Arizona Principal who ordered students to hold hand under fire

Arizona Principal who ordered students to hold hand under fire

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Today, students of the High School held a rally in support of Principal Richards. Today, students of the High School held a rally in support of Principal Richards.
Westwood High School Principal Tim Richards ordered two students to publicly hold hands for an hour or face suspension for fighting during gym class. Westwood High School Principal Tim Richards ordered two students to publicly hold hands for an hour or face suspension for fighting during gym class.

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Students are rallying around an Arizona principal under fire for punishing two fighting male students by making them publicly hold hands.

KTVK-TV reports (http://bit.ly/UkxkgH) that students at Westwood High School in Mesa, Ariz., have planned a rally in support for Principal Tim Richard.

Richard recently ordered to two students to publicly hold hands for an hour or face suspension.

The boys were teased and pictures of them holding hand were posted on social media.

Westwood senior Elizabeth Engle, who organized the rally, says possible suspensions would have ruined the students' record.

The Mesa Public School District says they don't support the punishment and will address the matter with the principal.

 

Information from: KTVK-TV, http://www.azfamily.com/

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