Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Dallas Teen Fined $637 for Foul Mouth

A suburban Dallas teen-ager had to take on a waitressing job to pay $637 after being ticketed for using bad language in a high school classroom.
Court records show that teacher Michelle Lene heard Victoria Mullins say "you trying to start (expletive)" loudly in class one day last October. She was sent to the principal's office and given lunch detention. The next day, the school resource officer presented the North Mesquite High School student a ticket.
The Dallas Morning News reported that the fine for disorderly conduct/abusive language was $340, but other charges included failure to show for a hearing.
The complaint said Lene was offended, and that Mullins' language was a breach of the peace.

36 comments:

  1. That's outrageous, you can't jump to giving kids a $300+ ticket every time they curse in class.

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  2. Dude, in my school even the teachers say bad words.

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  3. What? Is this even legal? How can a school teach you about freedom of speech, and the press, and then turn around and SUE someone for saying the word SHIT? That is insane.

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  4. pffff. . .if they did that when I was in school, they'd have thrown me in debtors' prison. It makes me wonder, though, if she wasn't a repeat offender. . .

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  5. How is somthing like this possible?

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  6. Holy crap. There's got to be more to the story than just this though.

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  7. you can get fined for that? i thought you just got sent home with a referral

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  8. that is ridiculous. i would never in my life see that coming. forget that fine.

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  9. Wow, that's a lot of cash. Is this what it's come down to?

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  10. they.... ticketed her for swearing... isn't that against some law? like say, the 1st amendment? seriously, i "understand" disorderly conduct, but not the swearing fine

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  11. Omg... this is so (expletive)ing stupid. Those little (explitive)ers.

    **i didnt actually say (expletive) because I don't want any local cops throwing me a surprise party.

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  12. I can't wait for our country to ease up about this--I feel like we're one generation away from most profanity being totally acceptable.

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  13. That is stupid, and way too expensive. Maybe if it was just like a $5 ticket or something. But that's too much.

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  14. What a country we now live in. Disgusting.

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  15. What's next, cutting hands, huh?

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  16. I'm never saying 'a fire' in school again :(

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  17. that's so ridiculous. who knows how many times I said such things in high school!

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  18. I'm all for clean language and all but what the fuck?

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  20. Dear "school resource officer"

    I am composing this open letter to express my opinion of the situation. Out of deference to your sensibilities, I have excised the more offensive language.

    ------------------------------------------------------------------with a -------------------------- do you -------------------- even the remotest ------------------------------------- you --------------------------------------------- cunt nugget.

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  21. a bit excessive don't you think?

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