“The district believes that the matter should have been handled privately with the student by the assistant principal.”
Absolute drive. The student gave an honest answer to the question.
The assistant principal was clearly discriminating here.
Oops. I meant absolute DRIVEL..
Shame on the assistant principal! THE student had been asked a questio to which he was honestly answering, how can that be an agreed script?
I hope they throw the book at the principal but knowing what the US is like, many people will be congratulating him/her instead!
If there was an agreed script, and it was a competition, then surely that means it was a fix?
The boy was right to chuck the script and be authentic. It’s the assistant principal that should be disciplined.
Couldn’t agree more.
This is probably happening hundreds of times per day in the US schools. Many schools will punish students for what they say outside of class! It’s as if the school thinks they are the military. Sadly, the parents remain silent.
Children will not stop bullying other children until the adults stop bullying… and that’ll never happen.
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I thought America prided itself on. “free speech”, guess that only applies if you’re straight.
“O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave…” but-only-if-you’re-white-straight-christian-republican-male………………………
….Free speech only if it agrees with the WASP (White Anglo Saxon Prod) ideal……
Fullerton California is also a town where the police can get away with murder, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/21/kelly-thomas-death-police-charged_n_974237.html. Fullerton is in Orange County, the southern California Bible belt where Christians also think they can get away with murder.
The tide is turning and young men can speak out and be out! Well done!
In my opinion, this is in a way a good news article…
A kid in school was brave enough to be “out” in front of his whole school. The kid has balls, the assistant principal is shameful
“Should have handled it privately”?
This “apology” is typically lacking. They say that the issue was handled improperly and should have been handled privately, STILL insinuating that the kid did something wrong that needed to be “handled”.