It’s good to know that while adminstrators on college campuses throughout the country are coddling students suffering severe cases of the “vapors,” their counterparts at the middle and elementary school levels continue to treat the children in their charge as enemies of the state. The cycle seems designed to ensure that the kiddies will grow up justifiably persecuted so that once they advance to the level of so-called “higher education” they, too, can suffer from pretend emotional maladies.
The latest victim this process is an 11-year-old honor student at Silver Trail Middle School in Pembroke Pines, Fla. Her crime? Having in her position on school grounds a toddler’s butter knife, which she publicly displayed — in order to cut off a slice of peach for one of her friends. For this, she was suspended six days.
The child’s father, Ronald Souto, told reporters with ABC affiliate WPLG that his daughter is “always trying to help someone. She’s always trying to share things.” The disciplinary action taken against her should dissuade her from any future gestures of largesse.
According to the school district, the child violated the county’s “weapon” policy. A Broward County school district spokeswoman explains:
The school followed district policy regarding this incident and continues to work with the student and parents involved. It is the district’s priority to maintain safe and secure campuses for students and staff at all times.
The matter has been turned over to the State Attorney’s Office.
I don’t know about you, but I’ll sleep better tonight knowing that the long arm of the law is protecting us.