When people are whispering to each other and purposefully leaving you out of their private conversation, you might find yourself experiencing feelings of loneliness, embarrassment or frustration. So perhaps it's no wonder that Amy Lacey, the principal of Hempstead Middle School near Houston, Texas, might have felt left out often. Over 50 percent of the students at her school are primarily Spanish speakers, according to greatschools.org. Therefore, if Lacey doesn't understand what they're saying because she doesn't also speak Spanish, she might feel isolated, as if most everyone is in on the secret except her.
So Lacey did what any insecure playground bully would do - she forcibly shut them up. On Nov. 12, she announced over the school's intercom that students are no longer permitted to speak Spanish in class, according to the website of local news station, KHOU.com.
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