"If there are students who can't behave, we don't want them hurting the education of the students who want to learn," said George Letz, superintendent of the Boone Township school district, which expelled nine students in 2002-03.
"So many parents don't get involved when they should and they are upset when their children reach the point when they get expelled."
Denormus Peterson said he's
angry that his
12-year-old son, Dominique, was recently expelled from Hammond's Gavit Middle School
.Peterson said his
son, who was on school probation, was defending himself in a fight with a parent and student outside of school.He
son deals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and has tried to change his
behavior.Dominique can return to school at the start of the summer semester in June, but his
father worries about leaving him at home until that time.
"They treat him like a criminal," he