Texas Study Shows Majority of Middle, High School Students Suspended or Expelled

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You don't mess with Texas, and, if you're in school there, you definitely don't wanna mess with the administration.
The New York Times reports a study by the Council of State Governments released earlier this we...
Also noted: Minority students faced harsher punishments more often than white students.

Iowa School District Suspends Home-Schooled First Grader

A home-schooled boy was suspended for bringing a live shotgun shell to a Des Moines, Iowa, school program. Credit: Corbis
Hearing about a child being suspended in violation of a school's no-weapons policy isn't exactly surprising in this day an...

Student, Teacher Face Discipline Over Separate Facebook Postings

Maybe your mother was right. If you don't have something nice to say, perhaps you shouldn't say it all, at least not on Facebook. As recent incidents have illustrated, school disputes are being played out on the social networking site, and at le...

Discipline Report: Boy, 6, Suspended For Carrying Camping Silverware; Florida Couple Arrested For Washing Child's Mouth Out With Soap

Friends and strangers are rallying around the family of a Newark, Dela., boy who was suspended for bringing a camping utensil that contained a fork, spoon and knife to school. Zachary Christie, 6, intended to use the utensil to eat his pudding ...

Dad calls from Iraq, son gets suspended

Master Sgt. Morris Hill is serving his country in Iraq, a long way away from his beloved sons back in Texas. Luckily, these days, we have the means for people on opposite sides of the planet to talk to each other in real time, almost without regard t...

Student given detention for hugging her friends

This trend towards banning hugging at school has me a little worried. Ellie is a big time hugger. She hugs everyone she knows all the time. I've talked to her about it and warned her that some kids aren't comfortable with all that affection, but she'...

Student suspended for relieving himself in classroom

A 14-year old California student has been suspended after he urinated into a Gatordate bottle in the corner of his high school classroom. Upon first glance, this seems fairly reasonable grounds for suspension, but Michael Patterson says that he was d...

Teen turns in gun, gets expelled in return

In a stunning example of how no good deed goes unpunished, thirteen-year-old Ryan Morgan has been expelled from Troy Middle School because he turned in a gun he found in the bathroom. Ryan says he and a friend found the pellet gun in the school's bat...

Hot sauce: now a weapon?

My husband has an uncle that swears he can take the heat of any hot sauce. For awhile, we had fun trying to find the "hottest" brand we could find and giving it to him as a present. Remembering his uncle, this story about two girls that got suspended...

Update: Squirt gun suspension overturned

Well, it seems that Blogging Baby's readers are not the only ones who thought that a ten-day suspension was too harsh a punishment for a first grader who brought a cheap, orange squirt gun to school. The Kansas City, Missouri school district thinks s...


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