Remember these lessons?
So the principal of Heritage Academy in Hagerstown believes it is right to punish a good student who makes a mistake because “the penalty will be instructive to other students” [“Pregnant teen exiled to sidelines for graduation,” front page, May 25]. I seem to recall a young unmarried pregnant woman in Nazareth many years ago, whose son later taught, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone.” He also instructed His followers to “love thy neighbor as thyself.”
For the leader of a Christian academy to put punishment above charity for a child in trouble is not only shameful but also a terrible example for the other students. I hope students’ parents will look closely at just what values are being taught in this school.
Bernard Argent, Fairfax Station