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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