A six-year-old boy has been suspended for having a plastic knife in his bookbag at school. A plastic knife he obtained in the school cafeteria. As the WSJ’s OpinionJournal states, “No doubt the Struthers [Elementary School] lunch lady will soon be indicted for arms trafficking.”
The six-year-old student wanted to take the plastic knife home to show his mom that he could butter his toast.
Donna Long, the boy’s mother, states that while she was essentially forced to sign a form that Kevin was “showing other students in class [the knife],” the principal never stated that this was the case. Ms. Long also wonders, if her first-grade son was such a threat, why the police weren’t notified.
School administrations need to wake up and smell the reality that not every student is a Colombine waiting to happen.posted on March 5, 2003 4:56 PM