I’m always looking for another excuse to say “Fuck Texas!”, so here we go. This kid was booted from school for having bloodshot eyes, because anyone with bloodshot eyes is OBVIOUSLY doing drugs. OBVIOUSLY. I mean, nothing else causes red eyes! It’s a proven fact!
So when the truth came out — that he had actually been mourning the recent murder of his father — the school compassionately forced him to take a drug test before coming back to school. Guess what? He was clean.
Administrators at Byron Nelson High School in Trophy Club suspended a 16-year-old boy on Tuesday because his eyes were bloodshot and they thought he might have been smoking marijuana.
The teen said he was not high. Instead his eyes were red because he had been grieving the loss of his murdered father.
Kyler Robertson’s father was stabbed to death on Sunday. His mother honored his wishes and let him go to school on Tuesday to be with his friends.
Fritz said she was told by the assistant principal that she could have Kyler tested for drugs within two hours and if it was negative he could return to school. She did just that.
Kyler was allowed to return to class after he showed school administrators a copy of his negative test results.
The teen’s mom still wants an apology from administrators and she wants the district to remove the suspension from his permanent record. She is in the process of appealing it.
Jesus… And people wonder why so many kids come out of high school full of apathy and resentment! Way to go, Texas. You asshole.