Knife found in dad's car may get teen banned from graduation, family says
A Tennessee teenager may not be allowed to attend his high school graduation after administrators found a knife inside his father’s car and slapped the student with a 10-day suspension.See, there's your first mistake right there. Never give permission. Secondly, I'm trying to figure out how on earth having a fishing knife in one's vehicle is worth a 10 day suspension, a mandatory half-school year at an "alternate" school, and criminal charges. Really? For a freakin' fishing knife? In a locked car. I'm sure that's *exactly* why the school instituted those rules, to keep kids from running out to their cars to get a paring knife.
On Thursday, during a random lockdown at Northeast High School in Clarksville, the car that David Duren-Sanner drove to school was chosen to be searched, according to News Channel 5. Duren-Sanner, a senior, said he gave permission for officials to look inside the car because he had nothing to hide.
What's surprising is that this was in Tennessee. Oh, sure, I could see this in Massachusetts, in a heartbeat. A state that would make a felony out of someone for a single piece of .22LR brass in a boot tread? I could see them doing that. Ditto NY - after the travesty that was the SAFE Act, nothing would surprise me in the Empire state. But Tennessee? The state that gives us Graceland, Jack Daniels, and Dragon Leatherworks?
Shakin' my head here, folks...
That is all.