Talbot County treatment of lacrosse players is ridiculous

May 16, 2011

The unbelievable turn of events pertaining to the Sun's editorial "Zero tolerance? Zero common sense" (May 10) is something so Kafkaesque that one would never believe it could happen in the good old U.S. of A.

Franz Kafka's "The Trail" is a chilling portrayal of society that has gone totally amok and parallels the ridiculousness of Talbot County's school system findings that weapons of mass destruction are inclusive of a cigarette lighter and a two inch pen knife found in the backpack of lacrosse players.

The whole school board and administration should be absolutely ashamed of themselves that this situation was resolved in a manner reminiscent of Mack Sennett's Keystone Kops. Utter incompetence is the only way you can explain the actions of the higher authorities in this comic soap opera. Talbot County's School Board should all be fired and other administrative authorities that had a hand in this fiasco should be reeducated in critical thinking skills. No wonder America's youth are falling further and further behind the students in other foreign countries.

Irv Cohen, Phoenix

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