December 15, 2010 03:00 PM by Shayla Perry
Kate Gosselin of TLC’s Kate Plus Eight made the “media rounds” weeks ago, refuting reports that two of her sextuplets had been expelled from their Pennsylvania private school and were being homeschooled. But now, a new source has come forth, claiming that Alexis and Collin Gosselin were, in fact, expelled for physically abusing both students and staff members at the school!
“Both Jon and Kate were sent a letter from the head of the school explaining that despite their best efforts, staff had reached a point at which they had to request the children enroll in another program,” a source close to the Gosselin kids’ school told RadarOnline.
Apparently, the decision to remove the children from the school did not come easily, and the school made several attempts to help Alexis and Collin Gosselin improve their behavior.
“Both Alexis and Collin received three full weeks of intensive special treatment to focus on their behavior,” said the source. “While the teacher was able to achieve some success, it became apparent to the school that the pair needed intensive assistance to help them with their social, emotional and academic needs.”
After initial reports that the children had been expelled, Kate Gosselin denied the rumors, and told numerous media outlets that the decision to remove the kids from school was a mutual one.
“The school would never use that word,” Kate told People Magazine. “[Alexis and Collin] were not expelled. [The school] did not feel like they could meet their needs anymore, so it was decided they should leave for now.”
According to the source, Kate and Jon Gosselin are now trying to figure out what to do with Alexis and Collin–continue to have them work at home with a tutor, or try to get them into another private school. But with the two parents having a distinct difference of opinion as to how they want to live their own lives (Kate’s in favor of life in front of the cameras, while Jon wants a more “normal life”), it doesn’t look like this decision will be reached easily either.
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