This would probably have gotten me arrested. Consider this story, and you might feel the same way.
A drooling moron who runs a high school in Minnesota decided that following fire alarm rules was more important than the physical well being of the students the rules were written to protect. Obviously unable to think for himself, Principal Dan Mesick, who administers Como Park Senior High School in St. Paul, could not understand that a student who happened to be swimming when the alarm went off must be given an opportunity to dry off and get dressed or stand inside the building until the extent of the danger was determined.
When the alarm went off, the school’s officials forbade Kayona Hagen-Tietz, a fourteen year old girl, from retrieving her clothes and either standing in a safe location in the school, or sitting in a mentally competent teacher’s car.
Because the fire alarm rules said students must stand outside the building until the emergency has passed, Kayona was forced to stand outside in FIVE DEGREE weather dressed only in a soaking wet swimsuit for ten minutes. Given the winds that blew during this travesty, the recorded wind chill was TWENTY FIVE DEGREES BELOW ZERO; and sadly enough, Kayona suffered an attack of frostbite. Because they huddled around her to try to keep her warm, her classmates showed they are clearly smarter than the dopes who run their school. Nevertheless, frostbite struck Kayona’s feet anyway.
After being shamed into action, a teacher gave the girl a coat; but the damage was already done. Kayona’s mom just wants the school to apologize and revisit its protocols for fire alarm emergencies. Not surprisingly, the school is saying it will take a look, but only during its next routine review of their policies.
Very frankly, if Kayona was my daughter, I probably would have gone to the school and punched out the principal. But hey, maybe that’s just me.