Da’von Shaw is missing classes and assignments at Bedford High School because the school district decided to punish him rather than use his mistake as a teachable moment.

He had planned a demonstration for his tenth grade speech class. It had to do with eating a health breakfast.

He told us, “I put in the slogan an apple a day keeps the doctor away because it was first period.” He intended to show how he prepares his food. He brought apples, crasins, and a knife to cut the apples with, but the demonstration never happened.

“When I took out the knife the teacher then told me that I couldn’t use it, so I didn’t hesitate I just gave it to her,” said Da’von.

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