Florida 5th Grader Arrested for Using Knife to Cut Food


Sometimes I wonder whatever happened to reason. Can somebody write a song, “The Day Reason Died?” I’ll start….and they were singing bye bye Miss American pie, drove my Chevy to the levee and the levee was dry…and so on.

You know, they call themselves educators, but sometimes school officials are less than educated…especially when it comes to taking actions that are far from wise.

This from FOXNews:

Girl, 10, Arrested for Using Knife to Cut Food at School

A 10-year-old Florida girl faces felony weapons charges after bringing a small steak knife to school to cut up her lunch, according to a report on WFTV.com.

School officials say the Ocala 5th grader had brought a piece of steak for her lunch, and had brought a steak knife. According to the report, a couple of teachers took the utensil and called authorities, who arrested the girl and took her to the county’s juvenile assessment center.

“She did not use it inappropriately. She did not threaten anyone with it. She didn’t pull it out and brandish it. Nothing of that nature,” explained Marion County School Spokesman Kevin Christian, who added that it made no difference what the knife was being used for, they had no choice but to call police.

“Anytime there’s a weapon on campus, yes, we have to report it and we aggressively report it because we don’t want to take any chances, regardless,” Christian said.

The girl now faces a felony charge for possessing a weapon on school property and has been suspended from school for ten days. The parents of the girl could not be reached for comment, WFTV.com reported

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