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Petaluma Little League Team Members Suspended From School

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Petaluma Junior High School. (CBS)

Petaluma Junior High School. (CBS)

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PETALUMA (CBS / AP) — Four members of a Bay Area Little League team that made it to the Little League Baseball World Series last year have been suspended from school for allegedly ganging up on a teammate.

The Press Democrat of Santa Rosa reported Thursday that the four boys were suspended from Petaluma Junior High for two days after they allegedly scuffled with the fifth boy in a school stairwell this month.

Principal John Lehmann told the newspaper that the school doesn’t consider the altercation to be bullying, which he considers to be intimidating behavior that continues over a prolonged period.

But the mother of the boy said the other children had been calling her son anti-gay names since last summer, when the Petaluma National Little League team placed third during the Little League World Series.

 

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