Petition statement to be delivered to Principal, St. Gabriel Consolidated Schools and Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr, Archdioces of Cincinnati

No suspensions for staring!

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No suspensions for staring!

To be delivered to Principal, St. Gabriel Consolidated Schools and Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr, Archdioces of Cincinnati

Petition Statement

We demand St. Gabriel Consolidated Schools wipe the suspension from our son's record. No child should be suspended from school for playing the staring game with a classmate. End of the criminalization of childhood behavior and let kids be kids!
There are currently 1,479 signatures. NEW goal - We need 2,000 signatures!

Petition Background

We were shocked when our 12 year old son was suspended from his Cincinnati area Catholic school for playing a staring game with a girl in his class.

Even though the other student participated and laughed throughout the game, school administrators suspended our son because they claim he ‘intimidated’ her. We feel our son has been targeted for unfair treatment because other students in the school have behaved inappropriately, but were not punished.

In addition to making him feel like a criminal for playing a game, this suspension is on our son's permanent academic record, making it difficult for him to get into other private schools or even a college.

We work hard to raise our children right, sending them to private school, involving them in activities and helping with their homework. Our children deserve better than this.

We are working to clear our son's record with support from you and the 'Let Kids Be Kids' campaign from Families and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children (FFLIC).

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