In loco parentis

In government-run schools, bureaucratically dictated procedures reign supreme, and common sense is nowhere to be found:

A Minnesota public high school was so committed to obeying its fire drill policy to the exact letter of the law that it forced a female student–dressed only in a swimsuit, and sopping wet–to stand outside in the freezing cold for ten minutes. As a result, she suffered frostbite.

Administrators wouldn’t let the student retrieve her clothes, sit in a car or wait inside another building, according to WCCO.

Someone ought to be prosecuted, but I expect no one will even be fired.

(Via Instapundit.)

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