Yes, We're That Far Gone: New York High School Student Gets Suspended for Showing up to School

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People sit at tables at San Diego State University Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in San Diego. San Diego State University on Wednesday halted in-person classes for a month after dozens of students were infected with the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)


Remember how you could get suspended for not going to school? Well, times have changed.

In fact, we’re living in such a bizzarro world that Tuesday, a Long Island senior got in hot water for actually showing up to class.

As it turned out, he was scheduled that day for remote learning.

Therefore, reportedly, Maverick Stow was suspended.

Have you considered the possibility that 2020 is simply the most lucid dream of your life? Maybe it’s just me. Moving on…

Speaking to WABC, the 17-year-old explained why he attended in-person classes on the first day of school:

“I was going to school like students should be going to school.”

The guy does his own thing, for better or worse — he showed up the morning of the 8th to kick in the school year, but his teacher sent him to the principal’s office.

He was asked to leave the property, to which he replied, “Well, no, I think I need to go class. This is during class time.”

So he went back to the classroom — and carried on for the next several hours.

At the end of the day, staff told him he was suspended for five days.

Now Maverick’s miffed:

“I think that a five-day suspension is out of line.”

Despite the big “S,” his parents probably won’t be disciplining the defiant pupil of protest.

Mom Nora Kaplan-Stow stands by her (young) man:

“Kids need to be in school every day. Virtual learning is not learning. My son is being suspended because he wants to be in school.”

Dad Richard chimed in:

“He’s a very smart kid. He knows what he’s doing. When he said this is how he wanted to handle things, we were like, ‘Then go for it.'”


But the school says all systems aren’t Go: Every student has a remote-learning schedule, allowing kids to rotate in and out of on-campus studies while maintaining social distance.

Hence, a statement from William Floyd School District Public Relations Director, James Montalto:

“[I]t is imperative that students attend school during their scheduled in-person days only. Students who refuse to adhere to their scheduled in-person days and/or flagrantly disregard directives to leave school grounds and cause a disruptive environment for other students, will face disciplinary actions.”

Well, one thing you have to give Richard Stow and Nora Kaplan-Stow: They definitely raised a Maverick.



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