Chris Lyerly: School can’t talk about pranks

May 22, 2013 

School silence

I can’t really believe that Barry Saunders did any work before writing his May 21 column “On school pranks and punishment” on Enloe High School regarding arrests of students.

Of course, school personnel can’t talk about any incidents regarding students. This is extremely convenient for Saunders.

Water balloons can cause damage especially when a large volume is thrown in a small area. Saunders’ claim that a security guard’s safety was in danger grossly ignores the danger to the majority of the Enloe students. In addition, Saunders, if he had bothered to investigate, would know that high schools in Wake County are required to allow short- and long-term suspended students to have access to take final exams.

Saunders needs to remember that it is not lawful for Wake County to tell its side publicly.

Chris Lyerly, Raleigh

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