Sources report that students wearing
"TEAM AVERY -- SUPPORT LSM FREEDOM OF SPEECH"
t-shirts at Lewis S. Mills High School in Burlington
were forced to remove said shirts last week.
[Avery Doninger is the student with a backbone who has been subjected to harassment and intimidation by school officials.]
Are Principal Karissa Niehoff and Superintendent Paula Schwartz
trying to run a Hitler Youth Camp and churn out little Nazis with this
campaign of fear, suppression and intimidation?
How will taxpayers and citizens evaluate the so-called educators' character and performance in light of draconian punishment for free speech, activism and questioning of authority?
What does this case say about the integrity of state certification for administrators?
Students are reporting it is RIP Democracy time at Lewis Mills.
What happened to the write-in vote for the student [Avery Doninger] who was arbitrarily and capriciously banned from the student council election? Has this evidence been protected or destroyed?
Only a totalitarian state and a spineless citizenry would tolerate a corrupt bureaucracy that creates unwritten rules to punish its constituency.
The cavalry is on the way.
Editor's Note: Some comments at Channel 30 link cite prior bad acts by administration. See right hand column, 5-24-07, Do you think punishment was too harsh?