A majority of Sound off callers support the decision of a Brevard County major to suspend 2 smooching fifth-graders because that a day.

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There were 699 reader who called from beforehand Sunday to noon Monday in solution to the question, \"Should fifth-graders be suspended because that kissing in ~ school?\" that those, 424 supported the one-day, in-school suspension that the Atlantis Elementary school duo. There to be 275 callers that disagreed.


\"Public affection is in negative taste,\" according to the institution handbook, which states that students an initial will be warned and, if a 2nd offense occurs, suspended.

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The students claimed they were never ever warned. The primary said the college student weren\"t given a 2nd chance since they violated a 2nd handbook taboo, \"willful disobedience.\"


Concurring v the suspension was Richard Witters, 56, of DeBary. \"Children need to not be expelled or suspended because that kissing, but they must be suspended because that breaking the rules.\"

The worry was a matter of black and also white for plenty of callers, together as mar Klusener, 39, of Orlando. \"There shouldn\"t it is in kissing in ~ school, no issue what the period or the grade. Kids are at school for learning, not kissing.\"

Robin Mallory, 28, of Kissimmee said, \"I\"m the mommy of a fifth-grader. I would certainly freak the end if I discovered that anybody at his institution was kissing in the hallway.\"

Echoing Mallory was Kathi McGee, 36, of Casselberry. \"I wouldn\"t want either the my kids kissing in the hallway at school. Suspension might seem drastic, yet the suggest is, if you permit these youngsters to acquire off (without punishment), next thing, other kids will think kissing is condoned at school. I never kissed a boy until I was in junior high or high school. Ns agree v the one-day suspension 110 percent.\"


Cathy Moghadas, 40, of Winter Springs placed it this way: \"I agree with the suspension. The parents have to be admonished for going versus a school system that is trying come enforce a code of behavior and also ethics. The parents\" behavior demonstrates the the family members hasn\"t taught their kids to have an individual accountability for your actions.\"

Not everyone experienced the worry that way.

Maureen Kiley, 17, of Heathrow was succinct: \"Kids shouldn\"t be kissing in school, but they shouldn\"t it is in suspended because that it.\"

Frieda DiMartino, 65, that Deltona asked, \"Why have to these children be punished because that a an extremely natural point that children do together they flourish up? it should have actually been report to your parents; permit the parents take treatment of it. Allow teachers and principals pay an ext attention to educating.\"

Also opposing the suspension to be Larry Collins, 59, that Apopka. \"It should have actually been handled the method it was when I was farming up: The kids should have actually been spanked, then their parents called.\"

Ben Niren, 82, that Winter Springs said, \"I don\"t check out anything wrong through a peck in the hallway. What\"s next? Expel children for hold hands?\"