Continuing the discussion from Virginia school suspends an 11-year-old for one year over a leaf that wasn’t marijuana:
The topic was closed, but this is something mindboggling for me and I simply don’t get it - so here’s my first topic.
The child did something forbidden and (arguable/probably) wrong: Knifes in schools are not necessarily a good idea - and lying about it should result in 2 days without dessert and a serious parent/kid discussion (realistically one-sided monologue ).
But why the hell should this have the potential to end ugly? In my school(s) knifes were also forbidden (mid-80s to 90s, Germany) and teachers confiscated more than one item (especially slingshots) - but this was never a situation with an ugly prospect (calling the police, school suspension, etc). Sure, my parents were pissed - but I’m the first-born and had to test and expand limits for my younger siblings
What is wrong with the US (or what is wrong with me and my POV)?