Suspension

A boy suspended for humming the National Anthem

I met with Ted Griffin, Philip Malloy, and Mr. Malloy. They told me that Philip was suspended for singing the National Anthem during announcements while it was playing. He was kicked out of Mrs. Narwin's classroom not once, but 3 times! Phil told me that they have a rule that you can't sing "The Star-Spangled Banner." After I met with them, I spoke to Mrs. Narwin, Dr. Seymour, Dr. Doane, and Dr. Palleni.


First, I spoke to Dr. Seymour. When I asked him if he had a rule against singing "The Star-Spangled Banner", he said "Of course not. Whatever gave you that idea? The answer is no. We do not have such a rule. Absolutely"


Next, I spoke to Dr. Doane. She said "I'm not sure that I should be discussing this matter with you. Records regarding our children are of a confidential nature. I don't know the particulars of this situation. You've only just informed me about it. I see no reason to be talking to a reporter about a student's problem. In any case, it doesn't seem to have happened. The superintendent told you we have no such rule."


I also spoke with Dr. Palleni. He told me "No comment."


Last, I spoke to Mrs. Narwin who seems to be the cause of all of this. She told me that "The boy was creating a serious disturbance."


This is the only information that I've been informed with. I'll let you know more once I do some more research.