Zero Patience for Zero Tolerance by sofiaie

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									Zero Patience for Zero Tolerance


• Monday, November 24, 2003
• http://www.foxnews.com/stor
  y/0,2933,103983,00.html
         Zero Tolerance
• 1994: Congress passed Gun-Free
  School Act
• States must execute zero tolerance on
  weapons
• Broad definitions of dangerous behavior
     Stratford Creek High School




•   Goose Creek, South Carolina
•   14 police officers entered school with guns drawn
•   Brought in drug dogs
•   Found no drugs
Children or Adults?
          • Children placed in
            criminal justice
            system
          • 6 and 7 year olds
            tried as adults
          • Toys are now
            considered
            weapons
             Punishment
• Schools are overly
  worried
• Suspending
  students for playing
  with water guns
• Also for pointing
  fingers
   Madison, Wisconsin
• Sixth grader, Chris Schmidt
  suspended
• Brought a kitchen knife to
  school for science project
Drawing Suspensions
          • 11 year old
            suspended
          • Drew picture of a
            gun

          • 5th grader
            suspended
          • Drew picture of Twin
            Towers hit by plane
Other Suspensions
         • 8 year old:
           possible
           expulsion
         • Brought keychain
           with nail clipper to
           school
        Schools Today
• Hidden security
  cameras
• Metal detectors
• Guards
• Searches
• Drug-sniffing
  dogs
    Alternatives to Zero
         Tolerance
• Counseling
• Behavioral
  planning
• Suspension with
  training
• Police referral
• Homeschooling

								
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