High School Disciplines Boys for Fighting by Making Them Hold Hands

Teenage students in Arizona punished with public humiliation instead of suspension.
1:22 | 11/30/12

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Trying to hide their faces two teenagers holding hands in the courtyard of -- Westwood high everybody laughed out. Game. -- -- get banned the punishment seen as funny by many students on campus the students who witnessed said teenagers are fighting. This was the option they were given to avoid getting suspended. They have developers from. Here like -- -- ambulances have been. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I was in ROTC and we had to because that's like that's. -- -- I think -- -- exit. Picture post -- FaceBook the comments not so funny several people post remarks in the punishment was inappropriate. Sums that it encourages bully type behavior because the kids are subjected to taunting and name calling. Others would even farther saying it sends a negative message to gay students that two males holding hands should be viewed as embarrassing. -- at the school agree it was humiliating. But still thought it was effective. -- an elementary schools will be making told Clinton making these teenagers hold hands instead of actually giving girl. A mesa public school district represented tells me that the district does not condone this kind of punishment. Regardless of whether the students chose the punishment. District officials will be addressing the issue and the policies with the principal. And she holds worth ABC fifteen news.

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