Tuesday, November 09, 2004

A Little Rational Thought... For A Change

The Harrison County, West Virginia School Board has overruled the principal of a local high school over his punishment of a student who brought a BB gun to school. The student brought the gun to school to sell it to another student. The principal and teachers at the school wanted the student expelled for possession of a "deadly weapon."

To their credit, the school board actually spent time thinking rationally about the incident before passing judgement, and ruled that the lives of the school faculty weren't in danger. The student was suspended for 10 days and also received in-school suspension.