I am convinced many school officials have lost all common sense. This story solidifies it.
This third grade boy got marker on his shirt and sniffed it. His teacher automatically thought he was trying to get high and told him to stop. He did not stop. So he was sent to the principal and suspended for three days.
Is it even possible to get high from sniffing clothing that has been colored with a marker? Does the teacher realize that some markers are scented — like blueberry or strawberry or cotton candy? Have the teacher and principal interacted with third grade boys before?
Where is the common sense? After the father spoke with the principal, the little boy’s suspension was reduced to only one day. But the principal insists he did not overreact, that the punishment was appropriate. He insists that the school must send a message to other students about the dangers of sniffing a swipe of marker on a shirt. “This is a real true danger,” he said.
Yeah, I’m thinking common sense has gone out the window.