Saturday, December 18, 2004

Administrative Buffoonery: Pencil Sharpeners Considered Lethal Weapons

Lethal Weapon?
From the same idiotic mindset that arrests little girls for having scissors in their backpacks, we bring you a British version. In the English town of Manchester, pencil sharpeners have been banned at elementary schools after one enterprising youth malefactor took one to pieces and used the tiny blades to attack another child.

According to the story, the assailant was given two days of suspension from classes and has returned to school.

The story reports that the good people of Manchester were supportive of the decision to remove the offending pencil sharpeners.