A Student Younger Than 6 With a Firearm?
This is the first in a series of random excerpts from the Highland Park ISD Student Code of Conduct:
When a student under the age of ten engages in behavior that is expellable behavior, the student shall not be expelled, but shall be placed in a [disciplinary alternative education program]. A student under age six shall not be placed in a DAEP unless the student commits a federal firearm offense.
I’m trying to imagine one of those cute kindergartners I saw on the first day of school committing a federal firearms offense. But I can’t.
6 thoughts on “A Student Younger Than 6 With a Firearm?”
Not to worry. With everyone holding their kids back there are no students under the age of 6 in all of HPISD.
Excellent, A.B. Excellent!
No kidding, A.B. My daughter was 4 when she started kindergarten (turned 5 by the August 31 cutoff). There were kids in her class who were already 6 and two were 6 and 1/2. That’s proportionately a huge difference at that age. I should’ve held her back. She just started college at 17. Age-appropriate legally, but it’s not done around here. My son has a July birthday. We did not hold him back either – and he was a late bloomer. AARRGGHH!
@House of 4 – view it glass half full: your children are able to learn and adapt at an earlier age than those held back. Also, your kids have the opportunity to face and overcome challenges of being younger which hopefully turns them into a better person later in life.
I started kindergarten at age 4, with a December birthday, and look how I turned out.
Who wrote the student handbook? Clearly no one bothered to proofread it. “When…engages in behavior that is expellable behavior,…” Why not just, “When…engages in expellable behavior, that student…” Could not one of the English (excuse me, the Language Arts) teachers corrected the handbook before it was issued? And is “expellable” even a word?