Honor Codes Are No Fun

You stay classy, underage drinker.

In Yarmouth, Maine, a local family has decided to sue the local High School for violating the constitutional rights of their 16-year-old precious little snowflake by suspending the student from her lacrosse team. It seems that the school has an Honor Code in which they ask any student who participates in extracirricular activities to sign a form saying they will avoid alcohol, tobacco, and other things vile and impure for the year.

Well Snowflake was photographed holding a beer at a party, and like any other improper photo it found its way onto the Internet. She was suspended from the team for three weeks for violating the Honor Code.

Her parents contend that this code allows the school to monitor the kids 24/7 and it’s just not fair, gosh darn it.


I wouldn’t have a problem if the family was going after the school over the suspension. They could have contested that she was taking the beer away from someone and was about to pour it out. In essence, she was defending the Honor Code. But since they’re attacking the code itself, I have all sorts of problems with this.

The girl gave her word that she wouldn’t drink or smoke for a year, both of which is illegal at her age. Should be a no-brainer that she can pull that off, since those are activities she shouldn’t be doing anyway. Maybe if her family showed a little more moral backbone, Snowflake would have known enough to butch up to just say no. But as is the case with the way society seems to be going these days, taking responsibility for your actions is way down on the list of things to do. Only give your word when it’s convenient, and when you break it you just shrug it off and say “oh well”.

The family is pissed that the school is making the effort that the parents should have been.


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