North Idaho School District Sued over Face Paint Removal

August 13, 2007

  • August 13, 2007 at 11:29 am
    ha says:
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    In any other school, they would have been sent home for not removing the paint when instructed.

  • August 13, 2007 at 12:50 pm
    Wow says:
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    Ummm…yeah…thats what any half way intellgent educator would do…

    Touch a kid and you’re probably going to be sued.

  • August 13, 2007 at 2:53 am
    Thurston says:
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    Typical money grubbing kids and parents. They are both sick gold digging whores. The US legal system is a joke.

  • August 13, 2007 at 4:10 am
    Silver says:
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    I hope the students get enough money to fund their entire college education. School officials are not allowed to touch students. Corporal punishment has been outlawed for a long time. What education did the official have in dermatology. Not much of an educater either. What an example. He needs to be relieved of his responsibilities in the education field.

  • August 13, 2007 at 4:28 am
    Edukater says:
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    Way to use variations of the word “educate” in almost every sentence.

  • August 14, 2007 at 7:50 am
    Anon says:
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    Ladies, pay attention: rubbing alcohol, industrial cleaner, fingernail polish remover and an unknown ointment does not take the place of a good cold cream, night mask, or deep cleaning scrub.

    This guy was just working to improve his shares of Dove soap or something.

    Let’s let the chemical burns heal, you never know… this may have been like dermabrasion and they’ll never have pimples, oily skin, or blemishes again. He might have done them a favor.

    Here’s another lesson: when school administrators tell you to take the stupid paint off your face, DO IT!

  • August 14, 2007 at 9:02 am
    Jerry says:
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    For the record, Siver and Anon, the principal is a female.

  • August 14, 2007 at 9:23 am
    teacher wife says:
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    Hey – the bottom line is parents – teach your children to obey. I find it amusing their “mommies” are looking for damages. Figures – probably big haired high school prom queens that have not grown up. The only damages I see are students refusing to do what they were told by their principal. I say bring corporal punishment back though in this age it is simply called self defense.

  • August 14, 2007 at 10:38 am
    lastbat says:
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    I agree Anon – when you’re told to do something, just do it. The school probably would have been sued for sending the kids home too. Though I do wonder what happened to good ol’ fashioned soap and water. And why an industrial cleaner? Since when has that been a standard skin care product? Maybe I missed out on something and didn’t have to suffer through acne.

  • August 14, 2007 at 1:17 am
    3 kids in public schools says:
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    What was the “infraction” in this matter? Were the girls violating a specific school rule? If so, what was the prescribed consequence? I’ll bet it was something like being sent home, serving detention or some other similar punishment.

    If the girls were just ignoring the principal’s demand to remove school-spirit oriented face paint, one or more of the above types of discipline should have been the response. It makes no sense to endanger the health and safety of two minors by exposing their bodies to industrial chemicals and other unknown substances in response to their refusal to remove what amounts to heavy cosmetics from their faces. Did that principal consider what might have happened if toxic chemicals got into these girls’ eyes, lungs or bloodstreams?

    Looks to me like the principal’s action was more of a personal reaction to an affront by these students than a true discipline. Interestingly, doing the same thing to the principal’s own children would probably have resulted in Child Abuse or Child Endangering charges.

    The students were clearly out-of-line/diobedient here and were deserving of discipline. The method chosen by the principal demonstrates both poor judgment and a lack of respect for the physical well-being of students.

    Such action by a school official should not be condoned. Golddiggers or not, the parents have a legitimate gripe with the school.

    I hope the matter settles out quickly and that the proceeds are placed in trust for the benefit of those girls and not just spent unwisely.



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