Educating the Ignorant
- Dec 19, 2008
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- Political Leaning
Child Still Expelled for Toy Gun - a Year Later | NBC Miami
Parents want their child back in school. School board says no way
The 8-year-old boy hasn't been in school for a year and will likely miss another year if the Broward County School Board has its way.
Burgos was suspended from school in November after a teacher found a toy gun in his backpack. But when the boy went to register to go back to Pembroke Pines Charter School, he was told he will be expelled for this school year, too, as part of the county's zero tolerance weapons policy.
"He made a mistake, but why the severe punishment? I don't understand that," said Magdiel Burgos, Sam's dad.
Way overboard and borderline crazy, if not crazy.
He was 7 when this happened... he's a little boy, and I remember I liked toy guns at that age too. He was probably excited to show his buddies, anyone with half a brain could understand that.
I would have thought a month would be overboard... in fact I think a week is overboard.
A year... now two!!!?
Kick the idiots on the school board out. They have shown they lack common sense.