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A Boyscout brought a fork to a meeting? How is the school involved?
Try quoting something relevant, like:
Oh lookie there, the fact that he's a Boy Scout is completely irrelevant.Zachary Christie was suspended from his 1st grade class in Delaware's Christina School District after bringing a camping utensil - a combination knife/fork/spoon - to use at lunch, prompting calls to reexamine schools' zero-tolerance policy for bringing weapons to school, according to a New York Times report Monday.
A kid brought a knife to school, unless it was a dull butter knife and nothing sharp.
Last edited by Jerry; 10-13-09 at 01:31 AM.
My hatred for zero tolerance policies knows no bounds. What kind of mouth-breathing idiot openly creates a policy that deliberately eliminates any kind of common sense. I cannot imagine how you could defend such stupidity with a straight face.
This is beyond ridiculous. When I was in high school, where the zero tolerance policy is at presumably at a much higher standard, I brought utensils to lunch yet no one cared. This is overboard.
Roguenuke, you should have also made a poll relating to this thread, could have been interesting.
Dont forget to put options in it or cilla will pule
the point is that the kid is six years old and not posing any threat according to all accounts. It was a simple mistake. And I posed questions to get conversations going about whether or not common sense should apply to cases where zero tolerance rules are extreme. My quotes regard my questions.
So what is wrong with the school administrators actually finding out the situation before automatically sending a six year old to reform school for 45 days? This isn't one of those cases where the kid was being bullied or threatened other children. This child just thought he had something new that was worth showing off. A six year old doesn't fully understand school rules yet. And, although I do believe the parents could have been a little more responsible about looking into what he was taking to school with him, this really isn't a good reason to so severely punish such a young child. From all the facts we have of this story, there needs to be more leeway for administrators to be able to use their own common sense in certain cases, particularly like this. A better way to handle this kind of situation would have been to bring the child and his parents into the school and explain all the rules and the importance of those rules, and possibly some small punishment for the child. Then the school could even spend time the next day or later that week explaining in detail, especially to the younger students, all those things that might be considered a weapon and that shouldn't be brought to school.
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