Texas Zero Tolerance
Texas Zero Tolerance
© 2007 Texas Zero Tolerance and the author
About 3 weeks ago (March 2004) I got 10 days of AEP for biting someone. I was just playing around at lunch one day and bit him.  The next day I was called into the office and sat there for an hour until I was finally called into the principal’s office. When I walked into the office I heard a police officer on his 2-way radio saying "You'll have to wait a little while, I'm here at Taylor with an assault case." Until that point I had no idea why I was there.

I sat in Mr. Stock’s office for about an hour, and I must say I held myself up pretty well, until I heard that the only choice they had for me was A-school.

I broke down. I was to be suspended for 3 days (the rest of the week) and I'd start OAC (Opportunity Awarreness Center - KISD's DAEP) on Monday, during the three days of my suspension they were to have a meeting with the school board and decide if what (I) did was acceptable. I had no hopes and neither did my family. I was going to A-school (OAC), and there was nothing anyone could do.

Well, I was sitting at home and the phone rang, it was my principal. He told me that I wasn't going to go to OAC, but that I was only suspended over night and had 10 days of AEP. In the handbook it clearly states that now I can’t try out for drill team, I had planned to do this for quite some time. I just about started to cry again. Now all my hopes have been crushed. Kids make mistakes, and you can't punish them for something they didn't mean to happen.

Biting taken as Major Offense
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