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CA: Student arrested for making wooden knife in shop class (8th grader and 2 incher)
San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 12/19/07 | Debbi Baker

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.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: California
KEYWORDS: arrested; california; homeschoolingisgood; publikskoolz; student; woodenknife; zerotolerance
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

That’s really what they mean, isn’t it?


51 posted on 12/19/2007 5:12:50 PM PST by Luke Skyfreeper
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To: ApplegateRanch
I know you were being sarcastic, but...

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.

52 posted on 12/19/2007 5:15:12 PM PST by Luke Skyfreeper
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To: NormsRevenge
It would go nice with the wooden sap that I made in 64. It looks like a miniature baseball bat with a lead plug in the end and a leather wrist strap.

These lefties have gone over the wall on this crap. This is the consequence of losing elections. It's going to get much worse.

53 posted on 12/19/2007 5:17:13 PM PST by Cold Heat (Mitt....2008)
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To: NormsRevenge

We have truly gone insane in this country and the insanity seems to be centered around the government schools.


54 posted on 12/19/2007 5:25:26 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: Mark was here
I also made an an ashtray that was cast out of aluminum

Better hang on to that. They are banned nearly everywhere in America now.

55 posted on 12/19/2007 5:28:42 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: riverrunner
Up untill the early 80’s in Wis. maybe a bit later

Well, ya know what they say about California leading trends, good or bad, twisted or brilliant.

56 posted on 12/19/2007 5:29:44 PM PST by dragnet2
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To: NormsRevenge

When I was a kid I wore a metal knife on my belt to school.

The infamous “lockblade”.

Good Lord.

I even went shooting with a teacher and other students “on school property” just out behind the shop.


57 posted on 12/19/2007 5:34:35 PM PST by festus (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: NormsRevenge
When he returns to school after the holiday break he will also undergo counseling, Leopold said.

Correction: When he returns to school after the holiday break he will also undergo counseling, reeducation, Leopold said.

58 posted on 12/19/2007 5:38:34 PM PST by abner (I have no tagline, therefore no identity.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Something drastically bad happened to this country when the draft-dodging hippies became (sort-of) adults! This is the result.


59 posted on 12/19/2007 5:49:46 PM PST by meyer (Illegal Immigration - The profits are privatized, the costs are socialized.)
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To: NormsRevenge

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!


60 posted on 12/19/2007 5:51:22 PM PST by meyer (Illegal Immigration - The profits are privatized, the costs are socialized.)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper
If we had some ham, we could have ham and eggs, if we had some eggs.

And if administrators had brains, we'd have brainy, sensible administrators, if they had common sense.

61 posted on 12/19/2007 5:55:02 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (If God didn't want a Liberal hanging from every tree, He wouldn't have created so much rope!)
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To: LongElegantLegs

That’s no match for a .45 cal. french fry!


62 posted on 12/19/2007 5:57:18 PM PST by Fresh Wind (Scrape the bottom, vote for Rodham!)
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To: EGPWS

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.


63 posted on 12/19/2007 7:27:00 PM PST by A kid with a brain
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To: DuncanWaring
Heck, I made a cannon when I was in high-school.

Did you ever test it?

64 posted on 12/19/2007 7:29:30 PM PST by John123 ("What good fortune for the governments that the people do not think" -- Adolf Hitler)
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To: NormsRevenge

The kid should of been making a wood condom!


65 posted on 12/19/2007 7:33:50 PM PST by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: CindyDawg
My grandkids and I have wood shields and swords.
When I was a kid we played with foam weapons, which were simply a chunk of wood or steel wrapped in foam and sealed with duct tape. My uncle is quite an artist.
66 posted on 12/19/2007 7:42:55 PM PST by A kid with a brain
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To: John123
Did you ever test it?

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.

67 posted on 12/19/2007 8:40:30 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring
I gave it to my Dad for a Father's Day present; he only fired it with black powder and wadding.

I'm almost afraid to ask but where does your Dad get the black gunpowder?

In a jar at the local hardware store? :)

68 posted on 12/20/2007 2:18:34 AM PST by John123 ("What good fortune for the governments that the people do not think" -- Adolf Hitler)
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To: John123

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.


69 posted on 12/20/2007 7:16:49 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: EGPWS

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.


70 posted on 12/20/2007 7:28:51 AM PST by arthurus (Better to fight them OVER THERE than to have to fight them OVER HERE!)
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