View Poll Results: Should this Eagle Scout have been suspended for keeping 2" pocketknife in his car?

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  • Yes. The rule against weapons on campus needs to be enforced! What sort of message does that send?

    3 4.84%
  • He should have gotten less time since it wasn't a very deadly weapon and his intent was not violent

    3 4.84%
  • I'm not sure about this one...

    0 0%
  • He should have had a warning.

    7 11.29%
  • What is wrong with school official these days? Seriously, this is ridiculous!

    49 79.03%
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    Re: Should this Eagle Scout have been suspended for keeping 2" pocketknife in his car

    Quote Originally Posted by emdash View Post
    if that was the case I'm sure they would have mentioned it in the article....
    Isn't that being a wee bit naive?

    Yeah they seem to pain him in a good light, but it isn't really that cut & dry... ever. I know from life experience.
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    Re: Should this Eagle Scout have been suspended for keeping 2" pocketknife in his car

    An Eagle Scout with a bloody survival kit locked in his car? It seems fairly cut and dry to me

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    Re: Should this Eagle Scout have been suspended for keeping 2" pocketknife in his car

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    The sad thing about this story is a Honor student who is trying to get into West Point may not be able because of this BS by the School. A bloody pocket knife please, so what about all of the knifes in Home Ech. or the Kitchen lets not forget about the nice stuff in the Shop Rooms or the Archery items and javallen in the track and field stuff that the school has on the school grounds.
    That is a bummer. Let's hope this media attention benefits him in the end.

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    Re: Should this Eagle Scout have been suspended for keeping 2" pocketknife in his car

    BTW, there is a petition started, for whatever that is worth.

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    Re: Should this Eagle Scout have been suspended for keeping 2" pocketknife in his car

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Did you even bother to read the context of why it was locked in his car? You did not, obviously, otherwise you wouldn't be talking about scenarios that have to do with needing a pocket knife at school. This is all bull**** smoke and mirrors to derail common sense.
    Why does it matter whether it was locked in his car or not? The policy is to never bring a weapon onto the campus. Period.

    I only brought up those scenarios about not needing the pocket knife at school because some people in this thread seem to think there is a need. These scenarios doesn't reflect the actual case. Conversely, those who are arguing that bringing a pocket knife to campus is no big deal, doesn't matter either because it brings no relevance to the actual case with this eagle scout. Whether or not you think students may bring pocket knives to school is irrelevant. The issue is whether the punishment was carried out appropriately (which I believe it was, if they've given the student the minimal punishment). Whether you think the punishment fit the crime is a totally different thing.
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    Let the public school provide the basics, you as the parent can do the fine tuning.

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    Re: Should this Eagle Scout have been suspended for keeping 2" pocketknife in his car

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    The sad thing about this story is a Honor student who is trying to get into West Point may not be able because of this BS by the School. A bloody pocket knife please, so what about all of the knifes in Home Ech. or the Kitchen lets not forget about the nice stuff in the Shop Rooms or the Archery items and javallen in the track and field stuff that the school has on the school grounds.
    While those tools can be used as weapons, and students have access to them frequently, the tools however are under the watch of the staff. It is also not concealed. This is much different than when a student introduces a weapon onto campus without staff knowledge.
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    Re: Should this Eagle Scout have been suspended for keeping 2" pocketknife in his car

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    That's to much common sense. Get out of here with that.

    If it keeps the children safe, it's OK to screw over a few people.

    Zero tolerance is a useful tool. Or does it make you a tool?
    Is that what you think I was saying? Seriously, you've been confused, and you still are. You have no idea what I'm trying to say. It seems obvious that you have no intention of understanding what I'm trying to say as well.
    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
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    Re: Should this Eagle Scout have been suspended for keeping 2" pocketknife in his car

    In a perfect world the people who made this idiotic decision would all be prevented from ever holding any position of authority ever again. Better yet, prevented from ever breeding as well



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    Re: Should this Eagle Scout have been suspended for keeping 2" pocketknife in his car

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    In a perfect world the people who made this idiotic decision would all be prevented from ever holding any position of authority ever again. Better yet, prevented from ever breeding as well
    Even if the administrators hands were tied because of the zero-tolerance policy??
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    Re: Should this Eagle Scout have been suspended for keeping 2" pocketknife in his car

    Quote Originally Posted by Lightdemon View Post
    Even if the administrators hands were tied because of the zero-tolerance policy??
    "made this idiotic decision" was meant to include whomever put that policy in place

    the knife in question is not a weapon. we need to start destroying the power of morons.



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