Student Facing Expulsion For Saying She 'Understands' Sandy Hook Shooting
4 months ago
Courtni Webb's poem was not a big hit at school.
San Francisco high school senior Courtni Webb is facing possible expulsion after writing a dark poem about the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
In the poem, she is quoted saying, “I understand the killings in Connecticut/I know why he pulled the trigger.”
A nervous teacher told the principle about the poem, who reacted by suspending Webb. The school board is now deciding if they should expel Webb as a part of their no tolerance policy.
Webb, who says she's turned in dark poems before, insists that the poem isn't condoning the violence.
“The meaning of the poem is talking about society and how I understand why things like that incident happened,” she said. “So it’s not like I’m agreeing with it, but that’s how the school made it seem.”