Puyallup Strikes Back

Oh for the love of Christ. 

Halo 2 Fundraiser Banned

The game is so popular, Rogers High School seniors Mike Alston and Joshua Shake figured a Halo 2 tournament would be the perfect way to raise money for tsunami victims.

“$380 we were thinking was going to go straight into the Red Cross Tsunami fund,” Alston said.

As a precaution, the boys even got parents to sign waivers acknowledging the graphic nature of the game.

But the Puyallup School District canceled the fundraiser, saying the game goes against its anti-violence policy.

“They never really talked to us and told us where they’ve seen that violent video games encourage violent behavior so I don’t really believe it,” Alston said.

But the school district says they don’t think it’s too sensitive.

“When you look at what happened with Columbine, when you look at acts of violence against young people, I think anything we do that even looks like we’re endorsing violence is not appropriate,” said Karen Hanson with the Puyallup School District.

I can sorta see the logic behind this, but the students went by the books.  Even had parents sign waivers acknowledging the graphic violence of the game.  Why, why, why? 

7 thoughts on “Puyallup Strikes Back

  1. Let me guess, just let me guess: This school was in Southern/Middle America! Not trying to be racist or anything but for fuck’s sake I am so sick of Middle and Southern America for the sheer volume of stupidity they produce. You can raise money to help people or worry about violence…nah, too risky. I hope when the next Tsunami hits Kansas or Louisana or wherever this place was he needs some aid, and is denied it. That’ll teach him.

  2. If a tsunami hits Kansas for the first time, much less the next time, I’m getting a set of diapers for my born againness.

  3. “I think anything we do that even looks like we’re endorsing violence is not appropriate,

  4. Washington is Middle America to me. (Yeah yeah I know it’s on the west coast). Middle America should be renamed to “small town America” but the name is so popular now it’s too late to change it (incorrect as it may be, just like PHP which stands for Hypertext Preprocessor, and RDF Site Summary which is way off but still in use).

    CMy apologies to Les and anyone else living in literal middle America.

  5. s’OK… I was borned in San Francisco and have lived in Nebraska, Iowa, Alberta, Washington, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Illinois with little patches of Maine.  So if I’m ever insulted I just claim to be “from” somewhere else.  raspberry

    Currently I live in – not making this up – Normal, Illinois

  6. I was borned

    have lived in Nebraska, Iowa, Alberta, Washington, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Illinois with little patches of Maine

    Figures.

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