Principal Makes Boys Hold Hands After Fist Fight

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Two high school boys, in Arizona, were forced to hold hands after going at it with their fists.

The boys were both punished after getting into a fight in P.E. class. Westwood High School principal, Tim Richard gave the boys two options, get a grip or get out.

The two boys locked palms for about an hour in the middle of campus during lunch while the entire student body witnessed their humiliation and poked fun at them.

The public humiliation has pushed first year principal Richard into the spotlight. The school district is not a fan of his alternative punishment.

Mesa Public Schools released a statement which reads in part:

“The district does not condone the choice of in-school discipline given these students, regardless of their acceptance or willingness to participate. District leadership will address this matter with the school principal, and review district protocol regarding student discipline with all administrators.”

No word on whether or not Richard will be punished himself for his “out of the box” discipline.

What do you think about this principal’s punishment?

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And that’s today’s helping of The Online Dish with Maggie.


  • Betty

    Wow…parents and administrators really need to get a grip. I thinks the principal is trying to teach communication to two barbarians. It’s basic but obviously if all they can do is fisticuffs, it’s ok.