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    Re: Boy Scout, 6, Suspended for Fork

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Sporks kill.


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    That looks like the spoon that made Rosie fat.
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    Re: First Grader Suspended Over Camping Utensil

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    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!

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    Absolute law has no place in a free society.

    France put people in prison for stealing a loaf of bread to feed their family.
    We kick a child out of school for carrying a fork to school.

    The worst that should have happened is the child should have been reminded it is not ok to bring a sharp object to school, even a fork. If it happened again, a simple call to the parents would suffice.

    I hope the public outcry against this deplorable act sends those kind of absolute rules into memory where they should be and the ones that made the absolute rule absolute end up with an absolute fate of being mortally embarrassed for being thugs.

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    Re: Boy Scout, 6, Suspended for Fork

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    That looks like the spoon that made Rosie fat.
    In the background of that pic, you can see the keyboard that keeps misspelling my words.

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    Re: Boy Scout, 6, Suspended for Fork

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    OMG there's 4 ninjas in that pic!!

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    Re: Boy Scout, 6, Suspended for Fork

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    Welfare (Food Stamps, WIC, etc...) are not entitlements. They are taxpayer funded handouts and shouldn't be called entitlements at all. Social Security and Veteran's benefits are 'Entitlements' because the people receiving them are entitled to them. They were earned and paid for by the recipients.

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    Re: Boy Scout, 6, Suspended for Fork

    Spoon-Wielding Boy Scout Goes Back to School
    District’s zero-tolerance policy on weapons amended for young students

    Six-year-old Zachary Christie likes to eat his pudding with his favorite spoon, so he brought it to school with him. But it cost him -- being branded a troublemaker and exiled from his elementary school because of it.

    The Cub Scout's favorite spoon happens to be attached to a knife and fork, in a folding Swiss-Army type camping utensil. Despite the pudding purpose, he was suspended and ordered to spend 45 days in an alternative school for troublemakers. Newark, Del.'s Christina School District has a zero-tolerance policy with weapons.

    After Zachary’s family spread the word of the unjust decision through the “Help Zachary” Web site, outrage spread across the country. This prompted the Christina School Board to call a meeting Tuesday night, when they revisited the zero-tolerance policy.

    I had absolutely no idea this was gonna’ happen,” Zachary told the TODAY Show Tuesday. “I wasn’t thinking about this. I was thinking about having lunch with it!
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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?
    After 9/11 my school stopped stocking plastic knives in the cafeteria

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    Re: Boy Scout, 6, Suspended for Fork

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    w00t
    Thank Goodness he's back in school, but they still have a draconian policy. Whoever said administrators need flexibility was right.

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    Re: Boy Scout, 6, Suspended for Fork

    "I was thinking about having lunch with it!”
    Nuff said!
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    Re: Boy Scout, 6, Suspended for Fork

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    After 9/11 my school stopped stocking plastic knives in the cafeteria

    Thank God! They obviously averted a national disaster!!!

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