Quick news story out of Edmonds via the Seattle Times.
A student running for student government got suspended because he went off-script from the speech he had previously turned into the administration. (They don't trust the kids enough to tell them what NOT to say in a speech; they have to preview it?)
What could he have said? "No bra Fridays for the girls!" "Whazz up, #%*@*#%*!" I was dying to know.
He told the students not to vote because the ASB had no real power and "members are just puppets of the teachers."
He knew that he would get disqualified for not following his speech but not that they would suspend him. (It's not clear if the students listening knew he had gone off-script.) His parents were told his suspension was based on "disrupting the educational process".
Seriously? He wanted to say that he thought student government was bogus AND knew he would be disqualified for saying it but it meant something to him to get it out.
Maybe there's more to the story than this because if this is all, then I'm with the parents - it was civil disobedience.