Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Resident overreacted to students' actions
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Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 21 Jul 2006, p. 7


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Dear editor, I would like to respond to the letter from Alan Cole you published in your paper on Wednesday, July 5, "School project not funny". I am the mother of one of these students and was well aware of what they were doing. Before they set off they were given advice on safely parking their car and being discreet about what they were doing (tossing a dummy from a bridge) so that they would not alarm any motorist. This school project was a short film/documentary on anti-smoking that they have decided to put together on their own. These three students were not doing this for a lark-- they are creative individuals who have found the enjoyment of filmmaking. In fact they are so good at it they won the high school film festival for 2006. Are we supposed to suppress their creativity? Mr. Cole felt the need to contact the police, the mayor's office, the school principal and even wrote a letter to our local newspaper. I do not know what form of punishment he expected to happen to these boys but I think he overreacted. Does he believe he lives in such a violent society that this sort of crime would happen in Georgetown? Did he not at least once think that he did not see what he thought he saw. We should encourage creativity in our sons/daughters and not censure them to the point that we end up with a generation that is afraid to show their creative side. You never know where the next independent film director may hail from. Diane Marchent, Georgetown


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Marchent, Diane
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Newspaper
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Date of Publication:
21 Jul 2006
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Personal Name(s):
Marchent, Diane ; Cole, Alan
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Halton.News.207525
Language of Item:
English
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Resident overreacted to students' actions