Officials with the Pearland, Texas, Independent School District say an administrator, who wasn't named, has been placed on leave for mishandling disciplinary action. A male student showed up at Berry Miller Junior High School with an "M" shaved into his hair, a violation of the school dress code. An administrator told the boy he had three options: call his mother, receive a disciplinary action, or color it in. The boy ended up with the "M" colored in with a marker, though it isn't clear whether the student colored it in or the school staffer. In either case, school officials say that shouldn't have happened and have apologized.
In the best of all possible worlds, such actions wouldn't be necessary. In the current climate, boycotting social media might spark a return to a robust marketplace of ideas.
"I want to be clear that the comments I made are not indicative of who I am or who I've become in the years since."
What happens when cities and counties have their own ideas about a law that authorizes the seizure of guns from people who are mentally ill?
As a Deadline for Legalizing Marijuana in Illinois Approaches, a New Poll Finds Strong Public Support
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