Zero tolerance=Zero braincells.
School to Review Policy After Expulsion Over Advil
Thursday, December 11, 2003
BENTON, La. — The Bossier Parish School Board will take a second look at its punishment policy for students caught with over-the-counter medications on campus.
In November, sophomore Amanda Stiles was expelled from Parkway High School after Advil was found in her purse. The school system has since been the target of a barrage of critical telephone calls and e-mails.
School board president Kenneth Wiggins said he hopes to have a report on the state law regarding student discipline by Friday.
"If there is leeway to provide us some discretion in how we implement the policy, we would take a serious look at that," Wiggins said. "We want to do the right thing. We shall do the right thing."
Current school system policy requires a mandatory one-year expulsion for possessing any type of drug. School board member Henry Burns said he's wanted the policy review since a similar expulsion several months ago.
"I've probably mentioned it a dozen times that we needed to take a look at it simply because the punishment needs to fit the crime," Burns said.
What a bunch of freaking morons.