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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