Someone from my school had been expelled from school for a week for not understanding computers, because... (Please note I was not present)
He wanted to get on the computers, so he turned it on and somehow he got onto the BIOS (Which can easily be done if leaning on the computer ect, have you ever done it by accident?). He had no clue how to get out of it, so he attempted to get out of the BIOS (Which can be hard to do), he was (I assume) using the arrow keys to get to the exit section (which is in text not a menu item), however he got on the supervisor password section and three digits were in the field, whether he was trying to guess the password to get out or pressing down, or writing EXIT, who knows. An ICT teacher saw him (none were around) and accused him for malliciously attempting to lock the HDD, he had know idea what that meant, and how he did it. The head teacher and 2 ICT teachers were having a right go at him, saying he was doing it malicously and how you cant do it by accident. Any PC n00b can do anything by accident!
He asked me to help him, and realy, what can I do? I said he did hit by accident and its very simple to press keys to get to it, and that he had no clue about computers, however the Head Teacher was not taking any of that saying the evidence was right infront of him and that it would of cost alot of time and money to repair if he had pressed enter (which is not true as you have to exit, how can you exit and save if you dont know how to!!!).
What are your opinions, how would you fight your case, because this guy has no idea how to support himself except by saying "I dont know how that got there, it loaded and I tried to exit but couldnt, I know what it looks like...". I feel very sorry for him, as he is an A level student and it would be nice to prove two ICT teachers wrong (Head teacher was only going by what they said as he has no clue!).
What are you? For the Head Teacher or the A-level Student? And what would you recommend his best argument to prevent a week suspension?
Last edited by MrKule
on Fri Oct 08, 2004 3:26 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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