Mass. principal suspended 2 days for violent video

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  1. Reader

    Reader New Member

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    http://www.centurylink.net/news/read.php?rip_id=<DA3QPAH01@news.ap.org>&ps=931

    EVERETT, Mass. (AP) — The principal of a Massachusetts high school was suspended Tuesday for two days without pay for appearing in a spoof of "The Terminator" movies that was shown to students, which some people thought was inappropriate.

    Everett High School Principal Erick Naumann, as well as the teacher who made the video, received equal punishments, the office of Superintendent Frederick Foresteire confirmed. Naumann could have been fired.

    The video was a way for the new principal to introduce himself to students. It shows him walking through the empty school dressed in dark sunglasses and a leather jacket, similar to Arnold Schwarzenegger's character in the movies, and terrorizing a woman. The video was interspersed with scenes from the movies, including a burning playground and explosions. When a teacher asks the principal what has happened to everyone, Naumann replies that they have been "naumannated."..........more at link......
     
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  3. Hejlena

    Hejlena Former Member

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    First impressions are everything. Duh
     
  4. Reader

    Reader New Member

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    The thing that got me was this:

    You would think a new principal would think twice before showing the video after Newtown....
     
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    I wonder if he was trying to be "cool" for the kids. It backfired.
     
  6. katydid23

    katydid23 Verified Juanette

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    He sounds like kind of a cool principal for a high school. I don't think his 'joke' introduction has anything to do with the mass shootings in Conn. I think he was a victim of overly sensitized political correctness, imo.
     
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    I read the article to my high school senior and she said he sounded really cool, like he was trying to connect with his students. She was upset that he got in trouble for it.
     

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