I’ve seen some bizarre things done under those so-called “Zero Tolerance” policies at the schools, but this one.
FTR. No, I’m not in favor of kids bringing in weapons to school. But, when (as has happened) I get told that I can’t pack a plastic knife in my son’s lunch so he can spread his cream cheese onto a bagel, well, that sort of absurdity, I feel, creates disrespect for rules.
Anyhow, today, I see, in Poniac MI, school officials have suspended a third grader (which would make the kid, what, about 8 years old?) for possession of a One and a half inch long medallion in the shape of a gun. The officials acknowledge that there wasn’t any danger of some one getting hurt, but were concerned that some one might fear getting hurt.
I mean really. WTF. Better purge all of the magazines in the library, too, for pictures of weapons. better, too, outlaw pens and paper, for one could ‘draw’ a weapon and that sounds like a challenge, and might scare some body. Oh, and put down that toothpick - there’s sharp points on that one.