Public schools

Brickbat: Don't Do the Crime

|

TriStar Pictures

When Keandre Varner found his principal's mug shot online, he posted it to Instagram, along with his opinion that she had been arrested for DUI. In fact, Jamille Miller-Brown, principal of Georgia's Riverdale High School, had been arrested for missing a court appearance on a speeding ticket. Miller-Brown summoned Varner to her office where she tried unsuccessfully to have a police officer arrest him Failing that, she suspended Varner for four days. That was later reduced to two days.

NEXT: White House Adviser Takes to Sunday Shows to Dismiss Obama Criticism

Editor's Note: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. Comments do not represent the views of Reason.com or Reason Foundation. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time. Report abuses.

  1. You’re still here, aren’t you? What could she have suspended him for? Well, school administrators declared that Varner has been suspended for disseminating the picture to many people and for behaving in a belligerent manner when on the principal’s carpet.

    Here’s a twist: Varner’s mom, Nakesha Thomas, told WSB-TV that Miller Brown had sent her a letter stating that he had been suspended for “spreading misinformation.”

    She’s an idiot for trying to have him arrested, or for suspending a student for not showing due deference to authoritah. The principle does have a valid complaint for defamation or libel but is apparently too ignorant to put it in those terms.

      1. interest

        1. credit risk

            1. It’s more fun!

          1. For just $99 down and $99 a month you can risk your credit at PS’s commentorium.

    1. She’s an idiot for trying to have him arrested, or for suspending a student for not showing due deference to authoritah. The principle does have a valid complaint for defamation or libel but is apparently too ignorant to put it in those terms.

      It’s the principal of the matter. ๐Ÿ™‚

      The student needs to be taught to tow the lion.

      1. Toe the lion.

        1. “Toe the line” is the correct term. “Tow the Lion” is the H&R meme.

          1. I know that jackass, it’s a joke. Check one of yesterday’s threads.

            1. Sorry, I have a life so I’m not usually on here on weekends, dickhead.

    2. She’s an idiot for ….

      getting a ba in edumacation and being a public school parasite.

      1. She also apparently missed using the “If I had been a white man, this never would have happened” ploy.

  2. Good on the cop for declining to arrest the kid. And yes, it’s depressing that this even has to be acknowledged. I’d still love to know exactly how dismissive and rude he was to the principal

    1. My version:
      “So you’re claiming it’s not you?”

    2. A more subtle kudos to the cop, while he declined to arrest the kid for not respecting authoritah or whatever, he apparently didn’t tell her that the kid was liable for libel.

      1. Probably not even that.

        They’d have to prove he knew it wasn’t DUI.

        I bet the kid found the mug shot in connection with a traffic court case and jumped to the conclusion that it must have been DUI.

      2. Even the most negative interpretation of cops has to acknowledge that cops don’t arrest people for libel, since libel isn’t a *crime* – its a tort.

        And the principal doesn’t have much of a case – hyperbole and general dickishness are very well protected in American libel law. In addition the principal would have to show that she actually suffered damages beyond (even a small amount) getting pissed off.

        Simple embarrassment isn’t enough.

      3. he apparently didn’t tell her that the kid was liable for libel.

        He probably didn’t know.

    3. I haven’t had my coffee yet, and I thought you were praising the cop for deciding to arrest the kid. ๐Ÿ˜

      1. I imagine you tensing up, your face turning beet red like the “Scanners” guy about to explode, and then sudden relaxation as you figure out you misread the comment.

        1. Ah Scanners, I remember that movie, great explosions n’ stuff.

  3. That sounds solid to me dude.

    http://www.Proxys4u.tk

  4. Mr. Weatherbee was a better principal than Jamille Miller-Brown.

Please to post comments

Comments are closed.