Our small town of Loveland, Colorado made the national and international news last week. An administrator at an elementary school found a small boy throwing imaginary grenades at an imaginary box filled with imaginary "bad people." A zero tolerance policy at school resulted in the little boy being suspended, or, as he put it, "despended."
"Why am I despended?" he asked.
I agree with the policy of zero tolerance for violence. However, an imaginary grenade thrown at an imaginary box filled with imaginary people hardly qualifies as violence. I could not help but wonder if the school also had a zero tolerance for common sense. The political correctness atmosphere that has so infected our nation has brought us to this.
So, for today, I am grateful for people who use common sense.