Kid Suspended Over 'Kick-Me' Note

9-year-old done in by NYC anti-bullying rules
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Feb 18, 2011 11:24 AM CST

(Newser) – Schoolkids beware: "Kick me" can get you kicked out. A Manhattan fourth-grader was suspended from school for two days for sticking a Post-it note reading “kick me, please” to a classmate’s back, the New York Post reports. The tough punishment was the result of New York City public schools’ zero-tolerance anti-bullying policy, implemented in 2008. The principal was just following the rules, says an education department rep. The students, for their part, don't seemed to be too scared of the "bully": The suspended boy "either teases you or he tells you he's going to start hitting you, but never does," said one. (Read more bullying stories.)

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