comes to controlling student’s behaviors and doing their job. Parents don’t parent or want to discipline their kids but they SURELY don’t want anyone else doing it.

  • vmaxx05stud

    hell why not just lock them up for life, or just give them capital punishment for gods sake. give it arrest already! it happened and it’s being delt with, lets move on.

  • stopthecrying

    Having been on both side of this bubble all I can say is grow up people and stop the crying. Criminal charges??? You freaking liberals well reap what you sow down the road, but holy crap. “STOP THE CRYING”

  • Anonymous

    These children broke the law.
    They need to face the consequences for that.
    You don’t get a free pass because you committed the crime on school grounds.

    For the people saying it was a harmless prank.
    You are part of the problem.

    When some kid finally gets sick of your kids beating them up everyday in the name of “good fun” and brings a gun into the game to level the playing field.
    You will be the first ones to be screaming about bad parenting and people rotting in jail.

    • vmaxx05stud

      your right, i broke the law when i was in grade school when i got in a fight on the play ground. they should have locked me up for years for my crime. how do you think these kids that got “hit” are going to face the rest of thier peers and try to put this sad thing behind “all” of them so get on with lives. i know some of these kids and neither of the kids are bad kids. they just made a stupid one choice that shouldn’t stay with them for ever. if there was a history of this (more then once) then i would agree that full punishment all aorund. as far as the team goes, they wants to punish all of them by doing ie.trash pick up or some other thing with the coaches(who some of you want them fired) for thier actions which they had no control over. what is the lessons for the rest of team(like the seniors) who won’t be there next year?

  • Maybe these offending players will truly learn a lesson if their behavior gets them involved with the legal system. Maybe potentials in other schools might learn something as well.

  • Anonymous

    And they were not permanently banned from the football team for the remainder of their academic career because????

  • Davida Willette

    it is really too bad this happened. dexter was really trying to get a good team now because of this there is a good chance they may lose their coaching staff and it is back to ground zero

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