School's back in, which means we'll have more zero-tolerance stories than we know what to do with shortly. But for now, we'll have to do with a semi-tolerance story about a handicapped kid who fired a pistol in his pocket
The punishment in this case is OK with me - a 10 day suspension. That at least seems reasonable [the kid is handicapped after all] for bring a gun to school.
But what I don't like is this: Because he is in special programs protected by the Americans with Disability Act, he will not be expelled under the district's anti-weapons policy. Umm, why the hell not? Just because somebody is disabled, the anti-weapon policy doesn't apply to them? If thats the case, then why suspend the kid at all. Idiots.