New York, Nov.27 (ANI): Pupils at a school in Florida have been suspended after taking part in a "Kick a Jew Day".
Ten students at North Naples Middle School were sent home for a day after a girl told the head teacher that she believed she had been kicked for being Jewish, prompting further instances to come to light, The Telegraph reports.
Florida passed strict anti-bullying laws last year and schools that do not do enough to stop it risk losing their state funding.
Margaret Jackson, the school's head teacher, has responded to the kicking incident by setting aside the first 20 minutes of each day to teaching students - aged 12 to 15 - about kindness, respect and ways of preventing bullying.
David Barkey of the Florida Anti-Defamation League said the organisation had been consulted over the incident. (ANI)