The Square Root Of Suspension

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

When a Louisiana high school student remarked in class that the square root symbol looked like a gun, the local police investigated him and cleared him but the school did not. “In Allen Parish, a teenager found out quickly that any type of joke about guns or shooting will result in swift action,” KATC reported on February 22, 2018. “On Wednesday night, KATC reported that The Allen Parish Sheriff’s Department responded to a comment that an Oberlin High School student made about the square root symbol looking like a gun.”

“{Deputies say they searched the teenager’s home after a tip came in that he was planning to bring a gun to school on Wednesday spread through social media.’He committed no crime. He was the victim of the ole morphing of information [phenomenon],’ explained Allen Parish Sheriff Doug Hebert.”

Nevertheless, “Right now, the school district is not allowing the student on school property, and he’s awaiting an expulsion hearing to determine if he can continue attending the school system,” according to KATC’s report last week.