So in my town, (I won't put it on here) my school's basketball team is really really good. They went undefeated last year, won sectionals and lost in the qualifier, to the best team in the state or else they would have moved on. Every starter has some sort of college scholarship lined up, and one might go D1, which is HUGE for my school. Every single starter was at the new years party I was at this past weekend and of course pictures were being taken. Apparently, a parent saw them on Facebook and called the principle of my school and started bitchin'. Nothing has happened yet but they think that all of them are going to get suspended for a few games which could single-handedly ruin their promising season. This has stirred up a shit load of controversy in my town and I'm just wondering what you think of this NS?
similar situation happened to my xc ski team and other winter sports teams two years ago. we were all at a new years party and there were some pics, but no alcohol. if theyre in pics but no alcohol they are fine. if not then they are prolly fucked. i got out clean but u have to sign a form usually that says no alcohol and it depends on how strict it is. my old highschool now suspends u from sports if youre even at a party.
same exact thing happened to my school last year. a girl almost lost her full-ride scholarship to iowa for volleyball, half the football team was suspended and a bunch of other kids were suspended for other sports later in the year too.
i dont understand how they can get in trouble at school for something they did outside of school that wasnt at a school sanctioned event? and why would the school bother potentially ruining their seasons? which in result could potentially ruin their college scholarships? it just doesnt seem worth it.
its not necessarily up to the school. i know in massachusetts nearly every public highschool is a part of MIAA - the MIAA decide the rules and consequences for student-athletes. they cant be suspended from school but if they are caught in any way with any sort of drugs of alcohol they automatically lose 1/4 of their season for the first offense.
i think its all in the handbook somewhere on miaa.net
and you have to sign that handbook thing before you can play.
sounds like your "bball" team is a bunch of fucking knuckleheads, who lets themselves gets tagged in facebook pictures with drinks? whenever that happens you always immediately untag yourself, eveyone knows schools have acess to that shit and those pictures can fuck you up when trying to get into college...
i stand corrected. i looked in the handbook online and it says
This MIAA statewide minimum standard is not intended to render “guilt by
association”, e.g. many student athletes might be present at a party where only a
few violate this standard. This rule represents only a minimum standard upon
which schools may develop more stringent requirements
so if im translating that into english correctly than its only if they get caught possessing or dealing or consuming drugs or alcohol, not guilt by association
why does your school give a fuck if you're drinking on the weekends? its not their problem? i still dont get this? is everyone who has a school gives a fuck about this from the US? i dont think any schools in BC (cant speak for the rest of canada) would even blink an eye at students drinking on the weekend, the only time it would be a problem is if they drank before or at school.
This, I'm sure they signed the contract and I'm sure they broke it. Rules are rules, what people think of the rules is another matter. They knowingly broke the rules so they should have to live up to the consequences. Goddamn I hate it when people bitch about this shit, when it's so easy to avoid.
it's not the school so much as it is whatever athletic conference/division they are in. When you play high school sports, you agree to their terms, and one of them is no drinking/drugs. You break the rule, you get punished.
if you're just sitting around drinking on the weekend, they probably wont care. But if you do that and play sports, they will care.
I think it's also a bigger deal in the US because of the drinking age...there's pretty much no way you can be in high school and legally drink.
At my school if it is attended my more than 15 students, is sponsored by the school, or directly before or following a school function, it is considered a school event and the school can become involved if things like this happen