For most students, the worst possible consequence of being repeatedly late is a trip to the principal’s office. But at Stansbury Park High School in Utah, chronically late students will have to pay — literally. The school is charging a fee for lateness, AOL reports.
If you just come to class late once, you’ll get let off with a warning. But if you do it again, you’ll have to pay $3, and you owe an additional $5 every time after that. The money goes to a fund that’ll be used for the students.
Some parents are complaining that the school is just trying to get money at students’ expense, but Principal Gailynn Warr told AOL this is not the goal. “It would be great if I didn’t get any money,” she said. “We just want kids in class.”
Apparently, it’s working: The school hasn’t had to charge any fees so far, and the hallways are unusually empty as classes begin.
According to West’s Encyclopedia of American Law, to aid and abet is to assist another in the commission of a crime by words or conduct.
The person who aids and abets participates in the commission of a crime by performing some Overt Act or by giving advice or encouragement. He or she must share the criminal intent of the person who actually commits the crime, but it is not necessary for the aider and abettor to be physically present at the scene of the crime.
An aider and abettor is a party to a crime and may be criminally liable as a principal, an accessory before the fact, or an accessory after the fact.
When last we looked at the plans of a convert to Islam, Carlos Khalil Guzman, to publish a book of photographs of young American Muslims, with each being asked to choose a single favorite verse from the Qur’an, or a single saying of the Prophet, and explain why he/she chose it, we were left with his remarkable assertion that “Islam is against all types of oppression…It’s against racism, homophobia, Islamophobia, antisemitism.”
Sounds good. But is it true? Let’s take those claims one by one Islam is against “racism”? But what of the many Hadith that tell us otherwise, such as this: “Narrated Anas bin Malik: The Prophet said to Abu-Dhar, ‘Listen and obey (your chief) even if he is an Ethiopian with a head like a raisin.’” And this: Ahmad ibn Abi Sulayman, the companion of Sahnun said, “Anyone who says that the Prophet was black should be killed” (Ibn Musa al-Yahsubi, Qadi ‘Iyad, p.375).
Among the people hunkered down ahead of Hurricane Irma is Richard Branson, the head of the Virgin Group.
Branson owns small Necker island in the British Virgin Islands and he’s posted a blog entry saying he and friends have “experienced a night of howling wind and rain as Hurricane Irma edges ever closer.”
Rush Limbaugh didn’t say the magic words, but on Tuesday he basically accused the media of creating fake news about Hurricane Irma, which is threatening Florida after hitting Barbuda and Antigua. The storm’s 185-mile-per-hour winds tied the record high for any Atlantic hurricane making landfall.
Trump Derangement Syndrome has worsened to the point where hysterical haters of the president are now seriously claiming that Trump is responsible for creating “racist” hurricanes.
On Monday evening, John Lyons, a 53-year-old father from West Hartford, Connecticut, purchased a one-way American Airlines ticket from Miami to Hartford for $159.20 for his daughter to get out of Hurricane Irma’s path as the storm churns through the Caribbean.
On Tuesday, he was shocked at the spike in airfare prices.
When comedian and TV host Steve Harvey met with President Donald Trump earlier this year, he didn’t expect the degree of outrage he’d receive.
Harvey, who recently opened up to The Hollywood Reporter about his career as a comedian and a TV host, spoke about both personal and political experiences over the years and how his meeting with Trump made for one that brings him regrets.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says that whoever reaches a breakthrough in developing artificial intelligence will come to dominate the world.
Putin, speaking Friday at a meeting with students, said the development of AI raises “colossal opportunities and threats that are difficult to predict now.”
He warned that “the one who becomes the leader in this sphere will be the ruler of the world.”