School Board Won’t Reverse Fourth-Grader’s Suspension for BB Gun Incident During Virtual School
In September, Louisiana’s Jefferson Parish Public Schools suspended a 4th grader—Ka’Mauri Harrison—for six days because he allowed a BB gun to briefly appear on his screen during virtual Zoom school. On Friday, the school board declined to remove the suspension from his permanent record, according to local news.
They did change the six-day suspension to a three-day suspension plus three unexcused absences, which was entirely unacceptable to Harrison’s father, who stormed out at the end of the lengthy meeting:
The Woodmere Elementary fourth-grader said he was moving the BB gun so his brother didn’t trip on it when his teacher saw in during a virtual classroom session.
The Harrisons have argued their home is not an extension of Ka’Mauri’s classroom. The school system has stood its ground and refused to change his record.
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