Friday, October 06, 2006

Absurd policy: Drinkers can't play MCPS sports - but armed robbers can

The student paper at Montgomery Blair High School points out another absurd MCPS policy.

Student athletes who drink alcohol are banned from sports for an entire year, but students who commit armed robbery get to play for MCPS teams.

"Currently, there is no county-wide code of ethics that punishes students fairly and consistently based on their offense," student Justin Vlasits writes in Silver Chips Online. Underage drinking is a major community issue, but it pales in comparison to the seriousness of armed robbery."