AZ School Criticized for Giving Students Choice Between Suspension and Holding Hands

· November 30, 2012


A photo of the two Westwood High students carrying out their punishment was posted on several social networking sites, where users criticized the school for setting the teens up for possible bullying by their peers.

“Kids were laughing at them and calling them names asking, ‘are you gay,’” one student who witnessed the incident told ABC 15. “I’ve been in ROTC and it’s no different than some of the stuff you have to do there. It works,”

commented another student.

The “corporal punishment” lasted only about an hour, but one of the students, 14-year-old Charles Crockett, says he’s been ditching cla@$$@ ever since to avoid being teased.

“They was making fun of me and everything and I just wanted to yell at them but I couldn’t,” he told KPHO. “I just put my head down.”

Crockett, who admits to instigating the fight with a sopho**re named Julio during P.E. class, says he was also told that another fight could result in permanent expulsion.

Reacting to the negative response, the Mesa Public School District released a statement saying it

“does not condone the choice of in-school discipline given these students, regardless of their acceptance or willingness to participate,”

and will be reviewing the matter with the school’s principal.

That’s a tough decision, which one would you have chosen?

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Discussion7 Comments

  1. damn i don’t wanna laugh but still…easy i would’ve told them to suspend me. stay at home and order some food from jason’s deli and play 2k13 for the time i’m out of school haha.

  2. BrownSugar says:

    You’re gonna have to suspend me or give me ISS. No way, I’m gonna sit there & hold hands w/ someone who beat my butt.

  3. WJJ says:

    Kids are such sissy’s now a days!

  4. williedynamite says:

    I remember me and my best friend used to fight each other everyday at recess lol… one time we got caught, teacher said we either had to hug each other or get detention and parents called… this nygga started to say hell nah, but I hit him with a bear hug before he could even finish lol smh

  5. Aaron says:

    Yeah, I’m taking the suspension all day everyday. This picture just looks all kinds of bad.

  6. Buuurrrdddeee says:

    man im holding hands quick, people so homophobic nowadays lol. hold hands and say a long prayer/grace and call it a day. I wouldnt take a suspension, even in Junior high and HS i hated school but thats where the action was, aww yea dont forget the education part. Lastly, my peoples would b on my ass if i was suspended for some bs. It would b no playing games or watching tv, str8 manual labor smh. Hold hands for an hour? please thats nothing

  7. tyuaza says:

    really i have no shame and i plainly dont care i’ll take the bargaining i’ll hold the nigga hand

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