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!
What the **** does this have to do with you?
"If it keeps the children safe, it's OK to screw over a few people." - Blackdog
Certainly applies to you...
"In the case of this Eagle scout, the zero-tolerance rule must apply, which just means that some form of punishment needs to be given. If this rule was not applied to this eagle scout, then he is an exception to the rule, and weapons is now introduced onto campus, thus defeating the purpose of having a zero-tolerance policy against weapons on campus.
There can be no exception to the zero-tolerance policy, but the the level of punishment can be discretionary." - Lightdemon
Last edited by Black Dog; 10-16-09 at 03:25 AM.
No Lives Matter
Most schools have become Nazi-like since Columbine happened. I believe some of them are taking things waaaaaaaaaaaay to far.
I think lightdemon has something against Scouts to be arguing this **** for this long.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
For **** sakes, no one on here actually knows what I'm talking about!
I do not think that 20 days of suspension was fair. He should have recieved less. However, because of the zero-tolerance policy was in place, the administrators could not give anything else except the minimum. If the administrators hands were tied, how can it be their fault? If you blame the administrators, then that is an unfair judgment.
Your beef is with the policy itself and why it was in place in the first place. Which I have acknowledge that it isn't always good, but nonetheless the zero-tolerance policy still serves a purpose (a safegaurd against discrimination). Which is why I have said that you must choose your poison.
First off the Young Man didn't have the pocket knife on his person it was locked in a survival kit in the trunk of his car. So please once again show me how this so-called zero tolerance works.
According to the School District no student can carry a weapon on their person.
The last time I look a car isn't consider part of your person.
According to the actual school policy:
Possessing a weapon. Authorized law enforcement officials are the only persons permitted to have a weapon in their possession while on school property or at a school function.
It only says possession. It does not explicitly say that it must be on your person. If the car is a possession of the student, then so is the knife.