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!
If it was locked in his car, then it should not have been a problem.
Zero tolerance is nothing but a policy of over reaction.
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But bringing any sort of knife to school would be inappropriate regardless. If we are looking at a normal day at school for the average student, never will they ever need a pocket knife. So why bring one? Can you show me a scenario in which a student may need to use a pocket knife during school?Except that not all knives are weapons. A pocket knife, dinner knife or butter knife is a tool not a weapon. They are not designed for hurting people, and are very inefficient means of causing harm. Having a policy in which students are punished for possessing them is unacceptable.
And while pocket knives are not designed to be used as weapons, they can be. As well as scissors, pencils and what have you. But scissors and pencils have a place on campus and in the classroom, and therefore it is reasonable to have these tools on campus since it is necessary in most classes. What activity would a pocket knife be used on campus, where a pair scissors could not achieve? What class would necessitate a pocket knife?
I don't see a reason to bring a pocket knife to school, at all. It shouldn't be on campus anyway, it serves no purpose. It only brings in an unneeded risk.
Last edited by Black Dog; 10-14-09 at 11:49 PM.
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Stupid as hell!
~Following My Own Flow~
Except your poison is far worse. There is no excuse to throw away common sense when delivering punishments, especially as a matter of policy.I'm not gonna say you're wrong, but you have to choose your poison.
I would have used a swiss army knife when replacing computer hardware. I would have used bread knives or dinner knives to cut food. I would have used an exacto knife to cut things exactly when making posters. A pocket knife is an incredibly versatile tool that is useful for an uncountable number of tasks.But bringing any sort of knife to school would be inappropriate regardless. If we are looking at a normal day at school for the average student, never will they ever need a pocket knife. So why bring one? Can you show me a scenario in which a student may need to use a pocket knife during school?
How many kids have been killed by pocketknives in the last year? The fact is a pocketknife is both a useful tool and a terrible weapon. Banning them is stupid enough, but levying a serious punishment like a suspension is unacceptable. They should have just taken the knife away and returned it to him after school.And while pocket knives are not designed to be used as weapons, they can be.