A Delaware first-grader who was facing 45 days in an alternative school as punishment for taking his favorite camping utensil to school can return to class after the school board made a hasty change granting him a reprieve.
The seven-member Christina School Board voted unanimously Tuesday to reduce the punishment for kindergartners and first-graders who take weapons to school or commit violent offenses to a suspension ranging from three to five days.
Added: Yes, it's till a suspension. Which is still frikkin' idiotic. I do give these clowns credit for enough brains to see just what kind of bullshit the original policy is; I take points away for deciding "Well, we have to give some kind of punishment!" Which is like our idiot legislators like Snowe thinking "We have to pass SOME bill!" No you don't. But you don't have the brains or integrity to stand up for that.