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Island fourth grader suspended for using broken pencil sharpener

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posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 08:50 AM
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A 10-year-old Hilton Head Island boy has been suspended from school for having something most students carry in their supply boxes: a pencil sharpener.

The problem was his sharpener had broken, but he decided to use it anyway.

A teacher at Hilton Head Island International Baccalaureate Elementary School noticed the boy had what appeared to be a small razor blade during class on Tuesday, according to a Beaufort County sheriff's report.


Isn't this going just a bit too far? I understand a no tolerance policy for weapons, but a broken pencil sharpener? By using that logic a sharpened pencil is a lethal instrument. Nice to see level heads at work in our schools.




posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 08:54 AM
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A broken pencil sharpener in the hands of a 10 year old
- what was they thinking he would do ???

Yet another fine example of the world we live in..


[edit on 15-9-2008 by StarTraveller]



 
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