Tuesday, December 18, 2007

"She did not threatened anyone with it."

Household cutlery = weapon of unusual lethality.

Via FoxNews

"A 10-year-old Florida girl faces felony weapons charges after bringing a small steak knife to school to cut up her lunch, according to a report on WFTV.com.

School officials say the Ocala 5th grader had brought a piece of steak for her lunch, and had brought a steak knife. According to the report, a couple of teachers took the utensil and called authorities, who arrested the girl and took her to the county’s juvenile assessment center.

"She did not use it inappropriately. She did not threaten anyone with it. She didn't pull it out and brandish it. Nothing of that nature," explained Marion County School Spokesman Kevin Christian, who added that it made no difference what the knife was being used for, they had no choice but to call police.

"Anytime there's a weapon on campus, yes, we have to report it and we aggressively report it because we don't want to take any chances, regardless," Christian said.

The girl now faces a felony charge for possessing a weapon on school property and has been suspended from school for 10 days. The parents of the girl could not be reached for comment, WFTV.com reported."

Behold what our Nerf-World culture hath wrought!

I can just see the scene, can't you? The little girl sits down with her friends in the school cafeteria with her lunchpail, they're all just yakking away, like little 10 year old girls do. She begins to unpack her lunch, as do her pals-just another day, just another lunchtime. One of them is whining about what mom packed for her, or is complaining about the school's fare that day. Our lil' innocent (now suspected felon) pulls out the tupperware plate, pops the lid off and pulls out the cutlery from home, wrapped in a papertowel along with the fork so's not to damage her lunchsack or whatever she toted it in. Maybe one of her pals says "You got steak?! Lucky..."
Ymmm! Good steak-even cold-is good eats! She proceeds to dig in, her friends take no notice. Why should they? You cut a steak with a steak knife right? Duh.

And then...all hell breaks loose. Betcha she never even got a bite of that leftover steak and got hauled to the pokey hungry.

"They had no choice but to call the police"---my ass!!!!

Laws, if not tempered with WISDOM, is not justice whatsoever.
This could have been handled quietly and discreetly within the school, the cops did not need to be notified! Big city public schools have gone mad. I hope to hell her folks have some good lawyers. Maybe some sense can be knocked into this "zero-tolerance" bullshit.
(not holding my breath, though.)

Iffin it was my little girl-you can bet your ass that "suspension" would be permanent. My kid would NEVER set foot in that place again.


Blogger Cookie..... said...

As a Sergeant on the SPD, I used to train my men/women, that we enforce the "Spirit of the Law"...NOT the "Letter of the Law"...in other words...use common sense...

And this is definately a case of a no brained, book taight cop who enforced the Letter of the Law....


12/18/2007 11:42 AM  
Blogger white trash republican said...

Oh there's more than enough blame to go around here, Cookie.
I fault the school district and the school itself mostly for their asinine policies. Perhaps the cops could have blown it off, but it seems lately with similar cases these days, the cops go along at the school's insistence.
Who knows? But it is sad that so many innocent kids are being saddled with juvenile records and in some cases being labeled sex offenders (!!!) in kindergarten just for being kids.

(oh and thanks for the 'spirit of the law' vs. 'the letter of the law' thing-that's kinda what I was trying to say. I was trying to recall a quote and I think I boogered it all up.)

12/18/2007 1:33 PM  
Blogger Cookie..... said...

Well Missy Liz...things won't get "boogered all up" if'n ya stop pickin yur nose whilst ya type... ;-)

12/18/2007 1:56 PM  
Blogger Walker said...

Public schools are simply a menace to Christian society. One should not use them.

12/18/2007 2:15 PM  

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