Originally Posted by Just Passin' By
There's nothing in the story that justifies the kid's punishment. I feel sorry for the kids today. I'm not even that old, yet most of the shit my group of friends and I were doing when we were kids would either be criminal or at least seriously frowned upon today.
The police state is ramping up, and it's partly because of the incredibly ****ing stupid and lazy pricks who defend horrible ideas like "no tolerance" rules and overreactive policing.
What the police do is seperate from what the school does. Due to lack of details, I have no idea if police action is warranted. It doesn't seem
like there was there was intent to hurt anyone.
However, I don't think a school can just sit there and ignore a kid who is trying
to create a small explosion. Again, this isn't an image of a gun or an inappropriate t-shirt. I don't see how someone can argue for a standard that says it is ok for kids to even goof around with chemicals for the purpose of causing an explosion
. You want to allow your kids at home to do that, I guess it is up to the parent. I'd say a school has to be a bit more strict.