October 5, 1996 in Nation/World

Student’s Language Lands Him In Court

Compiled From Wire Services
 

When 14-year-old Chris Gordon called a girl a “fat cow” and screamed a profanity at school, teachers didn’t take the matter into their own hands - they went to police.

Now the ninth-grader faces a pretrial hearing later this month on two misdemeanor disorderly conduct citations. The charges - on the level of parking tickets - carry fines totaling $164.

Azle High School Superintendent Sandy Forte defended his school’s willingness to allow the legal system to handle matters that are typically handled at school.

“If you come to my school and you start cussing, you’re going to have to pay for that,” Forte said.


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