Skip to comments.Student suspended for 10 days for accidentally bringing pocket knife to football game, attorney says
Posted on 09/19/2013 10:10:29 AM PDT by Olog-hai
A Pennsylvania high school student has been suspended for what his attorney calls doing the right thinghanding in a pocket knife that he accidentally brought to a football game.
(David) Schaffner (III, 16,) was asked to leave the game and on Monday was handed a 10-day out-of-school suspension by the Fox Chapel Area school district. The districts parent-student handbook says students who bring weapons to school or school-related eventsincluding knives and firearmscan be expelled for a year, Triblive.com reports.
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No good deed goes unpunished...........
Friggin’ ridiculous - in that part of PA, every boy probably has a pocket knife in their pocket at some point during the day. For him to be suspended because he turned it in is to turn common sense on it’s head.
School is back in session, so we have lots of new zero tolerance stupidity stories to look forward too.
There should be an award handed out every June for the stupidest zero tolerance enforcement of the previous school year.
Lesson Learned: NEVER do “the right thing” with liberals... they will only hold it against you.
This is the result of government workers having to follow rules that ensure they are not trusted with common sense management decisions. When employees think for themselves, they add risk and liability to the government.
Everywhere you look.
By people who don’t even know it’s what they’re promoting.
Zero Tolerance = Zero Intelligence
White Boy?? More than likely.
Clear firing lanes around his tree stand the week before archery season opens.
Engineer "vacation" from school for the first week and a half of archery season.
This kid is brilliant.
Wish I could have thought of something like that.
'Course when I was in high school everyone carried a pocket knife. Heck, we'd take shotguns and rifles to shop class to work on them.
I have a nephew (straight A student) that was suspended for bringing a pocket knife to school. He got suspended as well, but I don’t think it was for 10 days. Usually, they want to send you off to some kind of alternative campus where they put all the misfits that the teachers can’t handle and are always getting into trouble.
Might be Western PA, but it’s also FOX CHAPEL - rich white enclave in Allegheny Co. Not many blue collar pocket-knife folks can afford to live there anymore.
Sounds like turning it in and playing by “the rules” is what got him the suspension. If he’d kept his mouth shut, this would have been a non-starter.
The liberals are winning the battle over our kiddies’ minds in the public schools, sadly.
The reason for all "zero tolerance" policies in a nutshell. Thanks, T-1.
Others may differ, but I see this as a positive seminal event in the life of this boy and his friends.
Learning early in life of the moral cowardice and intellectual bankruptcy of the public school system is a wonderful asset that will help protect this lad and others from the greater lies and injustices that await them in the future.
Another zero tolerance outrage.
Sometimes good sense can mean accepting God’s grace rather than sacrificing yourself to pointless rules that urge you to badly torpedo what is good over a human regulation. The student could have simply left and gone home with the item, or while there discreetly put it somewhere that it posed minimal risk of getting used for anything bad. (Maybe into a coach’s area, without saying anything, or later sending an anonymous note explaining what happened.) And been more careful next time.
Grew up in that neck of the woods. In my time, many grade school kids carried pocket knives to school. Used for whittling, mumbly peg or knife baseball. Never used as weapons.
Boy, how times have changed. Not for the good.
Blame-the-object is not a new mania.
A general sense of the grace of God, frequently manifesting as the uncommon thing people like to call common sense, is gone. Only gospel as a radically private message (consider it the underground opposition) can combat this. The “state as arm of church” paradigm is fading fast.
Not just boys, girls as well. My daughter had one of those mini-Swiss Army knife type devices which went with her everywhere-- standard red, not pink.
She used it to do her nails (the build 'em that way in SW PA), open letters, clean teeth, you name it. When she went off to college, she had it to fly off for interviews here and there, visit family and visit friends. One December, after a family vacation, we dropped her off at Charlotte where the flight back to college was cheaper than from Pittsburgh.
She called that night to tell us she'd gotten in to Idaho safely and that some TSA nazi had finally confiscated her knife in Charlotte. I offered to buy her another. She told me that she already had. Some necessities you just can't live without.
PC idiots. They will be among the first to decorate lamp posts when the rest of us decide to go William Wallace on them.
I remember the good old days....I carried a pig sticker when I was in school wayyyyyy back when.
When I grew up, every body had a pocket knife and carried with him all the time.
commie/fascists want to turn our youth into sissies.
Absolutely. This stuff is literally straight out a North Korean prison camp. Its the type of conditioning that was tested on American POW's. It's designed to turn people into unthinking robots so afraid of weapons or physical initiative that they can't even mentally conceive of resisting the tyrants that lord over them.
When I was in high school I took uncles’ twelve gauge shotgun to shop class to refinish the stock. No one said a word when I put it in my locker or when I took it out to go to shop class. At that time fully half the pick up trucks had gun racks with loaded guns in them!!!
Idiots. The school, districts, and administrators. All of them are idiots.
I was in HS in the early 80s. I had friends in shop class who were building crossbows for their projects.
I’m sure that practice was ended. Actually, I’d be surprised if they still offered shop classes.
They are teaching a lesson to the kids. Not the right lesson.
Exactly. My 12 YO daughter certainly understands the moral of this story.
The kid did not “do the right thing”, and all decent parents should teach their kids right from wrong. When dealing with morons (i.e., liberals), it is wrong to admit to violating their insane rules. Call Dad and have him come get the dangerous weapon. Leave the game and take the lethal implement home or even throw it away in a trash can. Ignore that potentially murderous lump in your pocket, cheer for your team, go home after the game, and try not to make the same trivial mistake twice. There are many right answers. The only wrong answer is to “do the right thing” and confess to a crime against political correctness.
If I go to a foot ball or basketball game rest assured there will be a knife in my pocket, and on my Leatherman. I don’t leave home without them.
you leave, go to your car, and put it there, then go back.
Never ever admit to anything. Go out to the car and leave it without saying anything or keep it hidden in your pocket.
Yes;unless they were body searching or using metal detectors, the young man should have just kept his mouth shut and left the pocketknife in his pocket.
this is war folks.....we've got to stop playing nice all the time...
Not pocket knife friendly huh? Good thing I don’t attend scrool anymore. They wouldn’t allow me in the same zip code.
So you want God to judge us as harshly as the unbelievers?
A godly people turns to God’s help in war; they don’t stoop to the level of those that fight against them.
Didn’t David buy his first wife with 200 Philistine foreskins?
The price that Saul asked was 100, for Michal. David gave him double. Saul actually sent David out there so that the Philistines would overwhelm him and kill him, though.