Monday, October 5, 2015

12 year old boy suspended from school for merely staring at a girl

A 12 year old boy was suspended from St. Gabriel Consolidated School for merely staring at a girl. The boy was black and the girl was white but so far it appears that main factor for him being suspended was the fact that he was a boy and she was a girl:
"A 12-year-old boy is suspended from school for 'staring' at another student... The parents filed suit in Hamilton County Common Pleas court to try and get the suspension erased claiming the school didn’t give their son due process.
A Judge denied the claim, which means as of now the suspension of the 12-year-old stands. “The perception is he intimidated her,” said Candice Tolbert, his mother.... Court paper shows the female student "felt fearful.” The incident happened on a Monday.
The school was notified by the girl’s parents on Tuesday.
They allegedly notified the Tolbert’s son on Tuesday, but did not tell the Tolbert’s until Wednesday. By that time, their son had already written an apology letter...
In the letter, the 12-year-old wrote, “I never knew she was scared because she was laughing.” It also read, “I understand I done the wrong thing that will never happen again....
The 12-year-old is Black and the female student is white. We did ask the Tolberts if they felt race played an issue. They said they are not ready to pull out the race card, but are concerned the way their son was treated."

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