Sixth grader suspended for taking razor blade away from self-harming student

Link To Article
Date of Article:  2014-03-20
Source of Article:  Al.com
This is a good example of how stupid rules like this are.  The student did the right thing by preventing harm but the idiot powers that be chose to punish her.
Years ago I had a friend whose son was receiving a beating from a bully.  According to witnesses his son did not attempt to defend himself until after over 10 blows had landed on him.  Yet the idiot powers that were chose to expel him for practicing a right that all humans have to defend themselves from attack.
For reasons like this Zero Tolerance Rules have to be written with care and enforced with common sense. 

No comments: