This Has to be Addressed
We weren't even going to cover this event because we know it brings out the worst in some people. And rather than wade through the crap that will inevitably appear in the comments, we were going to let it lie. But then we read this in the papers:
- [Sun Times] The teens had been told to stay away from the water, and their teachers likely were asleep when they took the boats, Greene said.
Some family members have questioned why the boats weren't chained down.
- [Tribune] Amid talk of re-examining school policies, some relatives questioned why the camp hadn't secured the boats. Some students, meanwhile, noted that risk-taking was part of being young.
Believe it or not, there are still some places in this country, places within 50 miles of the City, where you don't have to lock your doors at night, where you can leave the keys in the car with the window down, where lost property will be placed upon a nearby fence post so the next time you drive by you'll spot it there. Let's review:
- they were supposedly the brightest of the school
- they were told to stay away from the river
- they went out after curfew - nothing good ever happens at one a.m.
- they hauled SIX boats, each weighing 300 pounds, over 150 feet to the river
- they entered into these contraptions, ignorant of their function and ignorant of the missing plugs.
We don't know about you, but a 300 pound boat we don't know how to operate parked half a football field from a river we were told to stay away from seems like a pretty damn secure boat. Blaming anybody but these kids (yes, kids) is ignorant beyond words.
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