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Teen honored as activist works to raise awareness about Fort Bend ISD discipline

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Teen honored as activist works to raise awareness about Fort Bend ISD discipline

By Defender News Service viahttps://defendernetwork.com

A Fort Bend ISD teen is being honored for trying to “keep the peace” among her peers while subsequently being disciplined by her school. It’s a glaring contrast that activist Tammie Lang Campbell, founder of the Honey Brown Hope Foundation, says is indicative of what is wrong in FBISD.

Nahyle Agomo was suspended from Thurgood Marshall High School after trying to deescalate a fight between fellow students. She says school officials told her that she should have found an adult, and then she was suspended for three days for “disruptive conduct.”

“My intent was to stop a pregnant student and her unborn child from getting hurt. The district ignored my intentions and wrongfully suspended me,” the honor student said.

Campbell says the district continues to unjustly penalize Black students.

“Fort Bend ISD refuses to hold their administrators accountable for not being onsite to deescalate the incident, but they insist on upholding the wrongful three-day suspension of an honor student …

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