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Christopher Kissinger, 8, was suspended from South Elementary School in Jonesboro, Ark., under the school’s “zero tolerance” weapons rule. His weapon? A breaded chicken finger. The boy allegedly pointed the lunch snack at a teacher and said “pow, pow, pow” to her. Principal Dan Sullivan defended the suspension, noting “people saw real threats to the safety and security of their students.” (RC/AP) ...If the principal calls something served in the cafeteria a dangerous weapon, they’re investigating the wrong crime.
Original Publication Date: 18 February 2001
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 7.
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