Cruel and Unusual Punishment

October 15, 2009

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I know it sounds crazy but at first I was going to go along with the school on this one. But then I got more details on the story and it is just crazy.

What are they thinking sending a six year old to reform school!  This is cruel and unusual punishment.  A judge needs to step in.

From Fox :

Six-year-old Zachary Christie was so excited to become a Cub Scout that he brought his camping utensil to school. The tool serves as a spoon, a fork and a knife, and Zachary wanted to use it at lunch.

What Zachary didn’t know was that the gizmo violated his school’s zero-tolerance policy on weapons. And now the Christina School District in Newark, Del., has suspended the first grader and ordered him to attend the district‘s reform school for 45 days.

With children younger and younger performing violent acts it’s understandable why the school has a zero tolerance policy. And even though it seems unfair, the rules are the rules.  So perhaps a suspension is enough, but REFORM SCHOOL!  That could traumatize the boy for life!

Where’s a good ambulance chasing lawyer when you need one?

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