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4 years ago  ::  Apr 29, 2012 - 11:52PM #1
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A high school sophomore was caught plagiarizing a paper written by a fellow student, resulting in his immediate ejection from an honors English class as per the terms he agreed to when he enrolled.

His father is now suing the school district, claiming that a different paper promises that no one will be expelled until the second instance of cheating, and so by kicking the kid out after only one incident the school district has purportedly permanently ruined the kid's academic future.

One would think the kid should have been concerned about that before he copied the paper in the first place.
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4 years ago  ::  Apr 30, 2012 - 2:51AM #2
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This is a non-story.  The case will be kicked out of court faster than you can say "Dad's a fool."  You've got a document stating the penalty signed by both the student and a parent.  Unless you can demonstrate that other students have been caught plagiarizing and not kicked out, there is no case. Next!

“Some men see things as they are and say, why; I dream things that never were and say, why not.” Robert F. Kennedy, 1968
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4 years ago  ::  Apr 30, 2012 - 1:16PM #3
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This is crazy. My father would have thrown in additional punishment for cheating and certainly wouldn't have gone to the school and complained or sued about me getting kicked out.

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