The Lady Broncos teams at Falls High School are suffering a temporary loss of (wo)manpower after athletes in hockey, basketball, track and field, volleyball and cheerleading were suspended for taking pictures in the locker room. Easy now.
It's a wholly innocuous story, with an overreacting administration and, like all stories involving kids getting in trouble, a tattler.
It started when a hockey player took a photo of some friends inside the locker room, and posted it on Facebook. In the background was another girl, "not fully clothed." That girl's parents complained, so the school suspended the girl who took the photo. Ridiculous, right? Her parents thought so, since everyone takes locker room photos. They pulled the old "if you suspend my daughter, you'd have to suspend everyone who's taken pictures in there." That backfired.
Administrators combed Facebook and sparked a witch hunt, with friends and teammates ratting on each other. All female athletes were forced to answer this questionnaire:
1. Have you taken pictures in any locker room under the jurisdiction of ISD 361? (FHS locker rooms, pool locker rooms, arena locker rooms, etc.) If yes, explain approximately when and to the best of your recollection who was in the pictures.
2. Have you posted any pictures that you or someone else took in an ISD 361 locker room to an Internet site? (Facebook, webpage, etc.) If yes, explain approximately when and to the best of your recollection who was in the pictures?
3. Have you actively participated in pictures taken in any ISD 361 locker room? If yes, explain approximately when and to the best of your recollection who was in the pictures?
4. Any additional explanation you would like to provide?
5. Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party.
Four of those questions are real. They ended up suspending 30 girls.
Smile and say ‘cheese' or ‘suspension' [International Falls Journal]
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