Less than two weeks after 32 students were killed on the campus of Virginia Tech, it's refreshing to see that schools have finally found an appropriate use of campus security. This story was from today's PI about the high school I graduated from:
Restrictions on the use of security videotape have been tightened at a suburban Tacoma high school after images of two girls kissing were shown to the parents of one of the girls, officials say.
Keith Nelson, dean of students at Gig Harbor High School, said he saw the students kissing and holding hands in the school's busy commons, checked a surveillance camera and showed the parents the tape because they had asked him a few weeks earlier to alert them to any conduct by their daughter that was out of the ordinary.
They then transferred their daughter to a school outside the Peninsula School District, which lies northwest of Tacoma.
So, a girl was moved to a different school district after her high school ratted her out to her parents for kissing another girl. Is this really the best use of school resources? And am I the only one who finds it creepy that the Dean of Students spends its time looking for security footage like this?
Confidential to Class of '97 reunion committee: I know the 10-year reunion is this summer, please save yourselves the cost of postage and not bother with my invite.