Is this a plot hole


Ok remember the scene where Clifford goes and asks the teacher about Ricky, here is the thing though she tells him what happened. Now I thought that sort of information was private and not something you could just share with another student. Isn't what that teacher was doing illegal?

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Maybe not really illegal, but something that ethically, she should not have done. But maybe she felt it was necessary, that she was helping somehow.

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I was probably reported in the newspaper/local tv news when it happened (such accidental shootings are usually reported in the local news) and she was just repeating what had already been made public to help cliff understand what linderman had been through.

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It was also 1980 when this was released. The good old days were not as politically correct as they are now. No one got their panties in a bunch over that kind of crap 30 years ago.

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Exactly. The counselor guy says it well when he tells Cliff something like ... We're not as sheltered here as at Southside, but we're not as rigid, either. Teachers used to be (and the good ones still are) kinda like parents. They're looking out for you and will bend the rules a bit if they can see the bigger picture calls for it.

Something like that, anyway, is my take on it.

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I thought that Ms. Jump handled it quite well. I believe she says something like "Well, let me tell you what I DO know..." to rebut a lot of the B.S. and tall tales that Clifford was hearing from other students.

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It's not illegal. Nor is it a plot hole.

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