16-year-old Zach Rubio, a bilingual student at Endeavor Alternative School in Kansas City, was suspended for speaking Spanish to another student in the hall during a restroom break.
The trouble occurred when a student asked Zach, in Spanish, if he could borrow a dollar. Zach naturally replied with "no problema". A teacher overheard the conversation and sent Zach to principal Jennifer Watts' office. He was suspended for 2 days.
Zach's father confronted the principal, asking to see the written policy prohibiting Spanish. He later called the superintendant of the school district which rescinded the suspension. Legal action will be taken against the violation of Zach's rights.