Madeleine Meran lost her temper in school and wound up getting suspended from North Miami Beach Senior High School.
Her punishment: 10 days at a Success Center – a site set up by the Miami-Dade County school system to give kids a place to go when they misbehave instead of simply kicking them out of school.
Meran, a senior at the time, went for one day. When her school work didn’t show up there, she didn’t see the point of going back.
“It was just ridiculous,” she said. “For the nine days remaining, I just stayed home.”