Duct tape controversy

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Who know that could ever be a legitimate blog post title… anyways…

WINDSOR—Some Grade 12 students in Windsor have been suspended for a day after spelling out support for their hockey team on tops made of blue duct tape.

The eight girls from St. Joseph’s Catholic High School spelled out “Go Lasers” at the annual game between their school and F.J. Brennan High School for the Father Zakoor Cup.

The game was Dec. 17, the last day of school before the holiday break, so the suspensions were served Tuesday.

While it has been a long-standing tradition, the girls were warned they would face suspensions if they wore the duct-tape tops with the letters.

The Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board is backing the suspensions, saying that in the past some students displaying the letters have not dressed appropriately.

One of the suspended students says the girls promised not to show any skin, but the school board rejected their proposal.

“I know we were warned but we didn’t want to miss out on anything. Everyone’s always done it. We wanted to be a part of it,” the student said.

“We thought we met the school dress code. We did what we wanted to do, but followed the rules that apply to any dress down day.”

The student says the girls could be barred from their prom because of their actions.

Seriously? Some people are too sensitive. I bet it was an ugly girl’s mom who complained (wow, that’s mean!). This story is only getting so much attention because they are attractive teens. – I bet the Pope would want these girls as his cheerleader (okay, maybe not…)

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3 thoughts on “Duct tape controversy

    GOM in Oklahoma said:
    January 6, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    They were warned, though. And even when promising to not “show any skin” they were told not to do it.

    Personally, I like to pick my battles … and this seems a rather silly one to have picked.

    Oh, and OUCH on getting them off! (I’m sure they put cloth underneath).

    stevebetz said:
    January 7, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Wow — some people just need to lighten up. I mean, what if they’d worn skin-tight lycra outfits with the letters on them? Geez. I think that’s fun.

    Like GOM, I hope they took precautions about removal! Ouch!

    Kzinti said:
    January 8, 2011 at 1:25 am

    Judging by that one girl’s pants, you could probably read her school ID number off her card in her back pocket. LOL. Seriously though, in a day and age when kindergarten kids are being expelled for bringing weapons to school, Lego brick minifigure weapons, don’t you think our schools have better things to worry about than a couple of kids wearing duct tape? Really? Someone needs a good old fashioned ass whooping.

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