PENN HILLS, Pa. – A Pittsburgh-area teenager has been suspended from middle school when a random search turned up an eyebrow shaver in her handbag.
Officials at Linton Middle School in Penn Hills recommended at a Wednesday disciplinary hearing that 15-year-old Taylor Ray Jetter be expelled for the rest of this year and 45 days next year.
Jetter says she doesn't consider the eyebrow trimmer a weapon. She fears expulsion will hurt her chances of becoming a nurse-anesthetist. She's a Girl Scout and a member of the school's basketball team, choir and leadership team.
The school released a statement saying it has a standard disciplinary policy that addresses all students equally. Jetter's mother, Lisa Ray, says she doesn't believe her daughter has been given a chance.