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Student takes razor from classmate hurting himself, gets suspended and faces expulsion

Posted by on Mar. 20, 2014 at 4:38 PM
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Last week, Virginia Beach, Virginia sixth grader Adrionna Harris noticed her classmate doing something terrible – he was cutting his arm with a small razor. The Bayside Middle School student knew that was wrong, so she stepped in and took the razor away, and threw it out. It was an act that one might think would earn her praise from her school.

As WAVY 10 On Your Side News reports, it instead earned her a suspension and possible expulsion. That’s right, Adrionna received a 10-day suspension, the only reason being because she had admitted what happened. With the weapon disposed, it was her truthfulness that led to the punishment.

Adrionna’s mother, Rachel Harris, is understandably frustrated with the school’s actions.

She told WAVY, “I felt she did the right thing…There was not a teacher in sight while this boy was cutting himself. She felt like it was almost a 911 situation, that she had to help immediately, like there wasn’t time to find a teacher…The school system over-reached absolutely.” As Adrionna herself put it, “…I was just trying to help.” (WAVY) On top of not agreeing with the school’s severe punishment, Rachel was not happy with the lack of response she was getting.

She told the station her calls were not being returned. Finally, when WAVY started inquiring, the school started to get in touch with Rachel. Currently, a hearing regarding the suspension is scheduled for today. The Harrises hope for Adrionna’s immediate return to the classroom. (WAVY) So, with all this turmoil, would Adrionna do it all over again? Knowing how quick she was to act to help a classmate, her answer isn’t all that surprising. She told the station, “Even if I got in trouble, it didn’t matter because I was helping him … I would do it again even if I got suspended, yes.”


from yahoo.com


by on Mar. 20, 2014 at 4:38 PM
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LoveMyBoyK
by Ruby Member on Mar. 20, 2014 at 4:41 PM
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Good.  I am getting so tired of all these stories about kids doing the right thing, being honest, and getting in trouble for being good citizens.  This country is going totally insane!! 

AdrianneHill
by Platinum Member on Mar. 20, 2014 at 4:43 PM
What excuse did they use? Because she admitted touching it? Did the kid who brought the razor to school also get in trouble or get committed? Or did he get away with it because he denied touching it? Who told that she had thrown away a razor? This is just stupidity all around.
tanyainmizzou
by on Mar. 20, 2014 at 4:43 PM

That's what happens when you have to have zero tolerance policies because sue happy parents will screw the district.

shuturpiehole
by Bronze Member on Mar. 20, 2014 at 4:45 PM

BUMP!

Sekirei
by Nari Trickster on Mar. 20, 2014 at 5:02 PM


Quoting LoveMyBoyK:

Good.  I am getting so tired of all these stories about kids doing the right thing, being honest, and getting in trouble for being good citizens.  This country is going totally insane!! 

agreed

shuturpiehole
by Bronze Member on Mar. 20, 2014 at 5:07 PM

BUMP!

Sisteract
by Whoopie on Mar. 20, 2014 at 5:33 PM

And run to the media

Quoting tanyainmizzou:

That's what happens when you have to have zero tolerance policies because sue happy parents will screw the district.


stormcris
by Christy on Mar. 20, 2014 at 7:09 PM

Stupid people and policy

shuturpiehole
by Bronze Member on Mar. 20, 2014 at 7:37 PM

BUMP!

UpSheRises
by Platinum Member on Mar. 20, 2014 at 8:00 PM
I dont think a 6th grader has the training or expertise to provide intervention for another child who is cutting. It was dangerous for her to take his razor and its not the approach any professional would take.

She should have told an adult
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