Dallas Snowball Fight Escalates Out of Control
What's not to love about a snow day? Unless, of course, you live on the East coast and have grown tired of the 55 to almost 80 inches of the white cold stuff that has shut down normal day-to-day life.
Or, apparently, if you attend school at Skyline High School in Dallas, Texas, where record snowfall began Thursday dropping more than 11 inches of the white, fluffy stuff snarling traffic, shutting down schools, snapping tree limbs and causing power outages.
At Skyline, what started as a snowball fight escalated into an all out free-for-all caught on video by WFAA reporters Brett Shipp and Jason Whitely. Shipp wondered where all the adults were with kids responding that the teachers ran away after being pelted with snowballs. Guess I can't say I blame them. Mobs are mobs.
My question would have been more along the lines of why anyone with a shred of sanity would think putting 4,500 teenagers in one place is a good idea?
In schools that large, teens can hide in anonymity because there are too many kids for teachers to get to know. If you don't know them, you can't control them.
Things got so out of hand, one student was transported to the hospital. Dallas Independent School District spokesperson Jon Dahlander told WFAA that "Snowball fights are sometimes fun and then sometimes they escalate out of control, and that's what happened in this case."
At another school in Dallas when administrators got wind of a schoolwide snowball fight on Thursday, they kept the kids inside.
Of course, at that school, the enrollment is listed as 1,434.