Tuesday, November 24, 2015

"Sexting Contest" is Discovered and Dismantled at a Private Catholic High School in Maine and at least 15 Students are Disciplined ~ Call Michael A. Haber, Esq. @ 1-888-SHARK-8-1

St. Dominic's Academy in Auburn, Maine (pictured below) is one (1) of two (2) Catholic high schools in Maine and "is committed to providing our young students our excellent academic training, but also forming them as people of faith and virtue, which includes a moral compass with which to guide their lives."

In the meantime, school officials at St Dominic's Academy shockingly discovered a competition in which teenage male students were competing to see who could collect the most sexual photos of teenage girls in a week by asking girls to forward naked pictures of themselves to their smart phones.  

Police were called on October 30, 2015 and at least fifteen (15) ` twenty (20) students at the school, which enrolls about 275, were disciplined with varying suspensions and community service assignments. 

Per Dave Guthro, who is the spokesman for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland, Maine, it is not known if all the the students involved in the competition attended St Dominic's, however parents of the students who were known to have been involved were notified of the incident by e-mail.  The notice stated, in part, that "The school recognizes the tremendous societal pressures that students face. We will work together with families to help to deliver further educational opportunities to help students thrive when faced with difficult choices."

The e-mail further stated that "Jesus taught us that it is not always easy to remain on the path of truth and virtue. Forming our young people to understand and learn from their mistakes is a crucial part of discovering how to live in the world with faith."

Memo to St Dominic's Academy:  Read one of my favorite dialogues from "Scent of a Woman"

[Charlie refused to come clean with the names of the students responsible for the prank; Mr. Trask is furious]
Mr. Trask: [furious] I am left with no real witness. Mr. Willis's testimony is not only vague, it is unsubstantiated. The substance I was looking for, Mr. Simms, was to come from you.
Charlie Simms: [remorseful] I'm sorry.
Mr. Trask: I'm sorry too, Mr. Simms, because you know what I am going to do. In as much as I can't punish Mr. Havemeyer, Mr. Potter, or Mr. Jameson, and I won't punish Mr. Willis. He's the only party to this incident who is still worthy of calling himself a Baird man. I'm going to recommend to the disciplinary committee that you be expelled. Mr. Simms, you are a cover-up artist and you are a liar.
Lt. Col. Frank Slade: But not a snitch.
Mr. Trask: Excuse me?
Lt. Col. Frank Slade: No, I don't think I will.
Mr. Trask: Mr. Slade...
Lt. Col. Frank Slade: This is such a crock of SHIT.
Mr. Trask: Please watch your language, Mr. Slade. You are in the Baird School, not a barracks. Mr Simms, I will give you one last opportunity to speak up.
Lt. Col. Frank Slade: Mr. Simms doesn't want it. He desn't need to labeled, "Still worthy of being a Baird man". What the hell is that? What is your motto here? "Boys, inform on your classmates, save your hide. Anything short of that, we're gonna burn you at the stake"? Well, gentlemen, when the shit hits the fan, some guys run and some guys stay. Here's Charlie facing the fire and there's George hiding in Big Daddy's pocket. And what are you doing? You're gonna reward George and destroy Charlie.
Mr. Trask: Are you finished, Mr. Slade?
Lt. Col. Frank Slade: No, I'm just gettin' warmed up. I don't know who went to this place, William Howard Taft, William Jennings Bryan, William Tell, whoever. Their spirit is dead, if they ever had one. It's gone. You're building a rat ship here. A vessel for seagoing snitches, and if you think you're preparing these minnows for manhood, you better think again, because I say you are killing the very spirit this institution proclaims it instills. What a sham. What kind of a show you guys are putting on here today? I mean, the only class in this act is sitting next to me, and I'm here to tell ya this boy's soul is intact. It's non-negotiable. You know how I know? Someone here, and I'm not gonna say who, offered to buy it. Only Charlie here wasn't selling.
Mr. Trask: Sir, you're out of order.
[Trask hits the gavel; Col. Slade stands up angry]
Lt. Col. Frank Slade: Out of order. I'll show YOU "out of order"! You don't know what "out of order" is, Mr. Trask. I'd show you, but I'm too old, I'm too tired, I'm too fucking blind. If I were the man I was five years ago, I'd take a...
Lt. Col. Frank Slade: [slams his cane on the desk, screaming] FLAMETHROWER to this place! Out of order? Who the hell do ya think you're talking to? I've been around, ya know? There was a time I could see. And I have seen. Boys like these, younger than these. Their arms torn out, their legs ripped off. But there is nothing like the sight of an amputated spirit. There's no prostetic for that. You think you're merely sending this splendid foot solder back home to Oregon with tail between his legs, but I say you are executing his SOUL! And why? Because he's not a Baird man. Baird men. You hurt this boy, you're gonna be Baird bums, the lot of ya. And Harry, Jimmy, Trent, wherever you are, fuck you too!
[the student body and the committee are in shock as Trask's anger is further aggravated]
Mr. Trask: [yells; hits the gavel three times] Stand down, Mr. Slade!
Lt. Col. Frank Slade: I'm not finished! As I came in here, I heard those words, "Cradle of Leadership". Well, when the bough breaks, the cradle will fall. And it has fallen here. It has fallen. Makers of men, Creators of leaders. Be careful what kind of leaders you're producing here. I don't know if Charlie's silence here today is right or wrong. I'm not a judge or jury, but I can tell you this: He won't sell anybody out to buy his future! And that, my friends, is called integrity. That's called courage. Now that's the stuff leaders should be made of. Now I have come to the crossroads in my life. I always knew what the right path was. Without exception, I knew. But I never took it. You know why? It was too damn hard. Now here's Charlie. He's come to the crossroads. He has chosen a path. It's the right path. It's a path made of principle that leads to character. Let him continue on his journey. You hold this boy's future in your hands, committee. It's a valuable future. Believe me. Don't destroy it. Protect it. Embrace it. It's gonna make you proud one day, I promise you.

Memo to the Folks... and especially to the Kids:   First...

Memo to the Folks... and especially to the Kids continued:   Second...

Memo to the Folks... and especially to the Kids continued:   Third...

Memo to the Folks... and especially to the Kids continued:   Fourth...  Sexting is a serious matter which can land you in much worse trouble than a school suspension or a few community service hours.  Forgetting the personal consequences if you are either receiving or transmitting images of underage minors (anyone under the age of 18) then you risk arrest, prosecution, incarceration and lifelong stigmata of being a registered sex offender. 

Memo to the Folks... and especially to the Kids continued:  Finally...  Making mistakes is a rite of passage from youth to adulthood so, unlike your religious affiliators I don't hold your foolishness against you; rather I encourage you to grow, to learn, to follow Haber's Rules of Social Media 1 - 5 (which are printed below) and to remind you of that which you now known firsthand... that texting, and sexting, on your smart phone can land you in just as much trouble as if you were doing it on the internet.

Haber's Social Media Rule #1:  Think BEFORE you post.

Haber's Social Media Rule #2:   Once posted always posted.

Haber's Social Media Rule #3:  Don't post anything that you would not want your mother to read / see.

Haber's Social Media Rule #4:  Cops literally troll the internet looking for folks who go to, look in, download from or upload to targeted (and usually, but not always "deviant") sites.  They also conduct internet "stings", posing as children or deviants and looking to bag anyone foolish enough to take the bait.

Haber's Social Media Rule #5:  If it's even remotely relevant to a pending charge then prosecutors will cram your social media posts, and history (sites visited, searches made, etc) down your throat in court.

Watch Michael A. Haber, P.A.'s Webisode on Social Media and the Law by clicking on the YouTube link below...

Social Media:  It's all fun and nice until it's introduced into evidence against you in Court. See "Haber's Rules of Social Media # 1 - 5" by clicking here...


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