When we heard of the expulsion approved by the Wetzel County Board of Education Monday, we couldn't help but be struck by a general sense of disrespect, noting that a student would have the audacity to smoke marijuana on school grounds.
We probably shouldn't be shocked, but we are appalled. It seems that a general lack of respect is rampant in today's society and this is just one example. Gone are the days of respecting elders, public places, or rules.
No, we're not shocked, just sad.