Well from my inside view, this school has its flaws. But since when does an 8th grader have the AUTHORITY to talk back to an upperclassman? Did you ever do that and get nothing in return? It's how it is. He was repremanded and was taken care of. In any other town, you will find that kids that are favored if they have a decent amount of talent at a sport. its not just here. It's only been a big deal since Sherwood came over, their kids don't play, they complain and the coach gets fired..kind of ridiculous.
the shool system is centered mostly on favoritism, the teacher/school board members kids are the ones who pass. the staff needs to change (some of them) the teachers that don't care or won't pass a kid because they aren't in sports should really go and also the ones who say its alright to give a kid a concusion and only get sent home for one day......so if you are looking into going to mls i would take a good look at kenmare first.
Poorly run with miserable delegation of authority. For the most part teachers do a good job when allowed to. Sports are run without good sportsmanship quality. The whole MLS system could use a good overhaul; this school and its staff are a good case in point of why teachers should be annually tested by the state to ensure they are up to par and able to perform as required..