School Protesters Face Expulsion

Q: Why are more than twenty high school students facing suspension and possible expulsion from Morton West High School in the Chicago suburb of Berwyn?

A: They organized a peaceful protest against the Iraq War during lunch hour last week.

Q:  What are they charged with?

A: Gross disobedience and mob activity.

Q: Why were the top students and student-athletes who participated in the protest given more lenient penalties than those with lower grades?

A: Good question. So far district superintendent Ben Nowakowski has offered no explanation.

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