Looks like zero tolerance/zero intelligence is dying a slow, terrible death, with some ridiculous consequences…
Nice move by Kermit,Texas administrators.
Little Aiden, 9, was suspended for imaginary play after he told his friend he was going to make him disappear with an imaginary ring. The family had just seen ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’. The administrator decided that Aiden’s comment to another student constituted a ‘threat’ and promptly suspended the boy.
“I assure you my son lacks the magical powers necessary to threaten his friend’s existence,” the boy’s father later wrote in an email. “If he did, I’m sure he’d bring him right back.”
With all due respect to the numerous decisions that need to be made every day by principals and associate principals, some with very little time to deliberate and weigh consequences, I implore school level administrators, use your common sense and judgment.