Baltimore's school superintendent scheduled meetings today with Hampstead Hill Middle School students and their parents after more than 100 children were suspended yesterday.
The mass suspension followed a fight between two boys that deteriorated into a continuing disruption inside the East Baltimore school.
Superintendent Walter G. Amprey ordered the meetings after he criticized the decision to suspend the sixth-graders. An unidentified assistant principal, with several teachers in support, decided to send the students home until Monday with a letter detailing their conduct.
"Dr. Amprey felt that [the mass suspension] was not the proper decision," school spokeswoman Jackie Hardy said today.
She would not comment on whether Hampstead's principal, Margaret Wicks, was involved in the decision. Hardy said she did not know the name of the official who sent the children home.