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    Default Gillard vs Sandwich

    Was the two week suspension for the kid enough of a punishment?

    What would you do if it were your child who threw it?



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    To me this is one of those things you laugh about in your bedroom when your kid thinks they are in trouble.

    I would be mortified if it were my kid and the suspension in my opinion is adequate (and I'd make his time at home whilst on suspension not so fun Aswell)

    But I can't help but giggle!


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    How true it is I don't know, but the mum said on radio that another kid threw one sandwich and went to throw another, and her kid knocked it out of the first kid's hand. Hmmmm .... mum might be believing a porky, or kid might be telling the truth?

    Either way, kids should be taught to be on the best behaviour around figures of authority and the second kid (if you believe the story) should have kept his hands to his sides and let security deal with it. He might have thought he was doing the right thing. I would have the kid write a letter to the PM and the school explaining and expressing remorse - providing he felt it. If there was no remorse I'd withdraw all privileges until he understood why it was the wrong thing to do (which I believe it was) and then write the letter. Formal problem = formal apology.

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    I actually think a 2 week suspension is ridiculous. 2 weeks off? Detrimental to his schooling, at the very least. That's if he actually did it, which I don't think he did. He's probably a good kid who is taking the fall for someone else and is going to have a permanent record about doing it. How embarrassing. 3 days in school suspension if they can't prove he didn't do it would be fitting.

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    It's a sandwich, not a shoe.

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    I think 2 weeks suspension is extreme. Sure punish him but 2 weeks is just too long.

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    Yep, 2 weeks is a bit steep. Normally kids who are a danger to others or themselves get hit with suspensions like that, not someone who throws a national food icon

    Maybe he was being patriotic? Maybe he just wanted to say he had 'lunched' with the PM. Maybe he just missed his mouth by a wide margin. Maybe he did throw it and meant it to be more than that teeny little lob that it turned out to be.

    Oh well. If he hadn't of been suspended I'm sure the Principal would be in all sorts of hot water. Tough position for him to be in.

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    A 3 week suspension is extreme and would not normally even be allowed to occur if there wasn't a history of behaviour. This may have been the last straw - for a 3 week suspension I would imagine there have been numerous suspensions prior. Pretty harsh if he didn't do it but I highly doubt they would throw 3 weeks at him for an isolated incident, suspensions are often a cumulative consequence.

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    The incident in itself I find quite serious. Regardless of how funny I think it sounds "throwing a vegemite sanga at the prime minister" does have a certain comical feel to it, it's still brazen, aggressive and unti-social behaviour at best.

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    If he's guilty then 2 weeks is fine. Little turds need to learn a lesson. And if we let people get away with throwing things at the PM it won't be long before our whole system of government is in anarchy.

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