One of the boys in my teenage son's class was suspended for two days today. My son just can't believe it.....
They were all messing around with one of the boys phones. It got passed around the class and finally ended up with the boy sitting next to my son. He decided to send a text to the boy's mother saying "I'm gay".
A little while later a text came back saying "OK, lets talk about it later".
The entire class were in hysterics, including the boy who's phone it was apparently. They just thought it was the funniest thing ever.
Today however, was a different matter. The boy who sent the text was called in to see the Headmaster and told that the mother had found the text deeply distressing and as a result not only had she had to leave work early, but she had a panic attack. The school consequently saw no alternative but to suspend him.
Not good, but a bit extreme don't you think?
My son and his friends are thinking about starting a petition to say just that they think that attitude is verging on the homophobic.
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