And You Thought Paddlings Were Bad?


After a rumor started that a 13-year-old student at Okeeheelee Middle School in West Palm Beach had a gun, police searched the boy. They found nothing, but principal David Samore still wanted to question the student. He allegedly put a toy gun to the boy's neck. Samore says he was trying to show the student that even toy guns can frighten people. Samore was suspended for 10 days without pay. When he returned to the school, teachers welcomed him with yellow ribbons, balloons, flowers, and a plaque.