Friday, November 30, 2007

Throw a crayon at school and you face third degree battery charges

From Florida:

"A north Florida teenager is facing serious charges Friday morning for throwing a crayon at his teacher.
Taewon Little, 14, admitted he threw the crayon at his teacher at the Philip Randolph Academy in Jacksonville, but doesn't believe he should be charged with a crime. Little faced a judge for third degree battery charges and has been kicked out of school.

There isn't much to say about how the school reacted. It seems like another obvious case of zero tolerance gone bad.

(Hat tip: The Education Wonks)

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Wendy said...

What a crazy story, yet why am I not suprised?

Homeschooling is a blessing for so many reasons and stories like this one really give me peace about our decision.

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