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People should be held accountable for actions
My daughter attends John Hardin High School and my son is about ready to enter high school. I was appalled when reading the article about the JHHS principal, but I was more disturbed at the formal statement released.To me, this downplayed the whole incident. I am also curious as to who drafted the statement and why the name of the person making the statement was not cited.
The release stated, “Our leadership understands that when individuals accept leadership positions in education, they are held to a higher standard.” What does that have to do with anything? Please let’s not forget that it is against the law to drive while drinking. I personally am not interested in how much he had to drink or what his alcohol level was or how the person decided not to take a Breathalyzer.
What I do care deeply and passionately about is what goes through a person’s head when they make the poor choice to drink and drive. I do not care what your position is, it’s time that we hold everyone in this community accountable to make sound decisions in this regard. Regardless of what position they hold or who they are no matter what their race, color, creed or national origin. When he got in that car and had been drinking he knew possible ramifications. He knew he could have hit and injured or critically injured another person. He knew that he was not making sound decisions or displaying sound judgment. I for one do not want my children being led by such a person at any level.
I for one do not want to read official statements that downplay such a serious incident. I hope the superintendent did not spend too long talking about what happened and I hope they do not spend too much time talking to their attorneys. I once made the poor choice to drink and drive. Perhaps many people reading also have made this choice but it's time we all look in the mirror and hold ourselves accountable for our own actions regardless if we are a school principal or a janitor who cleans the building.
Wesley P. Wilson