Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Letters to the Editor...Student apologizes for dummy tossing
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 19 Jul 2006, p. 6

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Dear editor, This letter is in response to Alan D. Cole's letter entitled `School project, not funny' (July 5). I was involved in this incident and to be perfectly honest, I believe Mr. Cole's reaction was within reason. Had I seen something like this, my first reaction would have also been to phone the police. But when Mr. Cole came to see what we were doing, we explained ourselves and promptly apologized. Mr. Cole didn't want to hear it and rightfully so. We told him that we didn't mean to scare his family, but we were indeed filming for a school project. Still he was angry. He told us to wait for the officer and we (of course) did. We did make jokes about the situation because we knew that if we explained ourselves, the officer would understand. Sure enough she did but also told us that it was a poor decision to film the commercial on such a widely travelled bridge. We realized our mistake and apologized to the officer as well. She was very nice and understanding about the whole misunderstanding. We then explained that it was for an anti-smoking campaign and she thanked us for sticking around, then sent us on our way. We did not do this for entertainment, it was for a summative evalution for English Media. But Mr. Cole still seemed to think we were lying. If he would like to see the commercial, it looks great and it got a good mark. Exams were not over by this time, in fact they hadn't even started. Father's Day was on June 18 and exams began on June 22, so Mr. Cole didn't exactly have his information straight. I once again, apologize to anyone that we may have scared or shocked, but it wasn't intended that way. We could have gone about it in a better way, and all three of us realize that. I just wish that Mr. Cole had gotten his facts straight before setting out and trying to make us look like degenerates. Cody Kitchener, Georgetown

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Letters to the Editor...Student apologizes for dummy tossing