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Rogers man sues over son's school suspension

A northwest Arkansas father has sued the Rogers School District, challenging the one-day suspension his 5-year-old son received for using a curse word at school.

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — A northwest Arkansas father has sued the Rogers School District, challenging the one-day suspension his 5-year-old son received for using a curse word at school.

Ken Swindle filed the lawsuit Tuesday against the Rogers School District and Anita Turner, the principal of Northside Elementary School. Swindle, an attorney, says he learned earlier Tuesday that his son had been suspended for using the profane word.

Swindle tells the Benton County Daily Record the school overreacted and that his son didn't understand the meaning of the word. He says he's concerned the suspension will leave a "permanent mark" on the boy's school records.

He's asking a judge to require the district's school board to hold a full hearing on the suspension.

The district could not be reached for comment early Wednesday.


 

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