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To: Mobile Vulgus

In a previous life we could say there is more to this, or something else is going on, these days, this is no surprise at all, that is sad.


2 posted on 12/14/2006 12:28:20 PM PST by SF Republican
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To: SF Republican

When I was in grade school in the late-80's, I brought a spent shell to show-and-tell. My interested teacher asked me what kind of gun I shot. Today, the same act would get a student a two-week suspension, if not more. The world is mad.


11 posted on 12/14/2006 12:32:44 PM PST by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: SF Republican
Whatever the real story behind this particular zero-tolerance buffoonery is, I would like to think my classmates and I would have reacted creatively to suspension of schoolmates for technical violations of rules like no knives and no guns (butter knives and toy guns.) The word would have gone out for everyone to bring said item on a set date.

Then the principal would either have to suspend most of the students because "that's the policy," set a precedent that discretion can be used when enforcing even a "zero-tolerance" policy, or get the policy revoked. It would be even sweeter to get the principal and board members on the record making statements like, "My hands are tied," "There's nothing I can do," etc.

Thanks for entertaining my little fantasy of rubbing their zero-tolerance noses in it. I feel much better now.

53 posted on 12/14/2006 3:57:20 PM PST by HundredDollars (Your mileage may vary. Not valid in NY or CA.)
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