Virginia Middle Schooler Nearly Expelled for Taking Razor from Classmate

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY/CNN) - Kids are taught that honesty is the best policy, but that didn't turn out to be the case for a middle schooler in Virginia, at first.

The last week has been full of ups and downs for Adrionna Harris, a student at Bayside Middle School in Virginia Beach. Last Thursday, she saw a classmate cutting his arm with a razor, so she convinced him to stop and took the razor away.

The next day, she told school administrators what happened. The school responded differently than Harris expected: She was suspended for 10 days, citing its zero tolerance policy.  The school system also said Harris faced expulsion.

"I was shocked and surprised. I was very shocked that a student would get suspended for saving another child," said Rachael Harris, Adrionna’s mother. "The school system over-reached absolutely."

The family wasn't getting any answers as it protested Adrionna's suspension and possible expulsion.

So, the family reached out to WAVY, a news station in Virginia Beach.  The news story reached far beyond Virginia, and Virginia Beach's public school system took a pummeling on social media.

Through more twists and turns, Harris got good news late this week.  Late Thursday, March 20, Adrionna learned her record will be cleared. She returned to school today.

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  • Frank

    Makes you really wonder why kids are in the shape they’re in, if you do the right thing you’l usually end up in more trouble.

  • freak-out

    Starting to sound like the crazy bs limestone county schools pull all the time. A teacher bullying students is apparently okay too. Just like principals who steal from the county school system and innocent teachers who get accused of harming a child. Something is very wrong with this world.

    • Branko Pezdi

      Clarification: something is very wrong with the world LIBERALS run. This incident is merely the latest in an infinitely long list of examples.

      • Token

        That’s right! None of this would have happened if there had been armed guards in that dagnab school with ak-47s and grenades. We should also give the children .45s for protection, if she had shot the boy he wouldn’t have had a chance to cut himself. DONT TREAD ON ME HURR DURR

      • Cheryl

        You’re an idiot who brings politics into EVERYTHING. Congrats on making the GOP look very VERY stupid.

  • Zoeanna

    This is the very reason why parents are teaching their kids to “don’t get involved”. I would be proud too if this were my daughter. Way to go Adrionna!

  • cathy bliss

    I still don’t under stand why they suspended her in the first place , What was she spposes to do sit thare and watch him hurt him self….and where was the teacher ? This is so stupid that little girl should have gotten a pat on the back or made an exsample of that this is what you do the right thing not sit thare and watch as some one hurts them selfs …what a bunch of crap…”She did the right thing” !

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