Honor student who brought pocketknife to school suspended for year, gives emotional plea (VIDEO)


Wow… I can understand that the security guards had to do their job. But after the case was brought to the school board, I would have thought it would have been overturned considering it’s a POCKET KNIFE! I had one on my keychain as soon as I turned 16! My dad gave it to me! Most parents and grandparents see them as good GIFTS for their kids, and now kids have to turn down those gifts because it could ruin their high school educations? We need to re-draw the line here.

Q13 FOX News

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich — A Michigan honors student who accidentally left a pocketknife her grandfather gave her in her purse during a school football game was suspended from school for the rest of the year for violating district policy, MyFOXdetroit reports.

Senior Atiya Haynes will be allowed to take online classes, MyFOXdetroit reports, and will be allowed to graduate with her class in 2015. But the honor student will not be allowed on school grounds; a huge blow for a student who hopes to rack up extracurricular activities for applying to college.

According to MyFOXdetroit, school officials discovered the knife as she was exiting a bathroom at a football game and they searched her purse. Haynes claimed she was given the knife from her grandfather and forgot it was in her possession.

But the school district, which has a zero tolerance statute when it comes to weapons, decided differently. She…

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