Rolling Back Zero Tolerance: Oklahoma Edition


Jesse Walker
reason.com
January 16, 2014

The pushback against zero tolerance continues with the Common Sense Zero Tolerance Act, a proposed bill in Oklahoma. KWTV reports:

Freedom.”Real intent, real threats and real weapons should always be dealt with immediately. We need to stop criminalizing children’s imagination and childhood play,” explained [state Rep.] Sally Kern, Republican from Oklahoma City.

“If there’s no real intent, there’s no real threat, no real weapon, no real harm is occurring or going to occur, why in the world are we in a sense abusing our children like this.”…

House Bill 2351 states schools shall not “punish, humiliate, intimidate, be condescending to, or bully a student” who has “possession of a toy weapon.”

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