February 01, 2011

If it had been a cake knife ...

... he'd have been suspended for ten days. Plymouth-Canton School District Allows Ceremonial Dagger:

A Detroit-area district says Sikh students are permitted to wear a small, religious dagger to school.

The decision by the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools reverses a ban put in place in December after a fourth-grader at a Canton Township elementary school was found with a dull, 3- to 5-inch kirpan.

It's either utter stupidity gets in the way of common sense, or political correctness gets in the way of common sense. It's lose-lose either way.

Posted by Hube at February 1, 2011 06:00 PM | TrackBack

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Simple; just have the Sikh kid be responsible for cutting the cake when someone has a birthday.

Posted by: Duffy at February 1, 2011 06:07 PM

What gets overlooked are the details of how the kid will be permitted to fulfill his religious obligation. The kirpan will be limited in size, dulled, and bolted in place so that it cannot be drawn In other words, it will in no way, shape, or form be usable as a pencil -- and less dangerous to other pupils than the plastic utensils in the cafeteria.

Posted by: Rhymes With Right at February 1, 2011 08:50 PM

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