A Controversial Punishment for Fighting at School (VIDEO)


A Controversial Punishment for Fighting at School (VIDEO)

When two students at Westwood High School in Mesa, Arizona got into a fist fight earlier this week, the principal came up with an unusual punishment: holding hands.

The students chose the hand holding punishment over suspension, and had to sit in the school courtyard for an hour as other students taunted and teased. 

While some support the principal's decision, others say the punishment encouraged bullying by other students and sent an anti-gay message that boys holding hands is an embarassment. 

The school district has issued a relase noting it does not condone the principal's behavior, and will be reviewing the matter as well as going over district protocol regarding student discipline with all administrators.

Read the full story at the Huffington Post >>

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