Friday, May 14, 2004

Comic controversy: KAKE-TV in Kansas reports that sixth-grader Brenda Wickham was suspended for three days after creating and distributing comic books that teachers and administrators found objectionable. The school superintendent says the comics depicted three students and two teachers in a way he described as "humiliating":

"The school suspended her for three days for inappropriate behavior, obscene language and sexual harassment. The principal also warned the school could choose to file criminal charges and place her on a sexual predator list for the rest of her life. Brenda admits she did make fun of students and called some gay in her comic books. But she says she didn't know it was sexual harassment or that it was offensive."