Zero-Tolerance Insanity

Filed under:General,War on Terror — posted by 3wire on 4/1/2005 @ 5:26 pm

The Salem-Keizer School District in Oregon refused to allow high school freshman Shea Riecke to use a photo of her brother, a US Marine, in her class project. You get one guess why. It was part of an assignment showing McKay High School graduates at work. Her brother, Cpl. Bill Riecke, was stationed in Iraq at the time of the photo. Read more on the Marine Corps Moms blog.

Riecke’s mom: “I don’t think our school policies are meant to rewrite history. It doesn’t make any sense to me,” Connie Riecke said. “Are they going to go through every textbook and take out pictures of the Civil War that have soldiers carrying guns? Are they going to go through the library and take out all the Time magazines that feature soldiers with guns? I don’t think so.”

The school eventually caved and allowed this photo showing her brother demonstrating to young Iraqis how to perform a body cavity search on suspected terrorists.

Marines in Iraq

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