A 6-year-old gets suspended from school in the US.
His crime? Bringing a pocket knife to school.
The New York Times has another spectacular example of dementia:
For Delaware, Zachary’s case is especially frustrating because last year state lawmakers tried to make disciplinary rules more flexible by giving local boards authority to, “on a case-by-case basis, modify the terms of the expulsion.”
The law was introduced after a third-grade girl was expelled for a year because her grandmother had sent a birthday cake to school, along with a knife to cut it. The teacher called the principal — but not before using the knife to cut and serve the cake.
Wow. Calmly taking away the knife and calling the grandmother to not repeat the harmless scenario would have been just too hard.