Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close

Hundreds of Mesa Westwood High students rallied Monday at school to support a principal who is under fire for his controversial handling of a recent school fight.

Principal Tim Richard gave two boys who fought the option of holding hands for an hour instead of suspension.

The picture went viral and many students said the principal did the right thing.

Some students called the solution "creative."

Although Richard did not follow district discipline guidelines, Helen Hollands, spokeswoman for Mesa Public Schools said, "Dr. Richard is the principal of Westwood High and he will continue to be the principal of Westwood High."

Jim Cross, Reporter

share this story:
Attention Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.
  • Family in Focus

    KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.