Big graduation pep rally at North High School in Bakersfield, California. Two truant officers read the names of 34 teens who would not be graduating and instruct them to come forward, look at their fellow senior friends and "say goodbye."
FOX News interviewed a "motivational speaker" who says that the teens should have been publicly shamed because they've demonstrated they're not even smart enough to graduate from a (said sneeringly here) public school.
"I hope their feelings got hurt really bad," he said, adding that this is going to really inspire these students to go to school every day it's open and complete their studies.
Here's a link given by the school's website about how teachers can avoid bullying. Examples: don't give any indication of a student's grade (um, hello, telling people "these kids failed" sorta violates that?) and never display a student's weakness so that others can see it (yeah).
I hope some heads roll with this one. I'm disgusted not only by the behaviour of the adults in this school, but by the treatment of this topic in the news.