Viewers of TLC’s “Kate Plus 8” saw the family prepare for their first day of school, going shoe shopping and book bag buying and looking cute as buttons in their private school uniforms. But now — before Thanksgiving break, even — two of Jon and Kate Gosselin’s kids have been expelled from their private school in Pennsylvania. And no, it’s not those sassy tween siblings, Mady and Cara.According to an article in TV Guide, two of Jon and Kate Gosselin’s sextuplets, Collin and Alexis Gosselin, have been expelled from their school and are now being homeschooled.
This comes on the heels of Jon and Kate Gosselin’s very public and very nasty divorce, and a court battle between the two over continuing to have their kids lives filmed for TV. Meanwhile, Kate Gosselin’s camp called the whole story “grossly overstated.”
Last month, Jon Gosselin tried to convince a court that his eight kids should no longer be on television, but he lost that battle. RadarOnline reported that Gosselin said that some of his kids were suffering from emotional and behavioral problems that he attributed to life on camera and in the public eye.
So what does a 6-year-old have to do to be expelled from school? You can pull up any elementary school handbook online and see that it takes a very serious offense to warrant expulsion. While bullying and harassment are often offenses that can lead to expulsion, sometimes repeated incidents of more minor offenses can warrant severe disciplinary action.
The Gosselin kids have been on television since 2007, when the sextuplets were just toddlers. But long gone are the days of visits to Pennsylvania pumpkin patches and sunny days at Sesame Place.
The final season of “Jon and Kate Plus 8” featured an announcement that the Gosselin parents were separating and a dismal fifth birthday party episode for the sextuplets. The show went on hiatus for a while and returned with Kate and the kids, sans Jon.
Now, with two of his kids expelled from school, does Jon Gosselin have a good case for keeping his kids off of television for good?