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Attleboro supt. to look into student suspension for butter knife

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Posted: Friday, March 29, 2013 10:20 am | Updated: 11:01 am, Thu Apr 18, 2013.

 ATTLEBORO — The mother of a 13-year-old girl says the Wamsutta Middle School student was suspended from school Wednesday because she brought a butter knife to school with her lunch.

Rebecca LaPlume said her daughter Morgan was taken to the office by the assistant principal and given a one-day suspension. She said her daughter, who wears braces and packs her own lunch, brought the knife to cut up a pear.

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  • charlieboy posted at 12:01 pm on Sat, Mar 30, 2013.

    charlieboy Posts: 321

    Pretty soon you won't be able to bring a Bible to school or even pray. Oh, there's already a prohibition against that? Thank God our generation grew up in the fifties. It was a better world and yes, there was a lot more common sense and almost no PC (political correctness). We had more fun and there was a lot more respect for our parents (most of us had two- one male and one female), for our church, for elders, and for those in authority (teachers, church leaders, police, etc)

    We not only learned values from our parents- those values were reinforced at school. Imagine. Values/ethics actually were taught in public schools. Yes there is a right and a wrong. There is good and evil. And discipline made you aware of the consequences for bad behavior.

  • GaryJohnson posted at 7:55 am on Sat, Mar 30, 2013.

    GaryJohnson Posts: 3288

    Public School is supposed to be a place where you teach people to think before they act.

    And how do they conduct themselves? Act first, think later.

    And we wonder why we're 17th in Math and Science.

  • masshole posted at 7:43 am on Sat, Mar 30, 2013.

    masshole Posts: 106

    How does a television reporter find out before the Superintendent? Sounds like the school has a leak. This butter knife incident never had to be made public. The administration at Wamsutta Middle School did a poor job protecting Morgan and they should be ashamed of themselves for having no common sense or clue.

  • GaryJohnson posted at 11:06 am on Fri, Mar 29, 2013.

    GaryJohnson Posts: 3288

    Common sense is on an island someplace with my youth, America's ability to actually think and Bill Clinton's virginity. We don't expect to see any of them coming back anytime soon.


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