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Posted 2/8/15

Ctonhunter wrote:

I'll take this school pizza and eat it. *eats pizza in an overly dramatic way*

I don't see why this needed to make news headlines....well I kind of do if they took it as the kid making a hit list. The kid most likely was thinking of it in the way of the anime. However school officials and the police, who may not know what Death Note is, saw the title and the names and figured it was a hit list. I can't blame the school officials and police for being cautious as with the way school shootings seem to happen so often now.




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Posted 2/8/15

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cloudff800 wrote:

Kid writes death note.
School blames anime.
Kid gets in trouble.
Ignores the fact that kid was probably bullied.
Does nothing to bullies.



Because the school board are selfish lazy shits who would rather take the easy way out and tell a kid to stop writting people's names in books rather than trying to find the bullies and make them stop.

Blaming anime is just more convenient.


School board will blame anything, even the victim. When I was an elementary but mainly middle school student? They blamed me for the bullies' behavior like, okay, my existence was apparently enticing them to bully? School boards are lazy and will cut any corners to save money or time. There is no doubt in my mind about that. They're about to take away cell phones at my sister's high school because a kid, in a totally unrelated way to cell phones, stood on the roof and threatened to bomb the school on PSAT day. Without cell phones she and others won't be able to communicate with parents, basically, because according to her the front office is flaky as hell and won't let anyone dial outside the school for anything, and the teachers often forbid the students from going up to the front office to make calls, so they have to go to the bathroom instead and use their cell phone! It's ridiculous to ban them!

School boards are so lazy and are quick to blame the problems of others on anyone but the actual perp. Modern technology! The victim! Anime!
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Posted 2/8/15 , edited 2/8/15
This school district is basically blaming anime so they can get away with their lack of awareness on bullying.
Posted 2/8/15

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Still the best anime/manga of all time.


This bait.
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Posted 2/8/15

animegirl2222 wrote:
They're about to take away cell phones at my sister's high school because a kid, in a totally unrelated way to cell phones, stood on the roof and threatened to bomb the school on PSAT day.


OT, but--



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Posted 2/8/15
What's next, investigating everyone's cell phone because of the anime Future Diary?
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Posted 2/8/15
are we thought policing now?

who the fuck cares what he wrote.. good god..
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Posted 2/8/15
Because we clearly have nothing better to do.
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Posted 2/8/15
Freaking awesome. I like that kid.
Death Notes are better than bringing a gun to school, FYI.
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Posted 2/8/15
All these suspensions, expulsions, and even arrests/prosecutions, and yet nary a lick of evidence that a plot to kill anyone was ever devised. I'm fine with investigation into the composition of a "death note" list, that definitely needs to be looked into in order to ensure that there isn't a conspiracy to commit murder afoot. But when evidence for that conspiracy doesn't show up (as it has failed to do in any instance ANN has cited so far) you're left to conclude there was no evidence of an actual threat to the school's students, staff, or faculty.

That's not where it would end, of course. Even without evidence of a conspiracy you'd still need to figure out why the list was composed and posted, then alleviate any underlying causes (such as bullying, mental illness, or attention-seeking behavior). That would be a very good way to make use of a suspension period, actually: checking into the list's underlying causes and taking action to remedy them. Expulsion and prosecution are a step too far when there's no evidence of a conspiracy, and especially if something like bullying or inappropriate behavior on the part of faculty or staff is found to be the root of the problem. In one case a principal was forced to contact law enforcement as per school policy, but simultaneously expressed a desire to handle things in-house. In a case where no conspiracy is found to be present that is exactly how this sort of situation should be handled.

When there's no conspiracy to commit murder found the situation is one which ought to be properly handled by the school's administration, and that administration should pay all due attention to the underlying causes of the child's behavior. Absolutely to be avoided is simply rubber stamping an expulsion. That will accomplish nothing constructive for the child of interest, and since there was no conspiracy found it doesn't really accomplish anything for the cause of preserving the rest of the children's safety either.
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Posted 2/8/15
My god, people are iDIOTS.

I love it.
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Posted 2/8/15
I swear I read this exact story years ago...
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I'm going to play the devil's advocate here and say that punishment may be warranted in this situation. If this were in a private notebook, that would be one thing. But if he actually posted on the wall a list of people he wants dead... how is that anything less than a death threat? And even if we assume the kids are bullies that does not remove all culpability on his part. Pretty sure bullying was a factor in the Columbine massacre. The world certainly doesn't need another one of those. I am not saying this boy had such intentions, it is actually unlikely in my opinion. However, in situations such as these those who are entrusted with ensuring the safety of the children have a responsibility to err on the side of caution.
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Death Note, ur so popular. (─‿─) Would I bring my Death Note to school, nobody would care though. They are making such a big deal out of it. I can understand that you would like to know why etc, but making it a headline is too much in my opinion.
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Posted 2/8/15

cloudff800 wrote:

Kid writes death note.
School blames anime.
Kid gets in trouble.
Ignores the fact that kid was probably bullied.
Does nothing to bullies.



The majority of schools do this and it's a shame. They just want somebody/something to blame.
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