Schools look at effectiveness of zero-tolerance policies

11/2/2009 | USA Today

Many communities and schools nationwide are rethinking zero-tolerance policies as an effective way to reduce violence and ensure school safety. While some say strict across-the-board disciplinary policies send a strong message about what is acceptable at school, others contend the policies -- which have recently led to students being expelled or suspended for having camping tools or eyebrow clippers at school -- go too far.

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