Monday, May 19, 2008
Ms. Johnson- High School Counselor
Hello Everyone, I am Ms. Johnson a counselor at Grand Heights High School.
After recently finding out about the magazine scandal I was very upset and saddened by what I saw. This however is not the first time I have heard of students getting in trouble for things on the internet. You would think they would learn that illegal activity and putting it on the web gives millions of people access to see your page. To me it seems like what you put on the web you should expect people to see it. It really blows my mind that kids think they can post this things and get into absolutely no trouble. I think that it is just awful that the school has to be put into a position like this. Its one thing to protect the rights of students and stay out of their lives not during school hours, but when something like this magazine is found its hard not to be concerned. The fact that a student writes in letters that he is engaging into serious drugs and putting his life into real danger is a big red flag. I think that Grand Heights administration needs to pay close attention to the students currently enrolled and just make sure that the school is a safe and a clean environment. It was very idiotic for the teens to post nude pictures and talk about illegal substances and I do believe that they should be punished. I believe the school it taking action and is handling the situation carefully. If the students don't want the school to get involved in their personal lives then they shouldn't be publicly publishing magazines, representing, and showing off bad and inappropriate things. I think this will actually be a good eye opener to the rest of the student body at Grand Heights High School.