Here we go again. the “Nanny State” strikeas again. those of us with kids, anyone else who doesn’t can not under any circumstances say anything after this because it’s just a “parent-thing. Apparently having a broken pencil sharpener will get you BUSTED! Not to mention can you imagine having to write the name of the school everyday all day?
Hilton Head Island International Baccalaureate Elementary School… I’ve got Carpal-Tunnel just typing it!
A 10-year-old Hilton Head Island boy has been suspended from school for having something most students carry in their supply boxes: a pencil sharpener.
The problem was his sharpener had broken, but he decided to use it anyway.
A teacher at Hilton Head Island International Baccalaureate Elementary School noticed the boy had what appeared to be a small razor blade during class on Tuesday, according to a Beaufort County sheriff’s report.
It was obvious that the blade was the metal insert commonly found in a child’s small, plastic pencil sharpener, the deputy noted.
The boy — a fourth-grader described as a well-behaved and good student — cried during the meeting with his mom, the deputy and the school’s assistant principal.
He had no criminal intent in having the blade at school, the sheriff’s report stated, but was suspended for at least two days and could face further disciplinary action.
District spokesman Randy Wall said school administrators are stuck in the precarious position between the district’s zero tolerance policy against having weapons at school and common sense.
“We’re always going to do something to make sure the child understands the seriousness of having something that could potentially harm another student, but we’re going to be reasonable,” he said.
Anywhooo… here’s their website for anyone interested.