Pa. school set to vote on expulsion of teen actor

March 20, 2013 4:08:22 AM PDT
A suburban Philadelphia school board is set to vote on whether to expel a teen actor who got into an altercation with his director while playing Daddy Warbucks in the musical "Annie."

Seventeen-year-old Sun Valley High School senior Sam Schmucker is serving a suspension for the incident several weeks ago. The Delaware County Daily Times reports the Penn-Delco School Board is scheduled to vote Wednesday night whether to expel him.

Last week, Schmucker told the board that he got into the altercation with director John Baxter after his girlfriend complained to him about something he said. Schmucker says he grabbed Baxter by the shirt and used "colorful language."

The school suspended Schmucker and removed him from the play. His classmates have launched a social media campaign to support him.