A 6-year-old's suspension for bringing a camping tool to school has sparked a debate over whether schools' zero-tolerance policies on weapons have gone too far, reports the New York Times. Six-year-old Zachary Christie was suspended recently from the Christina School District in Delaware for taking a camping utensil that can serve as a knife, fork, and spoon to school. He was so excited about recently joining the Cub Scouts that he wanted to use it at lunch. School officials concluded that he had violated their zero-tolerance policy on weapons, and Zachary now faces 45 days in the district's reform school....

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