Yes. The rule against weapons on campus needs to be enforced! What sort of message does that send?
He should have gotten less time since it wasn't a very deadly weapon and his intent was not violent
I'm not sure about this one...
He should have had a warning.
What is wrong with school official these days? Seriously, this is ridiculous!
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An Eagle Scout with a bloody survival kit locked in his car? It seems fairly cut and dry to me
BTW, there is a petition started, for whatever that is worth.
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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.
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