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Thank you for the comments.  Case files # 1 was about two girls fighting.  At first look, it appeared that both students were equally responsible, and both would be appropriately disciplined.  After a closer look on the cameras, it appeared that one student was much more responsible than the other.  You can read the case file here.

The answer is simple.  Student 2 was suspended and student 1 was not.  Many would be surprised and think that because of “automatic suspension for fighting” policies both would be suspended.  There really is no such thing as an “automatic suspension” policy.  Some individual principals have such a policy, but even then, principals have a lot of autonomy in such situations.  In most cases, the automatic suspension policy is because, it is usually difficult if not impossible to determine if there is one and only one student responsible. In most cases, both students share some of the blame.  This blame is not necessarily for the actual altercation, but in the days and sometimes weeks leading up to the incident.

This case, however, was very clear. I welcome your comments.

Look for more Case files coming soon!

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