Are school zero-tolerance policies too harsh?

Perhaps an answer to the query we frequently get, “How come you’re giving that child another chance?”

Lindsey Tanner was a typical 14-year-old who enjoyed hanging out with friends and shopping. In May 2007, the eighth-grade honor student was making plans for the summer and excited to soon be a high school freshman.

But after offering a single Midol pill to a fellow student, Lindsey saw her friends disappear and was subject to public ridicule.

“My life changed completely,” the now 18-year-old said. “I lost friends. I was picked on. Anything you can imagine happening, happened.”

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Post Source: USA Today

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