Girl Suspended From School Over Razor Incident Allowed To Return

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Sixth-grader Adrionna Harris was suspended because she did not immediately report a razor incident with another student to teachers. (Getty Images)

Sixth-grader Adrionna Harris was suspended because she did not immediately report a razor incident with another student to teachers. (Getty Images)

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (CBS DC) – How far is too far when it comes to zero tolerance rules in school.

That’s the question being asked at a Virginia Beach school district after an incident that left a girl who thought she was doing the right thing.

Last Thursday a student Bayside Middle School pulled out a razor and started cutting his own arm, reports WAVY-TV. Sixth-grader Adrionna Harris convinced him to stop and took the razor away.

She threw the razor into a nearby trash can, but didn’t tell a teacher what happened until the next day.

Instead of rewarding her heroism, the school district suspended Adrionna for 10 days and recommended she be expelled.

“I was shocked and surprised. I was very shocked that a student would get suspended for saving another child,” said Rachael Harris, Adrionna’s mother. “The school system over-reached absolutely.”

But now the school district has reversed course, district officials held a meeting in which they reversed the suspension and reversed their expulsion recommendation.

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