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What's the proper punishment for spitball-like projectiles?

Andrew Mikel II used a plastic tube to blow small plastic pellets at fellow students in Spotsylvania High School. School officials responded by expelling Mikel for possession and use of a weapon. The school called a deputy sheriff onto the scene and Mikel, a freshman, was promptly charged with three counts of misdemeanor assault.

By Ryan Kellett  |  February 1, 2011; 5:17 PM ET  | Category:  Local Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Since schools have implemented a zero tolerance then let them adhere to it...Zero means zero...

All parents are given a handbook on behavior where it states what the zero policy is...

If this spitball, which was not spit at all but a solid object, had hit someone in the eye, then that victim's parents would expect no less than expulsion...why wait for this to happen...preventive action is always preferred to short circuit the potential for major injuries...

What if this spitball was on the school bus and hit the driver who then crashed the vehicle??? Now we have an uproar...let's prevent this from ever happening and send the message to all parents to supervise and teach their child what can happen...

Posted by: pentagon40 | February 4, 2011 3:45 PM

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