Students suspended from school have been making headlines like crazy
the last few weeks. We’re taking a look at just a few of them and asking YOU to
make the ultimate decision: Are they fair? Should the students have been
suspended, or would another punishment be more appropriate? Tell us what you
think in the comments and debate it out (politely), babes!
#1 In the line of fire
Two boys were suspended from now until June—that’s the entire school
year—for shooting each other with Airsoft guns in one of the boy’s front yards.
Airsoft guns are realistic firearm replicas that shoot plastic pellets. Details
#2 Quite a shock
A second-grader was suspended for four days after he brought a novelty
pen on board his school bus. The pen, which emitted a slight electric shock
when its cap was pressed, was considered a weapon. The boy is now sueing the
school district. Details
#3 A sticky situation
A trio of students were suspended after they handed out stickers and
leaflets that were considered by the district to be a terrorist threat. The
stickers featured the phrase “Revolution is coming” and Guy Fawkes masks, as
seen in the movie V for Vendetta, and
the leaflets discussed unresolved issues between the student body and the
school board. Details
#4 A point of contention
A boy was suspended for 10 days after he realized he had accidentally
brought a pocket knife, which he had been using earlier to cut branches, in his
pocket to a school football game. As soon as he saw it was there, he turned it
in to a security guard and explained what happened. He was removed from the
game and on Monday, kicked out of school for 10 days. Details
#5 Time out!
All 80 players on a Utah football team were suspended (just from the
team, not from school) for poor academic performance and cyberbullying. While
their coach knew they weren’t cutting it, grade-wise, when he heard that some
had been bullying others on the social site Ask.fm, that was the last straw.
Students are being allowed to play if they participate in community service,
take character education classes and extra study hall sessions. Details
Tell us, babes: Which
suspensions do you think are right on the money, and which are overkill? Share
your thoughts in the comments—and please be respectful of each other’s
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BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 9/27/2013 1:35:00 PM
POSTED IN In the News, bullying, gun control