"When sixth-grader Adrionna Harris noticed a classmate cutting his arm with a razor blade, she convinced him that his behavior wasn’t a good idea and managed to get the blade from him — and she threw it away.
Apparently no teachers were around during the incident last Thursday, and Harris viewed the circumstances as an emergency.
Turns out her actions were officially recognized by Bayside Middle School in Virginia Beach, Va. — but Harris won’t be tucking any certificates into a scrapbook.
She got a notice of a 10-day suspension and threat of expulsion after telling the administration last Friday what happened — and it’s apparently due to the school’s zero-tolerance policy regarding weapons on campus,WAVY-TV in Hampton Roads, Va. reported.
“I took the razor blade, and then I threw it away immediately…I didn’t carry it around the school…I didn’t use it against anyone…I threw it away,” she told WAVY..............
“I felt she did the right thing,” Harris’ mother told WAVY. “Under the circumstances, she thought he would bleed out, as he was cutting himself, and there was no teacher in sight. It was a 911 situation, and there wasn’t time to find a teacher.”.......................
Harris told WAVY she’d do it all over again: “Even if I got in trouble, it didn’t matter because I was helping him…I would do it again even if I got suspended, yes.”
The final statement from the brave and decisive young lady is indicative of what those who seek do right will have to endure in the new dystopian society that has been put in place of the old one. The letter of the law will trump the spirit of the law because school administrators want to do nothing but hide behind rules and regulations rather than use them for their intended purposes.
Even without having read the actual policy, I can state with more than reasonable certainty that this student did not in any way violate it's prohibition of the possession of weapons on school property, yet people who earn their living running a school would rather pretend to be under the impression that she did. Why? Because it's easier to let students harm themselves (and potentially others) than to admit that a brave act that took initiative was the right thing to do. Rather than stand up to insurance companies and reiterate that students are told to avoid contact with any dangerous items but that even this policy must be exercised with a degree of discretion, they take the cowardly way out and suspend her.
I plan on emailing administrators of this brave young lady's school to let them know that they are acting in a manner that is a disgrace to their profession as well as being unjust to someone who sought solely to prevent a fellow student from harming himself. A post regarding a similar earlier event is included here:
This is a disgrace.