Thursday, October 15, 2015
Earlier this week I noticed a young man in my 5th period class wearing a tee shirt that was appropriate, not to mention totally inappropriate for school. I had warned him the last time he wore it that I didn't want to see him wear it again. At that time I had him take it off and put it in his back pack, and I am sure he put it back on once he got out my door.
This time I asked him to go outside. When I got out there to talk to him, I had him take the shirt off and I would take it and hand deliver it to the AP in charge of discipline. The student refused.
Him: "I don't want to take my tee shirt off."
Me: "I warned you last time you wore it. I want the tee shirt. You have another tee shirt on underneath."
Him: "But that shirts not clean."
Me: "Not my problem. Shirt, please."
Him: "No. you can't have my shirt."
Me: "Done arguing. Shirt." With my hand out.
Me: "Ok. wait here for the referral. You can go talk to the AP about it."
He left with the referral in hand.
By the end of that period I had confiscated a phone and the first thing I did at lunch was take it to the security office to be picked up by a parent at the end of the day. As I was walking into the administration office the kid with the tee shirt came walking out. He had on a red SMHS tee shirt over his white one. Obviously the AP also thought his tee shirt was inappropriate and confiscated it, giving him another shirt to wear.
As I passed him I said with a smile, "Nice shirt!"
Man, if looks could kill.