I shouldn’t be surprised that the MDJ would choose to “celebrate” the criminals who rolled Marietta High School with front page and back page spreads. The principal did it when she was in high school, and a council member did it too. So it’s OK. I am glad the principal made the students clean up the mess. This begs the question of how she knew who had participated and who had not. I imagine there were more than a few members of the class of 2015 who were wise enough to realize that defacing public property is not the right thing to do whether or not it’s condoned by members of the administration. My guess is that the entire senior class had to clean up the mess, and I bet a lot of them did not participate.
Even though these students cleaned up the mess, all of that TP has to be tossed in a landfill someplace along with the garbage bags to sit for a few hundred years. By my rough calculations, about $2,500 in TP was wasted on this event, not to mention lost instructional time. Thanks to the MDJ for celebrating this crime.
A better punishment, I think, for these high school criminals is a few hours spent cleaning public rest rooms. Since they think TP is inexpensive and grows on trees, they should have no problem cleaning up the mess for which it was designed.