January 21st, 2008

Mr. Twister

Трудовые будни бездельников

В школах Чикаго развернулась борьба с инсценированными для youtube.com драками.

CHICAGO TRUBNE -- Because the student code at Benjamin didn't address YouTube or fake fights, the students were disciplined under an existing rule that bans fighting on school property, officials said.

The students' parents were called in for a discussion and each of the boys -- the two actors, two video shooters and a bystander -- were given suspensions that matched their involvement, Ehrhardt said. For other school districts, the issues have been equally difficult. Last summer in Elgin, a parent complained to school administrators about a punching match between two girls that was posted on a MySpace page. Administrators viewed the fight but decided that because it happened off school grounds during the summer, there was nothing they could do about it, Klein said. In St. Charles Community Unit School District 303 and other districts, police liaison officers have made checking popular Internet sites an everyday part of the job.
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