Friday, December 6, 2013

Zero Tolerance = Zero Common Sense

A 10-year-old boy was suspended under a school zero tolerance policy for shooting an imaginary "arrow" at a fellow classmate, using nothing more than his hands and his imagination............

The Rutherford Institute announced it has come to the defense of the boy................

"We all want to keep the schools safe, but I'd far prefer to see something credible done about actual threats, rather than this ongoing, senseless targeting of imaginary horseplay," said Rutherford Institute President John W. Whitehead.............

"Johnny Jones, a fifth grader at South Eastern Middle School, was suspended for a day and threatened with expulsion under the school's weapons policy after playfully using his hands to draw the bowstrings on a pretend 'bow' and 'shoot' an arrow at a classmate who had held his folder like an imaginary gun and 'shot' at Johnny.........

Rona Kaufmann, Superintendent of the South Eastern School District in Fawn Grove, Pennsylvania,was asked to respond to the complaint by Dec. 13, 2013. See the full story here