Student Given Outrageous Punishment for Having Squirt Gun at School

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A 16-year-old, Alabama girl has been expelled from Prattville High School for having a water gun on campus.

Not simply suspended for bringing the toy….No, she has been permanently expelled from the school! While she should not have had the squirt gun on school property, it is absolutely outrageous that she was expelled.


SF Gate reports:

The Autauga County Board of Education expelled Sara Allena “Laney” Nichols in February for a year from all schools in the county and she was banned from school property and any extra-curricular activities for the same period. Her mother, Tara Herring, admits she had the water gun on campus, but questions the severity of the punishment.

Superintendent Spence Agee declined comment, citing system policy forbidding comments on any disciplinary actions relating to students.

Herring said, “She’s 16 and doesn’t know what it means when you

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