Georgia School Suspends Student Who Exposed Unmasked Crowded Hallways, School Reverses After Being Publicly Shamed
North Paulding High School in Dallas, Georgia, suspended a 15-year-old student, Hannah Watters, for taking and posting pictures from inside the school’s crowded hallways amid skyrocketing COVID-19 cases and deaths in the state (VIDEO BELOW).
Watters’ pictures showed few students wearing face masks to reduce the spread of the deadly virus, which has infected 200,000 Georgians and killed nearly 4,000, notes The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Hannah’s mother, Lynne, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that her daughter’s suspension has been reversed following nationwide outcry against the school:
I spoke to the principal a short time ago and he has rescinded the suspension and she will have no discipline on her record.
Lynne said she was sending Hannah back into the school, which has failed to explain its lack of basic COVID-19 safety rules.
Hannah tweeted her thanks for the nationwide support that she received for exposing the dangerous situation at the school: “If I’m not responding it’s because my life has been somewhat crazy the past few days.”
Hannah defended her actions on CNN by quoting the late civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis:
I’d like to say that this is some good and necessary trouble, so I don’t regret posting this because it needed to be said.