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School Makes Up Mind On ‘Dangerous’ Toy Gun

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School Makes Up Mind On ‘Dangerous’ Toy Gun

This is one of those rare occasions where reason prevails in the midst of the lunacy of zero tolerance policies.
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Chicago school officials have relented in a case against a 6th-grader accused of having a “dangerous weapon” for accidentally leaving an inoperable plastic toy gun in his jacket pocket when he went to class.

he Rutherford Institute, a non-profit legal advocacy group, asked Chicago officials in a letter to resolve the case of Caden Cook, who attended Frederick Funston Elementary School.

Cook had been suspended two months ago for having the “impotent toy” in his jacket. Cook, 11, had turned the toy in to administrators when he arrived at school and discovered it in his pocket.

He consequently was suspended.

The institute’s letter to the school asked to have the suspension reversed and the student’s record cleared. The district has complied.

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