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HOW COULD HE KNOW?

Filed at 1:06 am under by dcobranchi

A former HEK broke one of the cardinal rules of the g-school system– Zero Tolerance. Now he’s been expelled (probably a good thing for him) and in trouble with the law (a not-so-good thing):

An Ethel student was expelled from school on November 4 for bringing a gun to school to show to a friend.

Principal Roger Hill said the 14-year-old boy, who had previously been home-schooled, had been given the gun by his grandfather and said he wanted to show it to friends, but meant no harm.

“The gun was not operational and not loaded,” he said. “But that doesn’t matter. We had a few scared kids over it. We just don’t play with that stuff.”

Sheriff William Lee said the boy was arrested and turned over to his parents. He is awaiting a hearing in youth court.

“You just can’t have any kind of weapon on school property,” Lee said.

An unloaded, non-operational weapon that he didn’t threaten anyone with. The court ought to go very easy on him.

4 Responses to “HOW COULD HE KNOW?”


Comment by
COD
November 23rd, 2005
at 7:50 am

If it’s not functional, how is it a weapon?


Comment by
Tim Haas
November 23rd, 2005
at 7:54 am

Just 20 years ago friends of mine often brought their rifles to school so they could go shooting or small-game hunting when classes let out. Kept them in the car, of course, but it was no secret. To fall so far so fast …


Comment by
Tim Haas
November 23rd, 2005
at 7:59 am

Not a weapon: Well, they could press B and Halo back-whack with it.


Comment by
Daryl
November 23rd, 2005
at 8:10 am

In an age where TSA agents sieze 2 inch plastic GI Joe guns, a real, non-working pistol is fair game. Zero Intelligence blogs stories like this all the time. Kids have been expelled for anything that resembles a weapon. Heck, a couple years back, a girl was suspended (expelled) for having a Korean pencil sharpener (her mom is Korean and bought it there). The sharpener had an exposed razor-sharp edge. Quote of the century:

District officials said they had no choice but to follow their zero-tolerance policy to the letter, however.

“If we vary from the rules, that’s when the rules fall apart,” said Christopher B. Gilbert, an attorney for the district.