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Student suspended for writing poem about Newtown shooting

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ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) -

A San Francisco high school senior is facing possible expulsion for writing a dark poem about the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Courtni Webb, 17, didn't write a memorial to the victims or voice her grief about the devastating incident. Instead, she said she could see what drove Adam Lanza to do what he did.

"I understand the killings in Connecticut. I know why he pulled the trigger," Webb said in her poem.

Webb didn't turn in the poem as an assignment, but her teacher discovered it and turned it into the principle. School officials say they have a zero tolerance approach to violence, the threat of violence and that a violation of any one of these rules can result in dismissal from the school.

Webb says she believes the school district is overreacting. She will remain suspended until further notice.

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