Posted by Nate Goldman
on Tuesday, March 21st 2023:
In Reply to: What they kept track of in elementary school posted by Bob Friedland on Thursday, March 16th 2023:
I forgot to mention another unpleasant incident at P.S. 217, which the administrators and teachers wee involved in, and which would never be tolerated today. In 1955, someone (to this date, I don't know who) set off a large firecracker in the classroom clothes closet, in the 6th grade. It made a very large noise, and we were in the room when it went off. Whomever was involved should have been caught and punished, as it was a stupid, reckless act. However, I didn't know who did it, and the majority of the class had no idea who was involved. However, some brilliant administrator at that school assumed that one of the boys must been involved, and believed that we knew who the offending party was. Hence, they marched all of the boys down to the Principal's office and we all had to stand with our faces to the wall, for at least one half an hour. It was collective punishment, which was wrong.
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