Thursday, February 25, 2010

Berkmar High School student arrested following fight

Berkmar High School is located on Pleasant Hill Road in Lilburn GA.

MyFox Atlanta
Berkmar Student Arrested After Fight
MyFox Atlanta
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. (MyFOX ATLANTA) - Gwinnett County school officials said Tuesday that a violent fight last Friday at Berkmar High School sent one ...

Berkmar High School in Lilburn is having some challenges keeping students in the mindset for learning. Recently, the principal had to suspend all student's privilege to the cafeteria due to ongoing food fights. I think it's a great idea - the students will eat lunch in their 5th period classrooms. They'll have healthy lunches, but limited choices of what they can eat...and of course, they won't get to sit with their friends.

Unfortunately, the majority of the school population is having to pay for the issues of the few - and those who instigated this are not going to be very popular with the rest of the students. I'm all for using peer pressure and natural consequences to teach students that disrespectful behavior won't be tolerated in our schools. We don't pay taxes so kids can be unappreciative little jerks. We pay taxes so we can have an educated population.

I only hope that parents of the 'non-trouble' kids won't complain and want this plan revoked. Sorry your kid is affected by this, but please allow school administrators to enforce discipline to help all our children learn about life! Sometimes life isn't fair, and we all are harmed by the 'crimes' of others.

Gwinnett School Suspends Cafeteria Lunches
WSB Atlanta
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Students of Berkmar High School will be forced to eat their lunch inside their classrooms instead of the cafeteria until Feb 26, ...

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