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Tennessee student organizes Day of Silence, sent home by school

Matt Hill Comer has the scoop.  Curtis Walsh, a student at David Crockett High School, was sent home early on Wednesday by Principal Henry Marable “for his own safety.” However, that’s not the impression Walsh’s mother had about the matter (Matt has scans of the article here and here).

According to Walsh and his mother, Zina Owens, they were presented with a copy of the school’s code of conduct when she came to pick him up, specifically code 6.306, which says:

“The staff is authorized to take reasonable measures to establish appropriate school behavior ? A student shall not use violence, noise, coercion, threat, intimidation, fear, passive resistance or any other conduct which causes the disruption, interference, or obstruction of any school-sponsored activity, function or event, whether on or off campus. Neither shall s/he urge other students to engage in such conduct.

“A student found guilty of misbehavior may receive punishment ranging from verbal reprimand to suspension and/or expulsion dependent on the severity of the offense and the offender’s prior record.”

Owens said the way she was made to feel was that her son’s conduct was disturbing to the school.

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