It was not his fault. I am not a mother that sticks her head in the sand about anything regarding the behavoir of my children, but truly, this time it was 100% NOT his fault.
He was spending the weekend with his Dad. This morning as he was getting ready for school his father told him not to forget his micro-pocket knife (Seriously, my nail file is 300 times more deadly than this thing.)
He told his dad that he didn’t think they would let him take it to school with him because they didn’t allow knives. His Dad told him that it would be ok, it was too tiny to be considered a knife and that he used to take his pocket knife with him to school every day.
It was NOT ok. (As most people would know.)
Zero Tolerance= Suspension and permanent confiscation of “Weapon”.
FYI-James didn’t take the knife out of his backpack. He was getting his homework out and his seatmate saw it and started freaking out that James “Had a knife”! His teacher saw it and was able to tell the principal that no, James wasn’t brandishing a weapon in her class, thank goodness. It was in his backpack the whole time.
It certainly wasn’t an added thrill to my week to have my son sobbing that “Now it will be on my permanent record and I’ll NEVER get into college! They’ll think I am dangerous! Now I don’t even have a knife to be dangerous WITH because they T-T-OOOOOOOOOK it away from me and I’ll never see it again!”
My ex called the school and told them that he was the one at fault. The principal was very understanding but by state law, he is required to suspend him. He is so crushed and feels like such a failure.
This just suckasuckaSUCKS.
I am now calling “SHENANIGANS” on suck!
“SHENANIGANS ON ALL THINGS THAT SUCKETH!”
BOO! BOO! Rubbish, filth, slime, muck!
Well, that helped.
What do you call “Shennanigans” on today?