Friday, September 19, 2008

Zero Tolerance Policies Attack Again

This time in Blaine, MN. Tony Richard, a 17-year-old senior at Blaine High School in Blaine, Minnesota, works 20 hours a week at a local grocery store, where he uses a retractable razor blade to break down boxes for recycling. One day after work, he tossed the box cutter into his car, which he later drove to school. Anyone familiar with "zero tolerance" insanity can already guess where this story is heading: Richard was suspended from school, and may be expelled, for bringing a "weapon" onto campus. School officials say their hands were tied.

No, their hands aren't tied after all it is a "policy" not a law.

Ah, yes, Zero Tolerance really means zero common sense.

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