Apparently, a California elementary school had a strange “kneel for the principal” policy in place, and got away with it for a while before parents found out about it and raised hell.
According to CBS Los Angeles, students at Calimesa Elementary School in California were forced to kneel for their principal at various times of the day, including after recess. The instructions were simple. Drop to one knee and then wait until “the principal [would] come out, lift his arms and tell them to go [back] to class.”
The policy was the brainchild of… you guessed it… the principal. Principal Dana Carter said that the policy was some sort of “safety measure” also described as “positive behavior intervention.”
As soon as parents found out about it, they understandably lost their marbles.
“She says that she has to drop down on one knee with her hands at her side, wait for the principal to come out, lift his arms and tell them to go to class,” said one upset mother. “I feel that the principal wants to be like a king, and we don’t have kings in America.”
Parents started circulating a flyer to make others aware of the controversial policy, and eventually picked up so much steam that Principal Carter reluctantly decided to put an end to the directive.
He’s supposedly scheduling a meeting with parents in the fall to discuss other safety measures for the students. Can’t wait to see how that goes for him.
We can’t confirm it, but we like to think that there was some kind of announcement played over the school loudspeaker signalling students to kneel for the principal.
Or Loki, if you prefer.