The Wave

Explain Ross's assurance to Principal Owens when he expresses concern about The Wave.

Is this assurance valid?

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Mr. Ross is called to the principal’s office. He is nervous, but to his surprise, Principal Owens is very happy about The Wave—at least at first. When Mr. Ross explains that The Wave is meant to teach students what life was like in Nazi Germany, Principal Owens worries that it is too “open ended” (78) and that it might go too far. However, Mr. Ross thinks that he can put a stop to The Wave whenever he wants because he is the leader. He reassures Principal Owens that The Wave won’t become a problem.

Principal Owens' concern is valid, as Mr. Ross hasn't yet considered many of effects of the experiment.