Bus Beating: Students Expelled
Pam Ayers of Ocala says what's happening in our country is a shame.
"It's always the parents, the parent's should be raising the children-we need to have the parent's start parenting again," she said.
The seven students accused of beating a 14-year-old unconscious won't be going back to Liberty Middle School.
On Tuesday, the Marion County School Board voted to expel the students for one year.
"We're not going to stand for any student that stands up on a bus, and picks on another kid and beats the living daylights out of them...we're not going to stand for that, our school board is not going to stand for that," said Kevin Christian, school board spokesperson.
He says the students will be assigned to alternative schools until January 2013.
"Kids bring things with them to school, kids bring issues, bring attitudes, bring disruption," he said.
Problems that some feel are not up to the school board to fix.
"It's the school district's fault, or it's the school drivers fault, or it's the bus drivers fault, or it's the principal's fault, at some point, we have to hold students accountable for their actions," he said.
Ayers is holding the school board accountable for one thing...
"I really feel they need to bring prayer back into the schools," she said.
If they don't, Ayers says she will.
"It took one woman, one lady, an atheist, to take it out of the classroom, one woman, and I'm going to be one woman to hopefully put it back," she said.
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