6 Year old Scout Suspended. Only In America

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Only in America.   A 6-year old Delaware Cub Scout was suspended for carrying a camping utensil to school. First-grader Zachary Christie says he had planned to use the mutli-tool, incorporating a knife, a spoon, and a fork, to eat his lunch. But under his school's zero tolerance policy, Christie was suspended and faced 45 days in a local reform school. "I think the rules are what is wrong," said Chrisite, who was reinstated after a public outcry. "Not Me."   The Week Magazine


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Jami Asanovich
Smart Concept Realty, LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
Doing the right thing, every time!

Hi Jason,

Luckily, this youngster had good intentions...

Unfortunately, there are some that are not so nice these days that have to ruin it for the boy scouts. :(


Have a great day!

Dec 28, 2009 08:50 AM #1
Jim Crawford
Maximum One Executive REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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Unfortunatley in America we cannot fix stupid.  We are so politically correct that common sense can never return. 

Dec 28, 2009 08:57 AM #2
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

The parents should not have allowed that knife to go onto the school property.....there are children who are not scouts and who may have not so nice intentions, and if the scout can carry a knife, why shouldn't everyone be able to carry one???  that's the problem....a six year old and a knife at school is not the best idea.

Dec 28, 2009 09:34 AM #3
Frank Beckendorf
Beckendorf Realty Group - Abilene, TX

As a teacher in two states, I have to say that the time for ignoring incidents such as these are long gone. No one can quite say what this youngster had on his mind. Would you want to take a knife from an angry kid. I once took two loaded guns away from one.

Dec 28, 2009 09:43 AM #4
Craig Richardson
National Realty - McLean, VA

The death of common sense.  Welcome to Politcally Correct America.

Dec 28, 2009 09:57 AM #5
James Quarello
JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC - Wallingford, CT
Connecticut Home Inspector

I think the punishment is the problem not the fact the child brought a knife to school. He was wrong to bring it to school. He is 6 not 16 or even 12. Children that age are beginning to grow mentally to where they can begin to understand right and wrong and the consequences of their actions. Zero tolerance policies are plain stupid. Life is never black and white.

Dec 28, 2009 01:01 PM #6
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