Washington parent says his son was suspended for saying rap lyric

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Brandon Porter says his son was suspended from Washington Community High School for singing lyrics from the song Draco by artist Future. Porter says his son sang the lyric “Draco in my handbag,” but replaced Draco with “AK” by mistake.

“He was leaving class headed to the bus…they came out of one hallway, into another hallway, they all met, leaving going towards the bus…he was singing the song and she felt threatened by the song apparently, but she kept walking towards the bus or what not.”

When his son sang that lyric while leaving school on Tuesday, Porter says a female student felt threatened and reported him to school officials. The boy and his mother were called to the school where police were waiting.

After interviews and an investigation. police turned the case over to school officials. That’s when Porter says his son was given a six day suspension and banned from after school functions for the rest of the year. Porter insists his son did not mean any harm.

“At this point, its her word over his, since when is her word more credible than his, he didn’t threaten her. What witness does she have? It’s not fair. It’s not fair to us. It’s not fair to him.”

When reached for comment, the school district said they do not comment on student discipline cases. They instead recommended a review of the student handbook and district policy.

The policy says anything that classifies as harassment is subject to “appropriate” action.

Andy Weber

Andy Weber

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