And on the subject of schools, can you even believe this story? Outrageous:
Northwest schools officials agreed to allow Byron Nelson High School junior Kyler Robertson to return to classes on Thursday. That effectively ends his three-day suspension after being accused on Tuesday of being under the influence of marijuana.
Kyler, 16, attended classes Tuesday -- two days after his father was stabbed to death during an argument in northwest Tarrant County. His eyes were bloodshot and teary and school officials believed he was under the influence of marijuana.
A drug test performed later that day showed no evidence of marijuana.
Kyler’s mother, Cristy Fritz, said she wants the Northwest school district to remove the suspension from his records and apologize for how they handled the situation, which she said showed a “lack of compassion.”
She was told she must file a complaint to get the records changed and is unhappy that the dispute is continuing. [Emphasis added--E.M.]
The young man's father died tragically two days earlier, and teachers thought he came to class with red, bloodshot eyes because of marijuana? Excuse me, but what exactly were they smoking?
I don't even know what to say about stories like these, anymore. That a son grieving his father's death would be accused of displaying marijuana use instead of, you know, grief in his classroom two days later just boggles the mind. And this public school is in my part of the world--just so you know what the public schools around here are like.
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