Zero Tolerance School Policies Challenged in NC Supreme Court

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March 2, 2010. Chocowinity, North Carolina..After a fight broke out at Southside High School in Chocowinity, NC in January 2008, a number of students received long term suspensions under the school district's zero-tolerance policy. Several were unable to continue their education and their futures may have been significantly changed by the event. A court case involving 2 of the students that hopes to challenge the policy is about to arrive in the NC Supreme Court. The in school suspension office at Southside high school. Some opponents of the policy say more suspensions should be handled in school so as that education of the kids is not interrupted.