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Camping tool gets 6-year-old a school suspension - Hawaii News

There are 17 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Oct 12, 2009, titled Camping tool gets 6-year-old a school suspension - Hawaii News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

NEWARK, Del. -- Finding character witnesses when you are 6 years old is not easy.

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willie

Plymouth, MI

#1 Oct 12, 2009
Too bad kid, welcome to the new world liberal order.
No Common Sense

Honolulu, HI

#2 Oct 12, 2009
What the hell is wrong with those people over there?

For crying out loud.

The kid wanted to use it to eat.

Zero tolerance alright: for their own common sense.

Give the kid a break.
Nutty Professor

Honolulu, HI

#3 Oct 12, 2009
Oh, we also have the nutty professor Ewing, backing up this stupid, harmful decision.

"I scared. So, nobody should bring the boy scout utensil for eat to school. I one law professa. I also know about psycology of the scaredy cats, as why."

“Nothing Good Can Come of This!”

Since: Oct 08

Denver, CO

#4 Oct 12, 2009
It would have been interesting to see how many actual threats were stopped by the policy. Was there a problem before the policy was put into place or is this just another example of the 'nanny' mentality. 'We know what is best for you and if you don't do it we will legislate it.' All of the incidents were silly and damaged the children involved more than protecting other children. Wake up folks, a little common sense goes a long way.
Scammers

Kaneohe, HI

#5 Oct 12, 2009
Dumb and Dumber are the principals and BOE's that make up these arcane rules, that DO have a legitimate intent, but to broadly treat all intent with the same color of malice is really asinine. Cutting a bithday cake - what were they supposed to use - a ruler? No choice in the matter? Then you shouldn't be a principal if you can't make a rational decision on your own.
DUMB
DUMB
BozoNemesis

AOL

#6 Oct 12, 2009
Could I be so forward as to request that this CORRUPT, overbearing, obnoxious government at ALL levels from the bottom to the top and the top to the bottom STAY OUT OF OUR WALLETS AND OUT OF OUR LIVES except as specifically stated in The Constitution of the United Stares of America? This governmental intrusion BS has to cease! As Tom Jefferson said, "A government that can give you all you want is strong enough to take all that you have." 'Nuff said...
noclu

Mililani, HI

#7 Oct 12, 2009
Read about the 17yo from NY who is an eagle scout who completed his army basic training over the summer and had plans to enter West Point before they suspended him for having a 2" pocket knife in an emergency kit in his car. The knife was given to him by his grandfather who is the chief of police in this city.

We have become a nation of PC pu-$$-ie$ and it's gotta stop.

http://www.wten.com/global/story.asp...
alice

United States

#8 Oct 12, 2009
Keoni K wrote:
It would have been interesting to see how many actual threats were stopped by the policy. Was there a problem before the policy was put into place or is this just another example of the 'nanny' mentality.'We know what is best for you and if you don't do it we will legislate it.' All of the incidents were silly and damaged the children involved more than protecting other children. Wake up folks, a little common sense goes a long way.
well said
Mards

Courtenay, Canada

#9 Oct 12, 2009
Okay, just went you think you've heard the most idiotic piece of news, here comes another. Totally agree with Scammers of Waianae. Well said.
Perspectives

Chicago Heights, IL

#10 Oct 12, 2009
Although I completely understand the initial reaction of people to think zero tolerance has its limits, if something bad would have happened, even accidentally, with this kid's knife, all the parents from the school would be up in arms asking why a zero tolerance was no imposed. God forbid it would have been their child hurt - you'd have to duck for so many lawsuits flying overhead. Common sense should have prevailed from the parents of this child to ensure he understood EVERYONE has to follow rules, not just everyone else. Without accountabiliy, what would this child, and other children and parents, be learning. Common sense is ensuring those you are responsible for follow rules. Just like the old chestnut - it's all fun and games until someone gets hurt, regardless of intent.
Dan

United States

#11 Oct 12, 2009
To Perspectives in Chicago........

What will do more harm........an eating utensil or a railroad tie swung by gang bangers at some kids head in Chicago?
Nearly everything in school can serve as a weapon. Should we have a zero tolerance for them as well.
What about individuals that have a high propensity towards violence. Should we discriminate against them & ban them with zero tolerance as well?
PC gone insane.
jordan

Bayonne, NJ

#12 Oct 12, 2009
thats messed up!
alice

United States

#13 Oct 12, 2009
yes, it seems so wrong
T_Jones

Coweta, OK

#14 Oct 12, 2009
Seriously? They base their decision off the "zero tolerance policy" created after major school shootings. To hold this 6 year old boy by those standards is ridiculous to say the least. You're basically saying this boy is being suspended so he wont go to the top of a clock tower and pick students off with a riffle... Now am i saying that this boy shouldnt face punishment? NO... there should be cosequences. He should recieve a swat of two. Suspension for a week, 2 MAYBE! But to kick this poor boy out of school for 45 days is utter nonsense! I myself am a highschool student. There are kids in my school who bring hunting knives to school and/or get in fists fights who arnt even expelled for 45 days. Im sorry, but this punishment is idiotic and should be shortened if not repealled entirely!(sorry for any spelling or grammtical errors, and thank you for reading)
huh

Mililani, HI

#15 Oct 12, 2009
what part of "zero tolerance" do you not understand..?

maybe the parents should be at fault for allowing their child to go to school with a tool that could possibly end the way that it did...
WhyNot

Honolulu, HI

#16 Oct 12, 2009
Because anything from a wooden pencil, plastic ruler or paper clip could also be used to threaten, injure and even kill another person.
kimo

Kihei, HI

#17 Oct 12, 2009
A streetwise kid brought a small knife to school and showed it to other kids. This got reported and the knife was confiscated by VP. Boy was suspended for one day. Soon after his return I asked why he brought the knife to school and he said to cut his food. I asked what we had for lunch that day and he said chicken. Made sense, but I don't think that was the truth. Anyway, zero-tolerance is zero-tolerance. One day suspension was fine, but 45 days?? That's one Quarter! That's overkill.

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