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Over-reaction or Justified Punishment?
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Over-reaction or Justified Punishment?
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http://news.yahoo.com/insanity-seventh-g...18314.html

Article Wrote:Seventh-grader suspended three days for gun keychain the size of a quarter
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RE: Over-reaction or Justified Punishment?
It's zero tolerance policy, by default it is over-recation.
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#3
RE: Over-reaction or Justified Punishment?
Omf, that is just stupid.
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RE: Over-reaction or Justified Punishment?
Lunacy. School boards are run by fools.
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RE: Over-reaction or Justified Punishment?
I just read a story about a kid who TURNED IN a hunting knife that he accidentally brought to school after working in his yard beforehand, and yet they suspended him for 10 days.

But hey, you never know, that quarter sized key chain might be an actual firearm!
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RE: Over-reaction or Justified Punishment?
(September 30, 2013 at 3:46 am)Heir Apparent Wrote: I just read a story about a kid who TURNED IN a hunting knife that he accidentally brought to school after working in his yard beforehand, and yet they suspended him for 10 days.

But hey, you never know, that quarter sized key chain might be an actual firearm!

Apparently it just about could have been:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...-long.html

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RE: Over-reaction or Justified Punishment?
We're taking the express train to Idiotville suspending kids for things like this. Would a squirt gun be an offense too? It's got a trigger and actually 'fires' a projectile. Ridiculous.
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RE: Over-reaction or Justified Punishment?
To me its overreacting. In a country with so much gun culture, they scold a kid for wearing a keychain with the shape of a gun? Sure, you can educate the kid about what real guns do to people, but to suspend for that? Fuck me. I hate to bash Americans, but your internal policies lack alot of coherence.

(September 30, 2013 at 4:55 am)Captain Colostomy Wrote: We're taking the express train to Idiotville suspending kids for things like this. Would a squirt gun be an offense too? It's got a trigger and actually 'fires' a projectile. Ridiculous.

Its a bit paranoid yes, but a squirt gun could also can be harmfull, by filling it with acid. But I bet it is easier to buy a gun there, than a galon of concentrated sulphuric acid.
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RE: Over-reaction or Justified Punishment?
Any masonry supply, maybe even hardware store, sells hydrochloric acid for scrubbing fresh mortar splatters off newly minted brick work. I don't think there is a prohibition on selling to minors. Still...I'm not ready to handcuff 4 year olds over potential acid abuses. Some things you just chalk up as harmless. Same with key chains.
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RE: Over-reaction or Justified Punishment?
Well, if its law, there is nothing that can be done about it. If the school decrees that nothing that resembles a firearm will ever get into school, then he shouldn't have brought it.
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