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  • Soldier suspended from school (Eagle Scout, Honors Student Had Pocket Knife Locked in Car)

    10/09/2009 7:48:04 AM PDT · by ReagansRaiders · 218 replies · 8,128+ views
    WTEN - Albany, NY ^ | 10/8/2009 | MARK O'BRIEN
    Soldier suspended from school Posted: Oct 8, 2009 05:26 PM A NEWS10 EXCLUSIVE By MARK O'BRIEN LANSINGBURGH -- High school senior Matthew Whalen is the kind of student any parent would want. He's an Eagle Scout, on the honor roll, taking Advanced Placement classes, and never been in trouble with the law. He's received commendations from the City of Troy and the Boy Scouts of America for saving a woman's life, and this past summer, he completed Army basic training. All of it was accomplished before the age of 17. "I'm just trying to do what I can while I...
  • Schoolboy Turns in Found 'Weapon', Gets Suspended For Effort

    12/14/2006 12:25:17 PM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 74 replies · 3,128+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 12/14/06 | Warner Todd Huston
    In school we tell our children that guns are bad. We tell them to be good little children and turn in those bad, evil guns to a parent, a policeman or a teacher. We tell them to do the supposed responsible thing. Be an upstanding citizen and take that evil gun out of circulation so that someone else won't kill half the city, runs the logic. So, a young boy at Troy Middle School near Joliet, Illinois follows this sage advice and what is his reward? He is kicked out of school for following his indoctrination. On November 15th, 13-year-old...
  • Students suspended for bringing in toy guns

    10/05/2006 8:39:27 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 80 replies · 1,087+ views
    townline.com (MA) ^ | October 5, 2006 | Cheryl Lecesse
    Three eighth-graders were given three days of in-school suspension starting last Friday after they brought toy weapons to school in order to participate in a class project on the Revolutionary War era. But one parent feels this punishment is too strict in the context of the incident. Page 19 of the Parents Handbook states, "Knives or other sharp objects, hand guns, toy guns, weapon replicas, slingshots, matches, fireworks, or any other explosive materials are forbidden at school, or at any school sponsored activity or trip." "It doesn't say anything about intention and context," said Elena Driscoll, the parent of one...
  • First-Grader Suspended Over Plastic Squirt Gun

    09/20/2006 4:44:30 AM PDT · by jmq · 116 replies · 2,290+ views
    KMBZ ^ | UPDATED: 5:01 pm CDT September 19, 2006
    First-Grader Suspended Over Plastic Squirt Gun School District Says Policy Prohibits Exceptions POSTED: 3:50 pm CDT September 19, 2006 UPDATED: 5:01 pm CDT September 19, 2006 Email This Story | Print This Story Sign Up for Breaking News Alerts KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A mother is angry that her first-grader was suspended from school over a plastic toy gun. "I asked her, 'You're going to suspend my son for 10 days for this? He cannot harm a soul with this,'" said Danielle Womack, whose son, Tawann Caskey, was suspended from Milton Moore Elementary School. KMBC's Natalie Moultrie reported that Tawann...