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Johnny bring your bullets

Another example of zero tolerance run amok?

An elementary school studnet was suspended from school on Thursday after he brought ammunition to school and told schoolmates about it, according to a Marion County Sheriff's Office report.

The 11-year-old, who attends Emerald Shores Elementary School, showed other students six .22-caliber rifle cartridges and two empty shell casings that he had with him. He reportedly bragged about them to the students.

Once word spread about the ammunition, a sheriff's deputy spoke to the child about where he had obtained the items. The boy told the deputy he picked them up from the shooting range while he was there with his parents.

The school's dean told the deputy that the child would be suspended from school.

Bringing bullets to school is less dangerous than say taking a kitchen knife to cut steak with, but here in Florida both will result in having police called to the school. In this boy's case, no arrest was made. Any smart education tell me how a suspension serves the best interests of this child when it comes to his schooling? Unless its to teach him how adults can over react to kids being kids.


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Comments (6)

Bill, it's unfortunate inde... (Below threshold)
DSL:

Bill, it's unfortunate indeed. However, things have changed quite dramatically since we were kids. I work for the public school system and have an 11 year old currently in that same public school system and let me tell you the administrators are completely overprotective due to frivolous law suits and their own job security. Kids are not allowed to be kids any longer, it's very sad.

Frankly, I am pleased that ... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

Frankly, I am pleased that no arrests were made and the kid wasn't cuffed. I fear that might have happened in another jurisdiction.

...and they wonder why home... (Below threshold)

...and they wonder why homeschooling is more popular than every before.
http://www.rightklik.net/

Just because they are "educ... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Just because they are "educators" does not mean that they are intelligent.

Imagine how much that ammo ... (Below threshold)

Imagine how much that ammo could have hurt someone when hurled across a room. The kid should have been expelled.

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I read where some girl was ... (Below threshold)
Spurwing Plover:

I read where some girl was suspended becuase long nosed school snoops found a kitchen kinfe under the floorboards of her car WHAT RIGHT TO THESE SCHOOL FASCIST GOT SNOOPING INTO A PERSONS PROVATE PROPERTY WITHOUT A SEARCH WARRENT HER PARENTS SHOULD HAVE SUED THE SCHOOL DISTRICT AND THOSE LONG NOSED WACKOS THEY SHOULD KEEP THEIR BIG FAT NOSES OUT OF OTHERS PRIVATE PROPERTY WITHOUT A VALADE SEARCH WARRENT




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