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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-04-06 10:54 PM
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(Indiana) School drops knife case against student
http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/2006...

Warren Township school leaders today ordered a halt to the disciplinary proceedings against a teenager who said he accidentally brought a pocket knife to his middle school.

The principal at Stonybrook Middle School had suspended Elliot Voge for 10 days. The boy realized he had a Swiss Army knife in his coat pocket as he headed inside the school last month and, according to the principal's report, "Elliot immediately went into the main office and handed the knife to our school treasurer."

Today the district administrators cancelled an April 10 hearing that would have considered expelling Elliot, and the school board said in a letter that "we can all learn from this incident and in the future apply some common sense when interpreting rules."

Earlier discussion here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

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LynzM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-04-06 11:04 PM
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1. Glad to hear it.
He forgot, made a mistake, did the right thing, and they were going to punish him? I agree, common sense about rules, for sure.
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davepc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-05-06 12:05 AM
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2. You get suspended for having a swiss army knife?
wtf?

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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-05-06 06:28 AM
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4. You get suspended for having SCISSORS.
Edited on Wed Apr-05-06 06:29 AM by BiggJawn
or Midol, or Aspirin, or TUMS...
Or a pruning saw in the back of your truck.

We're TOUGH on CRIME in Indiana!
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-05-06 06:27 AM
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3. "Common Sense" with "ZERO Tolerance"?
Wow.
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hollowdweller Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-05-06 06:38 AM
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5. Squirrel hunting kids got suspended here.

The school was running a dog thru the student parking lot. The dogs hit this one kids car. They opened it and found a shotgun, and two hunting vests. The kids had gone squirrel hunting before school. Both guns were empty but the zero tolerance meant they got kicked out. What BS! Don't even get me started on the warrantless search of the cars with a dog either.
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