Ethics And The Ethical Reasoning Model Essay

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In this case study of Cheerleader or Banished, I will utilize the ethical reasoning model to determine some ethical actions in response to the situation. Starting with step one, we are looking for facts in this case. Students involved include Evan Wilson, an Addison School District graduate and previous athlete; Thomas Phillips a current Addison School District senior that has no extracurricular activities; and Laura Thompson, a current Addison School District senior that is a current cheerleader and volleyball player. Both of the current students have had no documented discipline with the school district and Thompson is a candidate for a six-year medical program. Information received about the incident indicates it occurred on the football field at Addison School District. A truck had turned donuts on the field at the fifty yard line, and the end zones, with fifty feet of chain length fence destroyed. It occurred five days before the season opening game and sometimes before dawn when the principal found it. Evidence points to a truck and witnesses took down the license plate of a truck leaving that area. Why the students committed the crime is somewhat unknown. The students were reported to be inebriated at the time and this probably played a role in their poor judgement, but no other motive is mentioned. The boys report being in the front seat aware of what they were doing and the young lady was passed out. Thompson account agrees with this information. In…

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