Students not held accountable for actions

Published 10:31 am Friday, March 30, 2018

To the Editor:

I feel as though the discipline within our school systems is being overlooked or brushed under the rug.

A video that was taken during the walkout that took place at Southampton Middle School a few weeks ago has surfaced.

The video is of the student saying she has a Glock in her pocket. At no point should this be acceptable, especially in our current situation as a country. A parent followed through with the issue and was told that the issue was handled but understands the student was not expelled because she was not found to be a threat.

Had this happened several years ago the student would have been expelled from school for the remainder of this year with a hearing for the following school year before they could return.

This, however, is not the first instance that I have heard about a punishable offense going unpunished.

We want to know why today’s young people are offended so easily, why they believe they are entitled to something or why they act out. This is why: They are not held accountable for their actions nor are they punished for them.

The principals and vice principals in our schools should not have to fear of hurting someone’s feelings when disciplining a student.

They must learn that their actions have consequences and that they will be followed through with every time.

Jessica Moore