Zachary Christie can go back to school today with a clean record.
The six-year-old first-grader from Newark, Del., was given a reprieve last night by the local school board, which bowed to public outrage over the Cub Scout's suspension after he brought a multi-tool camping utensil (which had a small knife blade) to school so that he could use its spoon to eat his pudding.
The school system is going to review its "zero tolerance" policy.
Its decision would seem to be in line with the thinking of Two-Way readers. Of the more than 1,350 who voted on our poll yesterday, 88% thought the suspension was "one of the stupidest things I've heard in a long time."
Meanwhile, eyes shift to Lansingburgh Senior High School in Troy, N.Y. There, 17-year-old Eagle Scout Matthew Whalen has been suspended for having a 2-inch pocketknife locked in a survival kit in his car while it was parked on school grounds, Fox News reports: