Zero Tolerance for Racism in the School.

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Last week, several students at Bel Air High School, in Bel Air, MD, posted a picture of themselves standing together holding up the word, "n****r." The identities of the children were investigated and the school sent a message to parents noting that disciplinary action was taken for each student. It has been clarified that the students were only suspended for 9 days. The students should be disciplined with zero tolerance in mind. This is what HCPS indicates their policy is pertaining these types of behavior. Expulsion, community service, public apology to their peers, etc are better suited as consequences, instead of a minor suspension, without further consequences. The children get to go back into their environment, without a care. The consequences should be adequate for the age group. They need to be held accountable and this can also be a great opportunity to teach them the impact of their poor decisions.

Would you please join me in standing up to racist bullies. No child should have to go to school in fear of being assaulted, harassed, or degraded because of their skin color, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, and so forth. Please stand with me and ask Principal Gregory Komodor, along with Harford County Public School Administrators, to reconsider the consequences to the seven involved in the situation. We're calling for stiffer consequences because,let's face it, a suspension is just not enough!

 



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