Skip to comments.CA: Student arrested for making wooden knife in shop class (8th grader and 2 incher)
Posted on 12/19/2007 3:02:26 PM PST by NormsRevenge
CHULA VISTA A middle school student was arrested Tuesday after a teacher saw him fashioning a small knife out of wood during a shop class.
The boy, who is in eighth grade at Castle Park Middle School, was taken into custody about 11:15 a.m. and then released to his parents, said Chula Vista police spokesman Bernard Gonzalez.
The boy has been suspended for four days, said Sweetwater Union High School District spokeswoman Lillian Leopold. When he returns to school after the holiday break he will also undergo counseling, Leopold said.
District policy says that a student will be expelled if they are found in possession of a knife with a blade 3½ inches or longer, Leopold said.
The knife the boy made was 2 inches long, she said.
That’s really what they mean, isn’t it?
Would you be saying the same thing, if he had then taken the 'knife' to Art class, and crafted a wax 'representation' of his math teacher, then killed him by sticking the 'knife' into the voodoo doll of the 'teacher'?
If we had some ham, we could have ham and eggs, if we had some eggs.
These lefties have gone over the wall on this crap. This is the consequence of losing elections. It's going to get much worse.
We have truly gone insane in this country and the insanity seems to be centered around the government schools.
Better hang on to that. They are banned nearly everywhere in America now.
Well, ya know what they say about California leading trends, good or bad, twisted or brilliant.
When I was a kid I wore a metal knife on my belt to school.
The infamous “lockblade”.
I even went shooting with a teacher and other students “on school property” just out behind the shop.
Correction: When he returns to school after the holiday break he will also undergo
counseling, reeducation, Leopold said.
Something drastically bad happened to this country when the draft-dodging hippies became (sort-of) adults! This is the result.
Honestly, when I was in school, if we knew that a 2 inch wooden knife replica could get you expelled, half the class would be brandishing them the next day!
And if administrators had brains, we'd have brainy, sensible administrators, if they had common sense.
That’s no match for a .45 cal. french fry!
When I was in High School(a mere 4 years ago) I was the only girl in Metal Fabrication 2, we had to design and weld something useful to pass the class. Most of guys made gun racks for their trucks. The instructor was the type to pull out his gun and show the class.
I made a two tier ballet bar out of two-inch exhaust tubing. I also was the only person to get an “A” out of the class.
Did you ever test it?
The kid should of been making a wood condom!
I gave it to my Dad for a Father's Day present; he only fired it with black powder and wadding.
He touched it off once inadvertently pointed at an aluminum stepladder about 20 feet away - the paper wadding broke a side rail of the ladder.
I'm almost afraid to ask but where does your Dad get the black gunpowder?
In a jar at the local hardware store? :)
Black powder, to the best of my knowledge, is available at pretty much any sporting-goods store. It’s widely used in muzzle-loading weapons.
It is silly to fight it. Get out of it.People should quit abusing their children’s minds and bodies and get them the hell out of the government schools.