I think the coach made the write decision by standing up to those boys and he is right football is a privilege.
I think those kids were behaving poorly, so their coach thought they needed to learn teamwork and cooperation. I think they were nice because of the way they treated those elder people.
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The moment I heard that someone on the football team was
cyber bulling another classmate I was furious. Most football players
think just because their all strong and on the football team, they
can just do what ever they want. I wish our world was bully free.
i think that was the right thing to do for the team considering that some of the football players were bullying and or disrespecting there teachers. it was a good idea to take away football and earn it back by learning what it does
My first reaction to the story was that this coach is really dedicated to his job because he is helping these boys with their future in life. I also thought that the coach doesn't care if they wim or loose but only cares that they have fun,respect their surroundings, and respect their piers.
my reaction to this article is that I agree with the coaches decision to suspend the football team for there negative actions off the field. I think this because they were cyber bullying people on the internet, skipping school and doing other bad things.
I think that what the coaches did was right because if they had not done what they did people would still to this day be getting bullied. If I were one of the parents I would wonder at first why the coaches took away the players jersies but after I knew what happened I would agree with the coaches.
continued. when kids get things taken away from them that mean a lot to them they will learn from there mistakes and be held accountable.
I say kudos to the coach and faculty! I was very surprised about there idea but I thought it was very smart of them to teach the football team a lesson. I also think that the school handled the cyberbullying incident very well and responsible by keeping in on the down low but doing the job.
I think that the coach had every right to do that. I think he had the right to do that because like they always say school comes first. And part of school is responsibility and if the team cant handle that for them selfs than they deffinetly do not belong on the football team.
Wow. In the beginning I never thought the coach would disband the team. But after reading a while I learned why. It's never right to cyber bully or skip class and get bad grades. And after reading I learned that the coach mad the right decision.
In this artical they cut off football. I think that was the wrong disision because it made the boys sad and angry. When they had the meeting with the boys it was awesome they all understude. In the 2 story the cyberbullying it mademe feel bad becuase of how the boy was treated. It was very disaponting that the boys hade to stop because they were bullying. When they started to act with better character and did comunity survice. I think in the end it turned out worse than they hoped, but it still was fine.
I think the coaches did the right thing because they knew the students were failing their classes and some were cyberbullying. I think the students were taught a valuable lesson not to cyberbully or do poorly in school by having their football privilege taken away.
I didn't exactaly read the whole thing, but from what I did read, i think that this is good for the high schoolers, because cyberbullying is mean, but I think that they shouldn't actually get rid of the team.
I think the idea of suspending the whole team was good. I think this because being a better person of the field is better than being on the field. When I first saw this article I was astounded.
I felt like I was about to cry, even though I already read the book.
It was brave to stand up against bullying. I also think that the coaches did the right thing to build character.
i think that its kinda suprising that the coach took football away from them but itis a good lesson to for learn to stop bullying people
I think that the coach did the right thing because it is most important to do well in school and be a good person. If you were a great athlete but you were a bully in high school or collage you wouldn't do well in any professional team because nobody would like you as a teammate. Also, they won't be as smart if they skip classes so if they don't become an NFL player they wouldn't be able to get a good job.
When I read the text I was agreeing in my head that the coach said all those things. Also, I was shocked too!
I think that bullying or ceyberbulling is very bad and the kids who do it are mean people. I think people do it because they have they have their own problems and is they bully other people it makes them feel better.
I thought that what the coach did was very considerate about the person that got bullied. My guess is that he got bullied as a kid.
WWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWW. smart coaches.
I both agree and disagree with what the football coach did. I agree with the fact that the players should be held accountable for what they have done, but I don't agree with the fact that the entire team was suspended. I think that they should have only suspended the players that had bad grades and were cutting classes. As for the online bullying, they could have gotten the IP number of the computer that submitted the posts and traced down whoever the computer belonged to.
After watching this video, I feel like someone just woke me up from a deep sleep. I've never heard a story like that one before. When I found out that this was a story that involved football, I thought it was going to be about a team that wins the state championship or something similar. After reading about the cyber-bullying that took place at ask.fm, I immediately felt both sorry and annoyed. I felt sorry because whoever the victim of this event was probably didn't do anything that rememberable in a bad way to the bully. I also felt and feel annoyed because I don't know how many stories I hear about bullying and cyber-bullying and some of them more severe than others. This story reminds me of The Man with the Red Bandana. It reminds me of that because in both events, heroes have thrived and either savored others' lives, or protected others from having something stick in the back of their heads for the rest of their lives with the same person bothering them. The coach did something that may have seemed really harsh, but was for the better. For example, say your family has a donut every night for dessert, and you decide to give yourself 4 each day instead of 1, then overtime you will notice yourself getting obese. If you were limited to just one, then the outcome or results after a while will be more pleasing. If the coach just ignored what was happening and continued playing football like a regular day, this same story will be on the news but switched around so the coach would be fired or suspended instead of the players. The coach did a very memorable thing and it will never be forgot. Hopefully we will be hearing about more heroic stories like this one.
what i thought about the story is the coach could care less about the football season he wanted the palyers to know that cyber bullying is not a good thing to do and missing class is not good. So the coach made a good choice to make them do community service and show up to class on time. That is what i think about this story.
I think that I totally agree with the coach. The coach didn't be quiet when he heard about how some of the team members were behaving. He took the right decision and told the team that they have to show their good behavior, attend classes and improve grades if they wanted to join the team again. Also, he told them they have to do community services and take character classes. This was a good decision because it made the team members change their behavior to positive behavior and become better people and better citizens. The parents and the principal also agreed that they needed to change.
I think the coach had a tough decision with this, but he did the decision correctly, I think it taught them a good lesson and as far as all 80 players, not sure about that part. Although I do think they did make them discover something about themselves. And also, at least he tried to make the people on the team also better at life.
I think that they all deserved it. because maybe they weren't all bullying but they all had different problems if it grades or bullying they still needed to be taught that they need to stand up for people if they notice other people being mean. like Mr. Bunel said at winding trails if your a leader that doesn't mean you have to lead from the front. but you still need to stand up for people and build better character.
After reading the article, I thought that the coaches were right about taking away the jerseys and insisting that they should earn their place in the team through better behavior. Some of the things that needed to be done were better grades, not missing classes and no cyber bullying. Inside the article, I noticed that there were eight heads and only two were re-elected. They also had to take character building classes and serve their community and families. I think that this helped them to focus on the right things they should be paying more attention to. Taking away the jerseys was only done to help them realize that.
i think that the website ask.fm is the worst website in the history of websites. i need to have a talk with the person who made the website. i would also like to have someone give the coach an award for instead of playing football, talking about character. this is my reaction
I thought it was good that he bane all of the players until the did something good for the community. I also liked how they had steps to succeed and to get there jersey back the right way while most coaches make you run laps.
I feel as if the should have been suspended, but it's still silly to suspend and ENTIRE football team. They should not have started bullying, skipping classes, etc. But the coach made the right decision! There wasn't much else he could do but give them another warning.
I think that it was brave of the coach because he risked loosing his job but he knew that stopping cyber bullying was more important.
Mr. Christopher A. Bunel6th Grade TeacherThompson Brook SchoolAvon, CT 06001