Yeah, ’cause everyone knows..

…this kid was just a thug-in-training, right?

NEWARK, Del. — A Delaware first-grader who wanted to eat lunch at school with his favorite camping utensil, a combination of folding fork, knife and spoon, now faces 45 days in reform school.
Hundreds of people were expected to attend a school board meeting Tuesday evening to object to the suspension of 6-year-old Zachary Christie from Downes Elementary School for bringing the camping utensil from home.
The folding knife is banned as a dangerous instrument under the Christina School District’s zero-tolerance policy in the student code of conduct and officials said they have to act regardless of his age or what he planend to do with the instrument.

I certainly would like to know what in the hell they think they’re going to reform in little Zachary. I’d like to think it’ll bring out his inner libertarian and its inherent distrust of authority, but who knows?

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One Response to “Yeah, ’cause everyone knows..”

  1. southtexaspistolero Says:

    Sabra (66.69.88.111)
    1) Even if I agreed with zero-tolerance policies (which I do not), that’s not a farking weapon.

    2) If that was my son, he’d be getting home schooled right about now.
    October 13, 2009, 2:16:27 PM CDT – Like – Reply – Edit – Moderate

    Borepatch (173.48.134.243)
    I hope that the “hundreds of people” bring tar and feathers …
    October 13, 2009, 5:56:34 PM CDT – Like – Reply – Edit – Moderate

    B Woodman (205.160.143.250)
    Please keep us updated as to the outcome of this debacle.

    Hope the boy’s parents, friends and neighbors beat the living snot (figuratively) out of the school administration and board. That’s the only thing bullies like them understand.

    And I WOULD NOT allow my son to go to “reform” school. I’d rather keep him home for the 45 days. A 6 y.o. at reform school! WTF!

    Maybe send him to school anyway. What’s the principal going to do? Send him off without the parent’s authorization or signature? That’s a SURE bet for even MORE blowback. And maybe even a lawsuit?
    October 14, 2009, 10:08:23 AM CDT – Like – Reply – Edit – Moderate

    Bob S. (209.12.109.210)
    Just posted about this again today. School district “dropped” the punishment to a 3 to 5 day suspension.

    Of course an afternoon detention would have been more appropriate or even a stern “don’t do it again” would have worked for this kid.
    October 14, 2009, 11:17:59 AM CDT – Like – Reply – Edit – Moderate

    B Woodman (205.160.143.250)
    3-5 day suspension. Still too much for doing nothing wrong. Hopefully to “time served”.

    Need to get those rat b**ds out of there.
    October 14, 2009, 12:59:52 PM CDT – Like – Reply – Edit – Moderate

    mike w. (64.206.252.211)
    Delawarean here. I carried a boy scout knife throughout middle school and highschool. It was probably against school policy but was never an issue.

    It had TWO knives, screwdrivers, bottle openers etc.

    I understand the “no weapons” policy including pocketknives. What I have a serious problem with is the nature of this kids punishment. A 6 year old brought a boy scout knife to school. This wasn’t some 16 y/o trouble maker bringing a gun to school.

    Use your brains and some discretion. The kid is too young to even really understand that bringing his boyscout knife would be a bad thing.

    At WORST this should have been a matter of a teacher asking him not to take it out again and to leave it home.

    Perhaps sit down with the kid and his parents and let them know it violates school policy. That would have been the end of it.

    Of course doing that or anything similar would require administrators to act like reasonable, rational adults.
    October 15, 2009, 11:34:35 AM CDT – Like – Reply – Edit – Moderate

    mike w. (64.206.252.211)
    I’d like to think it’ll bring out his inner libertarian and its inherent distrust of authority, but who knows?

    That’s exactly what they want to “reform.”
    October 15, 2009, 11:36:29 AM CDT – Like – Reply – Edit – Moderate

    Windy Wilson (98.112.63.32)
    “This wasn’t some 16 y/o trouble maker bringing a gun to school.”

    Or, for that matter, a 16 y/o trouble maker bringing a knife, folding or not, to school.

    This was a Cub Scout, for Cryin’ out loud! On my honor, etc.
    Of course, the school officials probably have never heard of that word.

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