"I'm just sayin" is apparently no excuse for the administrators at a San Francisco charter school, reports Business Insider
17-year-old student Courtni Webb of Life Learning Academy wrote in her personal notebook that she "understands" the killings that took place in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, and that she "knows why he [Adam Lanza] pulled the trigger."
"Why are we oppressed by a dysfunctional community of haters and blamers?" she asked in a controversial poem, which prompted her teacher, who discovered it, to hand it over to the principal, who then suspended Webb until further notice. It's a move Webb and her mother say goes too far, and stifles free speech.
"I feel like I've really been made to look like a monster by my school and I don't appreciate that," Webb said. "I didn't say that I agree with it, I said I simply understand it."
But the school is so far standing its ground, stating in a letter to Webb's mother that her daughter's words violated the school's zero-tolerance policy:
"Life Learning Academy takes a zero-tolerance approach to violence or the threat of violence...Violation can result in dismissal from school."
Via Business Insider