Those of you who have been reading my blog for awhile may remember my January 25th, 2006 post Warning Writing May Get You in Trouble. Students were punished for journal entries in a private journal the teacher told them to keep.
Or the March 4th, 2006 post Schools Overstepping Their Bounds, where a student was threatened with expulsion for posting graphic threats on a personal computer in his own home after school hours and other students were suspended merely for viewing his website.
Now we have a High School Teacher who instructed his students to write a muderous essay (for a drafting class no less). According to the principal it was a "lapse of judgment" on the teachers part. Geez, adults are allowed to have lapses of judgment, but children are suppose to know better??????