Pa. district may expel teen over 'Annie' incident
Published: March 14, 2013
ASTON, Pa. (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia school district may expel a senior who had played Daddy Warbucks in the school musical 'Annie' before he got into an altercation with the director and was suspended.
The Delaware County Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/Yb3EXt) Sun Valley High School is holding an expulsion hearing for Sam Schmucker on Thursday.
Family members say Schmucker had the lead role of Daddy Warbucks until three weeks ago. That's when they say he grabbed play director John Baxter by the shoulder after Baxter had raised his voice at an actress.
Schmucker was removed from the play and has served two 10-day suspensions. His family says he was wrong, but shouldn't be expelled. Baxter says he's had nothing to do with the disciplinary decisions.
Penn-Delco School District Superintendent George Steinhoff declined comment.