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6 year olds w/weapons

2009-11-06 20:20:28.879645+00 by meuon 4 comments

6 year old with a weapon - of a cub scout camping knife.. You know the one, the knife, spoon and fork that fold out, and the knife barely cuts butter. He's been suspended and is going to go to reform school for a while.

There is a good line in the article:

For Zachary, it is not school violence that has left him reluctant to return to classes.

They just yanked the wonder and magic of learning (at school) out of a 6 year old kid, that's the real crime.

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comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2009-11-07 08:37:26.325823+00 by: spc476

I have to wonder, what with zero-tolerance policies with well defined rules, why they even need principals? Do away with them and save some money.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-11-07 13:54:05.143945+00 by: JT

Our kids' school has a zero-tolerance policy on drugs. Our oldest can't even bring his medication for ADD with him to school, so if he's staying the night as his dad's, we have to bring his prescription over there for him. It's an automatic expulsion if he's caught with his prescription medication in the prescription bottle.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-11-08 18:54:41.786949+00 by: andylyke

It's a far cry from my father's youth. In the third grade, he found his father's revolver and took it to school. He was told to take it back home and give it to his father then come back to school.

His father provided the discipline. Maybe that's how the "greatest generation" was formed.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-11-10 13:09:57.624479+00 by: meuon

If you "discipline" your own kids, you end up in court and they send you to "parenting" class, which I have to admit was educational, but not in the way they intended.

If I were the teacher a solution might have been holding the multi-tool until school was over, or getting it back home via some parental involvement. I'll wager the school gets extra funds for the amount of reform school attendance days.