Zero Tolerance: "there was no reasoning with the principal"

Weird . . .

A 13-year-old Plainfield boy and his parents are stunned and outraged after the teen found a gun in school and turned it in to authorities, who then expelled him.

CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports Ryan Morgan's parents and supporters attended the school board meeting Wednesday evening to try to fight the expulsion. They believe the punishment, and the subsequent alternative school option, are not the proper responses to a mistake made by a teenage boy.

Ryan Morgan, 13, says he pocketed a pellet gun he and a friend found in their school's bathroom to keep people safe. Morgan's mother says a short time later Morgan gave the gun to the Troy Middle School assistant principal.

"I told him maybe that wasn't the best decision, to remove that gun, but it did lead to you finding the culprit, he was arrested and to put my son in alternative school -- he has no behavior problems," Audrey Morgan, Ryan's mother, said.

The Morgans say there was no reasoning with the principal or with the school superintendent.

"He said, 'The board can give your son full two-year expulsion, I'm asking you not to go before them,'" Audrey Morgan said. . . .


Anonymous tomWright said...

Those that can, Do:Those that can't, Teach.

In this case that old homily applies to the verb 'THINK'.

12/16/2006 9:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keeping and bearing arms used to be a right, then it became a crime, and now it's something much worse.
Mere suspicion that a private citizen is armed justifies opening fire in the minds of seasoned police officers.
Mere possession of a toy gun, even though it was only found and turned in, justifies severe punishment for the finder.
When will we start burning former gun owners at the stake? Or would that be too obvious?
Gun control has become religion for leftist zealots, and gun owners are predictably being abused as heretics. That is not acceptable.

12/16/2006 11:44 AM  
Blogger saturdaynightspecial said...

School employees are to blame for some of the violence. This is a case of punishing a student for informing a principal. The student should have left the gun in place and informed a teacher. Young people don't always make good decisions (and some adults never do.)

Any parent of a student removed from school qualifies to have their property taxes returned if the student has to pay tuition elswwhere.

Contempt for the 2nd amendment causes gun violence in schools. And then children are punished (and terrorized by government.)

12/17/2006 6:18 AM  

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