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Aw, Shoot

Michael Hagood, 9, told a classmate at Upper Elementary School in Plainsboro, N.J., that he was going to “shoot” another classmate — with a wad of paper. By using the word “shoot,” school officials say, Hagood triggered the school’s zero tolerance weapons policy. But the time administrators found out, school was out for the day — so police officers were sent to his house after midnight, rousting the boy out of bed to question him. Once the cops realized the lack of a crime they left, but school officials required the boy go through a psychological examination and suspended him. His father is considering suing the school. (RC/Trenton Times) ...That’s nothing: the principal is already preparing charges against the school photographer, who admits to “shooting hundreds of students” on school grounds.
Original Publication Date: 30 April 2000
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 6.

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