Is zero-tolerance school discipline justified?

02/18/2013 | Washington Post, The

Zero-tolerance school discipline policies are under increased scrutiny following December's tragic school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Such policies, in which students are suspended for what some say is age-appropriate imaginative play, such as using their fingers to mimic guns while on the playground or building weapons out of Legos. However, while some say the policies go too far, others say school safety is paramount.

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