Should there be common sense exceptions to "zero tolerance" rules?
Boy Scout, 6, Suspended for Fork - CBS News
Is it really asking too much to take intent into consideration when these incidents occur? How about if we also look at character and personality and mood?The school district's policy is enforced "regardless of intent" and "does not take into consideration a child's age," reports CBS News correspondent Jim Axelrod.
But residents, and some lawmakers, are now wondering why schools can't apply a more common-sense discretion to such instances.
"Zachary wears a suit and tie some days to school by his own choice because he takes school so seriously," his mother said. "He is not some sort of threat to his classmates."