Student gets to go to graduation

Lisa Backus has a pretty good writeup in today’s West Hartford News about the goings-on in federal court in Bridgeport that led school officials to change their mind about letting Francisco Acevedo graduate with his Conard class Wednesday.

It’s pretty clear that Acevedo was a little too agitated while he taped a police officer manhandling a fellow student. But it’s also crystal clear that Irene Zytka, an assistant principal, was out of line in shouting at the student to stop taping. Acevedo has every right to use his camera to record an event happening on government property that he thinks is improper. The school administration ought to know that.

Still, I’m glad that cooler heads prevailed — thanks, Judge Stefan Underhill for forcing them all to compromise — and that at least one little injustice was fixed in time.

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