Discipline Needed, But Not for Student
Clearly, a three-day suspension was merited in the case of 10-year-old Nathan Entingh, a fifth-grader in a Columbus elementary school. The child did something probably every adult has at one time or another: He used his finger as a pretend gun. After Entingh pointed his finger at another student, he was thrown out of school for three days.
His offense was that he had a “look-alike firearm,” school officials said.
Entingh should never have been suspended, of course.
Again, however, three days out of school probably was merited – for the school official who decided to punish a little boy so severely for a ridiculous offense.
Perhaps Columbus schools should have a zero-tolerance policy for stupidity among administrators.