SANTA ROSA -- Four members of a Northern California Little League team that made it to the Little League Baseball World Series last year have been suspended from school for allegedly ganging up on a teammate.
The Press Democrat of Santa Rosa reported Thursday (http://bit.ly/10gxbM1 ) that the four boys were suspended from Petaluma Junior High for two days after they allegedly scuffled with the fifth boy in a school stairwell this month.
Principal John Lehmann tells the newspaper that the school doesn't consider the altercation to be bullying, which he considers to be intimidating behavior that continues over a prolonged period.
But the mother of the boy says the other children had been calling her son anti-gay names since last summer, when the Petaluma National Little League team placed third during the Little League World Series.
Information from: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, http://www.pressdemocrat.com