toy gun - actual size Remember Beverly Hills 90210? The old one, not the next generation one. Well, remember how there was that whole plot line about how the school created a rule that anyone who got drunk at prom wouldn't be allowed to participate in graduation? And then Donna got drunk at prom, got caught, and was told she couldn't graduate? But wait! All the 90210 gang, having decided the rule was unfair, walked out of finals and chanted, "Donna Martin graduates!" outside Donna's disciplinary hearing until all the adults in the famous zip code capitulated and let Donna do exactly what she wanted because they realized they had been so unfair as to make a capricious and arbitrary rule about underage drinking. Remember all that? And remember how, as a teenager in 1993, you thought that was awesome? But now as an adult you look at that and think "Dude, WTF? She knew the rules and she broke them. Donna Martin does NOT graduate. And frankly, all the kids should fail the finals they refused to take."
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