Great news: Kindergartner’s sentence reduced to time served
posted at 4:51 pm on June 1, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
For the background, read Allahpundit’s post from last night if you missed it. After an avalanche of criticism and ridicule, Calvert County school officials backed down from the 10-day suspension of a five-year-old boy for carrying a cap gun to school:
School officials in Calvert County ruled Friday that a kindergarten boy suspended for taking his cowboy-style cap gun onto a school bus may return to school Monday, according to the child’s family and a lawyer.
The decision, made at a Friday disciplinary conference, cuts the boy’s 10-day suspension back to the three days he has already served. The family’s request to clear the incident from the boy’s school records must be considered separately, those involved said.
Oh, I’m certain it will be considered separately — in court, with the parents as plaintiffs and the school having to defend its two-hour interrogation of a kindergartner before calling his parents. Via Rare, which opines that the move is probably an attempt to avoid the inevitable lawsuit. I think it’s to aviod the inevitable firings. Best of luck on either score.