7/11/2013

Finally, an attempt at reining zero tolerance insanity in schools

I have seen evidence that this zero tolerance is designed to terrify students and cause them to be terrified of guns. It also makes no sense safety wise to lump in a picture of a soldier with a gun and someone threatening people with a real gun.  I would go farther than this law, but at least it is a start.
A Republican lawmaker has introduced legislation that would block funding to schools that prohibit children from playing with imaginary guns.
Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, says the Student Protection Act aims to stop the enforcement of policies that "punish innocent children" by cutting funds to schools that abuse "zero tolerance" weapons policies.
"Something must be done to restore sanity to the schoolroom," Stockman said Tuesday in a statement. "The Student Protection Act would end the practice of using federal taxpayer dollars to subsidize schools that enforce these policies that abuse and harm young children."
In March, second-grader Josh Welch was suspended from a Maryland elementary school after unknowingly biting a Pop-Tart into the shape of a gun. . . .

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