In yesterday's thread, A Matter of Principal
, I made an assumption
that proved to be incorrect. delmoi kindly contacted me privately and sent me this link
explaining what really happened and suggested I apologize.
posted by three blind mice to Etiquette/Policy at 3:31 AM (159 comments total)
Pope Guilty made the same suggestion
in the thread.
I responded to Pope Guilty in the thread
by referring to a comment I made in the beginning of the thread.
"If the kid did NOT take upskirt photos and was just minding his own business and doing nothing wrong, then I am wrong about the principle's reaction and it is he who should suffer prosecution.
(emphasis added.) "
Moreover, I think I made it clear in another comment made early on
I completely admit I am speculating about what happened before the video started - we don't see this. But it seems equally speculative to draw conclusions based on the video alone without seeing what prompted his actions.
Assuming that "inappropriate" means upskirt, I see the principle as defending the rights of female students and in that light, he did nothing wrong.
That thread started with the usual bashing of school officials and my thought was that perhaps there was another narrative in which the principle's actions made sense.
I was wrong in my assumption, but honestly see no reason to apologize for making it (seeing as I qualified it as an assumption.)