Outrage of the Day: Pencils Banned as “Weapons”

Hi Readers — A bunch of you pointed to this story today and indeed, it’s pretty irresistible: A teacher sent a memo home to all sixth grade students saying the could NOT bring pencils to class. Furthermore “…

any students caught with pencils or pens after Nov. 15 would face disciplinary action for having materials ‘to build weapons.'”

The higher-ups at school later said the teacher was not authorized to send home this note. (Then they took her out back and shot her with a Ticonderoga #2.) — Lenore