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Originally posted by CaptGizmo
reply to post by thisguyrighthere
Sooo your answer is let the kiddies bring even more weapons to school and keep them in their lockers. What kind of rational thinking is this? Sounds more like the rantings of militia members. Allowing something such as what you have stated would cause death 10 fold.
I don't know if you have kids or not, but if you don't then maybe you would look at this from a different perspective then.
[edit on 10/15/2009 by CaptGizmo]
Education lawyer Victor DeBonis is working pro bono for the family of 17-year-old Matthew Whalen, who has been banned from Lansingburgh High School for 20 school days.
Whalen says the school district violated his son's due process by disregarding state education guidelines when they suspended him. Whalen said he received written notification of the suspension six days too late, according to state law.
"It should be just reversed and expunged because it was just wrong — procedurally they did everything they could do wrong," the father said.
Nowhere in the school district's rule book, which is published online, is there any mention of a zero-tolerance policy, leading some to question whether Goodwin, in fact, was compelled to suspend Matthew.