What do you think of the second-grader's suspension?

A student at the West Michigan Academy of Arts and Academics recently was suspended for carrying a Cabela's multi-tool pocketknife to school with him. His father said the boy had been practicing safe use with the tool at home the night before to prepare for Cub Scouts, and hadn't realized he'd left it in his pocket. The academy director said the suspension was required by the school's zero tolerance policies. What do you think?
This was completely blown out of proportion by the school.
29% (185 votes)
Zero tolerance policies are ridiculous and common sense should prevail.
37% (238 votes)
This poor boy clearly didn't mean to harm anyone and this punishment is a shame.
11% (68 votes)
The student should have been disciplined, but a suspension was overkill.
11% (69 votes)
The boy absolutely should have been suspended.
3% (20 votes)
Kids should know better. We must protect our students, and the school is doing just that.
9% (56 votes)
Total votes: 636

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