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Old 05-02-2013, 09:54 AM   #98
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Zero tolerance for arson? Zero tolerance for assault? Zero tolerance for rape? Zero tolerance for assaulting a teacher?

Some things are pretty black and white.
History has shown us, again and again, that almost nothing is black and white. Assault and rape certainly aren't black and white issues.

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What if this girl gets off with a warning only to come back and do it again causing serious injury? I'll tell you "what then": the same people bitching about using common sense not to punish a kid for "experimenting" with chemicals will be bitching about ignoring obvious warning signs.
Unless the story changes, that position would be just as stupid as your current position.

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The same hyperbole that leads an agenda-driven writer to say, "poor little kid was arrested for popping the cap on a water bottle" will turn to " students maimed by poisonous gas explosion after police ignored troubled student's previous attempts to detonate a container filled with dangerous chemicals on school grounds".
The irony here being, of course, that you were being hyperbolic in the previous paragraph and are clearly pushing an agenda here.


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The school did what it had to do. You bring chemicals onto school property and mix them in a container in an attempt to cause some unknown reaction? Get the **** out and explain it to the authorities. They can handle it. They can decide whether this was a harmless lapse in judgement or a dangerous action that was fortunate not to cause serious injuries. You want your kid to randomly mix chemicals and seal them in bottles? Do it away from my kid.
Always great to hear from people who are in favor of a police state. They always serve as a great reminder of why I'm so opposed to one.
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