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!
No Lives Matter
This case is almost as silly as that case where that 6 year-old boy took his camping untisels to school.
They were going to send a 6 year-old to reform school! What the **** is wrong with these people?
He's an eagle scout!!! If I were that school, I wouldn't be worried about an eagle scout with a two inch camping knife!
Are they going to suspend third graders for having those giant sharpened pencils?
Hmm so it is now being reported that the School District doesn't even have a Zero Tolerance Policy anywhere on the books.
"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)
He must be punished because the policy was in place. This is all I'm saying. Since the policy was in place at this school, the administrators must carry out the punishment because they must follow their own rules.
So do I think the eagle scout should be punished? No. But do I think the school administrators were wrong in giving out the punishment? No because they have to follow their own rules.
Whether you disagree that the zero-tolerance policy should be used is irrelevant because it was already part of the circumstances. Because of this the administrators could NOT do nothing.
School Chief Sticks By 'Zero Tolerance' Ruling for Eagle Scout - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News - FOXNews.com
From the article,
Lansingburgh Central School District Superintendent George J. Goodwin, 55, said in a written statement that his district "has an established policy of zero tolerance with respect to the possession of weapons of any kind on school property or in school buildings."
But nowhere in the school district's rule book, which is published online, is there any mention of a "zero tolerance" policy, leading some to question whether Goodwin, in fact, was compelled to suspend the youth.
But how come the superintendent was not aware that his own school didn't have a zero-tolerance policy? This seems very odd.