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Letter: No way to handle disruptive behavior

This is a first-grade classroom at Branch Brook

This is a first-grade classroom at Branch Brook Elementary School in Smithtown at the end of the day Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011. Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas

What’s wrong with this picture [“Rally over suspension,” News, May 18]?

A student appeared to be disruptive, refused to leave the classroom and put down his cellphone — but the teacher was suspended? This seems to be a situation ruled by political correctness. What a shame that other students lost class time because of one student’s behavior. Teaching has become hazardous.

Phyllis Alvino, Port Jefferson Station

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