EXTREME?????? What are you talking about John? Do you know how many people have died because of foam swords????? Thousands I bet.
Do you realize the tragedy that was averted by the fast acting school officials????????????? Tens or hundreds of kids were spared their lives today.
Sorry, I think it is just as extreme and ridiculous as you. My youngest is in 6th grade. The antics by the school officials get worse every year.
In the schools defense, you get one parent with a camera phone and Facebook. That parent starts complaining and some little thing, and it just escalates from there. I taught HS for one year in the city of Flint, MI. That was enough for me to go a different direction.
BTW, in 7th grade I took a gun to school for show and tell, and it WAS ACCEPTABLE to do that at the time. I am only 44 years old. Things have really changed.