Naples, FL Students Suspended For “Kick A Jew Day”
Ten students from North Maples, FL Middle School were suspended after participating in “Kick a Jew Day”. They received a one-day in-school suspension, parents were called, and there were in-person conferences with parents.
[District spokesman Joe] Landon said until further notice, the school will focus the first 20 minutes of each day on character traits, beginning with respect and kindness. Homeroom teachers will speak with the students about these traits and will focus on bullying prevention, he said. Videos on the topic will be sought out and used as part of the training, he said.
The Collier County School District has a policy on bullying and harassment. It defines bullying as “systematically and chronically inflicting physical hurt or psychological distress on one or more students or employees.”
Harassment is defined as “any threatening, insulting, or dehumanizing gesture, use of data or computer software, or written, verbal or physical conduct directed against a student or school employee that places a student or school employee in reasonable fear of harm to his/her person or damage to his/her property,” among other things.Click here for reuse options!
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