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

    So under the guise of religion a student can carry a blade to school as long as it is short and dull. For some reason I think that if a christian student claimed that the teaching of evolution offended his religious beliefs he would not get a free pass for that class.


    Sikh students can wear dagger in Plymouth-Canton schools, but with modifications | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

    The Plymouth-Canton school district has opted to allow Sikh students to wear a small, religious dagger to school.

    The decision reverses a ban put in place in December after a fourth-grade boy at Bentley Elementary School in Canton was found with a dull 3- to 5-inch kirpan, a dagger that is a religious symbol baptized Sikh males are expected to carry. In Sikh tradition, the kirpan represents a commitment to fight evil.

    The principal initially let the boy keep the kirpan, but the school board instituted a ban because of concerns from parents and conflict with prohibitions against bringing weapons to school.

    On Friday, the district issued a note to parents describing conditions that would be in place to allow students to wear kirpans, beginning today:

    Any kirpan worn at school should be sewn inside a sheath in such a way that the blade cannot be removed from the sheath.

    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.

    The blade of the kirpan must be dull.

    The kirpan should not be worn on the outside of the clothing and should not be visible in any way.

    It will not be the practice of staff members to conduct random searches for the possession of kirpans. However, students who violate any of the above will be subject to discipline including a prohibition on wearing the kirpan to school in the future.
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    Re: Sikh students can wear dagger in Plymouth-Canton schools, but with modifications

    Political correctness runs amuck, yet again.
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    Re: Sikh students can wear dagger in Plymouth-Canton schools, but with modifications

    if it is sewn into the sheath and is not able to be retracted, then what damage could it do

    somehow, i think the opponents would be screaming if it was decided that crosses worn on necklaces could be used as weapons and were therefor no longer going to be tolerated
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    Re: Sikh students can wear dagger in Plymouth-Canton schools, but with modifications

    If it can't be removed from the sheath, then it amounts to little more than a religious symbol, same as a crucifix.
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    Re: Sikh students can wear dagger in Plymouth-Canton schools, but with modifications

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    if it is sewn into the sheath and is not able to be retracted, then what damage could it do

    somehow, i think the opponents would be screaming if it was decided that crosses worn on necklaces could be used as weapons and were therefor no longer going to be tolerated
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    Re: Sikh students can wear dagger in Plymouth-Canton schools, but with modifications

    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



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

    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.

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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.
    exactly, if the kid wanted to commit mass murder he's bring a bunch of pipe bombs or a sawn off shotgun



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

    Meh, doesn't seem like it's that bad. Hell when I was in high school you could bring guns onto school property. Now, of course, they didn't allow you to open carry through the hallways. But people always had guns in their cars, particularly around the start of deer season.

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