Yeah, that’s how we roll!
OK, 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 â€” 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 â€œThey brought a cop in, who told them â€˜heâ€™s not breaking any laws, so I can’t charge him with anything.â€™â€ 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 â€œWhat about a person who has a bat, on a baseball team? That could be a weapon.â€ to which he was told that was simply not the same thing.
The school district rigid policy lists â€œPossessing a weaponâ€ under â€œexamples of violent conduct,â€ which â€may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including suspension from school,â€ and will allow no deviation from it. Still I go back to my comment in the Zachary Christie incident. Iâ€™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 â€œone law fit allâ€ rules in this country that it truly makes me sick.