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    Re: Boy Scout, 6, Suspended for Fork

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    I don't agree. The intent of the child was important for a couple of reasons.
    It's not about why this one particular child brought a knife to school. It's not about what this one particular child would or would not do with a knife.

    Its about how children behave when a knife is introduced into that environment. Other children can take the knife away and do things the first child would never have don, like deface property and harm others.

    IMO 45 days is excessive, but a suspension is in order if the "knife" holds an edge.

    If the "knife" is as dull as a butter knife, good only for spreading jelly, then the school should be sued to alter the rule.
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    Re: Boy Scout, 6, Suspended for Fork

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    It's not about why this one particular child brought a knife to school. It's not about what this one particular child would or would not do with a knife.

    Its about how children behave when a knife is introduced into that environment. Other children can take the knife away and do things the first child would never have don, like deface property and harm others.

    IMO 45 days is excessive, but a suspension is in order if the "knife" holds an edge.

    If the "knife" is as dull as a butter knife, good only for spreading jelly, then the school should be sued to alter the rule.
    A butterknife can be made to hold an edge.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
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    Re: Boy Scout, 6, Suspended for Fork

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    A butterknife can be made to hold an edge.
    But did this butter knife actually have an edge when it was school ground?

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    Re: Boy Scout, 6, Suspended for Fork

    The thing I don't get....do these kids have a cafeteria at school and do they have utensils?
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Boy Scout, 6, Suspended for Fork

    I especially like this part:
    Spurred in part by the Columbine and Virginia Tech shootings, many school districts around the country adopted zero-tolerance policies on the possession of weapons on school grounds. More recently, there has been growing debate over whether the policies have gone too far.
    Yes, yes, because some teens with clinicly diagnosed mental disorders on mind-altering medications drafted and executed a detailed act of domestic terrorism involving firearms and explosives, we need to severely punish normal 1st graders for the slightest infraction of a technicality.

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    Re: Boy Scout, 6, Suspended for Fork

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    The thing I don't get....do these kids have a cafeteria at school and do they have utensils?
    Sporks kill.


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    First Grader Suspended Over Camping Utensil

    Here's the video from the Today Show. Another example of the absurdity of our culture today, with its lack of common sense, and one-size fits all approach.

    Watch the video, this kid is bright and adorable. The school district wants to send him to reform school!

    Today Show Video Player

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    Re: First Grader Suspended Over Camping Utensil

    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Boy Scout, 6, Suspended for Fork

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    But did this butter knife actually have an edge when it was school ground?
    I think he sharpened it in the bathroom while having a smoke.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
    "Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.

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