The school has a zero tolerance rule with weapons. Personally the little boy doesnt look threatening to me, but if my child were at that school I would want the "tool" taken away from the child as well. I wonder did the parents allow him to take it knowing there was a knife on it? or did he take it without their knowledge... I know in my highschool a girl brought a gun into my english class once. So its not a joke when kids bring stuff like that to school. The safety of my child while in school is number one on any parents list. So if a child brings something that can be used as a weapon id want something done... what do you think?
Asked by Anonymous at 7:27 PM on Oct. 12, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by mominbolt at 7:29 PM on Oct. 12, 2009
Answer by Jademom07 at 7:29 PM on Oct. 12, 2009
Answer by jesse123456 at 7:31 PM on Oct. 12, 2009
Answer by Lindalu2 at 7:34 PM on Oct. 12, 2009
We had a student in a 5th grade class stabbed in the neck by another student. The assailant used...............the teacher's scissors. The teacher actually got in trouble for having them on her desk. A spork brought to school by an innocent 6 year old who was excited by his new Cub Scout tool is not the problem. Until the real problem is addressed, the violence will continue.
Answer by jesse123456 at 7:36 PM on Oct. 12, 2009
Answer by viridian at 7:55 PM on Oct. 12, 2009
Answer by pagan_mama at 8:15 PM on Oct. 12, 2009
Technically, since he is first grade he would be a Tiger scout. Hmm, maybe the courts could petition the Boy Scouts of America to replace this camping utensil with a spork like utensil so that there aren't any mix ups in the future.
I get that rules are rules, but really? WTF has our world come to? Next thing you know, he will be prosecuted as an adult.
Answer by Anonymous at 8:40 PM on Oct. 12, 2009
Zero tolerance rules are a joke. A fifth grader comes in with a 10 inch hunting knife with definite plans to stab someone, and he will get the same punishment as a harmless 6 year old with a boy scout spork. Yeah, that strikes me as fair and balanced. NOT.
Answer by mancosmomma at 8:59 PM on Oct. 12, 2009
Answer by amyrw at 9:17 PM on Oct. 12, 2009