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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

In The News.

Can a zero tolerance policy go too far?

Today, in the Minneapolis paper, high school senior Tony Richards is allowed to return to school. He was originally expelled due to having a box cutter for his after school job in his car in the school parking lot. You can read the whole story here.

This is one of those times I'm thankful common sense seemed to kick in for most. However, I'd love to have a word with the one school board member who still recommended expelling this upstanding, quality student.

2 Comments:

Blogger GMS said...

I really liked an area resident's comment...the point of his comment was, if you go out in the school parking lot, and start checking in cars for tire irons and baseball/softball bats, you will have a lot more expulsions. Think about it...those items can be used as a tool or for a sport OR AS A WEAPON. I too wondered about the 1 person that voted for him to be removed from school for the year for having a tool for his job locked in his car!

September 23, 2008 at 2:16 PM  
Blogger The Bishop's said...

It's so crazy - do you ever wonder what it will be like when our kids are in school? I hope there will still be some common sense (or in some cases better sense) people around!

September 23, 2008 at 8:51 PM  

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