Disrespect in the halls of Hays High?
Disrespect—that’s all it is. Whether it’s true or not and whether you think it’s funny or not, it’s disrespectful.
The latest trend making its way through the halls is the new Twitter account “HaysHighProbz.” Technology provides a whole virtual world that can be used in such great ways, but how does our student body choose to use it? By saying hurtful and rude things about teachers.
This collective group of students who have chosen to start this think they are such hot stuff because they are bringing Hays High “all the news, gossip, and things you want to hear about.” The best part is they think no one knows who they are. Believe me, this isn’t the case.
Why use Twitter? It’s simple. By using Twitter, these cowards can hide behind a name rather than facing the harsh reality of what they are saying.
It made me sick reading the tweet about Coach Keltner, one of the kindest people I know. Whether he knows my name or not, he always has a smile and always makes it a point to say hi. Seriously, who could care so little about someone else’s feelings to write “When Coach Keltner starts talking, never stops, and there is a glaze of saliva all over the ground in front of him.” It’s just rude.
Or about Mrs. Spicer. “Two hour long conversations with Mrs. Spicer when you want to change one class.” She is so nice and cares about nothing more than your future and only has your best interests in mind, and this is how you repay her?
Or how about Donnie? For one, you can’t even spell his name right. Saying he has a “PHD in janitorial arts” isn’t that far off. He does a fabulous job and kudos to him for still getting up every morning to face the brats that go to this school. If I were him, you couldn’t pay me any amount of money to face the ungrateful and rude students at this school.
Ponder this: you say it’s all fun and games, and that because it’s “true,” there’s nothing wrong with it, but the majority of you would feel very uncomfortable reading the tweet to the teacher it’s talking about.
Where the cheerleaders are concerned, I’m astonished that the student section would turn their backs while they were cheering. They are your peers, classmates and friends. Why do people feel the need to cheer over them? Don’t cheer with them, whatever, but at least have the decency to be respectful to them while they are cheering.
I guess I just don’t understand why we are spending so much time and energy being mean to one another. Is this your definition of cool? Is this your definition of senior leadership? Is this really how you want to leave your legacy at Hays High?