Wednesday, February 23, 2005

I love stories like this XVIII

[Sigh!] More zero-tolerance in the schools. This story details the pending suspension/expulsion of a 13-year-old boy for tossing a rubber band on his science teacher's desk. The justification offered by the school? He could've shot her eye out!
"They said if he would have aimed it a little more and he would have gotten it closer to her face he would have hit her in the eye," mother Jenette Rojas said.

Rojas said she was shocked to learn that her son was being punished for a Level 4 offense -- the highest Level at the school. Other violations that also receive level 4 punishment include arson, assault and battery, bomb threats and explosives, according to the Code of Student Conduct.

The district said a Level 4 offense includes the use of any object or instrument used to make a threat or inflict harm, including a rubber band.

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