After a shooting at their high school, a school board in Granton, KS has enacted a new proactive plan for removing emotionally disturbed students from the school before tragedy can strike. The board has defined an emotionally disturbed student as one who:
- Displays anti-social behavior, such as not playing sports or not clapping along with the cheerleaders during pep rallies
- Listens to music other than Top 40, whether it be heavy metal, rap, techno, country, or classical
- Wears clothing that is black or contains strange and disturbing non-Hollister imagery
- Draws or writes poetry
- Expresses a megalomaniacal belief that he or she is “smarter” than his classmates
Displaying at least two of the five defined characteristics will result in immediate expulsion.