Mom, stepmom of student suspended by school questions discipline

Shamokin Area eighth-grade student Jyneil Anderson speaks as Director Ed Griffiths listens during a public meeting on Tuesday regarding his 10-day suspension for allegedly fighting and other violations during a home football game at on Sept. 9. Anderson, who was escorted from the property, claimed he was attacked by four men.

COAL TOWNSHIP — The stepmother and mother of an eighth-grade student at Shamokin Area questioned the school board on Tuesday over the 10-day suspension of their son regarding an alleged incident during the home football game Sept. 9 at Kemp Memorial Stadium.

Jessica Fuqua said her stepson, 13-year-old Jyneil Anderson, stands accused by the district of various violations, such as misconduct, inciting a riot and trespassing, but she claimed her son was the person attacked in the home stands during halftime of the game.

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