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6-year-old suspended over utensil granted a reprieve

A Delaware school board voted unanimously to change the no-tolerance weapons policy that landed first-grader Zarchary Christie a 45-day supsension for bringing his favorite camping untensil to school. Under the new policy, kindergartners and first-graders who bring weapons to school or commit other violent offenses will be suspended for three to five days. That means Zachary is free to rejoin h

A Delaware school board voted unanimously to change the no-tolerance weapons policy that landed first-grader Zarchary Christie a 45-day supsension for bringing his favorite camping untensil to school. Under the new policy, kindergartners and first-graders who bring weapons to school or commit other violent offenses will be suspended for three to five days. That means Zachary is free to rejoin his fellow classmates rather than attend reform school for the next month. He will, however, have have to leave his camping spoon-knife-fork combo at home. Because the case has received wide-spread publicity (Zachary appeared on TODAY yesterday), his mom, Debbie, debated whether or not to send Zachary to school today. However, we got a text from Debbie this morning saying Zachary was on his way to class. As Matt Lauer put it, he will probably be carried into the school on the shoulders of his classmates...at least metaphorically.