An Inclusive Litany

5/2/02

Becca Johnson, an honor-roll student at Mellon Middle School in Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania, became upset when she scored a D on a vocabulary test. Johnson was suspended from school after a teacher spotted a crude stick-figure drawing she subsequently made of the teacher who gave her the test and a substitute teacher, both depicted with arrows through their heads. Becca's parents contested the school's decision that the drawings constituted "terrorist threats."

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