I’ve found my new zombie-defense weapon…

Yeah, that’s how we roll!

The Perfessor

Spare me, Redux

whalen2OK, a couple of days ago, we talked about the six-year-old Cub Scout who was suspended for bringing a camping utensil to school. Well, as isolated an incident you may have thought that was, it has happened again. Only this time to a 17-year-old Eagle Scout who had a 2″ pocket knife in a survival kit locked in the trunk of his car…

A 17-year-old Eagle Scout in upstate New York has been barred from stepping foot on school grounds for 20 days — for keeping a 2-inch pocketknife locked in a survival kit in his car.

However, things didn’t end with his 20-day suspension. According to Whalen “They brought a cop in, who told them ‘he’s not breaking any laws, so I can’t charge him with anything.’” Whalen then asked asked 2″ pocketknife would be considered more dangerous than any other everyday items that could be found around the school. Whalen asked “What about a person who has a bat, on a baseball team? That could be a weapon.” to which he was told that was simply not the same thing.

The school district rigid policy lists “Possessing a weapon” under “examples of violent conduct,” which ”may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including suspension from school,” and will allow no deviation from it. Still I go back to my comment in the Zachary Christie incident. I’ll just bet that I could beat the crap out of someone with a math book. Plus, what about that Baseball bat? Oh yeah, and how about the kid who has taken up Karate and can break a board with his hand, aren’t they considered weapons.

We are so in love with making “one law fit all” rules in this country that it truly makes me sick.

The Perfessor