The Washington Post presented readers with a gripping story Sunday morning about an issue that the neighbors are talking about --- the suicide of a second Fairfax County student in two years "amid the fallout of a disciplinary infraction in Fairfax."
Nick Stuban bought what was a legal synthetic compound "but he soon discovered that he had made a mistake with consequences bar beyond anything he expected" for himself and his family. His mother suffers from Lou Gehig's disease.
Josh Anderson, a student suspended from Langley High School for a drug violation, committted suicide in March 2009, the day before his second disciplinary hearing.
The Post story talks about the Stuban family, the Fairfax disciplinary policy, and how other area school jurisdictions treat similar infractions.
No matter how you feel about the disciplinary policy, you cannot help but be moved and informed by this story.