Trending: Federal Government Forces School to Rip Out Boys Baseball Bleachers Because They Are Nicer Than The Girl Softball Team's Stands

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Plymouth, Michigan – The U.S. Department of Education forced the removal of bleachers at the boys' baseball field because the facilities were too nice compared to the girls' softball field, WJBK reported.

The seats were installed six years ago by boosters, but WJBK reported that the U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights received a complaint. The school was investigated, cited and agreed to remove the bleachers.

WJBK's full report is attached to this post.

Here's part of what Local Patch blogger Bryan Bentley  had to say about the issue:

Parents were simply trying to help out. They couldn't see the games clearly, because they had to watch through a chain link fence. A group of parents got together, raised the money, and bought the new bleachers. They then got together, and put forth the effort to actually build this beautiful seating deck as well.

This is called taking the bull by the horns, and solving a problem. This is all about being part of the solution, and not part of the problem. This is a group of great parents, and giving citizens, making a positive difference that will last for many years to come. They didn't ask for money, they didn't ask for help, they just saw a need, and went about addressing it. Then the US Government came in and tore it all down.

These folks should be getting recognition, and a nice certificate at a school board meeting, but instead, they are getting slapped in the face by the US Government.

Read Bryan's complete blog post here.

Kevin Lambrix April 02, 2014 at 03:00 PM
Will they next destroy the boy baseball players because they are stronger, faster and yes, better than the girls?
Kevin April 02, 2014 at 03:03 PM
Sorry Vindaloo,but to be frank,you're an idiot,and I'm sure an Obama supporter. Anybody with an iota of common sense would be able to see how ridiculous this is,but your a liberal social engineer,so its to be expected.
Rosanne April 03, 2014 at 06:53 AM
Bryan ,I couldn't have said it better.! What a crazy thing to do! And we wonder where our priorities are?
WINEGUY51 April 03, 2014 at 11:16 AM
This is a perfect example of how liberal minds think" from the mouth of a white racist Nazi hatemonger..tell us all about how wonderful dick cheney is daddy!
Kevin April 03, 2014 at 04:38 PM
Hey WINEGUY1,maybe its time to start going easy on that stuff,eh slick?


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