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A Northland High student avoided expulsion for firing a Nerf toy gun in his school today.
The district says that the student violated their zero-tolerance policies for weapons, which also includes fake weapons. Apparently, there is a great fear of fluorescent plastic weapons with bright yellow foam darts. These weapons have been mistaken with a glock’s metal and plastic in our schools. The rules stipulate that bringing even a play or toy gun to school should demand a one-year expulsion.
The administrators looked at the evidence, and saw it wasn’t as serious as they were making it out to be. It showed a rare triumph of common sense for these adminstrators over following the rules to the exact word. To be honest, one wonders why just taking the toy away and assigning detention wouldn’t be sufficient. However, it isn’t like doing that would encourage other students to bring a gun to school.