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Do think he should Graduate with the other kids?

Recently there was a incident at my sons high school where another student hit a boy so hard he broke his jaw. It has been all over the news and another parent called the school to inform them that this same student shot at her son two weeks ago. Not only are the parents outraged but some want him expelled and some don't want him at the graduation


Asked by Yellowrose9 at 9:51 AM on Apr. 22, 2009 in Teens (13-17)

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  • expelled?? Ha! No way..... If someone shot at my kid.... I would want them arrested for attempted murder. Expelling him would be a joke!


    Answer by VeronicaLee at 9:55 AM on Apr. 22, 2009

  • no, i dont think he should. if he's that violent he shouldnt be around other people at all.

    Answer by mnadcox at 9:54 AM on Apr. 22, 2009

  • sounds like he needs some help and yes if he hit someone so hard he broke his jaw he should be expelled. we have a zero tolerence at our schools and if anything remotely like that happens they call the cops immediately.

    Answer by jodi205 at 9:55 AM on Apr. 22, 2009

  • or at least assault with a deadly weapon!!


    Answer by VeronicaLee at 9:55 AM on Apr. 22, 2009

  • I would say no he shouldn't. I would be upset if this kid did anything to my children. It isn't one instance it's several. Maybe he can finish school and graduate by completeing what he needs to elsewhere. But I don't think if he has this behavior and could hurt someone he should be allowed at the school.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:56 AM on Apr. 22, 2009

  • I agree!!!!!!!!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:57 AM on Apr. 22, 2009

  • Well, usually they don't get to walk if they even pull a prank, so yeah, I would assume that violent behavior would warrant that as well. Thats the consequence.

    Answer by momofsaee at 10:07 AM on Apr. 22, 2009

  • I think he should get to graduate--as in, earn a diploma, but NOT with the other students. I also think that the graduation ceremony is an honor & is something that is earned, not given. This child clearly needs help but I think at the same time, he needs to opportunity to finish his education. Otherwise, he will be another HS drop out who can't make enough money to support himself. If he can recover from his violent tendencies, then he needs to be able to make a living.

    Answer by funnyface1204 at 11:02 AM on Apr. 22, 2009