Yes. Zachary is a young boy who did nothing wrong. 34% (23,474 votes) No. It seems harmless but what if the knife in the utensil had hurt another student? 2% (1,270 votes) No. This sends a message to every student in the district including those in high school. 2% (1,128 votes) I'm not sure. <1% (317 votes) Total Votes: 68,202 View Comments (4)
Yes. Zachary is a young boy who did nothing wrong. 34% (23,474 votes)
No. It seems harmless but what if the knife in the utensil had hurt another student? 2% (1,270 votes)
No. This sends a message to every student in the district including those in high school. 2% (1,128 votes)
I'm not sure. <1% (317 votes)
Total Votes: 68,202
View Comments (4)
posted on 10/13/2009 10:16:02 AM PDT
(America is at that awkward stage..2 late 2 work within the system, but 2 early 2 shoot the bastards)
“A” students bring whatever weapons they want.
Let the riffraff be afraid.
posted on 10/13/2009 10:18:58 AM PDT
("By any means necessary"=EvilExcusd "The urge 2 save humanity is [often a ruse] for the urge 2 rule")
LOL! Those folding tools with spoon, fork and butter knife have been used by Boy and Girl Scouts for many decades.
If Zach really want to kill someone in school, he’d have brought a peanut butter sandwich
posted on 10/13/2009 10:21:04 AM PDT
(If we are astroturf, why are the democrats trying to mow us?)
The important this is that we manufacture enough non-black criminals to be "fair."
posted on 10/13/2009 10:23:28 AM PDT
by E. Pluribus Unum
(Ask not what the Kennedys can do for you, but what you can do for the Kennedys.)
Zero tolerance rules in public schools are not really intended to protect the students. They are intended to protect school administrators from liability. They also are intended to excuse school administrators from exercising any form of judgment or common sense. If the zero tolerance rule dictates an outcome, it can’t be the administrator’s fault. Of course, a chimpanzee can follow a zero tolerance rule.
posted on 10/13/2009 10:23:39 AM PDT
by Avid Coug
Yes the school officials went to far. They should be taken out back and shot. Quickly.
posted on 10/13/2009 10:27:02 AM PDT
(Darwin was right!)
Society has went so far left with political correctness that we don’t look at the individual to judge anything these days. What happened to innocent until proven guilty?
We don’t see individuals anymore we only see groups. How sad has this become?
posted on 10/13/2009 10:37:00 AM PDT
(In God we Trust, all others need a birth certificate and picture ID)
It's time to start the SSA (School Security Administration). Install metal detectors at the entrances of all schools. Nobody enters without being scanned. All kids, teachers, and school visitors will need to remove backbacks, books, coats, shoes, and other items and place them on the x-ray scanner belt. Contraband searches will be mandatory. Behavior profilers will pick kids that act odd for special additional screening. Kids and teachers will no longer be able to bring their lunch into the building. They may only bring a one quart bag with up to 4 small bottles (3 ounces) containing mouth wash, koolaid or other beverage. No more matches or lighters allowed.
Is this what the school districts want? How about confiscating all tire irons from teachers cars in the parking lot. They could use those implements to beat kids you know. Somebody should use them on the administrators to beat common sense back into them.
posted on 10/13/2009 10:40:50 AM PDT
(Life is Tough, But It's a Lot Tougher When You're a Liberal. Stop Global Whining Now.)
The polling is so confusing that only 96% of respondents agree that school officials went too far.
62% Yes. A 'zero tolerance' policy leaves school officials no room to make decisions on a case-by-case basis.
34% Yes. Zachary is a young boy who did nothing wrong.
2% No. It seems harmless but what if the knife in the utensil had hurt another student?
2% No. This sends a message to every student in the district including those in high school.
<1% I'm not sure.
They left out the correct answer: Yes: This is one of the stupidest, most mind numbingly assine decision of the Third Millenium.
posted on 10/13/2009 10:45:30 AM PDT
by Lonesome in Massachussets
(The People have abdicated our duties; ... and anxiously hope for just two things: bread and circuses)
Another reason for tort reform. School boards are establishing zero tolerance policies so that if little Johnnie brings his cub scout mess kit to show and tell and little Suzie gets a scratch on her finger from it, her parents won’t sue the school for 10 million dollars.
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