Sep 16, 2020
Long Island student gets 1-year suspension for repeatedly defying remote classes
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Maverick Stow, 17, a senior at William Floyd High School, was notified of the decision in a letter from the district’s superintendent following a Monday disciplinary hearing.
The decision left Stow “upset,” according to his lawyer, Christopher Ross. “For three days of wrongdoing, it doesn’t seem like the punishment fits the crime.”
“The school lacks an appreciation for the way he’s looking at it. He’s fighting to be in school,” Ross said.
The saga began last Tuesday when Stow, scheduled to learn remotely, showed up to class anyway, which landed him a five-day suspension.
Stow, who argues online learning is ineffective, went back to school the next day and left after the district called the cops on him.
On Thursday, Stow was charged with third-degree criminal trespassing for yet again showing up school grounds.see also
For the remainder of the school year, Stow will be taught virtually, according to his suspension letter obtained by The Post.
“He will not be permitted on our grounds or attend any school-sponsored events during his suspension. This includes all senior extra-curricular events, senior prom, and high school graduation,” the letter says.
But the district, according to the letter, said it would revisit Stow’s lengthy suspension at the end of the second-quarter, and consider reversing it if the student stays out of trouble and does well academically.Filed under high schools , long island , remote learning , suspensions , 9/15/20
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South Carolina's Oldest City Gets Long Awaited River Park
CAMDEN, S.C. (AP) —
For the first time in more than a century, the public has access to the Wateree River in South Carolina's oldest city.
Camden opened the new $1.4 million Camden Riverfront Environmental Park on Wednesday.
The park includes a river trail and a place to launch canoes and kayaks.
Officials hope to expand the park with boardwalks to connect to an island in the lagoon and covered observation platforms.
Camden paid $800,000 of the park's cost. A grant through South Carolina tourism officials provided $500,000 and the state Department of Natural Resources gave $100,000, officials said.
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