27 April 2015

Careful with that book - you might poke your eye out

CBC News relates this story about an authoritarian school bus driver:
An eight-year-old girl in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que. was told she's no longer allowed to read books on the school bus because it poses a risk to the safety of other students.

Sarah Auger loves reading and used to enjoy using her 20-minute ride to and from school to read for pleasure. But recently, her bus driver told her she had to stop.

She says she was told reading posed a risk to other students on the bus. He suggested they might stand up to see what she was reading, or she might poke herself in the eye with the corners of the book.
Discussed at Reddit ("Books are dangerous; if they ban guns, the criminals will just get books.")

1 comment:

  1. How terrible to make a "crime" out of a child's reading books!


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