November 18, 2016

Student given six days suspension for sharing FRUIT with classmate because she cut it with a butter knife

StaffRebel Columnist

A Florida honour roll student was given a six day suspension after she used a butter knife to cut a peach in order to share it with a classmate.

The incident took place at Silver Trail Middle School in Pembroke Pines.

“There's no one there trying to educate and to be reasonable to say, 'Let's work this out,'” the girl's father, Ronald Souto, said. “She's always trying to help someone. She's always trying to share things.”

According to the school district, the girl violated the county's weapon policy.

“This is a set of a spoon, fork and knife for toddlers -- one year old,” the girl's mother said. “It is made for children to learn how to eat properly. She's used it since she was baby.”

Melvin J. Smith, whose grandson attends the school, defended to the girl saying, “I think the principal should revisit this and everyone (should) sit down to the table, and let's just say, 'Don't do it again.' This is outrageous to go to that extreme.”

A school district spokeswoman defended the school.

“The school followed district policy regarding this incident and continues to work with the student and parents involved. It is the district's priority to maintain safe and secure campuses for students and staff at all times,” the Broward County school district spokeswoman said.

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commented 2016-11-19 00:53:34 -0500
Evelyn, you were expecting reason, logic, intelligence and wisdom? What were you thinking?
commented 2016-11-19 00:23:29 -0500
Taking the knife away from the student and then speaking with the child to explain the policy is one thing, but taking away the child’s right to attend school for any length of time as a further consequence is illogical, disrespectful, autocratic, stupid, and an indication that the school is managed by a fool to let this go this far.
commented 2016-11-18 23:03:26 -0500
Rather than teaching kids how to handle knives, they ban them. This is SO typical of the Left. It’s always about “stopping” or “banning”. It’s always their answer.
commented 2016-11-18 22:50:12 -0500
I’ve written this before, today’s kids have been raised watching Gerry Springer.
But some kids are much more violent today or apt to react with serious violence than when many of us were young. They are bombarded by violent video games, violent TV programs. In my youth some of the TV cartoons could be considered showing violence but not compared to today’s.
The problem was not the child, in this case, it was the school. The school staff overreacted unnecessarily to this event and proved who was/is the least educated in this case.
commented 2016-11-18 21:48:37 -0500
@drew Wakariuk…no that won’t do…they are supposed to chant mea culpas and be poster children of contrition for their war crimes and crimes against humanity….and then they are supposed to commit suicide on mass as a warning to others that to be anything other than politically correct has tragic consequences.
commented 2016-11-18 18:05:55 -0500
What do these morons want kids to do? Sit in a corner their whole lives and never speak?
commented 2016-11-18 17:11:30 -0500
Only Muslims should be allowed to have knives.
commented 2016-11-18 16:12:22 -0500
Is the radical left intending to take away butter knives from people now? Do I read this correctly? The preamble to this article is missing something, and it doesn’t surprise me but really – is the left wanting to ban all cutting or shearing objects from the world? If so, it’s time for them to leave the physical plane.
commented 2016-11-18 15:39:48 -0500
This should be taken all the way to the supreme court as a second amendment violation….if they are not kidding…I’m not kidding either.
commented 2016-11-18 14:56:07 -0500
I bet these freaks put corks on the scissor tips too. Disgusting display of official neurosis.
commented 2016-11-18 14:47:00 -0500
This is why Gordon Steele wanted a paper clip registry and an HB pencil registry, oh the horror of it all! That bully that poked me with a sharp pencil and shot paper clips at the wall in grade four would still be locked up!
commented 2016-11-18 13:57:45 -0500
My brother saved his daughter’s life with a pocket knife. Her scarf was wrapped around her neck, and was hanging down under her coat, and it got caught in a tow rope. They were having an outdoor Christmas party with medical personnel, and if he hadn’t had his knife with him, his daughter would have died. As it was, she spent two weeks in the hospital due to all the blood vessel damage to her face. She had blood shot eyes even after she was released from the hospital. He’s carried a pocket knife since he was a boy, and I carry one on my key chain for emergencies.
The schools are paranoid and are making kids paranoid too.
commented 2016-11-18 13:51:02 -0500
I’ve said it before, the world has gone completely bonkers. When I was in elementary school, all the boys had pocket knives. It would never have crossed our minds that they could be used for anything other than whittling and carving.
commented 2016-11-18 13:07:38 -0500
Regarding the “county’s weapon policy”, isn’t a weapon only a weapon when it is used as such? Until then, isn’t a butter knife just a butter knife.
commented 2016-11-18 13:07:20 -0500
I remember as a kid I always had a pocket knife on me. I used it for a whole whack of things, but never for violence. What a bubble-wrapped wimpy world we now live it. Wouldn’t it be better and easier for people to learn self-defence?
commented 2016-11-18 13:02:25 -0500
Just maybe with TRUMP in private schools will be allowed to operate with taxpayers money
commented 2016-11-18 13:01:39 -0500
Our world is going insane – mad. So called educators are taking us there – into the world of insanity.