Suspension lifted for imaginary “bow and arrow” student at York County school

The Rutherford Institute, a civil rights organization, says officials at South Eastern District in Fawn Grove, York County have agreed to rescind their suspension of a 10 year old boy who was penalized under a school zero tolerance policy for shooting an imaginary “arrow” at a fellow classmate using nothing more than his hands and his imagination. It happened in the week of October 14th last year.

According to the institute, school officials agreed to remove the suspension of Johnny Jones, a fifth grader at South Eastern Middle School, after a face to face meeting with his mother arranged by attorneys on both sides.

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3 comments

  • The Opinionated One

    When I was a child, we played cowboys, we played war, and that was during school during our recesses. We used our imaginations to create our "weapons". I guess "zero tolerance" also means a child has to stifle his/her imagination. Our children are being "dumbed down" by our current education system in America. How many children can sit down and solve a math problem without a calculator or computer? To sum up, no imagination allowed in our schools, an education system that depends more on technology as a teaching tool. Which asks the question, why not replace teachers with computers, and an adult to supervise each classroom? We're almost there, but teachers' salaries should be cut to cover the cost of all those computers the students just have to have! Another factor in violence in our society can be placed on Hollywood, and the violent products produced there!

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