MILLBURY, Ohio - Parents have complained to a board that a chaperone sealed students in their hotel rooms with duct tape during a high school choir field trip.
At a heated meeting Monday, Michelle Mata told the Lake Local school board in Millbury that the tactic panicked her son during a recent .
Sylvia Keeler said she may file charges. Her son, Mark Hummel, said he worried he could be trapped during a fire...
Schools Superintendent Jim Witt said the tape would show if students violated curfew but wouldn't have kept them from escaping in an emergency.
Sneak out, break the tape "barrier", and you can't put the tape back in place when you try to sneak back in. I'd say it's pretty ingenious. Maybe a bit overboard, but not dangerous or out-of-bounds.
And the high school student who worried about his safety in such a situation? He's a wussie.
You know what? If kids can't behave themselves on field trips, just don't take them anymore. Let all learning take place in a classroom, from a book. The hassle of field trips is more than I want to put up with.