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Thread: Plastic pellet incident at Va. school ends in expulsion, assault charges

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    Re: Plastic pellet incident at Va. school ends in expulsion, assault charges

    Zero tolerance policies made high school much more exciting, especially with fights.

    We did have fewer fights than other school districts, but the fights we did have were MUCH more brutal than the fights in other districts. Other districts, you'd get roughed up, a black eye, couple of bruises, a bloody nose. Our district, you got your jaw broken, hand crushed, skull cracked, or your knee smashed.

    Our fights were more brutal because of the zero tolerance policy, we figured "Well hell, I'm getting suspended no matter what, I might as well get my money's worth." Even if you didnt throw a punch, you got suspended as if you'd started the fight.
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    Re: Plastic pellet incident at Va. school ends in expulsion, assault charges

    Ahhh, spotsy.

    What a completley idiotic and ridiculous ruling. Seriously, I wonder about people and common sense these days.

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    Re: Plastic pellet incident at Va. school ends in expulsion, assault charges

    Why is it that we're turning kids over to the cops and such these days? I can't believe we actually legally pursue these matters, it should have been dropped all together. No participation in some stupid class or whatever, it was a kid thing that kids do and that's that. No one got hurt. Yell at him a bit, tell him he can't do X, maybe send a note home to the parent. Done and done. Why the hell have we lost all common sense in this country? I think that's really what's driving our downward slide.
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    Re: Plastic pellet incident at Va. school ends in expulsion, assault charges

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    This merited a trip to the principal's office and maybe a stern phone call to a parent. To arrest a 14 yr old for a felony for basically shooting spitwads through a straw is beyond the pale. The world has gone mad.
    He was arrested for 3 misdemenor charges, not a felony. Still stupid though.
    Last edited by dontworrybehappy; 02-03-11 at 06:27 PM.

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