Maverick Stow is a Long Island high school student who was reportedly arrested on Thursday after attempting to attend in-person classes after being suspended Tuesday for trying to attend school on a remote learning day.
Stow is a William Floyd High School senior who said he believes schools should be offering a full-time in-person option amid the pandemic, received a five-day suspension for the act.
Maverick Stow Arrested After Returning To School Despite 5-day Suspension
Stow said staff took his temperature and he reported to his first-period classroom. He said the teacher noticed he was not on the roster and called administrators. They asked him to go to the principal’s office.
Administrators asked him to leave school grounds but he left the principal’s office and went back to class.
At the end of the day, Stow received a suspension for flouting the district’s hybrid-learning schedule on Tuesday. But Stow went to school again Wednesday and “continued to display insubordinate behavior”, a statement read.
Cops were called to the scene Wednesday after the 17-year-old as suspended for five days after showing up to school on Tuesday morning because he believes he should be in school five days a week.
Suffolk County police arrived at the school and told the student only to show up when he’s scheduled to do so. However, he left without incident, police said in a statement.
Police arrested Stow after he showed up to the school on Thursday morning. He was taken to the 7th precinct.
Maverick Stow Under Investigation
Stow’s parents said they support their son.
Stow told Newsday that he was polite with school officials during Wednesday’s showdown. He also reiterated to the outlet his belief that remote learning is ineffective.
The high school senior said he’s pushing to amend the school’s hybrid model and believes the district can provide a safe environment for students who would prefer to be in class full-time, according to the report.
Stow recommended that students who wish to learn remotely could do so full-time, freeing up space at the school. The district on Wednesday agreed with Stow that “school should be held in person five days per week”.
But, the district noted, they are operating under state policy with strict social distancing requirements.