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Old November 18 2012, 08:05 PM   #44
Owain Taggart
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Re: Nut-allergic child's mom demands oak trees be removed from schooly

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There was a local story here a few months ago where a kid brought a sandwich to school and it was confiscated. They thought it was peanut butter when it really was a peanut butter replacement. Apparently it's part of a policy to ban anything that they can't be sure about, so rather than take a risk, they confiscated his sandwich.
Seems a tad draconian.
That's what comes of having idiotic "zero tolerance" policies. Zero tolerance is for authorities who don't want to be bothered with having to make judgments based on common sense.

Yeah, exactly. Obviously, zero tolerance will work better for some things like bullying, but there are things like this that require a more hands-on approach. If you think about it, zero tolerance prevents society from learning and adapting to situations, which is all part of life's experiences.
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