Courtni Webb, 17, Was Suspended For Writing A Poem About Adam Lanza And The Sandy School Elementary School Shootings In Newtown, Conn.

High School Student Suspended For Poem About Sandy Hook School Shootings: ‘A Bad Civics Lesson’?

A 17-year old high school student has been suspended for writing a poem about her take on why Adam Lanza shot dead 27 people, 20 of them children, at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

“I understand the killings in Connecticut. I know why he pulled the trigger,” wrote Courtni Webb, referring to Lanza.

“Why are we oppressed by a dysfunctional community of haters and blamers?” she continued.

Webb’s personal notebook was later found by a teacher and handed in to school officials at San Francisco’s Life Learning Academy, where Webb — a senior — is one of 60 students, the Huffington Post reports.

By way of explanation, Webb, who routinely writes poetry, told NBC News that she was simply “expressing herself” and believes that tragedies like Sandy Hook happen because “people feel helpless.”

She added, “never in my life have I heard that you couldn’t mention a tragedy that happened. I didn’t say that I agreed with it, I said I simply understand it.”

'I understand the killings in Connecticut. I know why he pulled the trigger,' wrote Courtni Webb in a poem
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