Controversy after students kicked out of final exam
Thu, 16 Dec 2010 22:49:26 GMT —
Dozens of students aren't allowed to take their final exams, sparking anger among kids and parents at Monroe High School.
As many as 60 children that were late to school were told they wouldn't be allowed to take the tests.
Parents say it's an extreme punishment, administrators say the children were being unruly.
"Rules are rules, but if they were going to suspend them, why today, the last day that they had to take their finals?" said parent Latonia Jenkins.
Some students being the last day of class thought it was time to celebrate rather than attend to the matters of the day. They refused to go to class in the morning and they were warned by the administration at Monroe High School that if they did not go to class they would be suspended for the day and asked to leave the campus," said R.D. Harter of the Dougherty County School System.
District officials said any student that was given a suspension, will get an opportunity to take make-up exams after the winter break.