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One law does not fit all

Last year Broward County school officials expelled a 7-year-old for bringing a toy gun to school. This alone causes me to question the intelligence of the school officials who stained this kid’s record over a toy, but that’s not the whole story. When the one-year expulsion expires this month, the school board will then decide whether the expulsion will remain on his permanent record. Really? The boy has already missed a year of school. Isn’t that more than enough punishment? If the school board decides to keep the expulsion on his record every college he applies to will see that he was expelled from school for possessing a weapon on school grounds.