This Week in Milford

May 19, 2017

A pitcher that hits

Filed under: Central City Cretins — robmize2013 @ 4:57 pm

And the plot takes a very different turn as a background check on Ryan reveals something the Milford enrollment committee should have seen when they were reviewing his application. I dont know how public schools enroll kids; I went to a Catholic high school and everyone had to take an entrance exam, which was a basic indicator of if you could handle a college-prep school like the one I went to. A couple of my grade-school friends wound up going to a public high school entirely because they didnt score high enough on the exam to warrant admittance at my Catholic school. It wasnt a big school, and only could admit so many freshmen at once. I know they were a little dissapointed, but life went on and they wound up as productive members of society. I know they were smarter then a couple of kids that Were accepted and wound up either leaving the school due to failing grades or other non-academic reasons. Anyway..

I suppose public school admittance has a little more leeway due to more size and the fact that we the taxpayers are funding the tuition that my parents paid to send me to my private high school. Transfers would be a different story; we had a few here and there every year, but none were troublemakers before that I knew of.

Again I figure Gil knew nothing of Ryans past trasngressions, but we’ll find out next time he’s on a panel. Looks like the sports side of this strip is definitely in the back seat for the time being. My next question is what stage of the assault charges are we at in the past city, and was one of the girls in the panel where they are talking about him his victim? (May 2, Panel 2, and May 12, Panel 3)

We also need to find out more details about the incident; was he intoxicated or did the anger issues stem from other life problems like bad parenting, etc. Got a lot on the plate all of a sudden gang..






  1. Woops, things just got dark.

    As far as robmize’s questions about entrance requirements are concerned, in this country, every kid is entitled a free public education, thus the entrance requirement is residency for 999 public schools out of a thousand, the exceptions being specialized schools such as Bronx Science. The other obstacle would have to be a restraining order or something similar, but neither appears to be the case here, unless there is a yet unannounced probation officer behind the bushes.

    I am thinking of van Auken’s downcast “ask me how I know,” or words to that effect, when Gil told him losing your cool is unproductive. I suspect we have a kid who made a bad mistake and is trying to work it off. What’s going on in court or with probation is pure speculation: in some jurisdictions he might be awaiting trial while in others there might be the old and thoroughly discredited haha boys will be boys ethos.

    But as I say, things just got dark.

    Comment by vaganova — May 19, 2017 @ 5:27 pm

  2. I get my jollies reading the nonsense on the board in panel 1, Svbject e.g…. and in panel 2 teacher has banjo eyes…

    Comment by George P Burdell — May 19, 2017 @ 7:48 pm

  3. Yes, a decidedly morbid turn here. Looks like we’re going to get away from high school dating hi-jinks and love triangles and into a serious issue again, torn from the pages of today’s headlines.

    What are the odds that our cub reporter tails Ryan van Auken, and catches him singing along to a Katy Perry tune with his own lyrics, “I hit a girl….. and I liked it!” Now that would be a twist.

    Comment by Moon Mullins — May 20, 2017 @ 12:20 am

  4. Hey Moon, song parodies are my turf. Rubin’s making this hard to snark on. We will give it the old college try nonetheless. Today’s post forthcoming.

    Comment by teenchy — May 20, 2017 @ 11:47 am

  5. Well I don’t know about Milford but in these parts access to police records concerning juveniles are pretty restricted. Don’t think she’s going to be able to see the police report. If she does and reports on it then the school would be liable. That teacher should know it.

    Comment by lester — May 20, 2017 @ 1:54 pm

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