Like most lads his age, a Newark (Delaware) 6 year old, Zachary Christie, is brimming with enthusiasm. For example, Zachary is over the top about his recent entry into the Cub Scouts. Among other things, he’s particularly thrilled about a camping utensil which can deploy a knife, a fork, or a spoon.
Eager to put the goodie to use, Zachary did what any lad his age would do. He took it to school in his lunch box, so he could eat his meal with it. No harm, no foul? In a rational world, perhaps, but 'rational' excludes the Educrat asshats who infest the Christina School District. Under their non-negotiable rules of ZTZ engagement, Zachary was guilty of possessing a ‘weapon’ on school grounds. The penalty for that "regardless of the possessor’s intent" is suspension. In a heartbeat, Zachary was suspended then condemned to spend 45 day’s in the district’s reform school.
Zachary’s fate seemed sealed, thanks to Zero Tolerance Zombie intransigence. Thankfully, help arrived in time to save the day. I’d call the ensuing blowback ‘memorable’ but that’s an egregious understatement. Thanks to rational adult outrage from sea to shining sea, and beyond, the asshats running Christina School District beat a hasty retreat:A Delaware first-grader who faced a lengthy punishment for bringing his favorite utensil to school — a combination folding knife, fork and spoon — has gotten a reprieve. The school board made a hasty change to its strict code of conduct Tuesday night. The seven-member board voted unanimously to reduce the punishment for kindergartners and first-graders who bring weapons to school or commit other violent offenses to a suspension ranging from three to five days. Zachary Christie, 6, had faced 45 days in an alternative school for troublemakers after he brought the utensil to school with the intent of using it to eat his lunch. (Fox News)
Mind-numbed zero tolerance is a turd that needs to be flushed, before it’s too late. As far as I’m concerned, this Delaware cess-school district is good place to start. Yes, they backed off about sending an eager 6 year old lad to reform school for 45 days, but they didn’t back down until rational adult outrage forced them to cut the crap.
And here in Bedford, OH we have a School Board member, Andrew Mizsak, that acts worse than a 6 year old by throwing his food and threatening to hit his legally blind father. I guess "No Tolerance" doesn't apply for full grown man-boys that still live with mommy & daddy.
Hey Zachary... want to be a School Board member in Bedford? You are much more mature than the one we have now!