6th Grader Suspended for a Year for Bringing Maple Leaf to School

It may have been a Japanese maple leaf, or something similar. So why would a sixth grader be suspended for a year for simply bringing a piece of foliage with him to school? Because that leaf happened to resemble (somewhat) a cannabis leaf, and the school has a very strict “anti-fake-controlled-substance” policy. Apparently, the kid was pretending that it was pot, and when the assistant principal found out about it, he was promptly suspended. It’s actually a little more complicated than that. Read more […]