Andrew Altomare suspended over Post-It note prank

5:00 PM, May 18, 2012   |    comments
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By Sharon Stevens Education Reporter

St. Louis (KSDK) - A Francis Howell Central High School student is paying the price for a senior prank.

The prank involved thousands of Post-It notes and it led to a five day suspension for Andrew Altomare.

Altomare, 18, admits that a few days ago he placed about 4,000 Post-It notes outside of Central High School.

Most of the notes said "Canada was here 2012" because Altomare is Canadian.

The district was not amused.

Now Altomare is suspended, won't be able to take final exams, and will miss a special track meet.

While his mom disapproves of the Post-It note prank, she says the suspension could jeopardize his college plans.

Meanwhile, classmates are wearing signs and posting messages on Facebook hoping that the suspension will be reversed.

The Altomares say what really hurts is that there was no discussion with the principal. He was suspended, and that was it.

Altomare and his mom plan to take their case to the Francis Howell School Board.



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