Is “Zero Tolerance” Really Beneficial

It is fine to set rules so that students do not get out of line. However, there are some rules that go too far. The school’s response to the girl doodling was too extreme. She was not committing a violent crime therefore there was no reason for her to be hand cuffed by the police. If I was the principal of a middle school, I would have given her something less drastic. Like for example, I would have given her a detention and I would have made her clean all the desks from that classroom. This would have showed the rest of the students that there are consequences too face if they misbehave. However, the consequences will be depending on what they did. This way, the “Zero Tolerance” policy would be logical and beneficial.

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