Monday, June 03, 2013

A draconian focus on zero-tolerance has led to a lost of common sense

The media reports fairly often about how schools over react to young children even talking about guns.  The zero-tolerance war on kindergarteners has some of the worse examples of this I've seen.

The article covers four instances in where young children are suspended from school because of tenuous associations with guns.  The worse example was:

Noah had no gun, toy or otherwise, but Aguirre said his son still was punished for talking with other students about the Nerf guns the family recently bought during a trip to Lincoln City, Ore.

Yes, the boy was punished because he talked about "Nerf guns."


Hat tip: Instapundit

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