New Trier asked to rethink Rumsfeld honor

December 14, 2010 2:33:52 PM PST
New Trier High School is being asked to reconsider presenting an award to a famous alum.

The Chicago Tribune reports former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld was chosen to receive the school's alumni achievement award and hall of honor.

But a former school board member and a student asked the school to reconsider.

They claim the award is inappropriate because of Rumsfeld's incorrect statements about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.