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Published April 01, 2011, 08:29 AM

Shanley student punished for missing class to prepare for national debate has transferred schools

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A Fargo Shanley Student, who was disciplined by the school for missing class to prepare for a big national debate, has transferred schools.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Teagan Lende will finish out his junior year at Fargo South and will not represent Shanley in the final rounds of the New York University International Public Policy Forum Elite Eight Tournament next weekend.

Lende's mother says he's not willing to compromise his principles. Tegan and his debate partner were required by Shanley to attend school on a day off for other students as punishment for missing a day of school while they were prepping written arguments for the tournament.

Lende's mother says her son was considered truant because of the absence.