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Old 11-04-14, 10:52 AM
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Student Suspended for Slicing Apple During Healthy Snacks Presentation



Da'von Shaw, a Bedford, Ohio high school student, brought apples and craisins to school for a "healthy eating" presentation he was giving to his speech class. He took out a knife to slice an apple, and I'm sure you can all guess what happened next:

“When I took out the knife the teacher then told me that I couldn't use it, so I didn't hesitate I just gave it to her,” said Da'von.

He continued with his other classes, but late in the day was suspended for five days. The suspension letter charged him with having a weapon at school.

His mother Shakila Wilson is angry, saying, “I can take off my belt and use that as a weapon. Pens and pencils can be used as a weapon. You can't take a person with no intentions to harm and put them as a criminal because that's what you normally do.”
Source & full story: reason.com

Maybe he should've learned to do this?

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Old 11-04-14, 11:24 AM
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Re: Student Suspended for Slicing Apple During Healthy Snacks Presentation

Not to say I approve of the school's 0 tolerance policy but the kid should have been old enough to realize that bringing a knife to school was a bad idea.
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I'm house hunting in that region. That school district is considered one of the worst around and will not look at any home that falls in its borders.
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Re: Student Suspended for Slicing Apple During Healthy Snacks Presentation

Maybe the subject header should read "Student suspended for bringing knife to school"
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Plot twist: the student goes to school with Gweneth Paltrow's kid.
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Maybe the subject header should read "Student suspended for bringing knife to school"
That's crazy talk.
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Re: Student Suspended for Slicing Apple During Healthy Snacks Presentation

I notice that the article doesn't mention the size of the knife used to slice the apple.

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We are only a matter of decades away from being arrested for thinking about knives. Brain scanning technology is getting better and better each year. If you think I am joking, you aren't paying attention to the most recent developments in neuro imaging.
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Brilliant.
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We are only a matter of decades away from being arrested for thinking about knives. Brain scanning technology is getting better and better each year. If you think I am joking, you aren't paying attention to the most recent developments in neuro imaging.


The kid was stupid. He brought a knife to school without asking his teacher if he could beforehand. That is just pure stupid. It's like that guy who created a thread here asking if it is okay to walk down a pubic street with a machete. Yeah, it's okay if you're a fucking moron and have a deathwish.
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Re: Student Suspended for Slicing Apple During Healthy Snacks Presentation

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We are only a matter of decades away from being arrested for thinking about knives. Brain scanning technology is getting better and better each year. If you think I am joking, you aren't paying attention to the most recent developments in neuro imaging.
Pretty soon you'll get instantly arrested the second you post about something the government would consider dangerou
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Pretty soon you'll get instantly arrested the second you post about something the government would consider dangerou
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9 day weekend!
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would have got an A if he demonstrated eating a quarter pounder with cheese.
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Re: Student Suspended for Slicing Apple During Healthy Snacks Presentation

Da'von Shaw, a Bedford, Ohio high school student, brought apples and craisins to school for a "healthy eating" presentation he was giving to his speech class. He took out a knife to slice an apple, and I'm sure you can all guess what happened next:

When I took out the knife the teacher then told me that I couldn't use it, so I didn't hesitate I just gave it to her again and again and again,” said Da'von.

He continued with his other classes, but late in the day was suspended for five days. The suspension letter charged him with having a weapon at school.

His mother Shakila Wilson is angry, saying, “I can take off my belt and use that as a weapon. Pens and pencils can be used as a weapon. You can't take a person with no intentions to harm and put them as a criminal because that's what you normally do.”
I filled in the missing part of the story. They failed to mention the 47 stab wounds the teacher suffered.
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Old 11-05-14, 06:12 AM
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Re: Student Suspended for Slicing Apple During Healthy Snacks Presentation

This weapon thing is lunacy. Yes, a knife can be used as a weapon. So can 17" laptops (heavy one can crack open a skull).
Unless, knives were specifically listed as forbidden, in which case I understand.
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9 day weekend!
exactly. I never have understood how suspension is considered a punishment.
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exactly. I never have understood how suspension is considered a punishment.
Particularly when you suspend a kid for skipping school.
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Should have used a gun.
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I can agree with the mom. But my weapon of choice is a bowl of water.
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Should have used a gun.
Or had sex with the teacher.
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Re: Student Suspended for Slicing Apple During Healthy Snacks Presentation

Originally Posted by wearetheborg View Post
This weapon thing is lunacy. Yes, a knife can be used as a weapon. So can 17" laptops (heavy one can crack open a skull).
Unless, knives were specifically listed as forbidden, in which case I understand.
A knife is a better weapon than a blunt object, especially for a kid. Would you say the same about guns vs knives?

Knives are always listed as forbidden at schools.

Obviously this wasn't handled right, but still, you can't have kids bringing knives to school.
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It definitely was not handled the right way ...

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