Griffin wrote:Despite it ultimately being their fault, on several levels.
Ah yes, that old conflation of responsibility with fault, and the assumption that some responsibility accruing to the school should mean that less responsibility accrues to others. The school can have problems of its own that need to be fixed without that impinging on the problems caused by a student making a decision to break a cardinal school rule.
Griffin wrote:You believe something without justifications of any sort
Sorry to be so blunt, but if I need to justify to you that weapons in schools are bad, you're not capable of taking meaningful part in this discussion.
Роберт wrote:morriswalters wrote:Zero tolerance is the only sane course.
No.Shanon Coslet , a 10-year-old at Twin Peaks Charter Academy in Longmont, Colo., was expelled because her mother had put a small knife in her lunchbox to cut an apple. When Shanon realized the knife might violate the school's zero-tolerance policy, she turned it in to a teacher, who told her she had done the right thing. The child was expelled.
It's already been covered that knives and weapons are not synonymous, and that example includes the student responsibly turning in the knife to make certain that the school was massively overreacting, and also willfully misapplying it's zero tolerance of one thing to "police" another.