|Poem spells trouble for Ohio prep football player|
|Written by Associated Press|
|Wednesday, 23 October 2013 08:36|
RITTMAN, Ohio (AP) — A high school football player in northeastern Ohio says he was kicked off the team and suspended from school after he wrote a poem for English class critical of his team.
WJW-TV (http://bit.ly/1eHrwZn ) reports that 16-year-old Nick Andre was punished after reading the poem in class. The assignment was to write about something that made him angry, and he took out his frustration on the 1-7 Rittman High School gridiron team.
The principal of the school southwest of Akron said the teen "wrote a mean and disrespectful poem about another student and our athletic director/head coach." The principal called it "harassment."
Andre thinks he had a right to express himself. But he was suspended from school for four days and removed from the team for its final two games.
Information from: WJW-TV, http://www.fox8.com
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