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Tebowing NY teens suspended by high school

Posted on: December 16, 2011 9:59 am
Edited on: December 16, 2011 10:12 am
 
By Will Brinson

The world, in case you didn't realize it, is obsessed with Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow.

The latest example was Rick Perry name-checking the Denver quarterback during Thursday's Republican debate.

As if Tebow didn't have enough unnecessary controversy surrounding him, though, there's a story coming out of a New York high school, where a group of teens were suspended for Tebowing in their school's hallway.

The logic for the suspensions? The students were clogging up the hallways.

Tebowing, in case you didn't know, involves going to one knee in a prayer-like fashion during normal, daily activities. And in this case, screaming "TE-BOWWWW! TEEEE-BOWWWW!"



"Basically I took part in this to show tribute to Tim Tebow," one student said. "He's an ideal role model. He's a winner, he's a leader he has great faith. I thought eventually they would tell us to stop but I didn't expect a suspension by any means. I think it's an overreaction.

"I don't think it's that big a deal -- we're showing tribute to a role model. He's not a guy doing steroids or drugs or anything like that. He's an ideal role model. People should look up to him."

The school rescinded a pair of the suspensions, but as I understand, two students are still in trouble.

"It’s wonderful that our students look up to sports heroes such as Mr. Tebow, but we can’t allow students to create unsafe situations in school," Riverhead superintendent Nancy Carney said. "Students cannot block hallways and prevent other students from getting to class."

Not mentioned in that statement: "if I let kids go buck wild with prayer-like gestures, I'm going to get sued!"

Perhaps in the future if the students want to to imitate Tebow, they should simply run around swinging their arms through the air like they have poor throwing mechanisms or something.

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Comments

Since: Nov 2, 2009
Posted on: December 16, 2011 9:21 pm
 

Tebowing NY teens suspended by high school

Suspension? For this? No, they should not block the hallway, but these are kids. I hope that for such a harsh punishment they received a warning for a first incident and then repeated the act, disobeying authority, If not, I trust the parents were at that school asap,




Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: December 16, 2011 8:51 pm
 

Tebowing NY teens suspended by high school

Were they warned?  It's simple: warn once; suspend if repeated.  As for Tebow: he's a sanctimonious creep who throws a ball (badly) for a iiving.  I'd as soon have my kid look up to him as a "role model" as I would they worshipped Sun Myung Moon.  As soon as the Broncos start playing decent teams and he's better scouted, he's done.



Since: Oct 10, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 8:01 pm
 

Tebowing NY teens suspended by high school

I don't know if these kids were serious or not but, if more high-schoolers sincerely emulated Tebow, there'd be a lot less trouble in our schools.



Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: December 16, 2011 7:54 pm
 

Tebowing NY teens suspended by high school

The world is not obsessed with Tebow.  Just the media.



Since: Apr 25, 2007
Posted on: December 16, 2011 7:45 pm
 

Tebowing NY teens suspended by high school

Keep beleiving in fairy tales....



Since: Nov 15, 2006
Posted on: December 16, 2011 7:23 pm
 

Tebowing NY teens suspended by high school

Keep Tebowing!  One nation under GOD!!! 



Since: Dec 6, 2007
Posted on: December 16, 2011 6:39 pm
 

Tebowing NY teens suspended by high school

dude, this should be at most a detention not a suspension. the kid on espn said that they did it once a day and got suspended for doing it on the third day. 



Since: Apr 28, 2007
Posted on: December 16, 2011 5:06 pm
 

Tebowing NY teens suspended by high school

With all the bad stuff going on in high schools in this country, this merits suspension?  Lets see, no one was hurt, no blood, no guns or knifes, no cussing, no meaness, no violance, kids having a little fun, showing off, sure, but that is a privilege of youth.  I am checking to see if anyone has on orange shoes; has Roger Goodell been hired as a consultant yet?  It could be concussion related, they are holding their heads.  I did not see any head to head contact.  I think I saw a cell phone.

Yep, make sure this goes on their permanent record so they cannot get into college.  We will handle these subversives!  Western civilization must be saved at all costs. 

 




Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: December 16, 2011 4:39 pm
 

Tebowing NY teens suspended by high school

i hope those kids parents sue the school and get that women fired!@!!!



Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: December 16, 2011 4:39 pm
 

Tebowing NY teens suspended by high school

Wow, what a completely one-sided and uninformative article.  If you read the real article on any credible news site this had been going on for a week and all of these kids were warned to stop, but continued to do it.  They were not suspended for "Tebowing,"  they were suspended for repeatidly blocking off hallways in the 3 minute span the kids had to get from class to class, causing classmates to be late and in the schools eyes causing an unsafe environment.  There was obvioulsy nothing religious about this display, they are all laughing and even admit that they did it to "honor Tim Tebow" becasue "it's the cool thing to do right now."  It is a case of a bunch of kids trying to get attention by doing something they thought was funny and are now upset that they got punished even after they were warned to stop.  In fact the only ones who were suspended had been warned more than once.



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