Lawmakers in Maryland will consider whether to ease so-called "zero tolerance" school-discipline policies following a recent case in which a Baltimore student was suspended for chewing his breakfast pastry into a gun-like shape. Under the legislation, clear guidelines would be established that would prevent incidents of "children being children" from landing students in hot water and would restrict such incidents from being part of students' records, said state Sen. J.B. Jennings, who proposed the bill last week.

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