Suspended for Dancing
Posted by Enkill_Eridos on May 12, 2009
by Mike Krumboltz
Tyler Frost, the high school senior who was suspended for attending his girlfriend’s prom, has become a sensation in Search. And yet, despite all the news surrounding his fight for the right to get jiggy with it, folks had yet to hear from Frost himself. That wait is over. This morning, the teen went on “The Early Show” to tell his side of the story.
During an interview with Harry Smith, Frost explained that his private Christian school does have a contract stipulating “no dancing.” However, he didn’t believe it should include dancing outside of school. So, despite a stiff warning from his principal, he went to his girlfriend’s prom at another school. He has since been suspended and won’t be allowed to take his final exams on time or graduate with the rest of his class.
Despite this, Frost has no regrets, saying that attending his special lady’s prom was both “worth the risk” and “the right decision.” Frost’s stepfather was also there for the interview. He didn’t say much before leaving in the middle of the discussion, but he did mention that a lawsuit against the school is in the works. You can watch the entire CBS interview here.
my two cents…
This is just one of the stupidest things I ever heard. I understand about on school campus but a school has no right to actually do this to a student if it happened after school hours and not on thier campus. Conservatives at it again showing thier agenda… This is just mind boggling how they can actually do this and it be legal. Since the school is NOT in anyway responsible for the student when they are not in school. Unless he lives on campus which I do not think he does. They cannot stop him from taking the finals or stop him from graduating. To me that is the same exact thing as a student in a public school being suspended because he got a ticket for underage smoking or drinking off school property not during school hours. For one purpose if the student is living with the family the school has no right trying diciplining him for doing something done off campus and not during school hours. It is the parents job to parent the kids not the schools. If this is the “higher” morels that conservatives have I will keep my open minded “lower” morels then. If I am to be held accountable for what I do outside of work by my employer I do not want that job. If I am to be held accountable for my actions by a school I do not want my education there. For one simple fact as long as I am not breaking the law, I should not be punished. If he was dating someone of different color of skin than him and they suspended him for that the liberals would be in an uproar. But he was suspended for dancing. That school needs to get it’s own head out of it’s ass and stop intruding on the non-academic activities that kid is involved in. As long as it isnt apart of that school then it is none of thier business.