Cub Scouts Considered Terrorists in Delaware


Boy Scout Utility Tool

Boy Scout Utility Tool

NEWARK, Del. — Finding character witnesses when you’re 6 years old is not easy. But there was Zachary Christie last week at a school disciplinary committee hearing with his karate instructor and his mother’s fiancé by his side to vouch for him.

Zachary’s offense? Taking a camping utensil that can serve as a knife, fork and spoon to school. He was so excited about recently joining the Cub Scouts that he wanted to use it at lunch. School officials concluded that he had violated their zero-tolerance policy on weapons, and Zachary was suspended and now faces 45 days in the district’s reform school.

Show & Tell Time - WMD

Show & Tell Time - WMD?

For more on this story, refer to:  http://www.boingboing.net/2009/10/12/six-year-old-sent-to.html

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One thought on “Cub Scouts Considered Terrorists in Delaware

  1. I was in the same boat as little Zach back in the early 60s and not a word was uttered, other than a few boys uttering a whispered, “WOW!” and I felt like Daniel Boone, my hero at the time! I realize that times have changed, but the kid is in the Cub Scouts and the Cub Scouts (assuming they haven’t changed since then, educate kids about the responsibility of such a tool. Yes, we called it a tool, not a weapon. We lived in the country then and we were also taught how to use a hunting rifle responsibly. The was both a tool and a weapon. It was intended as a tool for hunting (deer, squirrel, quail, boar, etc) and a weapon if a wild boar was chasing you down…and they run fast!

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