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    Re: Sikh students can wear dagger in Plymouth-Canton schools, but with modifications

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I knew Sikhs. very respectful and law abiding people. far more likely a baseball player would attack someone with a bat or a field hockey player with a stick than a sikh attack someone with a knife with criminal intent
    Maybe turtle, but we can't change the law for one group.
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    Re: Sikh students can wear dagger in Plymouth-Canton schools, but with modifications

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Maybe turtle, but we can't change the law for one group.
    They didn't.

    The blade of the kirpan is restricted in length to no more than two and one-fourth inches. This would take the object outside the scope of the Revised School Code’s definition of a knife constituting a dangerous weapon.
    A two inch blade isn't considered a dangerous weapon.
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    Re: Sikh students can wear dagger in Plymouth-Canton schools, but with modifications

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Dull, small knife in a sheath.

    Not a big deal to me. I know dozens and dozens of kids that brought small pocket knives to school. If someone wanted to bring a weapon into school to use it for dangerous reasons they'd do it regardless of the rules allowing for it or not. There's nothing big here in my mind.
    That's all irrelevant. If my son can't bring his pocketknife to school, then forget it.
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    Re: Sikh students can wear dagger in Plymouth-Canton schools, but with modifications

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    They didn't.



    A two inch blade isn't considered a dangerous weapon.
    You show up at an American public school with your 2" knife and see what happens, gringo.
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    Re: Sikh students can wear dagger in Plymouth-Canton schools, but with modifications

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    You show up at an American public school with your 2" knife and see what happens, gringo.
    If I showed up at the school in question, it'd be fine.
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    Re: Sikh students can wear dagger in Plymouth-Canton schools, but with modifications

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    If little girls' nail files weren't illegal at school, you might have an argument.

    If this would have been a Christian white girl, it would have been a no-go.

    But, when students get suspended for having a Swiss Army knife in his car, this is nothing more than PC run amuck.
    hey when I went to school some of us had shotguns in our cars because we belonged to a country club next to the school where there was a skeet range and i'd meet my dad during lunch and shoot a few rounds with hiim


    no one ever got shot, let alone threatened with a weapon

    another time an old British teacher couldn't find a pair of scissors to open a packet of exam booklets so he asked if anyone in this recently turned COED prep school for a knife. The son of a local multimillionaire whipped out a german automatic stilleto he had bought on a recent skiing trip. The Old teacher cut the package open and then expertly threw the stilleto into a near by cork board muttering that knives were worthless if not kept razor sharp (the teach had been in the British Airborne in various areas of nastiness)

    nowadays the school would have been on lockdown and everyone's locker searched.



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    Re: Sikh students can wear dagger in Plymouth-Canton schools, but with modifications

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    That's all irrelevant. If my son can't bring his pocketknife to school, then forget it.
    Hell, if your daughter showed up at school with a finger nail file.

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    Re: Sikh students can wear dagger in Plymouth-Canton schools, but with modifications

    I think this is a reasonable compromise to accomodate an important religious belief of the students.

    I just wish some sort of sanity were more commonplace in public schools policies...

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    Re: Sikh students can wear dagger in Plymouth-Canton schools, but with modifications

    Its amazing that allowing someone to bring a religious symbol, similar to the crucifix for christians, is "PC run amok" yet the notion of schools disallowing 2" dull blades that are never exposed somehow isn't worthy of condemnation

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    Re: Sikh students can wear dagger in Plymouth-Canton schools, but with modifications

    Hey Gang,

    Sikhs are not at all the problem in this country. If I could I would pick up all the Sikhs in India and bring them to America. It would be a major infusion of healthy blood into a very sick body politic.

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