Monday, May 21, 2007

School Suspends the Student Victim of a False Rumor

The Tennessee High School is sure on the ball here. A friend of student Michael Taylor was mad at him, so the friend started a rumor that Michael had a gun and was going to shoot one of his friends. The rumor started the day after Virginia Tech incident. Last week, Taylor overheard some students talking about some graffiti at the school that warned about a school attack. He joined the students, and told them he had not seen the graffiti.

When the school heard about the rumor about a school attack, did they close the school? Nope; having heard the earlier rumor about Michael, they suspended him from school. How does that make the school safer? Why not suspend the kid who started the first rumor, and try to find out who wrote the graffiti?

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