Skip to comments.School Suspends Boy for Bloodshot Eyes
Posted on 09/11/2010 8:53:11 AM PDT by Ralph the Hun
TROPHY CLUB, Texas - Administrators at Byron Nelson High School in Trophy Club suspended a 16-year-old boy on Tuesday because his eyes were bloodshot and they thought he might have been smoking marijuana.
The teen said he was not high. Instead his eyes were red because he had been grieving the loss of his murdered father.
Kyler Robertsons father was stabbed to death on Sunday. His mother honored his wishes and let him go to school on Tuesday to be with his friends.
I am sure he had a lot on his mind going to school. I had asked him not to go to school, said Cristy Fritz.
Before returning to class Kyler had to go to the office to get a tardy slip. Thats when school employees accused him of being high because he had red and watery eyes.
Fritz said she got a call from administrators who told her Kyler would be suspended for three days.
I was pleading with her to understand the severity of the situation, his emotional well being. How could they do this to him at this time? What are the alternatives? she said.
District spokeswoman Lesley Weaver would not discuss the case with FOX 4, but said when administrators suspect a student is under the influence, a school nurse will observe symptoms like their behavior, odor and their eyes.
The district does not actually test students, though. Thats left to the parents.
Fritz said she was told by the assistant principal that she could have Kyler tested for drugs within two hours and if it was negative he could return to school. She did just that.
Kyler was allowed to return to class after he showed school administrators a copy of his negative test results.
The teens mom still wants an apology from administrators and she wants the district to remove the suspension from his permanent record. She is in the process of appealing it.
We had other things to do this week than worry about a three day window for an appeal, a two hour window for a drug test and my sons reputation and high school career, she said.
These guys need to be fired.
Dear God, what is the matter with our schools. His father was killed, did they not care?
Were his pupils responsive to light? Are people really this stupid?
Right after they have the living hell beaten out of them.
Byron Nelson High School
2775 Bobcat Blvd.
Trophy Club, Texas 76262
Principal: Linda Parker
Wow. Maybe next if some one looks skinny and is really pale we can accuse them of being an addict and force them into drug treatment. And if another kid looks tired we can blame them for using heroin. Hell, lets just place stereotypes on everyone. Wait, I thought that was wrong to do ?
That last phone number is 817-698-5602.
How sad for this young guy. What’s going on in that town? They were in the news just a couple of days ago for something odd.
Home Schooling Ping
Besides grieving, allergies can make your eyes bloodshot; as can a bout with insomnia.
This is a example of why parents are home schooling their children more often.
anyone else find it ironic that Byron Nelson’s name is on this school and the town’s name contains the word ‘Trophy’ ?
even Texas has its own fair share of incongruities and folks that are on a different plain from you or I.
Not in the slightest.
Why should they?
BNHS Byron Nelson High School 2775 Bobcat Blvd. Trophy Club, TX 76262 817-698-5600 Fax: 817-698-5670 Linda Parker, Principal
Byron Nelson High School website:
This is sickening. Absolutely sickening.
Monstrous behavior. These officials think the universe revolves around their little kingdoms.