> I think the issue in the UK, is that if you are in a school
> uniform, you are representing the school, so any witnessed acts
> of misbehaviour is reflected upon the school. Thus, the school
> can see fit to try and reprimand teh pupil even if they outside
> teh school property.
> It swings both ways though. I went to a high school with a
> poor reputation for behaviour. Often though, pupils in school
> uniform outside of school grounds would be reported to the
> school for doing nice things, like helping elderly lady's on
> the street with bags, or such things.
Exactly the same in Ireland. This is what came to mind when first reading CA's post. However, I don't think American school kids wear uniforms. Maybe CA could confirm.