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First-grader suspended for multi-tool use

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

Zachary Christie, a 6-year-old first-grader in Delaware, was suspended from his school last week for bringing a combination fork, spoon, and knife to school to eat with at lunchtime. His mother, Debbie Christie, said her son uses the multi-tool everyday to eat his meals, so she didn’t foresee a problem with it.

Frankly, neither do I. But here’s the real injustice of the situation: since the school has a zero-tolerance policy against dangerous instruments such as a “folding knife,” Zachary was suspended for 45 days and forced to attend an alternative school for troubled youth where he will receive counseling and teaching in behavior modification.