Students Suspended for Biking to School
Principal says mass ride was a prank
A high school principal in Michigan on Tuesday suspended 65 seniors for biking to their last day of classes. Principal Katharine Pennington suspended the students for the day, told them they could not participate in Wednesday’s traditional senior walk, and threatened to keep them from attending graduation. Pennington cited safety reasons and traffic delays for imposing the suspension. The students, however, had secured a police escort for the ride and were accompanied by Alpine Township’s mayor, who rode alongside in a car and handed out donuts. The punishments have since been rescinded and students who missed scheduled final exams will be allowed to retake them without penalty.
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