A mother in Berks County, Philadelphia, found herself banned from her son's school, when it was alleged that she had said school policy was "like being in a Nazi concentration camp".
NBC Philadelphia reports that Maurine Callmann had a meeting with school administrators after her son, Austin, was given detention for taking a picture of a friend at school. Austin claimed that although taking snaps was against school rules, he was allowed to do so for a digital photography class. His mother then met with administrators to discuss the issue, and things got heated. Here she explains what happened:
Calman says she had good reason for her comments:"I wanted to know why in detention do these kids have to sit for an hour or two with their hands completely folded in front of him. To me that was like being in a Nazi concentration camp."
This comparison led to administrators banning her from school property. Callman also was was charged with disorderly conduct and ordered to pay a $50 fine. She says she was told she would not be allowed to attend her son's High School graduation.
Upon the advice of the assistant superintendent, Callman wrote an appeal letter to the district superintendent. She has yet to hear back. She says: "I've paid my fine, I've obeyed, I've stayed away from the school, I haven't done anything."
What do you think? Is this sort of comment acceptable? Did this mother go too far? Was the school's reaction over the top?
Source [ParentDish US]