Monday, December 29, 2008

A classic submission for ZeroIntelligence

ZeroIntelligence did a great job of tracking cases where public education, in an effort to have Zero Tolerance for certain behaviors, would often exhibit Zero Intelligence. The blog ran for a couple years, but then the original blogger took a break. (I heard he decided to homeschool his children!) Then another blogger picked up the blog and ran with it for awhile, but it has been inactive again.

This is a classic example of Zero Intelligence - 10 Yr. Old with Toy Gun Arrested, Fingerprinted:
The latest case of zero-tolerance at the public schools has a 10-year-old student sadder and wiser, and facing expulsion and long-term juvenile detention. And it has his mother worried that his punishment has already been harsher than the offense demands.

His offense? He brought a toy gun to school. One student claimed the "offender" threaten him with the guy. It appears to be a he said-he said situation. Naturally the school came down like a ton of bricks on the future felon. Ugh! Even if the ten-year-old boy threatened someone with a toy gun he shouldn't be facing expulsion.

(Hat tip: Instapundit)

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