The 17-year-old Michigan honor student who was initially expelled after a 3 ¼-inch pocketknife was found in her purse during a football game in September will be suspended for the year instead and be able to take online classes and graduate with her class next year, MyFoxDetroit.com reported.When you don't have to think, you won't. They're not thinking.
Though the Dearborn Heights District 7 Board of Education softened the punishment, Atiya Haynes said the board, which met on Monday, made up its mind before it handed down the ruling.
Haynes, who reportedly has a 3.0 GPA and hopes to attend Howard University, does not deny having the pocketknife...(but) said she forgot about it.
The school board said its hands were tied in the case because it is required to uphold state laws. The state has a zero-tolerance rule.
Stupid laws, like laws that aren't enforced, breed contempt for all laws--and for the people who create and enforce them. Good job, idiots.