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Small Knife in Lunchbox Gets N.C. Student Suspended, Charged With Weapon Possession (last year)
Fox News ^ | December 29, 2010

Posted on 11/30/2011 3:44:37 PM PST by Clintonfatigued

Ashley Smithwick, 17, of Sanford told WRAL she accidentally took her father's lunchbox to Southern Lee High School in October instead of her own when school officials searched the lunchbox, along with several other students' possessions, possibly looking for drugs.

Ashley's father, Joe Smithwick told the station the lunchbox had a paring knife inside so that he could slice up an apple that accompanied it.

"It's just an honest mistake. That was supposed to be my lunch because it was a whole apple," he said.

But school officials didn't see it that way.

The athlete who takes college-level courses was suspended for the remainder for the school year, banned from campus and this month was charged with misdemeanor possession of a weapon on school grounds, WRAL reported.

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TOPICS: Government; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: arth

1 posted on 11/30/2011 3:44:41 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
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To: metmom; wintertime; bamahead; rabscuttle385

This is just absurd. She didn’t bring an automatic gun to school, just a harmless paring knife.

I think that more American parents should adopt a zero-tolerance policy for public schools.


2 posted on 11/30/2011 3:46:48 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: Clintonfatigued

She should claim to be a Sikh or something. lol


3 posted on 11/30/2011 3:47:54 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Clintonfatigued

This kind of crap boggles my mind.


4 posted on 11/30/2011 3:50:52 PM PST by Leep
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To: Clintonfatigued

Zero tolerance for school age kids? Administrators need to lose their pensions for under inflated tires.


5 posted on 11/30/2011 3:51:45 PM PST by The Brush
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To: Clintonfatigued
...when school officials searched the lunchbox...

I guess the 4th amendment is gone along with common sense.

6 posted on 11/30/2011 3:52:50 PM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Want to tell me how they have the power to selectively search for drugs in the first place??


7 posted on 11/30/2011 3:52:50 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: The Brush

Zero Intelligence. Another reason my son dropped out of Public School the first semester of kindergarten.


8 posted on 11/30/2011 3:55:05 PM PST by Rodentking (There is no God but Yahweh and Moses is his prophet - http://www.airpower.blogspot.com/)
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To: Clintonfatigued

The parents should lawyer up and sue the ass off the school and everybody involved. This is a clear case of so-called political correctness run amok. Rediculous. Absurd.


9 posted on 11/30/2011 3:56:21 PM PST by GoldenPup
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To: Clintonfatigued

C’mon people, you are not considering the possible intent of this young woman.

It is possible that she was planning on sacrificing a new born baby during her lunch hour>


10 posted on 11/30/2011 3:56:31 PM PST by Jonty30 (If a person won't learn under the best of times, than he must learn under the worst of times.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
This way they can raise the alleged crime rate among the white students.

Same thing as the fact that blacks are 12% of the population but commit 50% of the murders is discrimination.

The solution for that is to increase the murder rate by whites, who are exhibiting racism by murdering at a lower rate.

11 posted on 11/30/2011 3:56:51 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Holding our flawed politicians to higher standards than the enemy’s politicians guarantees they win)
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To: Sacajaweau

Want to tell me how they have the power to selectively search for drugs in the first place??

Kids are owned by the State while they are in school. They have little in the way of rights except any rights that further the leftist cause.


12 posted on 11/30/2011 4:01:22 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; Aggie Mama; agrace; AliVeritas; ...

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The main Homeschool Ping List handles the homeschool-specific articles. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping list. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added to or removed from either list, or both.

13 posted on 11/30/2011 4:05:49 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Don’t entrust your child to these government scoundrels.


14 posted on 11/30/2011 4:12:01 PM PST by Lady Lucky
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To: Clintonfatigued
Allow numb nuts bureaucrats to run your schools and this is what you get.....that and of course, a horrible education
15 posted on 11/30/2011 4:12:44 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Sacajaweau

“Want to tell me how they have the power to selectively search for drugs in the first place??”

That battle was lost a long time ago.


16 posted on 11/30/2011 4:16:18 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Supposedly educated intelligent people making dumb decisions like this.

This is what we have teaching in our school, and they want more money.

These principals who pull this crap have sh*t for brains.


17 posted on 11/30/2011 4:31:34 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Clintonfatigued

Jeez. North Carolina. I’d have expected this in New England.

You can see pickups with Confederate flags, but apparently the NC schools are run by PC idiots who can’t tell a paring knife and uncut apple from a serious weapon. If the honor student was part of a special protected minority who had caused trouble before, they would forget the whole thing in the interest of mainstreaming her and keeping her in the educational system.


18 posted on 11/30/2011 4:33:05 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Clintonfatigued

No, this girl’s mistake was enrolling in a public school run by gutless idiots who hide behind zero tolerance policies.

I can’t wait for the day when cyber schools are up and running and kids can learn in the safety and comfort of their own homes rather than risking their reputations over stupidity like a paring knife in a lunch box.


19 posted on 11/30/2011 4:43:27 PM PST by goldi (')
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To: Clintonfatigued
A pocket full of sharp pencils is legal?
A Pencil is just as dangerous.
20 posted on 11/30/2011 4:48:14 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: Venturer
Supposedly educated intelligent people making dumb decisions like this.

Education has never guaranteed intelligence.

21 posted on 11/30/2011 4:50:31 PM PST by WesternPacific (Deafness has its Advantages)
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To: Venturer
These principals who pull this crap have sh*t for brains.

I was in a customers home once and got led into a discussion about
education. I bluntly said those who cannot do, teach. Then I went on to
tell how useless Liberals Arts was to any possible future and it was a waste of time.
The look on her face was surprise. After she left, her husband told me
that she was a college instructor of liberal Arts! They took it pretty well
since they didn't fire me and wanted me to do more work on their home.

It was a proud moment.

22 posted on 11/30/2011 5:03:57 PM PST by MaxMax
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OMG, I despise what passes for public education. The whole system needs dismantling.


23 posted on 11/30/2011 5:17:46 PM PST by Jenny217
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To: The Brush
Zero tolerance for school age kids? Administrators need to lose their pensions for under inflated tires.

Zero tolerance for school adminitridiots.

24 posted on 11/30/2011 5:23:52 PM PST by nonsporting
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To: Clintonfatigued

The fruit of government education welfare. When will the “conservative” education welfare queens decide that their children are more important than “stuff”. “me-time”, etc., give up the obvious lie that their schools are “different”, and rescue their children?


25 posted on 11/30/2011 5:35:41 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Clintonfatigued
...discipline is usually less severe if a student who accidentally carries a weapon to school reports it rather than having a teacher find it.

Why the hell would you tell on yourself at all?

Oh for the day when every boy had a pocket knife, and no one worried about them using them.

26 posted on 11/30/2011 6:39:43 PM PST by heartwood
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To: Clintonfatigued; Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; albertp; Alexander Rubin; Allosaurs_r_us; ...
More Zero-Intelligence insanity in pubic schools.



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27 posted on 11/30/2011 7:31:26 PM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: Sacajaweau; Clintonfatigued
Want to tell me how they have the power to selectively search for drugs in the first place??

Beacuse we have to really hammer home to children at a fairly young age that they live in a police state called the United States of America.

Land of the free...and all that.
28 posted on 11/30/2011 7:34:36 PM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Hopefully her parents learned a VERY HARD lesson - that is when you send your chold to a public school, you put your chold in the hands of people that HATE SUCCESS and ACHIEVEMENT (i.e., OWS types). If you give them an opening, they will find a way to cut your chold down to size, and then they will hold a party (amongst themselves) to celebrate their latest ‘success’.


29 posted on 11/30/2011 7:35:52 PM PST by BobL ("Heartless" and "Inhumane" FReepers for Cain - we've HAD ENOUGH)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Ping


30 posted on 11/30/2011 7:36:39 PM PST by wintertime (I am a Constitutional Restorationist!!! Yes!)
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To: Jonty30
It is possible that she was planning on sacrificing a new born baby during her lunch hour

No, couldn't be that, that'd be protected religious expression. They probably have a class for THAT.

31 posted on 11/30/2011 8:19:09 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Given that school administrators and teachers are not allowed to use their intellect, why should we believe that they are underpaid?


32 posted on 12/01/2011 4:39:16 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Every responsible parent in this country should reguire every one of their children to carry a sharp knife, a .45 casing and a peanut butter sandwich to school every day.

They can pick up their condoms from the school nurse and add that that to the mix.

That would stop this BS in a day.

33 posted on 12/01/2011 6:33:36 PM PST by elkfersupper
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