Boy does right thing, school suspends himRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Oct 25 2012 6:23 PM
NOTE: A former Circuit Judge of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit and I were talking one time about the schools "ome size fits all" policy. The Judge said if he had the same rule, everyone would get the same results. The Judge made very could common sense, saying that he had to weigh the facts and circumstances, then make a decision.
School systems never take into consideration the circumstances.
One Houston County school, real life example, not involving my children. The student, who had driver license, had gome to the doctor. When he checked in the school following the doctor appointment was told by the school he needed an excuse for missing school. The student went to his truck and called the doctors office to get an excuse. They needed the fax number so he went into the school and asked for the fax number while on his cell phone with the doctors office. He then returned to his truck to leave his phone back in his truck.
When he returned back in the school they told him he would be suspended for three days for having his phone in the school. After Tim Pitchford was contacted, I have to give him credit, that "school" decision was stopped. But the school official failed to exercise common sense. The student had his phone in the school only to comply with the directive from the school.
Article from AJC.com
When 8-year-old Andrew Berry discovered he had accidentally brought his unloaded pellet gun to Newton County Theme School at Ficquett on Monday, he immediately notified his teacher.
He “did the right thing” by turning in the weapon, discreetly, said his mother, Kristy Berry. “The principal told me [Andrew] handled it the right way,” she said. “So did the police.”
But police also told her son that he was guilty of a felony, she said.
Soon after he told his teacher, Andrew found himself being interviewed by Covington police officers, Berry said. The third-grader was also suspended for no less than 10 days and faces a court date for what everyone agrees was an innocent mistake.
“He has a police file now,” said Berry, a mother of five whose husband serves as a combat flight medic in Afghanistan.