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Restorative Discipline Could Help Society

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Restorative Discipline Could Help Society

Students look to restorative justice as a better solution to discipline

Students look to restorative justice as a better solution to discipline

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Students look to restorative justice as a better solution to discipline

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Students look to restorative justice as a better solution to discipline

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Restorative justice is used as punishment to not so much just punish somebody, but to more so make them learn from their mistakes and focus on rehabilitation. According to Restorative Justice.org  Restorative justice ¨emphasizes accountability, making amends, and – if they are interested – facilitated meetings between victims, offenders, and other persons.¨ In Triton we actually use this type of discipline on students and that’s why kids are rarely suspended here.

Principal of Triton High School Scott Brennan says he does restorative punishments on students, but it “depends on who the student is.”

“If you give an A+ student a detention, they’ll never do it again. But if you give a troublemaker a detention they’ll be like whatever.” said Brennan.

“ I might have them do other things besides just a detention, like working with the special ed population.” said Brennan.

Brennan says it’s usually better to just talk to them and make them learn from what they have done, rather than just give them detentions or suspend them.

Junior from Triton Gabriel Doodnauth, says that this would work out better for students more so in the long run.

“I think it would make the future of society better.” said Doodnauth.

He’s saying it would be bringing people up better by making them learn rather than just punishing them and that’s it.

Another Junior from Triton, Jacob Thissell, who has been struggling showing up to school on time might have to do lunch duty due to his lack of responsibilities. He says yes to restorative discipline.

“It’s better than getting a detention.” said Thissell.

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My name is Vincent Forni, aka Vince, aka Italian Stallion, I'm in the 11th grade graduating year of 2020.  I like to be very active, I enjoy working out...

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