...You got it, the boy was expelled from school. Rhett Parham is an autistic student at Hillcrest Middle School and he loves to play the cartoon video game called "Bomberman". So, one day in class, he began doodling and drew a picture of one of the bombs from his favorite game with the word "bomb" written below the picture.
Hillcrest, practicing their "zero tolerance" policy promptly suspended Rhett for two days, even though they admitted to his mother they knew he was not a violent threat to others but told her they were worried about "perception". Amy Parham took her complaint to the local TV station who aired the story.
School officials, perhaps then worried about people's "perception" of them, lifted the suspension after a hearing which determined the drawing of the bomb was "linked to his autism".
What do you think? Should Rhett have been suspended in the first place? Is this another example of zero tolerance gone too far? Comment on facebook.