Dead, we had a film anyalsis class. Watch classics, discuss them and I learned a lot about lighting, cienematography and such. We also had to write 1-2 reviews a week and that is where I got practice on writing reviews. Credit that class for my reviews.
This....is complete and utter bullshit and I side with these kids. They have every right to sue the school over this matter. The school reacted with haste and did something that I hope will bite them so hard in the ass their heads will pop off.
This is all completely ridiculous and shows quite clearly that the horror genre is one that has everything bad under the sun associated with it and that if you like it you are automatically assumsed to be some sort of freakshow who is on the edge and if pushed a little too far will bring in a gun to school and gun everyone down.
Being basically the only full out and open horror fan in my school I was indeed labeled by my classmates, as well as my graphics teacher, that I would walk in one day with a trench coat on, sawed off shotgun and a Tech 9 underneath. Not a week went by where at least once or twice a classmate (and a few times my graphics teacher) would say "Now Rick when you snap remember I was nice to you."
This is also the same graphics teacher who wouldn't allow me to do anything Lovecraftian or related to horror on projects, even if there was no blood or gore...but allowed a kid to make a WANTED poster that had my face on it with the crime of CHILD MOLSESTATION, which she really liked. Saying it was "well done and creative". Course she did say when I got the Principal to land on her she never thought it would offend me.
God that did piss me off but I am not a Columbine kid, never have been never will be. But, that is the kind of experiance I got for being open about my love of horror and I never made a film.
Enough about me...but if these kids were Columbine material, I think they would have already shot up the school as "We have adults, supposedly - and educators at that - who have failed terribly. They're willing to throw four good kids away," said Imel, whose son has missed more than a month of school. ...so imo they would have had some time to get whatever guns or weapons they could and gone in and tore up the school.
Also, stating that the film had "contained vulgar and offensive language," since it was done outside of school and not related to any school assignment, they could do whatever they wanted.
threatened and intimidated a teacher."....right...I am sure crazy teddy bears are gonna come and kill her. Saying the teacher had the same name in the film as in RL, okay so they have the same name....how can they prove the teens meant it as a warning to the teacher that they would come after her if whatever? And since it had the students fight them....well it sure seems like to me they wanted to intimidate the teacher. *I hope you noted sarcasm*
I really want the teacher who apparently has the same name in RL as the teacher does in the film to come out and make a statment about relationship with the kids. The school also needs to fess up they fucked up as I dunno about you but if I wanted to intimidate a teacher I wouldn't save him/her in the end...would just have them die.
Straight and simple...school fucked up majorly and I hope the courts do not view this kids are Columbine Charlie Manson kids because they love horror.