Girl Suspended for Bringing Butter Knife to School
She was using it to (gasp) cut a pear
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Mar 29, 2013 9:21 AM CDT
This, er, dangerous weapon got a Massachusetts kid suspended.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A Massachusetts middle school vice principal suspended a student Wednesday for the grave offense of bringing a knife to school—a butter knife. "I said, 'I was using it to cut my pear, I wasn't harming any other student," Morgan LaPlaume tells Fox 25. "He said, 'I know, but it's the policy." The principal says the vice principal was following the rules established in the student handbook, which every parent signs, but LaPlaume's mother thinks common sense exceptions should be made. "It's a butter knife. She has braces. She was cutting her pear," she says. "There was no intent at all there." (It's one in a line of recent questionable suspensions.)

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Apr 1, 2013 12:32 PM CDT
She should be suspended for even thinking about taking a sharpened pencil to school (makes a great weapon), and her mother should be suspended too.
Apr 1, 2013 11:00 AM CDT
If the rules say no knives, then do what I did when mine were that age...CUT THE PEAR AT HOME. Every body wants to be a victim.
Mar 31, 2013 1:02 PM CDT
Common sense....that what's missing from many rules,