Thursday, October 15th, 2009 | Author:

If you see no problem with your kids going to public schools, mull this over. Do you really want brilliant officials like the following forming your kids minds?

A 17-year-old Eagle Scout in upstate New York has been barred from stepping foot on school grounds for 20 days — for keeping a 2-inch pocketknife locked in a survival kit in his car.

Matthew Whalen, a senior at Lansingburgh Senior High School, says he follows the Boy Scout motto and is always prepared, stocking his car with a sleeping bag, water, a ready-to-eat meal — and the knife, which was given to him by his grandfather, a police chief in a nearby town.

But Lansingburgh High has a zero-tolerance policy, and when school officials discovered that Whalen kept his knife locked in his car, he says, they suspended him for five days — and then tacked on an additional 15 after a hearing.

Read the rest at Fox News.

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4 Responses
  1. Breezey375 says:

    I must say that is insane.

    I keep a three inch monster in my bag here on campus. My little brother gave it to me in case I needed it. So far all it's done is cut threads when I'm sewing but I like having it.

    I can't imagine why they had a problem with that knife. Especially with an Eagle Scout!!!

  2. akaGaGa says:

    They are all insane, unlike your little brother. Even I feel better knowing you have it, so I'm sure your Mom does, too.

  3. threecollie says:

    Wasn't this just a stupid miscarriage of "justice"? I couldn't believe it when I read it.
    And I am indeed glad she has it up there!

  4. akaGaGa says:

    @3C It's a case of adults who know how to follow "the rules" but don't know how to think for themselves. And they're the ones teaching our kids. Stupid, indeed. And we both feel better that Breezey isn't defenseless.