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Decatur, Illinois / High School Expulsions / Felony Charges #385452

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 09, 1999
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Decatur, Illinois: Cynthia Bowers) Felony charges against four of the students expelled for fighting from a Decatur, Illinois, high school reported; video footage shown of the fight at a football game. [Decatur school superintendent Kenneth ARNDT - calls the fight a "brawl".] [Reverend Jesse JACKSON - says the fight wasn't serious enough to warrant the punishment.] [Parent Tina CORBIN - says the problem should be handled by school and family, not the "big names".]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Jackson's response to viewing the tape of the Decatur fight reported. [JACKSON - explains why he thinks the fight was not deserving of the two-year suspension.]

Bowers, Cynthia;
Rather, Dan

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