Monday, October 12, 2009

Another Menace To School Safety Is Out

This kid brought a knife to school. And the ever-vigilant administrators kicked him out for school safety.

Problem is, the kid is six years old and he brought a new Cub Scout fork/spoon/knife combo to use at lunch. Yeah, that's it, save is from the violent first graders. The perp has been suspended for 45 days.

The school board is defending its decision. "There is no parent who wants to get a phone call where they hear that their child no longer has two good seeing eyes because there was a scuffle and someone pulled out a knife," said George Evans, the president of the Christina district’s school board.

"Zachary wears a suit and tie some days to school by his own choice because he takes school so seriously," said Debbie Christie, Zachary’s mother.

These "zero tolerance" rules are a farce. They're in place from lawmakers that have no sense, to save school boards from thinking critically. It's obvious this kid is no threat. The school board, however...

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