NC lawmakers revisit school zero-tolerance rules
NC lawmakers revisit school zero-tolerance rules | NBC17.com
RALEIGH, N.C. --
North Carolina legislators are heading toward a bipartisan consensus that it may be time to junk the zero-tolerance policies against weapons and student violence that mushroomed after the Columbine school slayings in 1999.
The state Senate is scheduled to take up legislation Wednesday that would revamp laws on student discipline, including ending zero-tolerance policies that have led to suspensions for taking a parent's paring knife when packed lunches were mixed up.
Itís about time someone starts looking at changing these Zero Tolerance (Zero Intelligence) laws, after all how many students have been suspended for drawing a picture of a gun or bringing a toy gun to school. They need to consider any infractions on a case-by-case basis rather than just a rubber stamp with no consideration.