Schools are giving out suspensions like they're pencils. Actually, scratch that -- considering the amount of pencils I end up buying from my kids, schools are actually more generous with suspensions than they are with pencils.
Just look at some of the most recent cases of kids being suspended: There was that honor student suspended for hugging his friend, the young cancer survivor suspended for growing her hair for charity, and, my personal favorite, the 6-year-old who got suspended for singing LMFAO's "I'm Sexy and I Know It." Oh, and don't forget about the high school seniors who got suspended for that no-damage Post-It note prank!
Honestly, I could go on for days. But I won't, because then I wouldn't be able to tell you about the latest ridiculous reason a kid got suspended: For shaving the image of a basketball player into his hair.
12-year-old Patrick Gonzalez of Woodlake Hills Middle School in San Antonio, Texas, was suspended for shaving the image of his favorite basketball player, Matt Bonner of the San Antonio Spurs, into his hair.
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Um, why? Because it was considered "distracting." According to his mom Rose, she even got permission from the school for the $75 haircut beforehand -- so she was pretty peeved when her son ended up having to shave his head bald in order to go back to school.
So yet another pointless punishment, but this one has a happy ending: Matt Bonner was so flattered by the haircut, calling it "the nicest thing a fan has ever done for me," that he made sure Gonzalez was rewarded with playoff tickets and a bunch of autographed gear. (Bonner and Gonzalez are both redheads, by the way.)
At least his mom's $75 didn't go to waste.
Do you think schools are going suspension crazy?
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