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Should Highland Park H.S. Cancel the Girls' Basketball Trip?

Updated 2:02 PM CDT, Fri, Jan 13, 2012

Highland Park High School is catching some flak for canceling a girls' basketball trip to Arizona later this year.

School administrators said safety concerns, involving Arizona's controversial immigration law, played a role in their decision.

That's dividing parents, students and everyone else who's chiming in on whether the varsity team's hoops dream should be dash for what they claim is a political protest. 

What do you think? Should Highland Park High School cancel the girl's basketball trip?


"No. Why punish the kids over certain adults political beliefs?" - Patti


"No, it's clearly a protest marked as a safety issue. The adults are selfish and wrong." - Randy


"This may be one of the few chances students have to experience a special time....our schools are cutting programs left-n-right...the kids may never get this kind of opportunity again." - Jason 


"The girls should be allowed to go. Just because someone in the school [hierarchy] has a wild hair up "there" about the AZ law doesn't mean his/her views must extend to the school. The only people that are being affected by t his are the girls themselves." - Richard

First Published: May 13, 2010 7:24 AM CDT

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