A high school senior in Clarksville, Tennessee, has been suspended for ten days and ordered to go to an alternative school for ninety days after because school officials found a fishing knife in his car.I didn't watch the video. I wonder if it explains how school officials found this knife in the first place. Is there more to the story than what I've quoted above, or are they the idiots they're made out to be?
The knife belongs to his father, who is a commercial fisherman and also owns the vehicle; the student didn’t realize his dad had accidentally left the knife in the car.
His family is calling the punishment a major overreaction to an honest mistake, but school officials have maintained that it is appropriate and in line with the school’s “zero tolerance” policy. As a result, the boy, an honor student with no previous offenses, may miss his prom, graduation and even college and scholarship deadlines. He is also facing weapons charges with the county sheriff’s department.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Why? Why Do I Work In A Field With So Many Idiots?
I have no problem at all with following rules, but mindlessly following stupid rules--rules that were created solely to cover someone's butt--is a painful thing to watch. Here's another student who's being crushed by the idiocy: