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Friday, September 22, 2006

6 year old suspended for 10 days

A 6 yr old first grader was suspended for 10 days from school in Kansas City, MO.

"KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri mother is angry that her first-grader was suspended from school over a plastic toy water gun.

"I asked her, 'You're going to suspend my son for 10 days for this? He cannot harm a soul with this,'" said Danielle Womack, whose son, Tawann Caskey, was suspended from Milton Moore Elementary School in Kansas City.

Tawann was suspended over a 2-inch plastic squirt gun.

According to Kansas City, Mo., School District policy, the squirt gun is a simulated weapon and a class IV, which is the most serious school offense. Principals claim to have no discretion in cases like Tawaan's. It is an automatic 10-day suspension"

What do you think?


Blogger Barry said...

I think the parents appeal, and appeal, and appeal, and don't let up for one instant if they have to camp on the office of the School Board Chairman or whoever else can reverse this decision.

Zero-tolerance policy, in concept, is a good thing, but in execution becomes a way for weak-minded and weak-willed educators to hide behind and avoid making tough decisions.

And that's the truth. Pppppttthhthhh...

September 22, 2006 9:52 AM  
Anonymous agag said...

This is stupid. Suspending a 6 yr old? Give me a break.

September 22, 2006 11:10 AM  

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