I have a teenage daughter who is an athlete at Burroughs High School. When I informed her that there would now be no punishment for the ball players who didn’t drink (“Suspensions lifted for 7 baseball players,” May 7), but who refused to tell on those who did, her exact quote was, “Good. I don’t think you should have to tell. It’s not my business if somebody does something wrong.”
What a bizarre message for the administration to send to the other kids involved in activities at the school. And how sad that there were a few parents and a lawyer who feel their kids shouldn’t be disciplined for violating school rules and for ignoring the moral code they’re all expected to follow.
I promptly advised my daughter that at our house, there is no “free speech zone” and there are no “1st Amendment rights.” Our house is a dictatorship, and I am the dictator.