Tag Archive: suspension

Aug 20 2014

Teen Arrested, Suspended For Shooting Dinosaur in Writing Assignment

It’s that time of year again – when children go back to school and new “zero-tolerance” policy stories abound. Many students returned to their institutions of learning just this week, but Summerville High School in Summerville, South Carolina has wasted little time in getting down to business. 16-year-old Alex stone has not only been suspended, …

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Mar 09 2014

Riot Police Use Tear Gas, Pepper Spray on UMass Students: Blarney Blowout 2014

Former University of Massachusetts, Amherst students may be familiar with the “Blarney Blowout,” a pre-St. Patrick’s Day party. The Blarney Blowout “holiday” is supported by local bars and restaurants so that students may celebrate before they go on spring break. Former students – like myself – can also tell you the school has a reputation …

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Feb 25 2014

Chicago Boy Throws Snowball, Gets Felony

An unnamed 13-year-old Chicago boy has been charged with a felony for allegedly throwing a snowball at a police officer. The boy maintains that he is innocent, and that another child threw the snow at the parked car, not the officer. The boy was one of a group of 15 children walking home from school …

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Feb 19 2014

11-Year-Old Suspended for Turning in Broken Toy Gun

Overzealous Zero Tolerance policies continue to sweep across the nation, with gun-crime champion Chicago committing the most recent and ridiculous display. The Rutherford Institute has come to the defense of an 11-year-old boy who turned in a broken, non-firing toy gun to school officials. He had forgotten that the toy was in his jacket pocket. …

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