Call from mom in Iraq nets a 10 day suspension

In celebration of my new category, “Stupid Schools”, I have a story about a student who was suspended for 10 days for refusing to hang up a call from his mom in Iraq. Granted it was during school hours, but give me a break. They say they suspended him because he used profanities and became beligerant when asked to end the phone call.

“When a kid becomes out of control like that they can either be arrested or suspended for 10 days. Now being that his mother is in Iraq, we’re not trying to cause her any undue hardship; he was suspended for 10 days.”

They act like they did him a favor. The real travesty would be if his parents grounded him over getting suspended (or would that be irony?).