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Students forced to hold hands as punishment

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The principal of an Arizona High School is under fire after he had two male students hold hands at lunch as punishment for fighting.

The students chose that punishment for fighting on campus instead of being suspended.

The story has gained national attention after a picture of the boys holding hands was posted on Facebook.

Some, including district officials, say this was not an appropriate punishment. However, the students at the school are standing up for their principal.

Hundreds of students at Westwood High School in Mesa, Arizona walked out of class holding hands with one another.

The school district, though it released a statement saying it did not support the punishment, has said it will not fire the principal.


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