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Commentary, sarcasm and snide remarks from a Florida resident of over thirty years. Being a glutton for punishment is a requirement for residency here. Who am I? I've been called a moonbat by Michelle Malkin, a Right Wing Nut by Daily Kos, and middle of the road by Florida blog State of Sunshine. Tell me what you think.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Knuckleheads of the Day award

Today's winners are Principal Jimmy Huskey, and Asst. Principals Mark Wilkerson, Phillip Crawford, Cynthia McBride, Maurice Drayton and Kerry Daughtery. They get the award for the following.

A South Carolina high school freshman has been expelled from school for possession of a butter knife.

Amber Dauge was by all accounts a good student at Goose Creek High School. She had joined the Junior ROTC program and was a member of the school's chorus. But she says officials have overreacted to an honest mistake.

"I know I made a really stupid decision, but I don't think I should be expelled for it," Amber told WCIV-TV, the ABC affiliate in Charleston, which first broke the story.

"She was at home making toast and she looked up, saw the clock, and said, "Oh I'm going to be late," her stepfather, Steven Heinz, explained to ABC News' Law & Justice Unit.

"She ran out the door and locked herself out with the butter knife still in her hand."

"Now, she could have rang the doorbell and got us up and left the butter knife at home," Heinz said.

"And she could have dropped the knife on the porch, I guess. And I guess she could have, when she got to school, walked in and turned it in [school officials] … but she left it in her locker and forgot about it."

Heinz said Amber opened her locker a week later, and the butter knife fell out. A fellow student made a wisecrack about the knife that was overheard by a teacher, who reported it to school officials, according to Heinz.

Amber was immediately suspended for five days, pending an expulsion hearing that officials say was mandatory under by the school's "zero tolerance" policy toward weapons or potential weapons.
Amber was expelled. Read the rest of the ABC News article in its entirety.

Amber made a stupid decision, but expulsion is even more idiotic. Do any of these school officials have brains between their ears? This kind of asinine stupidity is such a wonderful example for students. Look our Principals are dumber than a box of rocks.

Oh and listen to this-

"It's not what we would consider to be a traditional butter knife," Bailey told ABC News. "Even though it's blunt on the end, it does have a serrated edge."
Trying to kill someone or do bodily harm with a butter knife is more trouble than its worth. Why not ban pencils(They're sharp), pens(same thing), how about eyeglasses. Glass can really do damage, anyone remember one of the concluding scenes from this movie?

No school official besides a spokesperson for Berkeley County schools would step forward and talk about the expulsion. The internet brings these cowards out from underneath the rocks they're hiding under. Feel free to email and call these jerks. Shame does wonders, so does national publicity and having your name google searched as biggest idiot of the day. Principal Jimmy Huskey, and Asst. Principals Mark Wilkerson, Phillip Crawford, Cynthia McBride, Maurice Drayton and Kerry Daughtery you are today's Knuckleheads of the Day.

Update- The County School board voted unanimously to allow Amber to return to school. I still stand by my award. The idiots listed above should be fired and not allowed to work in education again. They have proven themselves unable to use common sense and in addition to having little brain matter between their ears.

Hat tip- Overlawyered
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