April 16, 2015

MUST SEE: Principal refuses to return student's iPhone, tells father she will give him a flip phone

Rebel Staff

A new video making rounds online has a father being told by a school principal that his daughter can't have her iPhone back.

The video, originally uploaded to WorldStarVidz has been viewed over 150,000 times in two days.

In it, the principal is recorded saying it's against school policy to return phones, but would give him a flip phone while the school keeps his property for a few weeks.

“Why would you make a rule that if you take a kid's phone that a parent bought, a parent can't get the phone back? You made a rule that a parent can't come get back property that they bought?” the dad says.

The principal was identified as Linda M. Carroll. She won the Philadelphia Principal award in 2012.

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commented 2015-04-21 16:57:03 -0400
I understand the school’s position as the child probably broke the rules regarding use of I phone…BUT there is a line schools and teachers must not cross…and she crossed it.

Also, if parents are concerned about losing control of their kids, i.e. TDSB sex curriculum and other issues they need to consider that if teachers ADMONISH a parent in front of children they INTRODUCE the idea that parents are no different in status than the students and that ALL AUTHORITY and CORRECTNESS is in the hands of the teachers…ALSO I am really concerned about the power of teachers to influence children and DRIVE A WEDGE between parents and children…

From experience, I realized long ago that children can idolize teachers too much, and that teachers need to be careful NOT to use their power to make parents seem smaller and even ridiculous to their children.

I have watched nieces and nephews rebuke their parents for issues they were taught in school and become arrogant and condemning of their parents who didn’t follow the ideas of their teachers…THE SHOE IS RARELY ON THE OTHER FOOT with children taking their parents’ side against the teachers…so in this case, I feel the Principal was WRONG to treat the father in this way and she was also probably breaking the law…hope she was straightened out…she went way too far!
commented 2015-04-16 19:57:58 -0400
I don’t know about the moral argument, but on the surface it seems illegal.
commented 2015-04-16 19:39:28 -0400
“I need the phonnnnnnne” whine whine moan bitch drip.
If dumbass needed it so bad, why did his daughter have it in the first place?
commented 2015-04-16 17:22:53 -0400
Not impressed. Kid broke the rules. Sorry Dad, you’re wrong. No different than if the kid dropped it in a street sewer. The kid screwed up. The phone is gone. Note to Dad:Do a better job raising your kids so they don’t break rules and start being responsible for your kids actions. imho