Friday, November 23, 2007

Student suspended for 10 days for saying "noose"

He said that he knew how to tie a noose but he wouldn't because he didn't want to get into trouble. Little did he know that just talking about a noose would get him suspended. Amazing! Kids actually hit other kids and nothing happens to them but say the word "noose" and you get kicked out of school for 10 days.

Travis Grigsby loves playing drums, but he and his friend Alex Coday weren't able to play for two weeks after they were suspended. It started after the band's performance at a football game. Some kids on the drum line said they were talking about the best knots to use to tie up the drum equipment.

"Someone asked if anybody knew how to tie a noose and Travis did admit he knew how to tie a noose," Kim Grigsby said.

Travis' mom said her son is almost an Eagle Scout, he knew how to tie it, but told his friends he wouldn't because you could get in trouble for that. Later, a black student on the drum line told the teacher he was offended.

"Travis was accused of using a racial slur for saying the word 'noose.' Then he was suspended for 10 days," Kim said.