January 08, 2012

Jack Persyn Learned That No Good Deed Goes Unpunished - Student Suspended After Asking Teacher For Help

Buford, Georgia (The Weekly Vice) - Jack Persyn, a 13-year-old student at Lanier Middle School has been suspended after he reportedly approached a teacher to inform her that he accidentally brought a pocket knife to school.

According to the student's family and reports, Persyn was attending a chess club event before school when he discovered a small pocket knife had been placed inside a bag he brought to school.

Persyn had received the bag as a Christmas present and used it to carry books and other school supplies to school each day.

When Persyn approached a teacher for help concerning the knife, the school responded by suspending him from classes for four days.

The disciplinary report, written by school administrators, states that Persyn "accidentally" brought the knife to school and "immediately self-reported" the incident to his teacher.

But in spite of the students decision to seek a teacher's help, the school went forward with it's zero tolerance policy of punishing students for possessing a weapon, regardless of the circumstances.

"We can't ignore the fact that there is a weapon on campus somewhere that someone could use," said district spokesman, Jore Quintana.

"There was never a safety issue," said the teens father, Bill Persyn. "No harm was done. It was a genuine honest mistake, yet he got pulled out of class for four days. I can see a one hour detention if they HAD to do something, but this is nonsensical."

Danny Vice
The Weekly Vice

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