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Two Arizona high school students who were caught fighting faced a controversial punishment concocted by their principal: Either endure a suspension, or sit in the school courtyard holding hands while other students shout and throw homophobic slurs at you.
The message here seems to be that there’s nothing more horrific than being perceived as gay.
“Mesa Public Schools is dedicated to maintaining a safe and supportive learning environment. The district has guidelines for appropriate student discipline and our site administrators have the authority to impose consequences within our policies and regulations.”
“The district does not condone the choice of in-school discipline given these students, regardless of their acceptance or willingness to participate. District leadership will address this matter with the school principal and review district protocol regarding student discipline with all administrators."
Originally posted by pacifier2012
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Originally posted by Domo1
Was the intention actually to have students call these two gay, or to make them hold hands as if they were friends? Doesn't seem much different than making two people shake hands after a fight. I really doubt students were encouraged to shout gay slurs.
Obviously not the best idea, but seems like a non event.
Because all gay people are men and also choose to have that type of sex...