My Son Has Been Suspended Five Times. He’s 3.

My Son Has Been Suspended Five Times. He’s 3.

Tunette Powell’s sons, JJ (left) and Joah, have been suspended from school eight times combined. (Tunette Powell/Washington Post)
Tunette Powell’s sons, JJ (left) and Joah, have been suspended from school eight times combined. (Tunette Powell/Washington Post)

(The Washington Post) – I received a call from my sons’ school in March telling me that my oldest needed to be picked up early. He had been given a one-day suspension because he had thrown a chair. He did not hit anyone, but he could have, the school officials told me.

JJ was 4 at the time.

I agreed his behavior was inappropriate, but I was shocked that it resulted in a suspension.

For weeks, it seemed as if JJ was on the chopping block. He was suspended two more times, once for throwing another chair and then for spitting on a student who was bothering him at breakfast. Again, these are behaviors I found inappropriate, but I did not agree with suspension.

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