I have attended Tumbler Ridge Secondary School for about five years now. Every year the teachers hand out a student hand book. In the student handbook it says that as a student you are supposed to respect the other students.

When a student in class makes another older student feel like they are too stupid to be in the class, that is not respect. It is more verbal bullying (which is not allowed in school).

Maybe both the schools and parents should practice ethics (common courtesy) with the adolescents.

Barb Greenaway