Can't Secure The Borders, But We Sure Can Take Down 5th Graders

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    Zero tolerance strikes again...

    http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/opinion/columnists/heyl/s_453040.html

     
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    Yeah... that's pretty crazy. I guess the "replica of weapon" clause could be the reason for this, but, from the description (fluorescent green), I don't think it could seriously be considered.

    I was a little afraid last week... My son takes an inhaler for his asthma. He uses a spacer with it, bc he's not quite coordinated enough yet to press the inhaler, suck in his breath, and hold it. The spacers are $25, so we just have one. I send it back & forth to school in his bookbag. The nurse has an inhaler there (which I had to bring in, give written permission for her to administer it to my son, and bring the dr's prescription), and we have one at home.

    Well, the other day, I forgot to take the inhaler out of the spacer when I packed it in his bookbag. So, he could have been expelled for bringing drugs to school. Nothing happened, but with stories like the one above circulating, I was a little concerned about what could have happened.
     
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    You know, I carried a pocket knife to school form the time I got one when I was 10 until I graduated from high-school. And sometimes, after going to school from a morning of hunting, I had a Buck folder with a 4 inch blade strapped to my belt, But it was never an issue. Many did so, we learned early on that knives and guns were tools...not toys.
     
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    We are supposed to send any student that brings 'weapons or replicas', including drawings to the principal and depending on her judgement, the least offensive will result in a detention, though the most offensive could be immediate expulsion. This is a parochial school. Since I teach 6-8th grades and anime is the most popular 'time waster' of the kids, drawings with weapons is a several times a day offense. Needless to say, unless the kid were a 'scary one' which none are currently in 'that way', the drawings are ripped and filed in circular file.

    We do have discretion, which is a good thing. A few years ago there was a 3rd grader that was into killing animals, threatening to burn down the school, stabbed another child with a pencil. He is gone.
     
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    That's just a bunch of bullshit o_O
     
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    What exactly?
     
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    What they're doing to the kid. It's bull.
     
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    great! a meeting of the minds!
     
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    Sarcasm noted. May I ask why you're acting the way you are to me? It's quite unnecessary.
     
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    LMAO.

    "You must spread some reputation around before giving it to Kathianne again"
     

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