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Vermont Trip

.. showed me where his room had thrown out their alcohol. There I saw three full bottles of liquor in the bottom of the garbage can. I asked the student when they threw the alcohol out and he said just after dinner on Saturday night. So almost 24 hours after my incident, there was still alcohol in many students possession, which in my eyes shows that Mr.

Orbaker neglected his duties as a chaperone, by not searching every room, every bag, and every anything. Later that night at 10 PM we had what I guess is the annual pizza party in Vermont, which allowed us to stay out of our rooms until 10:45 PM. At that time we had to keep our doors open like we had the previous night, so he could check in on us. Despite of the curfew set forth by Mr. Orbaker, he himself allowed two students stay downstairs and converse with one of the boys relatives.

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At approximately 12 AM the two boys returned upstairs and went to bed. In the meantime Mr. Orbaker had been performing his little room checks and kept asking my room if the two students had returned. Our room replied NO because one of the boys was staying in my room so we knew they hadnt returned. To me this shows how a little favoritism was exemplified by Mr. Orbaker.

This now brings us to our final day on the trip, Sunday morning. We had all gotten up and on the bus like the day before, but this time without any comments to certain individuals. We left for Sugarbush around 7:45 AM. On our way there he again came on over the loud speaker and told us how last night was better, but how he hadnt forgotten, and how he wanted us to keep the trip positive, not negative. After skiing till 3 PM we loaded the bus and left for home.

The whole way home there were no problems or anything said about Friday nights fiasco. As we arrived in Brockport once again he used the loud speaker to state that the trip ended much better than it had started, and when talking to people outside of the ski club keep the trip positive and everything will be all right. Also as we pulled into the school parking lot ,he made the same statement once again, as above, and how we were all to be in school for homeroom. The next morning I got up and came to school like any other day, and honestly expected everything to be all right like nothing happened. Just after 3rd period a member from the ski club rushed up to me and told me how they had just talked to Mr.

Orbaker. They told me that Mr. Orbaker said to them remember how I told you guys to keep the trip positive, well its too late its out and I had to report it to Mr. Camuto. I then in a panic ran to Mr. Orbaker and asked him what was going to happen and he said how that he had to write me up, how he had to write up that he smelt cigarette smoke, and marijuana smoke.

During the middle of 4th period I was called down to the office to speak with Mr. Camuto. When I arrived he asked me about the situation and I proceeded to tell him what went on. I never once lied to him about anything that happened. I was then told by Mr.

Camuto how I would receive 5 days in ISS, and lose all extra-curricular privileges for the next 20 weeks. I then asked Mr. Camuto what was happening with anybody else and he said that there was not much they can do because Mr. Orbaker only saw me. I then asked him what was going to happen to the room where Mr.

Orbaker smelt the marijuana, this time I was told that there was little checking they had to do and that they still had to talk to the boys that occupied that room. Later that day as I was sitting in the ISS room I heard over the loud speaker the boys that were in the room associated with the marijuana smoke called down to the office. To my surprise nobody else joined me that day in ISS. At the end of the day I asked a friend what went on with the pot smokers and I was told how they all denied it, and just said people kept coming in and out of their room the whole night so they had no clue who was smoking. I then went home around 2:30 PM to tell my parents what went on, but when I got home Mr. Camuto had already contacted my mother and asked for a meeting the next afternoon with himself, my parents, Mr.

Orbaker, and I. So the next day at 3:30 PM my parents and I walked into Mr. Camutos office to find that he had no idea where Mr. Orbaker was. About ten minutes later Mr. Orbaker showed up and explained he was late due to the fact his dog had ran away, and he had just found him so he had to take the dog home first.

The first thing said in the meeting was my parents asking Mr. Orbaker for his side of the story. In which the story was the same as my parents had heard from both Mr. Camuto, and I. Next my father went on to ask why I was the only one in trouble for the entire trip.

Instead of answering the question they decided to work around it and say how I was caught with the bottle in my hands. Next I asked Mr. Camuto again what was happening with the pot smokers and he then told me what can he do, they cant prove who did it so they cant punish anyone. I then said well punish everybody and he replied with we cant do that. The meeting concluded with my parents saying that because our son told the truth and didnt lie, hes going to take the punishment for the entire trip, and also how we would like to talk to Mr.

Pileggi about the incident and the fact of how the policy should be changed in a couple of ways. Mr. Camuto then said Ill talk to Mr. Pileggi in the morning and give you a call back tomorrow on what he would like to do. To set the record straight it has been 3 days since the meeting, and STILL NO CALL BACK from MR. CAMUTO, and I would like to add my father has called Mr.

Camuto and left messages at least two different times for Mr. Camuto to call him back. On Friday during the day I decided to go to his office personally and ask about what had been done. Mr. Camuto told me how he had talked to Mr. Pileggi Wednesday morning and Mr. Pileggi did not know what he would like to do, and as soon as he found out he would contact us immediately.

In conclusion I am left no other choice but to take matters into my own hands because my parents and I are tired of being blown off by Mr. Camuto. I would also like to state that in no way am I saying I shouldnt be punished or that the punishment is in appropriate. I would just like to see others who were involved just as much, or more than me be punished to the fullest extent of the school policy as I am. In my opinion there should be many other students sitting out in their spring sport, having their National Honor Society membership revoked, and not attending the prom just like me.

I would like to know since when in this world is telling lies acceptable and telling the truth gets you into ten times as much trouble. Thank you for the time and consideration,.

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