Friday, November 30, 2007

When Students Throw Crayons At Their Teachers

They get in trouble down in the Sunshine State:(Don't miss the video if you go!)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A north Florida teenager is facing serious charges Friday morning for throwing a crayon at his teacher.

Taewon Little, 14, admitted he threw the crayon at his teacher at the Philip Randolph Academy in Jacksonville, but doesn't believe he should be charged with a crime. Little faced a judge for third degree battery charges and has been kicked out of school.

He and his mother said the school overreacted, but the principal disagrees.

"We are committed to providing a safe environment that is conducive to learning," said Rhonda Motley, the principal.

"He's not a child that you have in the office everyday," Robyn Little, Taewon's mother, said.

The school said Taewon will be allowed back once he completes courses in an alternate learning program.
So... Did the school overreact?

You make the call!