The incident nicely encapsulates so much of what I find repulsive about public schooling:

1) Greater emphasis on appropriate social behavior rather than education
2) Blind obedience to authority
3) Collective punishment
4) Power-hungry, incompetent administrators

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The thing I agree with the most is the second point. But all his points are valid.

It’s really a disgraceful thing for the school to do. And I sincerely hope that the students’ punishments are not followed through with.