I don't see the problem..... he did the right thing, they reward him with some time off?
|Elliot, 14, said he was walking to the school entrance in the brisk weather March 3 and had placed his hands in his coat pocket when he felt the Swiss army pocketknife in the pocket.|
"I went straight to the office right inside (the front door)," he said.
He said he handed the knife to Teri Donahue, the school's treasurer, and told her he had brought it to school by mistake.
As a result of Elliot's actions, the school's principal, Jimmy Meadows, suspended Elliot for the maximum 10 school days as allowed by law and recommended Elliot be expelled. A confidential expulsion hearing is scheduled for April 10.
|Warren Township school leaders today ordered a halt to the disciplinary proceedings against a teenager who said he accidentally brought a pocket knife to his middle school.|
The principal at Stonybrook Middle School had suspended Elliot Voge for 10 days. The boy realized he had a Swiss Army knife in his coat pocket as he headed inside the school last month and, according to the principal's report, "Elliot immediately went into the main office and handed the knife to our school treasurer."
Today the district administrators cancelled an April 10 hearing that would have considered expelling Elliot, and the school board said in a letter that "we can all learn from this incident and in the future apply some common sense when interpreting rules."
The school district requires students to report the presence of knives and other possible weapons but leaves the punishment for possessing a knife up to administrators.